Fireside Chat with Liz Rice - Aqua Security

09 Oct 2018 ~1 minutes Comments

Kyle Bassett

On October 5th in Toronto @ "The Vault", Arctiq had the pleasure of hosting a fireside chat with Liz Rice from Aqua Security at our Building a Secure Container Strategy

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Multi-Cloud Application Container Deployment Pipeline

06 Oct 2018 ~1 minutes Comments

Kyle Bassett

Multi-Cloud application deployments continue to be a hot topic with our customers and the industry in general. Considering more and more of our customers are leveraging public cloud services the desire to be "multi-cloud" is a real possibility

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Upload a Custom Image into the Google Cloud Platform

01 Oct 2018 ~4 minutes Comments

Jacob Mammoliti

This blog will walk you through the process to upload a custom image to the Google Cloud Platform. Google Cloud Platform (GCP) offers a huge selection of OS images that are consistently updated and are available to spin up virtual machines. However, there is sometimes the need for a custom boot image which could be utilized to create a hardened image or to run an OS that isn't available as a public image.

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Myth: You Can't Run a Cloud-Only Business - Debunked

28 Sep 2018 ~1 minutes Comments

Mike Morrison

The cloud can enable any business to automate traditional operations, allowing a focus on delivering value to clients and stakeholders.

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An Introduction to Istio and Why You Need to Start Thinking about Service Mesh

20 Sep 2018 ~5 minutes Comments

Holly Case

An introduction to Istio and the core components making up the data and control planes. This blog covers why Istio is going to be an essential tool for controlling and observing microservices.

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Automated Jenkins Plugin Installation for OpenShift

06 Sep 2018 ~2 minutes Comments

Shea Stewart

Have you enjoyed much of the goodness that OpenShift brings to Jenkins, but wish there was an easy way to customize your deployment with your beloved plugins?! This blog quickly covers two approaches to extenting your OpenShift Jenkins deployments with all your helpful plugins!

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Implementing a Password Policy in an LDAP Directory

04 Sep 2018 ~4 minutes Comments

Jacob Mammoliti

A password policy is a list of rules that control how passwords within LDAP are administered. With a password policy in place, it improves security across the LDAP directory and decreases the likelihood of an account in the environment getting compromised. With rules in place, it will ensure that users will periodically update their password and also ensure that their password meets a specific criteria.

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VDO with Custom Kernel

27 Aug 2018 ~2 minutes Comments

Aaren DeJong

VDO itself is available as a pre-packaged RPM via yum repositories for CentOS 7.5 and is prepared for 3.10 kernels specifically. I don't know of any way to make those RPMs compatible with my 4.x kernels, so I chose the build-from-source route.

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Fireside Chat with Kelsey Hightower

16 Aug 2018 ~3 minutes Comments

Kyle Bassett

On June.28th in Toronto Arctiq had the pleasure of hosting a fireside chat with Kelsey Hightower from Google at our Clouds Containers and Kelsey Event. If you haven't heard of Kelsey he's a huge kubernetes advocate and opensource evangelist. More than anything he is known for sharing his time, knowledge, code and has a strong commitment to the opensource tech community. Not to mention an all around approachable and nice guy. You can check out his Github page - https://github.com/kelseyhightower. Do yourself a favor and search for some of him keynotes and live technical demo's from various community conferences.

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Integrate Slack notifcations in your OpenShift pipeline

14 Aug 2018 ~2 minutes Comments

Daniyal Javed

In this Blog I am going to show you how to integrate Slack notifcations in your OpenShift Jenkins pipeline

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Machine Learning (ML) 1 - Arctiq & Google Event

01 Aug 2018 ~4 minutes Comments

Aly Khimji

The Fundamentals of Machine Learning - Concepts, Theories, Algorithms and examples will be covered in this series. To start off, we’ll begin with a recap of the ML Workshop in the Google & Arctiq Event, as well as a brief overview of Machine Learning and the ecosystem.

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Self-Healing Network Automation

27 Jul 2018 ~4 minutes Comments

Hart Ripley

Once the deployment and maintenance of your network is automated and version controlled, the next step is to build logic in the software stack that can recognize change and failures...

