January 12: Weekly Recap of Digital Rebar, RackN and Latest Industry News
Welcome to the weekly post of the RackN blog recap of all things Digital Rebar, RackN, Edge Computing, and DevOps. If you have any ideas for this recap or would like to include content please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet RackN (@rackngo)
Items of the Week
- 3 areas where DevOps and CIOs must get on the same page – The Enterprisers Project
According to a recent report from Forrester, executives and DevOps practitioners are on very different pages when it comes to strategy, customer experience, and progress. Consider this: more than 60 percent of executives believe their organization’s DevOps plans have been implemented and will even expand in the new year. However, more than 50 percent of DevOps pros who are in the weeds and working through their pipelines every day disagree.
What’s leading to this disconnect?
Open source has officially been a thing for 20 years now. Did anyone notice?
No, really. For something as revolutionary as open source, you’d think it would have changed the way all software is developed, sold, and distributed. Unfortunately for those party planners looking to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of open source, it hasn’t—changed software, that is. For most developers, most of the time, software remains stubbornly proprietary.
- Edge vs Cloud: 5 Factors that Determine Where to do Analytics – RTInsights.com
A lot of tomorrow’s analytics will be done locally at the “edge,” or in a public or private cloud. Here’s what will drive where your analysis will happen.
Some say everything — all data and applications — will go to the cloud. Others, such as market research firm IDC, say that around 40 percent of data will be stored, managed, analyzed and kept right where it was produced, at the edge. So where’s the truth? Everywhere, actually. Analytics will be done locally at the edge of the data center, or in a public, private, or hybrid cloud.
- Digital Rebar Community Meetup – Jan 16 : Join us Online at 11am PST
- Boise Cloud Meetup : Introduction to Digital Rebar
- Upcoming Meetups with Digital Rebar Presentations
Re-defining physical automation to make it highly repeatable and widely consumable while also meeting the necessarily complex and evolving heterogeneous data center environment is the challenge the RackN team is solving. To meet this challenge, we have developed a unique philosophy in how we build our technology; both open source Digital Rebar and the additional RackN packages.
- Stand-alone Provisioning
- Building Software from the API
- Single Golang Executable
- Modular Components – Composable Content
- Operator Defined Workflows
- Immutable Infrastructure
- Distributed or Consolidated Architectures
L8ist Sh9y Podcast
In this week’s podcast, we speak with Stephen O’Donnell, Senior Analyst for Global Hive and author of What Every CIO Wants. He focuses on several interesting topics:
- Building Massively Scalable Datacenters
- What is the Edge? Complete 25 Use Case Definition
- Enterprise Datacenters Move to Edge
- Layering Solutions on Edge Services
Follow the latest info on RackN and Digital Rebar events at www.rackn.com/events
- Container World– Feb 26-28 in Santa Clara, CA
- DataCenter World– March 12-15 in San Antonio, TX
- Operate your Data Center like a Public Cloud with Immutable Infrastructure(Monday, March 12 at 2:10 pm – 3:10 pm)
- SRECon’18– March 27-29 in Santa Clara, CA
- Bronze Sponsor
- ITX InterOps– April 30 – May 4 in Las Vegas, NV
- Immutable Deployments: Taking Physical Infrastructure from Automation to Autonomy(Wednesday, May 2 at 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm)
- DevOps vs SRE vs Cloud Native(Wednesday May 2 at 9:00 am – 9:45 am)
- Austin DevOpsDays– May 3-4 in Austin, TX
- GlueCon– May 16-17 in Denver, Colorado