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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...

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....

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 ...

We’ve made open network provisioning radically simpler.  So simple, you can install in 5 minutes and be provisioning in under 30.  That’s a bold claim, but it’s also an essential deliverable for us to bridge the Ops execution gap in a way that does not disrupt your existing tool chains. We’ve got a remarkable list of feature additions between Digital Rebar Provision (DRP) v3.0 and v3.1 that take it from basic provision into a powerful distributed infrastructure...

Stephen Spector, HPE Cloud Evangelist talks with Rob Hirschfeld, Co-Founder and CEO RackN about the installation process for Kubernetes using Kubespray, Ansible, and Digital Rebar Provisioning. Additional commentary on the overviews of Kubernetes, Containers, and Installation in this podcast. More info on Digital Rebar Provisioning Follow the RackN L8ist Sh9y Podcast Home Page RSS Feed  iTunes Feed Coming Soon!  ...

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) Image from @DevOpsDaysDFW 10 Essential Skills of a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) by AppDynamics https://cloud.kapostcontent.net/pub/1418185e-b325-49d3-b65c-de338e45cb6f/ebook-10-essential-skills-of-a-site-reliability-engineer-sre.pdf Almost overnight, it seems that Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) has become one of the hottest job titles across the IT Industry. So why all the...

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...