On to new adventures(23 Sep 2019)
Getting comfortable being uncomfortable is one of the current themes in my life. Be it in personal endeavors or in finding a job with lots of potential for growth.
Fireside Chat with Steve Pereira(25 Jul 2019)
Another fireside chat in the books with Steve Pereira - CEO @ Visible. This one came together quick... Steve was able to come and meet me after an Anthos event Arctiq was running at Google. We managed to find a room to record a quick fireside chat. Steve is a long time community buddy and I always love finding time to chat with him.
Fireside Chat with Todd Wilson from RedHatSummit19(16 Jul 2019)
This one has been a long time coming... Original plan was to shoot this chat from a beautiful forest on Vancouver Island the last time I was on the west coast. We weren't able to pull that off but we managed to meetup @ Red Hat Summit 2019 in Boston.
Serverless Continuous Delivery with Google Anthos Cloud Run(25 May 2019)
Google Cloud Run is a new offering from Google that is currently in Beta. One of the main use cases is to enable running stateless HTTP containers on a fully managed environment or in your own GKE cluster. Cloud Run is part of the Anthos solution offering and falls under the Serverless category.
GKE On-Prem and Sysdig Monitoring(09 Apr 2019)
Exploring GKE On-Prem clusters and uncovering metrics with Sysdig Monitor.
GKE On-Prem and Anthos Config Management(09 Apr 2019)
Harness the power of Google Kubernetes Engine on your premises! Oversee hybrid Kubernetes deployments and autoscaling infrastructure as code.
Arctiq is your Google Cloud Premier Partner(29 Mar 2019)
Arctiq Inc. is pleased to announce achieving Premier partner status with Google Cloud, which is the highest service track partnership tier that can be achieved through the Global Partner Network Program.
Arctiq recognized as a Top 25 Newsmaker in 2019 by CDN(08 Mar 2019)
Arctiq Inc., a Canadian based open source services organization, is happy to share the company has been recognized as a Top Newcomer on the Top 25 Newsmakers list 2019, announced by Channel Daily News (CDN), which highlights Canadian IT organizations most likely to make a difference in 2019.
Infra-as-code-as-talk(02 Mar 2019)
I had the honour of presenting at the local DevOpsDays Toronto meetup on a topic that's close to my heart in our everyday practice: Infra-as-Code
Arctiq honoured as Innovation Partner of the Year by F5 Networks(25 Feb 2019)
Arctiq Inc., a Toronto based services-led company, specializing in DevOps and automation, receives **Innovation Partner of the Year Award**. F5 Networks honoured Arctiq as a partner who develops uniquely tailored offerings to help customers solve emerging problems with F5 solutions. The award was presented during the **North American Partner Leadership Summit** that took place in Half Moon Bay, California on December 4th and 5th, 2018.
Becoming an Arctiq explorer(22 Feb 2019)
Change is never easy, but sometimes it is necessary and needs to be embraced. It is also a process, not an event. This is a story of my journey to becoming an Arctiq Explorer and challenging the status quo.
Finding my home(29 Jan 2019)
Change and improvement is a constant in the tech industry. Culture and opportunity are driving forces for career moves. This is my story on why I moved to Arctiq.
Automate Azure builds with Ansible Tower(29 Jan 2019)
IAC has revolutionized operations, transforming how modern organizations build, ship, and run applications on any infrastructure. Microsoft Azure and Ansible Tower provide the functions and integrations to make your automated cloud deployments sing!
Fireside Chat with Moez Dharani - All things Ansible(18 Jan 2019)
Arctiq is gearing up for a webinar next week where we are going to discuss and demo some great technologies from our partners Red Hat and Microsoft. You can sign up for the event "Automate Azure builds with Ansible Tower". We will go deep into Ansible, Ansible Tower and show you how to automate "All the things in Azure". I was able to have a fireside chat with Moez Dharani from Red Hat where we talked about everything from the history of Ansible, DevOps and some of the early opensource projects that laid the foundation for many of todays emerging technologies. We also discussed the business aspects of DevOps, automation and how every business now a days needs to focus on technology and software. Moez shared some compelling stories from the Oil and Gas industry where customers are embracing Ansible and delivering compelling returns on their investments.
Journey to the Arctiq(01 Dec 2018)
Stepping out of one’s comfort zone and the familiar is never an easy task, especially when you’ve worked so hard to get where you are and a bad decision could potentially affect your future.
Will Nerd for Culture(02 Nov 2018)
You can say "*Life's too short*" - or pick any of your favorite applicable idioms - culture has to be right for you to be happy and productive in your career regardless of what it is you do.
Fireside Chat with Loris Degioanni and Knox Anderson from Sysdig(16 Oct 2018)
We have been getting a lot of great feedback on the recent Fireside Chat series we have been posting. This week I am traveling on the west coast and had a stop over in San Francisco for GitHub Universe. I had some time on Monday so I stopped in at the Sysdig office to meet some of the extended team and dig deep into their culture and powerful technology. As we know timing is everything... I managed to get some time with Loris and Knox and have an impromptu fireside chat.
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.
Fireside Chat with Liz Rice - Aqua Security(09 Oct 2018)
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
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.
Fireside Chat with Kelsey Hightower(16 Aug 2018)
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.
dashai - A Community DevOps Dashboard(07 May 2018)
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.
Understand Containers - For VM Makers(27 Feb 2018)
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.
A year and a half, - part3 - Arctiq scale up ^(22 Dec 2017)
As I mentioned, Arctiq is focused on the software and automation aspects of technology. Infrastructure-focused projects are still very important, but the applications that run on that infrastructure are the real effect on how the business runs. This certainly introduces many critical aspects when automating your infrastructure and applications lifecycle. Automation tools enable the concept of integrated security into your infrastructure and applications. You can read about a real world example from our Practice Safe DevOps Event.
Kicking into Fifth Gear pt1(18 Sep 2017)
Having finished education in a completely different field of work and feeling confident of that career path, I did notice a slight twitch in my hands. I was watching as my backup plan to work in I.T. was moving out of reach if I didn't do something soon.
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.