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//helping people succeed

16 Jul 2018 ~1 minutes Comments

Kyle Bassett

Last week I had the pleasure of having a fireside chat in Toronto with [Kelsey Hightower] from Google at our [Clouds Containers and Kelsey Event]. When I look back at the day it was a ton of fun... It's nice to be reminded of the strong opensource / tech community we have in Toronto and it's refreshing how much we can all learn from each other when we find the time to get together and share our thoughts.

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Quick Tip - Cloudforms AD Authentication

12 Jul 2018 ~3 minutes Comments

Aaren DeJong

authenticating with Active Directory in your ManageIQ or Cloudforms systems. This is coming from testing against a Cloudforms 4.5 Appliance with typical Windows Active Directory served in the same network, allowing us to leverage SSSD on the CFME appliance

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Tick Tock of the Clock

06 Jul 2018 ~1 minutes Comments

A short poem - gone are the days of watching the tick tock of the clock

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Arctiq Announces Google Cloud Partnership

31 May 2018 ~2 minutes Comments

Mike Morrison

Arctiq, Inc. is pleased to announce our newest ecosystem partnership with Google Cloud Platform for professional services, training, and consulting expertise in cloud, containers, automation, CI/CD, and security pipelines.

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dashai - A Community DevOps Dashboard

07 May 2018 ~4 minutes Comments

Kyle Bassett

Arctiq is happy to launch the dashai Community - "YOUR DevOps Dashboard" Why is having quick, easy access to real-time data so hard? Why does the ability to share insight, as a result of that data, across various teams have such a high cost? I have been asking myself these questions for much of my career in technology. I think back to when my team was responsible for large scale web, and electronic payment systems. We always struggled with monitoring, and more specifically understanding the performance and trending information about our systems.

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Announcing dashai - an Arctiq Open Source Community Project

07 May 2018 ~2 minutes Comments

Mike Morrison

Arctiq, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of the open source community project, dashai. A lightweight dashboard framework for easily creating and sharing integrated dashboards of multiple data types and sources.

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Aqua on OpenShift - Level-Up Your Container Security Game - Part I

26 Apr 2018 ~9 minutes Comments

Shea Stewart

As container technology becomes prevalent in organizations, teams begin to move faster, applications are deployed quicker, and there is the inevitable question that arises around security posture of the container contents. Container technology has enabled developers and operations teams to gain rapid feedback and insight into application health, and security should not be excluded from this capability. This blog article covers the first of two methods to help include application security scanning in the development pipeline so that vulnerabilities don't make it into production.

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#StartupLife #ArctiqLife

10 Apr 2018 ~2 minutes Comments

Kayla Matson

It feels like every time I come into this office, I’m surprised by something having changed on my desk setup. My monitor has grown legs and walked off, but not as frequently as the dongle I need to make it usable. I had a mousepad for a little while, but no mouse (now it’s the opposite). A pile of stickers was re-integrated with our main stash so my macbook is still woefully bare compared to everyone else’s. And I’m eyeing everyone suspiciously over the disappearance of a pen or two. It’s like some kind of magic.

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RHEL is No Underdog

02 Apr 2018 ~5 minutes Comments

Aaren DeJong

As the Linux-bound industry progresses, I believe that gradually there will be larger gaps between the popular and unpopular Linux distributions in all types of businesses that use Linux. RHEL still makes a very valid case for both enterprise and startup consumption...don't overlook the free features of RHEL for your development projects!

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Meeting Chewie at Google HQ

28 Mar 2018 ~3 minutes Comments

Holly Case

I must say, it has been a very Googly month! It all started with an internal Slack announcement about our brand new Arctiq and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) partnership. Join me on my certification voyage, and my initial visit to Google Toronto!

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Ansible and Terraform - A Perspective

21 Mar 2018 ~4 minutes Comments

Tim Fairweather

At Arctiq we get asked often, where do Ansible and Terraform fit together? Or do they?

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Welcoming Change

09 Mar 2018 ~5 minutes Comments

Hart Ripley

Hard to believe it has been 3 months on-board the fast-moving, exciting adventure that is Arctiq...

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Understand Containers - For VM Makers

27 Feb 2018 ~6 minutes Comments

Aaren DeJong

There are things to do differently and there are different ways to think about how resources get provisioned for applications and services. I had to undergo re-shaping how I think about containers, because I grew up in the time of VMs.

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