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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...

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!  ...

In this podcast, Stephen Spector, HPE Cloud Evangelist and Greg Althaus, Co-Founder and CTO RackN, talk about the integration point for Digital Rebar Provisioning with the Terraform solution. The specific focus is on delivering bare metal provisioning to users of Terraform. About Terraform (LINK) Terraform enables you to safely and predictably create, change, and improve production infrastructure. It is an open source tool that codifies APIs into declarative configuration files that can be shared amongst team members, treated...

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 Image from @lasseoe What is "Site Reliability Engineering?"  https://landing.google.com/sre/interview/ben-treynor.html  In this interview, Ben Treynor shares his thoughts with Niall Murphy about what Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) is, how and why it works so well, and the factors...

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...

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...