Ending 2020 on a High Note

29 Jan 2021 ~2 minutes Comments

Stuart Gendron

New opportunity in strange times.

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CICD Pipelines using Gitlab CI & Argo CD with Anthos Config Management

18 Jan 2021 ~5 minutes Comments

Daniyal Javed

Follow up blog to a popular demo on YouTube going over the details of the configurations for building GitOps based CICD pipelines using GitLab CI and ArgoCD.

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The Year in Review - 2020

30 Dec 2020 ~3 minutes Comments

Kayla Matson

After a year that was often disorienting, it can be grounding to take a moment to look back at your accomplishments. What thing are you most proud of from the past year? In what ways did you grow in spite of (or, because of) the difficult moments?

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Consul Snapshot Agent with Dynamic ACL Tokens via Vault Agent

08 Dec 2020 ~9 minutes Comments

Jacob Mammoliti

The ability to automatically revoke or rotate credentials is something that is likely sought after by any operations team. HashiCorp Vault provides the ability to generate dynamic credentials for supported systems and handle the lifecycle of them.

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Seal Wrapping with HashiCorp Vault and CloudHSM

02 Dec 2020 ~5 minutes Comments

Jacob Mammoliti

Utilize an HSM with HashiCorp Vault for Seal Wrapping; an extra layer of encryption

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Integrating Hashicorp Vault with Azure AKS using Azure POD Identity

23 Nov 2020 ~7 minutes Comments

Mohsin Raza

How AzureAD Pod Identity can be used in AKS to consume secrets in Vault

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Go Faster with Terraform Cloud API

29 Oct 2020 ~4 minutes Comments

Marc LeBlanc

Terraform Cloud is a Saas solution which provides a platofrm to Manage your Terraform projects through a single control plane. See how you can leverage the API to go faster!

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Onward and Upward!

28 Oct 2020 ~1 minute Comments

Nic Saunders

Arctiq is thrilled to announce that our own Aurora Li has obtained the highest certification available for Google cloud architects: Google Cloud Certified Fellow.

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Learning About HashiCorp Boundary

15 Oct 2020 ~6 minutes Comments

Jacob Mammoliti

Dive into HashiCorp's new tool, Boundary. Understand what the tool is and go through an initial workflow.

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SSL and TLS Certificates, Cipher Suites, and Security

29 Sep 2020 ~7 minutes Comments

Marek Anderson

Improve your security posture with TLS 1.3

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Deploying TensorFlow Models on Google's AI-Platform

26 Aug 2020 ~8 minutes Comments

Aly Khimji

Deploying TensorFlow Models on Google Cloud with Google's AI-Platform and App Engine

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ArctiqOS init --name leo

27 Jul 2020 ~2 minutes Comments

Leo Gharapetian

After 15 years at various forward thinking companies, Arctiq presents a fresh new perspective.

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Anthos Day 2 Operations: Security and Compliance with Policy Controller

20 Jul 2020 ~5 minutes Comments

Aurora Li

In this blog, we will cover how to leverage Anthos Policy Controller to automate the security and compliance policies enforcement and audit on Anthos clusters.

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Anthos Day 2 Operations: Monitoring and Logging

17 Jul 2020 ~5 minutes Comments

Aurora Li

Wearable tech has drastically changed the way we take care of our health. Instead of regular checkups, we are relying on all the smart devices to constantly monitor our health metrics, log our activities, provide a holistic view of trends, and even poke us if we sit for too long. Fortunately, Anthos platform is equipped with all the “wearable tech” (metrics, logging, customized dashboards, proactive alerts) out-of-the-box. This blog will guide you to use Cloud Monitoring and Cloud Logging functions to keep your Anthos GKE On-Prem platforms healthy.

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Deploying Kuma and the Kong Ingress Controller in Kubernetes

15 Jul 2020 ~7 minutes Comments

Jacob Mammoliti

In this blog, I want to show how to initially set up Kuma, a control-plane that offers service mesh for both Kubernetes and VM-based workloads along side the Kong ingress controller.

