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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 Beyond Google SRE: What is Site Reliability Engineering like at Medium? https://blog.netsil.com/beyond-google-sre-what-is-site-reliability-engineering-like-at-medium-71c65bd35f4e We had the opportunity to sit down with Nathaniel Felsen, DevOps Engineer at Medium and the author of “Effective DevOps with AWS”. We...

Cloud Native thinking is thankfully changing the way we approach traditional IT infrastructure.  These profound changes in how we build applications with 12-factor design and containers has deep implications on how we manage configuration and the tools we use to do it.  These are not cloud only impacts - the changes impact every corner of IT data centers. “You still have to do configuration management but… we’re getting to a point we can do a lot less”...

Last month, Eric Wright and I were able to complete a discussion the inspired my guest post for CapitalOne “How Platforms and SREs Change the DevOps Contract.” While our conversation ranged widely over the challenges of building and integration of IT processes, the key message is simple: we need to make investments in operations. This podcast explains why I’ve been using Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) as a proxy for this DevOps inspired rethinking of operations. I hope you’ll...

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 Report: DevOps is still considered a new phenomenon http://sdtimes.com/report-devops-still-considered-new-phenomenon   While companies have grasped that DevOps leads to an increase in innovation, DevOps adoption and implementation still remains a challenge for many. Logz.io, an AI-powered...

The Digital Rebar project is pleased to announce our new mascot; however, she doesn’t have a name. We are looking for ideas and you can reach us at @digitalrebar, @zehicle, or comment on this blog. Current ideas: Digital Rebear Rebear Rebare Baremetal Bootstrap (the bear) Skids ~ work boots Beamer ~ tie-off point that is portable and affixes to a steel beam Grand Pappy ~ (cable) lager multi-conductor feeder cable Lumberg ~ guy that walks around with...

Last week, Gareth Rushgrove (@garethr) and I hashed out our viewpoints on the intersection of DevOps and Immutable Infrastructure.  We recorded the call because we want to expand the discussion to include a broader audience and we’d love to hear your opinions! The gist of the call is that DevOps processes are moving faster and faster as teams embrace the create-destroy-repeat pattern of cloud automation.  This pattern favors immutable images driven by cloudinit style bootstrapping.  This changes...

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) This week, we launched our new RackN website to provide more information on our solutions and services as well as provide customer examples. Click over to our new site and let us know your thoughts. SRE Items 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 Teradata Acquires San Diego-based Start-up StackIQ to Strengthen Teradata Everywhere and IntelliCloud Capabilities http://prn.to/2vicpUb SAN DIEGO, July 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Teradata (NYSE:  TDC), the leading data and analytics company, today announced the acquisition...

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 Presidential Campaigns & Immutable Infrastructure by @danielbryantuk https://www.infoq.com/news/2017/06/presidential-infrastructure At QCon New York 2017 Michael Fisher presented "Presidential Campaigns & Immutable Infrastructure" and discussed the implementation and challenges of provisioning infrastructure for the Hillary for...

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 (@rack ngo) SRE Items of the Week Site Reliability Engineering at Dropbox with Tammy Butow @tammybutow [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggizCjUCCqE&w=560&h=315] The mess and success of building open leadership (notes from Kubernetes Leadership Summit) http://bit.ly/2tMTzEy Three weeks ago, Kubernetes leaders met for a very busy...