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Shane Gibson, Community Evangelist takes the viewer on a tour of the Digital Rebar Provision tool running all the freely open and available community content packages. The tour consists of both CLI and Web UI options allowing the user to select a platform they are most comfortable with.   Video Activities Start Time (Minutes.Seconds) Introduction / Setup 0.43 Login to Existing Node 1.30 Install DR Provision from Tip 1.48 Start Server / Load Community ISOs 3.00 What Community Content is 4.00 “Contents Show” 4.23 What Bootenvs in a Content Pack? 6.12 Ubuntu Distribution Components 8.25 Templates...

Rob Hirschfeld, CEO/Co-Founder of RackN speaks with Mark Thiele, Chief Strategy and CIO of Apcera on a variety of cloud and DevOps related topics including Mark’s recent blog post, Why Adoption of Public Cloud Likely Won’t Exceed 17 Percent of Total IT Demand by 2022. TOPIC                                                                    TIME Intro to Mark / Latest on Culture                     0:00 – 3:50 Winners/Losers Mentality in IT                 ...

Welcome to the weekly post of the RackN blog recap of all things Digital Rebar, RackN, SRE, and DevOps. 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) Items of the Week Digital Rebar Digital Rebar Online Community Meetup #2 Meeting Notes Meetup Video Recording Next Meetup – Tuesday October 24th at 11:00am PST Community Content Video Stay in Touch with the Community Digital Rebar: http://rebar.digital/ ...

Author’s note: We’re looking for RackN Beta participants who want to help refine next generation deployment capabilities like the one described below.  We have these processes working today - our goal is to make them broadly reusable and standardized. We’ve been posting [Go CI/CD and Immutable Infrastructure for Edge Computing Management] and podcasting [Discoposse: The Death of Configuration Management, Immutable Deployment Challenges for DevOps] about the concept of immutable infrastructure because it offers simpler and more repeatable...

Last week, we released a new white paper: Fast, Simple, and Open: 10x ROI of Building Infrastructure in Layers. This blog highlights that white paper and provides links for additional information. Executive Summary RackN allows Enterprises to quickly transform their current physical data centers from basic workflows to cloud-like integrated processes. We turned decades of data center experience into data  center provisioning software so simple it only takes 5 minutes to install and provides a progressive path to...

Rob Hirschfeld attended the Gartner Symposium last week in Orlando and provides his thoughts on the event, the attendees, and how larger company CIO's plan for and choose technology. This is an excellent podcast for open source and leading edge technologists as it offers insight into how technology is chosen for large companies that always seem to be 5 to 7 years behind. Rob also has thoughts based on hearing from Clayton Christensen on disruption in...

Welcome to the weekly post of the RackN blog recap of all things Digital Rebar, RackN, SRE, and DevOps. 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) Items of the Week RackN RackN Beta Program Launch Blog Post: Fast, Simple, Open Provisioning - Rethinking Infrastructure w/ Cloud Centric-Automation  Operating hardware is too hard today. And too expensive.  Let’s fix that. The problem with physical ops is...

Operating hardware is too hard today. And too expensive.  Let’s fix that. The problem with physical ops is not that it’s hard, complex or fragile. Okay, it is and those ARE problems, but they are compounded by the lack of shared management software and practices missing from this layer.  When the RackN team set out to solve these physical challenges, we knew the software had to be very focused to replace the current Cobbler and Foreman environments....

Welcome to the weekly post of the RackN blog recap of all things Digital Rebar, RackN, SRE, and DevOps. 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) Items of the Week Digital Rebar Community The Community held its first Online Meetup on Tuesday to select the final name of the Mascot as well as cover the latest information on the Digital Rebar Provision...

Rob Hirschfeld, Co-Founder/CEO of RackN discusses the challenges of DevOps from the CIO and Operator viewpoint and how it is critical for each group to better understand the issues they each face. Only then can a true DevOps experience be had. Follow the new RackN Podcast "L8ist Sh9y Podcast" Home Page : https://soundcloud.com/user-410091210  RSS Feed : http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:328124597/sounds.rss ...