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April 2017

CaaPuccino: A frothy mix of containers and platforms. Check out Krish Subramanian's (@krishnan) Modern Enterprise podcast (audio here) today for a surprisingly deep and thoughtful discussion about how frothy new technologies are impacting Modern Enterprise IT. Of course, we also take some time to throw some fire bombs at the end. You can use my notes below to jump to your favorite topics. The key takeaways are that portability is hard and we’re still working out the impact...

At Dockercon this week, Docker announced an immutable operating system called LinuxKit which is powered by a Packer-like utility called Moby that RackN CTO, Greg Althaus, explains in the video below. For additional conference notes, check out Rob Hirschfeld's Dockercon retro blog post. https://youtu.be/kITojfeYaPQ Three Concerns with Immutable O/S on Physical With a mix of excitement and apprehension, the RackN team has been watching physical deployment of immutable operating systems like CoreOS Container Linux and RancherOS.  Overall, we like the idea of...

Welcome to the weekly post of the RackN blog recap of all things SRE. If you have any ideas for this recap or would like to include content please contact us at info@rackn.com or tweet Rob (@zehicle) or RackN (@rackngo) SRE Items of the Week DigitalRebar Provision deploy Docker's LinuxKit Kubernetes [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kITojfeYaPQ?rel=0&controls=0&showinfo=0] _____________ Install Digital Rebar PXE Provision on a Mac OSX System and Test Boot using Virtual Box [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUWU-4ObGIY?rel=0&controls=0&showinfo=0] _____________ Packet Pushers 333 Automation & Orchestration in Networking http://packetpushers.net/podcast/podcasts/show-333-orchestration-vs-automation/ While the discussion is...

Welcome to the weekly post of the RackN blog recap of all things SRE. If you have any ideas for this recap or would like to include content please contact us at info@rackn.com or tweet Rob (@zehicle) or RackN (@rackngo).  SRE Items of the Week Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) Episode 66: Scaling Agile and DevOps in the Enterprise Watch Rob Hirschfeld in this Electric Cloud Podcast held on 4/11. On the Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) podcast the discussion was on Scaling Agile and DevOps...

Gene Kim (@RealGeneKim) posted an exclusive Q&A with Rob Hirschfeld (@zehicle) today on IT Technology: Rob Hirschfeld on Containers, Private Clouds, GIFEE, and the Remaining "Underlay Problem."  Questions from the post: Gene Kim: Tell me about the landscape of docker, OpenStack, Kubernetes, etc. How do they all relate, what’s changed, and who’s winning? GK: I recently saw a tweet that I thought was super funny, saying something along the lines “friends don’t let friends build private clouds” — obviously,...

Welcome to the first post of the RackN blog recap of all things SRE. If you have any ideas for this recap or would like to include content please contact us at info@rackn.com. SRE Items of the Week Things I Learned Managing Site Reliability for Some of the World’s Busiest Gambling Sites by Ian Miell INTRO TO POST For several years I managed the 3rd line site reliability operation for many of the world’s busiest gambling sites, working for a...