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 ~6 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 ~7 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

Mike Morrison

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

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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