Community Building with GitHub's Christian Weber(13 Dec 2018)
Big thanks to GitHub's Cristian Weber for a couple of great talks in Victoria, BC. Starting with the BC DevOps Commons Meetup talking about Continuous Integration spawned some interesting conversation about team composition, trust and automation. Some crossover into the following day's workshop with transparency and team dynamics as we explored building effective development communities and some potential challenges (and techniques to mitigate them) in fostering a collaborative culture in a regulated environment.
Multi-Cloud Application Container Deployment Pipeline(06 Oct 2018)
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
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.
Arctiq's Top-List for 2017(28 Dec 2017)
...another one in the books! Welcome to the Arctiq Top-List for 2017!
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.
Configuring Ansible Playbooks in a Private GitHub Repo with CloudForms 4.5(17 Jun 2017)
On May 31 2017 CloudForms 4.5 was released and brought with it greater Ansible functionality, specifically with the new embedded Ansible server role (not to be confused with Ansible roles).
It's time to build an application pipeline... OpenShift 3.3 integrated Jenkins pipeline demo"(07 Nov 2016)
Everyone wants to achieve better code promotion automation, which is generally referred to as 'being agile' and moving to 'Continuous Deployment, Delivery, and Integration'. I know from experience this was very difficult in the world of virtual machines and bare metal servers, but thanks to container orchestration technologies you will see (in the video below) that times have changed and it’s not so hard anymore.
Openshift Enterprise 3.2 in Action... Continuous Delivery Pipeline with Github(23 Jun 2016)
Arctiq recently hosted a technology event in Toronto - Containers are Brewing - End to End Delivery and Orchestration - where I provide a live demo utilizing Redhat Openshift Enterprise 3.2 - PaaS. I utilized 2 public projects from Redhat that were presented last year on-stage at the annual Redhat Summit Conference. You can use this blog and video to give it a try for yourself. We made a few changes to the projects, you can find them here on Github