HashiConf US 2018 highlights

HashiConf is organised every year by HashiCorp, the company behind Vault, Terraform and Vagrant. The Instruqt team was present during HashiConf US in San Francisco. Our founder Erik Veld gave a talk on how we power our Arcade machines with Terraform. Fun fact: he actually presented his talk on an arcade machine on stage. Once the video is available, I will update this blogpost. During the conference, HashiConf announced a number of product updates.

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Building a scalable online learning platform

At the CodeMotion event in Amsterdam which was held on 8 and 9 May, I gave a talk which gives a look behind the scenes of instruqt. In the talk I showed how the platform is built and why we lean heavily on tools such as Google Cloud Platform, Kubernetes and Terraform. After that we took a look at the inner workings of the platform. Showing what actually happens behind the scenes when content is created and when users interact with the platform.

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6 ways to run Kubernetes in the Cloud

Until a few months ago, your best (and probably only) option to run Kubernetes in the cloud was Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE). But things have changed, and there are a lot of viable alternatives. Let’s compare these offerings and see what’s the best solution for you. Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) Google was the first to offer a hosted version of Kubernetes. This makes sense, as Google created Kubernetes, based on their internal scheduler called Borg.

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