• Meta Networks - Cloud-Based, Zero-Trust Networking Meetup

    (10 Dec 2018)
    Highlights from the Arctiq and Meta Networks event on November 13th 2018 on Meta's Software-Defined Perimeter and live technical demos!
  • Fireside chat with Chen Nisnkorn from Meta Networks

    (03 Dec 2018)
    I had the opportunity to have a fireside chat with Chen Nisnkorn from Meta Networks after our Secure, Cloud-Native Networking lunch event at the Arctiq office in Toronto. Chen and I became friends and both jumped into **"all things cloud"** when we worked at Ravello Systems together.
  • Fireside chat with Chen Nisnkorn from Meta Networks

    (03 Dec 2018)
    I had the opportunity to have a fireside chat with Chen Nisnkorn from Meta Networks after our Secure, Cloud-Native Networking lunch event at the Arctiq office in Toronto. Chen and I became friends and both jumped into **"all things cloud"** when we worked at Ravello Systems together.
  • IT in the Cloud Era: You Have Nothing to Lose but Your Chains

    (11 Oct 2018)
    It’s probably Google’s fault that my experience around accessing information and data has shifted from “I’ll have to wait until I get home” to “As long as it takes to open this app.” I’ve become accustomed to a certain standard of living. We can and should leverage these same benefits in our business operations. DevOps for business is here.
  • Upload a Custom Image into the Google Cloud Platform

    (01 Oct 2018)
    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.
  • Myth: You Can't Run a Cloud-Only Business - Debunked

    (28 Sep 2018)
    The cloud can enable any business to automate traditional operations, allowing a focus on delivering value to clients and stakeholders.
  • Arctiq Announces Google Cloud Partnership

    (31 May 2018)
    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.
  • RHEL is No Underdog

    (02 Apr 2018)
    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!
  • Meeting Chewie at Google HQ

    (28 Mar 2018)
    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!
  • 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
  • Access Anywhere: Seamless and Secure Cloud Based Networking

    (06 Jan 2018)
    If you have been in the industry for any length of time, you've used your share of Virtual Private Networks (VPN's), battled with client profile configuration, updates and of course multi-vendor client or driver interoperability issues. Connectivity needs to be seamless and available anywhere with the same user experience and predictable performance. Find out about a new offering from our friends at Meta Networks that does just this with a globally available overlay leveraging a centralized policy enforcement engine.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A lean, self service, new approach to web application security

    (14 Jun 2016)
    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.