• Running Apache Kafka Brokers on OpenShift 3.7 and Azure

    (13 Feb 2018)
    I have been hearing about Apache Kafka for a while now, many of our customers ask us about running the project inside containers. Lately I was lucky to have had the opportunity to work with a customer to try and get it deployed and processing messages on OpenShift. Kafka is used for building real-time data pipelines and streaming apps. It is horizontally scalable, fault-tolerant, wicked fast, and runs in production in thousands of companies.
  • Recovering Root Access to Azure

    (10 Feb 2018)
    So you've made a typo in your sudoers file on your linux VM in Azure and now sudo is broken and you don't have the root password. You now have a VM with no ability to get escalated privileges
  • Toronto Azure Meetup Recap - From Code to Containers and Automated Pipelines on Azure

    (18 Apr 2017)
    Arctiq recently presented to the the Toronto Azure Meetup Group. The topic was Linux Container Platform (Kubernetes, OpenShift and Ansible Automation) including Pipeline Automation - From Code to Containers and Continuous Delivery on Azure. You can read the presentation description here on our events page. Yes, It was a lot of content to present in an hour but the demo God's were nice and everything worked as designed.
  • Arctiq's - Red Hat on Microsoft Azure Webinar - Recording

    (26 Feb 2017)
    When the world's two foremost data centre operating system companies start collaborating, we should all sit up and pay attention! Arctiq specializes in the integration of open source solutions to support modern IT transformation, and both Red Hat and Microsoft play a big role in our engagements. From virtualization to containers, across public, private, and hybrid cloud platforms, and the glue that is automation and orchestration, the Arctiq team helps our clients navigate the murky waters. To this end, the marriage between Microsoft and Red Hat is beginning to drive some real world solutions - such as the OpenShift Container Platform running in Azure, or the ability to easily port your RHEL subscriptions into Azure with Red Hat Cloud Access.
  • Microsoft Really Does (Heart) Linux!

    (29 Dec 2016)
    When the world's two foremost data centre operating system companies start collaborating, we should all sit up and pay attention! The marriage between Microsoft and Red Hat is more than simply intriguing. Approximately one year into their “partnership” we are starting to see some real collaborative outcomes.
  • OpenShift on Azure... Eh ?

    (05 Dec 2016)
    There have been a few options over the past year or so but those offerings looked much more like a traditional managed service offering than a real 'Cloud' IMHO. Personally I always felt that Amazon EC2 would be the first to open their doors to Canadians but Microsoft beat them across the boarder.