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Vault OSS Versus Enterprise

Vault Open Source The Open Source version of Vault is a great starting point for secrets management. This version of Vault can handle secrets management and works great for someone just getting started with Vault or for a company that wants to start improving its security posture.   When should you use Vault Open Source?   If you are just starting out, Vault Open Source is free to use. This makes it perfect for testing out how Secrets Management can improve your security posture. It should be your starting point for getting familiar with Vault and what it can do.   Vault Enterprise Pro Vault Pro is a middle tier between Vault OSS and Vault Premium. The big draw of […]

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Root Level Technology Joins The HashiCorp Partner Program

Houston, Texas, Nov. 21, 2018 – Root Level Technology, a highly-specialized cloud strategy partner, today announced that it is now fully engaged in the HashiCorp Partner Program.   A global partner network based around DevOps principles, cloud technologies, and data center management, the HashiCorp Partner Network offers participating organizations access to learning, technical, sales, and marketing resources. Partners can select a specific path depending on their business objectives, and can then use the expertise gained through the program to better serve their clients, at the same time deepening their relationship with HashiCorp.   Every Root Level Technology employee is certified with the full HashiCorp toolset and is equipped with the foundational knowledge to engage with clients and vendors alike, implementing […]

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Creating a Private Hybrid Kubernetes Cluster Pt. 2

To pick up where I left off in the previous post, I had just finished attempting to create a cluster using Windows Server 1709 and 1607. In each of these I was able to get the cluster created, but there were still some issues that prevented the cluster from being usable with Windows workloads (e.g., Windows containers wouldn’t start, meaning that the cluster was no better than a Linux-only cluster).   Then, I acquired the most recent 1803 Windows Server. I went back and re-tried it using Rancher.   After a couple of minor hiccups (getting Docker installed and running was a bit more difficult than expected: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/virtualization/Windowscontainers/quick-start/quick-start-Windows-server https://blog.docker.com/2016/09/build-your-first-docker-Windows-server-container/), I saw a curious error when first attempting to join the […]

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