It's time to build an application pipeline... OpenShift 3.3 integrated Jenkins pipeline demo"

07 Nov 2016 ~2 minutes Comments

Kyle Bassett

Everyone wants to achieve better code promotion automation, which is generally referred to as 'being agile' and moving to 'Continuous Deployment, Delivery, and Integration'. I know from experience this was very difficult in the world of virtual machines and bare metal servers, but thanks to container orchestration technologies you will see (in the video below) that times have changed and it’s not so hard anymore.

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Changing the default SSL certificate on your OpenShift routers

05 Nov 2016 ~3 minutes Comments

Shea Stewart

While it may not be a frequent task, updating SSL certificates is necessary from time to time. In this post, we will illustrate one method of changing these certificates with minimal impact to the production cluster.

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Cleaning the Dirty COW - Emergency Patching in Satellite 6

02 Nov 2016 ~1 minutes Comments

Tim Fairweather

In today's short video, I'm going to demonstrate how to perform emergency patch management in Satellite 6. In specific, I will walk through patching an errata that was released by Red Hat to address a kernel vulnerability recently found called 'Dirty Cow'

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Marrying VM's & Containers to AutoScale RethinkDB with Kubernetes

03 Oct 2016 ~2 minutes Comments

Aly Khimji

In this Blog I am going to show you how to take advantage of traditional virtualization but also utilize containers and kubernetes to manage real-time scale requirements in an unpredictable application environment.

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Using your Openshift CDK to Build & Deploy ASP.NET Containerized Applications

03 Oct 2016 ~6 minutes Comments

Kyle Bassett

Since we can now deploy our ASP.NET applications inside OpenShift the game has changed. We can benefits for all the platform automation and integration that OpenShift provides.

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Productive Developer Tools - Deploying OpenShift "Container Development Kit"

26 Sep 2016 ~11 minutes Comments

Kyle Bassett

Think of it as OpenShift 'In a Box', enabling developers or infrastructure teams to get hands on experience with OpenShift without needing access to a full virtual or physical environment.

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Day 2 Operations: Performance Monitoring of OpenShift with Sysdig Cloud

23 Aug 2016 ~6 minutes Comments

Shea Stewart

When allowing production workloads to run on your cluster, you will likely need a separate management platform to handle performance monitoring and alerting. In this blog, we will explore Sysdig Cloud, which is a SaaS monitoring solution that focuses on container infrastructure monitoring

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Openshift Enterprise 3.2 in Action... Continuous Delivery Pipeline with Github

23 Jun 2016 ~1 minutes Comments

Kyle Bassett

Arctiq recently hosted a technology event in Toronto - Containers are Brewing - End to End Delivery and Orchestration - where I provide a live demo utilizing Redhat Openshift Enterprise 3.2 - PaaS. I utilized 2 public projects from Redhat that were presented last year on-stage at the annual Redhat Summit Conference. You can use this blog and video to give it a try for yourself. We made a few changes to the projects, you can find them here on Github

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Curator Deployment in OpenShift Enterprise 3.1 and 3.2

21 Jun 2016 ~5 minutes Comments

Shea Stewart

Curator allows operators to define how long elasticsearch indices should be retained. On a defined daily schedule it will purge any qualified indices from elasticsearch.

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Client Led Selling

17 Jun 2016 ~3 minutes Comments

Mike Morrison

Client Led Selling is a simple premise: Just think of yourself as the client. How do YOU want to buy? How do YOU expect to be treated? Client Led Selling puts the customer first. Demanding a better experience, with less lock-in, simpler rules-of-engagement, and flexible contractual arrangements. Client Led Selling ensures consistent and sustained value is delivered to the customer, every time. Sounds simple doesn’t it? So why does the sales process break down so often for so many?

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A new-”ish” Satellite is in orbit

14 Jun 2016 ~5 minutes Comments

Tim Fairweather

In mid 2014 Red Hat released the first Satellite 6 version to the market as a beta and followed up quickly with a 2015 GA release of version 6.1, which marked a milestone in the systems management arena.  So what is Satellite?  What makes 6.1 so different?  This is the first part in a focused series of blogs targeted at breaking down the components of Red Hat Satellite to better understand the reasons why and how to transition successfully to the new and improved Satellite.

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A lean, self service, new approach to web application security

14 Jun 2016 ~4 minutes Comments

Kyle Bassett

Signal Sciences built the industry’s first SaaS-based next generation Web Application Firewall in response to frustrations trying to use legacy WAFs and a goal of accelerating business initiatives like DevOps and cloud adoption. The Signal Sciences NGWAF works seamlessly across cloud, physical and containerized infrastructure, providing actionable security prioritization based on where your applications are targeted, and blocking attacks without breaking production traffic.

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A New Adventure…

02 Jun 2016 ~5 minutes Comments

Aly Khimji

My expedition to Arctiq began at the age of eight at the green-screen of my dad’s 286 PC running DOS 5. I was completely fascinated! But not by games, as typical among my grade-3 peers, (although Oregon Trail on my school’s Apple II !)) but simply by how the machine worked. At that age, while most kids were fiddling with their Nintendo NES, my father taught me about config.sys, autoexec.bat, EMM memory tuning, direct memory access, IRQ's, system interrupts and file allocation tables. I would watch over his shoulder as he opened up the case and taught me about CPU's, memory, IDE cables, floppy drives, and all the little gotchas to remember about installing components. . These were not lessons you would find your average kid learning at that time (today is a different story!)

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The Arctiq Approach - Part 3

30 May 2016 ~4 minutes Comments

Kyle Bassett

So here I am, almost 20-years into my IT career, and it was time for a pivot. In this third and final installment of the series I will tell you about that pivot and where “Arctiq” is headed

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The path forward… A leap of faith - Part 2

05 May 2016 ~3 minutes Comments

Kyle Bassett

If you had the chance to read the first part of this blog, you saw that I am very grateful for the opportunities and experience I have gained working for some great Enterprises. Access to cool, game changing projects, emerging technology, great people and team members were the highlights. But, over time, I was losing that feeling of being challenged.

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It’s time to Scale - A look back - Part 1

19 Apr 2016 ~5 minutes Comments

Kyle Bassett

It is time for me to "scale-out"...but more on that later! Before I tell you all about my new adventure with Arctiq, I’d like to share with you where I have been and some valuable experiences that got me here.

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Time for Change

14 Apr 2016 ~1 minutes Comments

Tim Fairweather

Fear and anxiety; this is a major shift in focus from running a critical team in a large organization to getting back into the field, now as a startup.Excitement and joy; I'm getting back in front of customers and technology, something I missed dearly.

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The Rising Tide Raises All Ships: Building a Collaborative Ecosystem

10 Mar 2016 ~2 minutes Comments

Mike Morrison

Unfortunately we often see corporations managing with fear and intimidation to manage their people and products, rather than nurturing relationships to foster growth.

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Open, Collaborative, Social, Community

16 Feb 2016 ~3 minutes Comments

Mike Morrison

I think I just sold myself out of a job.  A good job...no, wait...a great job!  But it’s with good reason. And with any luck, by the end of my rant, you might start thinking about working yourself out of a job too. My career in Information Technology began in the late-90’s in community college.  The era of expensive build-your-own ‘clone’ PC’s, 14.4 baud modems, and this mesmerizing new thing called the Internet. Finally we were all connected!  Being open, social, collaborative.  Sharing ideas, learning as a community...by leaps and bounds. In the grand context of our time, it didn’t take the Internet long to become the backbone of the modern global economy, and in many parts of the world, the backbone to modern life.

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