• 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.