• Fireside Chat with Brian Gracely from RedHat Summit19

    (31 May 2019)
    It's been a busy couple months with lots of travel for me, visiting partners, customers and checking out all the key conferences in the US. One of of the many advantages is I get to meet up with great people I don't get to see that often.
  • Fireside Chat with Dan Papandrea from GoogleNext19

    (25 May 2019)
    Another fireside chat in the books with my good friend Dan Papandrea, field CTO for Sysdig. Dan and I were both at Google Next19 in San Francisco and we managed to step away from the conference Thursday afternoon to have a chat.
  • 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.
  • Deploying Google Anthos and GKE On-Prem with Optiva

    (10 Apr 2019)
    We are happy to share a recording of the Arctiq, Google, and Optiva breakout session at Google Next 2019. The demonstration features a valid use case discussion for Google Anthos and GKE On-Prem.
  • 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.
  • Collaborating with Google on Cloud Services Platform

    (14 Mar 2019)
    Every once and a while I am reminded that all this cool new technology we are fortunate to make a living from still comes down to the people you get to meet and interact with. Looking back about 9 months, a couple weeks after we announced our official partnership with Google I was introduced to a couple Googlers that were working on a fresh new Kubernetes project. Most of the conversation was not about the technology or what they were building but what the market and our customers needed to be successful with Kubernetes. At this point it was no secret that Kubernetes was a very big deal and many people trying to deploy and manage it as scale were having some challenges. Google was clearly looking to solve these challenges and also take things to a new level.
  • Dynamic Provisioning of Persistent Storage on OpenShift with NetApp Trident

    (07 Mar 2019)
    NetApp Trident enables persistent volumes to be provisioned using your existing storage infrastructure, which complements the container orchestration capabilities of OpenShift with NetApp’s enterprise-grade storage solutions.
  • Knative = A Serverless Developer Experience based on Kubernetes

    (20 Feb 2019)
    Better late than never, I had started this blog back in late October after Github Universe in San Francisco. I stopped by the Google office in Seattle on my way home and was able to meet with some of the Knative team and chat about all this Serverless hype. I had been interested in what the Knative community was building and how the project would impact kubernetes. Knative is being developed by the likes of Google, Pivotal, SAP, Red Hat, IBM, and many others.
  • Fireside Chat from KubeCon - Kubernetes Operator Framework

    (07 Jan 2019)
    Here we go... WOW it's 2019... I hope everyone had a nice holiday season and was able to find some time to rest and recharge. I am finally finding some time to catch-up on some blogs and very excited to be posting another Fireside chat. This one was recorded in Seattle @ KubeCon with **Sebastien Pahl** (Red Hat), **Diane Mueller** (Red Hat) and **Shea Stewart** (Arctiq).
  • KubeSec Enterprise Summit Themes

    (12 Dec 2018)
    The sheer growth of Kubernetes interest and volume of platforms deployed worldwide enforces the fact that Enterprises are adopting Kubernetes security is top of mind. The KubeSec Enterprise Summit provided a well balanced roundup of the core security concerns, solutions, and future directions.
  • OpenShift 3.11 Cluster Console Preview

    (02 Dec 2018)
    A quick video walkthrough of the new Cluster Console in OpenShift 3.11
  • Improve Your Container Security with the Aqua MicroScanner for Source-to-Image Builds

    (22 Oct 2018)
    A demo of the Aqua Security Microscanner presented at Arctiq's Container Security Event.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • An Introduction to Istio and Why You Need to Start Thinking about Service Mesh

    (20 Sep 2018)
    An introduction to Istio and the core components making up the data and control planes. This blog covers why Istio is going to be an essential tool for controlling and observing microservices.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Integrated Security with Black Duck Hub and Jenkins

    (24 Nov 2016)
    This article is a follow-on from our recent Practice Safe DevOps event, where we demonstrated development tooling capabilities focused on the Enterprise, with enough extensibility to bring the corporate security requirements INTO the development process rather than AFTER the deployment process.
  • Marrying VM's & Containers to AutoScale RethinkDB with Kubernetes

    (03 Oct 2016)
    In this Blog I am going to show you how to take advantage of traditional virtualization but also utilize containers and kubernetes to manage real-time scale requirements in an unpredictable application environment.
  • Productive Developer Tools - Deploying OpenShift "Container Development Kit"

    (26 Sep 2016)
    Think of it as OpenShift 'In a Box', enabling developers or infrastructure teams to get hands on experience with OpenShift without needing access to a full virtual or physical environment.
  • Day 2 Operations: Performance Monitoring of OpenShift with Sysdig Cloud

    (23 Aug 2016)
    When allowing production workloads to run on your cluster, you will likely need a separate management platform to handle performance monitoring and alerting. In this blog, we will explore Sysdig Cloud, which is a SaaS monitoring solution that focuses on container infrastructure monitoring
  • 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