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Q2 Cloud Native Meetups

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In the wake of the recent KubeCon, we held an exciting series of Q2 cloud native meetups in Montreal, Kitchener-Waterloo, Ottawa, Toronto, and Quebec City. Featuring a range of topics, we enjoyed discussing all things cloud native with the community.

Each meetup started with a 1.10 update of KubeCon by our very own Mike Wojcikiewicz and our CNCF ambassador, Ayrat Kharetdninov. Their updat…

CloudOps is Now a Kubernetes Training Partner

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CloudOps is happy to announce membership of the newly-founded Kubernetes Training Partner (KTP) program. Run by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), the KTP program focuses on furthering the educational efforts of Kubernetes Certified Service Providers (KCSP). CloudOps provides support, consulting, professional services, as well as training for organizations seeking to embrace cloud…

Overcoming Compliance Confusion: Why You Need a SOC 2 Foundation

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Yes, it’s overwhelming.

There is a rising wave of formal compliance efforts today, driven by customer demands, regulatory requirements, and/or the organizations’ desires to demonstrate its internal security controls and practices to external parties. Recent data protection laws have enshrined the individual’s right to privacy and security of their personal data across the globe. As…

The Value of OpenShift for the Enterprise Software Transformation

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Red Hat OpenShift offers a full platform solution based on open source technologies. It provides DevOps teams with integrated environments that oversee key aspects of the software development life cycle. It leverages a Kubernetes platform that manages the building and deployment of Docker containers at scale, and offers rich features of its own. OpenShift can be easily integrated into…

Java’s Got a New Release Train: Are you on it or under it?

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Oracle is taking a more contemporary approach to releasing new versions of the Java platform with the recent release of Java 10. Rather than letting feature readiness drive the timing of new releases, Oracle will employ a train release model. New versions will be released every six months – regardless of content. Sun Microsystems, and now Oracle, have traditionally released new versions every two…

How to Generate and Use Dynamic Secrets for AWS IAM with Vault using Kubernetes & Helm

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Your first step to securely store, access, and deploy sensitive application information
In today’s API and Cloud-platform driven world, we operators, developers, and architects are presented with the critical challenge of managing application secrets, encryption, and access to any application and infrastructure in the Cloud. Securing and rotating secrets regularly and properly, both in t…

Creating Infrastructure as Code with Packer and Terraform on GCP: Your second step towards DevOps automation

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Everyone wants to adopt Infrastructure as Code to configure and automate the infrastructure of their application as it embraces DevOps best practices. Figuring out ways to automate your CI/CD pipeline is at the heart of this transition, and is a huge interest of mine.

What we did last time

My last blog post was called ‘How to Deploy Consul in GCP using Terraform: Your first step towards…

CloudOps is a Member of the Linux Foundation, the LFN, and the CNCF

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CloudOps has always believed that open source software plays an important role in any cloud-based solution. By leveraging the power of community, open source projects transcend the incumbent industry players to act as a catalyst for transformation. The Linux Foundation and its subsidiary foundations provide sustainable ecosystems for these communities to grow and flourish. As a member of T…

Mesh your Services with Istio: Solving Complexity at the Network Layer

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Istio and the service mesh

Developed in collaboration between Google and IBM, Istio is an open source technology that provides operational control over and behavioural insight into the service mesh of an application as a whole. Sitting above the application layer, service meshes consist of a dedicated network layer abstracted away from microservices themselves. Monitoring the service mesh,…

How to Deploy Consul in GCP using Terraform: Your first step towards DevOps automation

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Infrastructure as Code (IaC) has gotten a lot of attention recently. It uses code to manage the configuration and automation of your application’s infrastructure in order to free up resources and reduce risk, technical debt, and mistakes. IaC is becoming more and more important for successful DevOps practices. As a cross-platform infrastructure tool, HashiCorp’s Terraform enables you to…

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