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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 info@rackn.com or tweet RackN (@rackngo) Items of the Week Industry News It’s a decade since DevOps became a “thing” – and people still don’t know what it means : The Register Maybe we're just too lazy to put in the work to become...

Like other Gartner events, the Infrastructure and Operations (IO) show is all about enterprises maintaining systems.  There are plenty of hype chasing sessions, but the vibe is distinctly around working systems and practical implementations.  Think: sports coats not t-shirts.  In that way, it’s less breathless and wild-eyed than something like KubeCon (which is busy celebrating a bumper crop of 1.0 projects).  The very essence of this show is to project an aura of calm IT stewardship. So...

Yesterday, AWS confirmed that it actually uses physical servers to run its cloud infrastructure and, gasp, no one was surprised.  The actual news about the i3.metal instances by AWS Chief Evangelist Jeff Barr shows that bare metal is being treated as just another AMI managed instance type (see also Geekwire, Techcrunch, Venture Beat).  For AWS users, there’s no drama here because it’s an incremental add to processes they are already know well. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)...

            The RackN and Digital Rebar team are finalizing plans for next week's KubeCon + CloudNativeCon in Austin, TX from Dec 6 - 8, 2017. Rob Hirschfeld is hosting 2 sessions and we are having a booth in the sponsor showcase. All the info you need is below and we look forward to seeing you in Austin. SESSSIONS SIG Cluster-Ops Update hosted by Rob Hirschfeld Event Link: http://sched.co/CU8t Thursday December 7 from 2:00 – 2:35pm Operators of Kubernetes, Unite! SIG Cluster Ops...

OpenStack is a real platform doing real work for real users.  So why does OpenStack have a reputation for not working?  It falls into the lack of core-focus paradox: being too much to too many undermines your ability to do something well.  In this case, we keep conflating the community and the code. I have a long history with the project but have been pretty much outside of it (yay, Kubernetes!) for the last 18 months.  That...

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 Releases V3.2 – Stage Workflow In v3.2, Digital Rebar continues to refine the groundbreaking provisioning workflow introduced in v3.1. Updates to the workflow make it easier to consume by external systems...

This talk was given on November 8 at the OpenStack Summit Sydney event. Abstract Kubespray (formerly Kargo) - is a project under Kubernetes community umbrella. From the technical side, it is a set of tools, that bring the possibility to deploy production-ready Kubernetes cluster easily. Kubespray supports multiple Linux distributions to host the Kubernetes clusters (including Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS/RHEL and Container Linux by CoreOS), multiple cloud providers to be used as an underlay for the cluster deployment (AWS, DigitalOcean,...

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...

Last week, I was able to attend the HashiConf 2017 event in my hometown of Austin, Texas.  HashiCorp has a significant following of loyal fans for their platforms and the show reflected their enthusiasm for the HashiCorp clean and functional design aesthetic.  I count the RackN team in that list - we embedded Consul deeply into Digital Rebar v2 and recently announced a cutting edge bare metal Terraform integration (demo video) with Digital Rebar Provision (v3). Overall,...

Welcome to the first Digital Rebar online meetup!  In our inaugural meetup we'll provide an introduction to  Digital Rebar Provision, name our mascot, discuss current and future features, and do a short demo of the product. The meetup is Sept 26, 2017 at 11:00am PST. Please join the community at https://www.meetup.com/digitalrebar/ and register for the event. Online Link - https://zoom.us/j/3403934274   We will cover the following topics: Welcome !! Introduction to Digital Rebar Provision (DRP) and RackN Naming the...