• Running Consul's Ingress Gateway in Kubernetes

    (29 Jun 2020)
    With the release of Consul 1.8 we were introduced to some new gateway features, specifically the Ingress Gateway and the Terminating Gateway.
  • Vault and TFE - Fun with Dynamic Secrets for GCP

    (12 May 2020)
    One topic that always comes up is how to handle GCP Service Account keys. What are they, what do they have access to, how do we manage them, and so forth. It is always a sensitive subject due to the risks associated if not appropriately handled. This post is a look at how we can use Vault's GCP Secrets Engine to dynamically generate service account keys and provide a central location to manage key rotation, and what access is granted with that key.
  • Deploying Vault with integrated storage on GKE

    (22 Apr 2020)
    Deploying the latest version of Vault v1.4 with integrated storage on GKE using Terraform. The new integrated storage option eliminates the need to manage a separate storage backend. It also provide high availability, supports Enterprise Replication and provides backup/restore workflows. This blog will walk you through best practices for the new Vault deployment with integrated storage using Helm templates. Integrated storage will simplify the deployment and operation of production Vault clusters significantly.
  • Constructing a Custom Terraform Provider

    (12 Feb 2020)
    Learning Golang to extend the functionality of Terraform beyond its existing providers, to fit your needs. This is a walkthrough of my custom Terraform provider that creates/updates file content inside a GitHub repository.
  • Using Vault's Encryption as a Service Secrets Engine: Transit

    (10 Jan 2020)
    Use the Transit Secrets Engine to encrypt data as a service.
  • Configuring HashiCorp Vault to Generate Dynamic PostgreSQL Credentials

    (20 Sep 2019)
    Configure HashiCorp Vault to generate a set of dynamic PostgreSQL credentials.
  • HUG10 Armon in Toronto talking Consul

    (06 Apr 2019)
    Arctiq loves hosting community meetup's at our office. We recently hosted HUG10, HashiCorp Meetup 10. We had Co-Founder and Co CTO Armon Dadgar in Toronto to talk about Consul and Service Mesh. We also had Tim Fairweather show off demo's we have been working on to solve some customer challenges.
  • Fireside chat with Armon Dadgar - HashiCorp

    (06 Apr 2019)
    I was lucky to be able to have a fireside chat with Armon Dadgar Co-Founder and Co CTO of [HashiCorp]. He was in Toronto joining us for a "HUG" **HashiCorp User Group** where he spoke about all things Consul and ServiceMesh.
  • Arctiq is Your Exclusive Canadian Professional Services Partner for HashiCorp

    (04 Feb 2019)
    Arctiq earns exclusive status as the go to Canadian Professional Services Partner for HashiCorp.
  • 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.
  • Ansible and Terraform - A Perspective

    (21 Mar 2018)
    At Arctiq we get asked often, where do Ansible and Terraform fit together? Or do they?
  • Arctiq's Top-List for 2017

    (28 Dec 2017)
    ...another one in the books! Welcome to the Arctiq Top-List for 2017!