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CI/CD with Argo

13 Jul 2020 ~19 minutes Comments

Tim Fairweather

Lately there is a ton of chatter in the Kubernetes ecosystem about "Kubernetes-native or cloud-native" pipelines and CI/CD. In a nutshell this really comes down to simplifying the suite of tools used, and running/deploying things in a way that is native to k8s. With a number of options available to accomplish this today, I'm not going to compare or dive deep into capabilities, but rather showcase a specific way to accomplish this with solutions from Argo and Google

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Anthos Day 2 Operations: Authentication with OIDC

10 Jul 2020 ~6 minutes Comments

Aurora Li

In this blog, we will cover how to leverage existing OIDC provider to handle Anthos authentication and use RBAC for authorization.

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Running Consul's Ingress Gateway in Kubernetes

29 Jun 2020 ~6 minutes Comments

Jacob Mammoliti

With the release of Consul 1.8 we were introduced to some new gateway features, specifically the Ingress Gateway and the Terminating Gateway.

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Arctiq Announces Acceleration Blueprint Services for Anthos

15 Jun 2020 ~2 minutes Comments

Kayla Matson

Arctiq, Inc. is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of pre-defined blueprint services for Google Anthos hybrid multi-cloud application modernization solution. These blueprint services streamline the onboarding of apps to Anthos and increase the pace of app migration, through Arctiq's proven blueprints and repeatable patterns.

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Building an API in front of Twitter Search

29 May 2020 ~11 minutes Comments

Greg Reboul

In this follow-up article on Apigee API Management, you will learn how to develop, deploy and secure an API proxy with Apigee Hybrid. For this example we will be using the famous OAuth authenticated Twitter search API. We will be packaging, deploying and testing our first proxy. Full source code is included.

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Vault and TFE - Fun with Dynamic Secrets for GCP

12 May 2020 ~5 minutes Comments

Marc LeBlanc

One topic that always comes up is how to handle GCP Service Account keys. What are they, what do they have access to, how do we manage them, and so forth. It is always a sensitive subject due to the risks associated if not appropriately handled. This post is a look at how we can use Vault's GCP Secrets Engine to dynamically generate service account keys and provide a central location to manage key rotation, and what access is granted with that key.

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Unleash Your Worker Nodes on OpenShift 4.3 and GCP

01 May 2020 ~5 minutes Comments

Marek Anderson

With the OpenShift Container Platform (OCP) release 4.1 in June 2019, Red Hat introduced Infrastructure MachineSets. These sets allow you to host infrastructure components, and free resources from worker nodes.

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Terraform Enterprise, Workspaces and GitHub Repositories

01 May 2020 ~6 minutes Comments

Marc LeBlanc

Code reusability is a much sought-after goal of organizations and developers alike. The idea conjures the idea of high-efficiency, resulting in reduced bugs, reduced operational support load, and most importantly, reduced time to market. The thing I see over and over again is locally cloned repositories, locally cloned Terraform modules, and hardcoded variable values within repos. All of these the enemy of efficiency and standardization. This blog is a quick look at how you can leverage Terraform Enterprise to set variables at a workspace level, allowing an organization to create a many to one relationship between Terraform Enterprise Workspaces and GitHub repositories.

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Multi-cloud App Deployment Across AWS and GCP with Google Anthos

30 Apr 2020 ~11 minutes Comments

Shea Stewart

With the recently announced GA release of Google Anthos GKE on AWS, multicloud GKE management just got easier. This blog is focused on showing the simplicity of deploying GKE into AWS and how multi-cluster management is achieved with Anthos across another cloud provider.

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Arctiq Raises Its Game in the 2020 CDN Top 100 Rankings

30 Apr 2020 ~3 minutes Comments

Kayla Matson

Arctiq Inc., a Canadian based open source solution delivery organization, has once again ranked among the Top 100 Canadian Solution Providers as compiled and announced by Channel Daily News (CDN) and IT World Canada (ITWC).

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