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

Mike Morrison

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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Build and Deploy A Kubernetes Operator Using Operator-SDK

29 Apr 2020 ~15 minutes Comments

Aly Khimji

A deep dive into a kubernetes operator using Operator-SDK and Go in 10 minutes. In this article, we will build a custom Kubernetes operator from start to finish that will deploy a simple web app. The purpose is to get you up and running with the concepts so you can use it to roll your own and build custom controllers specific to your business needs.

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What's an API Gateway? and why you should have a look at Google's Apigee

24 Apr 2020 ~4 minutes Comments

Greg Reboul

Apigee, Google's API management solution is now offering a hybrid deployment option. In this article you will see why using an API gateway could be a good idea to maximize your services adoption.

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Deploying Vault with integrated storage on GKE

22 Apr 2020 ~5 minutes Comments

Mohsin Raza

Deploying the latest version of Vault v1.4 with integrated storage on GKE using Terraform. The new integrated storage option eliminates the need to manage a separate storage backend. It also provide high availability, supports Enterprise Replication and provides backup/restore workflows. This blog will walk you through best practices for the new Vault deployment with integrated storage using Helm templates. Integrated storage will simplify the deployment and operation of production Vault clusters significantly.

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Azure DevOps Terraform Pipeline for GCP

22 Apr 2020 ~10 minutes Comments

Marc LeBlanc

This blog is a look at using Azure DevOps to create pipelines that deploy infrastructure into GCP using Terraform, just because we can. Complete with a high-level overview, code snippets, and some strong opinions. Readers will take away a possible approach on how to leverage this technology for their organization.

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Arctiq, Google, and Anthos - Celebrating One Year of Hybrid Multi-Cloud

21 Apr 2020 ~3 minutes Comments

Kayla Matson

April 2020 marks one year since Anthos was announced at Google Cloud Next ‘19! While we’re not gathering together in San Francisco this month to celebrate, here at Arctiq we are taking time to reflect on the incredible journey our Google Cloud partnership has taken over the past year.

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Multi-cluster Management with Kubernetes Federation v2

14 Apr 2020 ~9 minutes Comments

Greg Reboul

Kubefed simplifies the deployment and management of a multi-cluster setup. In this post we will see how setup and deploy a workload on a Kubernetes federation.

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Migrating and modernizing legacy applications using Migrate for Anthos

27 Mar 2020 ~5 minutes Comments

Mohsin Raza

Conatinerize and migrate your legacy applications to GKE using Migrate for Anthos

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Transferring state in an Ansible Workflow

26 Mar 2020 ~5 minutes Comments

Marek Anderson

Transferring state between Ansible job templates can be hard. What if there were a module to do just that?

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Beyond the stars are even more world

18 Mar 2020 ~2 minutes Comments

Mohsin Raza

My journey to Arctiq

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Accelerate into the cloud with Migrate for Anthos

13 Mar 2020 ~3 minutes Comments

Brent Ashley

Google's Migrate for Anthos reduces the time and effort necessary to move applications to the cloud.

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Authentication Policy and auto mTLS in Istio 1.5

12 Mar 2020 ~6 minutes Comments

Jacob Mammoliti

Learn how to enforce mTLS in Istio 1.5 at the cluster, namespace, workload, and port level.

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Long Term Memory

11 Mar 2020 ~1 minutes Comments

Brent Ashley

Preserving history through legacy web presence

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Learn Kubernetes in "Kubernetes"

10 Mar 2020 ~2 minutes Comments

Aurora Li

My journey to Kubernetes and Arctiq

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OpenShift 4 On Your Turf

27 Feb 2020 ~6 minutes Comments

Aaren DeJong

OCP4 is even more "kubernetes-ey" than it was in the v3 days. This blog will highlight all the wonderful enhancements that OpenShift 4 brings to the table - with a focus on the enterprise, discussing the age-old question of 'their cloud, or our gear'.

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RegEx Roundup

25 Feb 2020 ~4 minutes Comments

Brent Ashley

Lasso up all the various regular expression syntaxes and you too can tame them

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Investing in Security through SecDevOps

19 Feb 2020 ~6 minutes Comments

Shea Stewart

With the ease of access to cloud infrastructure resources, we often see a porting of applications from private "perimeter controlled" data centres into cloud infrastructures without the requisite attention paid to the design changes that are needed to support the secure deployment of these workloads.

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Deploying Containers with Ease on GCP

12 Feb 2020 ~12 minutes Comments

Kyle Bassett

Learn how to quickly iterate on your code in containers and deploy containers at scale using Google Cloud Build, knative technology, and Anthos Config Management. This blog provides an overview of these new easy to use tools, their benefits to developers and deployment teams, and a demonstrations using a simple repository where we can run Canary testing and a Blue-Green deployments.

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Constructing a Custom Terraform Provider

12 Feb 2020 ~10 minutes Comments

Christopher Markieta

Learning Golang to extend the functionality of Terraform beyond its existing providers, to fit your needs. This is a walkthrough of my custom Terraform provider that creates/updates file content inside a GitHub repository.

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What Do You Mean I Get Shoes?

11 Feb 2020 ~3 minutes Comments

Nic Saunders

I think that the concept of a life-long profession is one that we as a society have outgrown. We muddle our way through, changing perspectives and values as we go, taking on new opportunities as they arise. Some people may see them as 'false starts', but I prefer to view them as trying on a new self.

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Provision Infrastructure with Google Assistant and GitHub Actions

11 Feb 2020 ~4 minutes Comments

Daniyal Javed

In this technical workflow blog, you will learn how to provision Gooogle Cloud infrastructure with your voice, using GitHub Actions and Google Assistant, along with Google's DialogFlow functionality.

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