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SRE Items of the Week
[PRESS RELEASE] RackN Ends DevOps Gridlock in Data Center
Today we announced the availability of Digital Rebar Provision, the industry’s first cloud-native physical provisioning utility. We’ve had this in the Digital Rebar community for a few weeks before offering support and response has been great! READ MORE
Cloud Native PHYSICAL PROVISIONING? Come on! Really?! By Rob Hirschfeld
Today, RackN announce very low entry level support for Digital Rebar Provisioning – the RESTful Cobbler PXE/DHCP replacement. Having a company actually standing behind this core data center function with support is a big deal; however…
We’re making two BIG claims with Provision: breaking DevOps bottlenecks and cloud native physical provisioning. We think both points are critical to SRE and Ops success because our current approaches are not keeping pace with developer productivity and hardware complexity. READ MORE
RackN @ DevOpsDays Austin
Slides from Rob Hirschfeld’s talk – The Server Cage Match
SRE vs DevOps vs Cloud Native: The Server Cage Match by Rob Hirschfeld
I don’t believe in DevOps shaming. Our community seems compelled to correct use of DevOps as an adjective for tools, teams and teapots. The frustration is reasonable: DevOps clearly taps into head space for both devs and operators who see a brighter automated future together. For example, check out this excellent DevOps discourse by Cindy Sridharan.
As an industry, we crave artificial conflict so it’s natural to try and distill site reliability engineering (SRE), DevOps and cloud native into warring factions when they are not. They all share a focus on Lean process. READ MORE
What is DevOps? By Cindy Sridharan @copyconstruct
It happened again this week.
At this Wednesday’s Prometheus meetup I was hosting, I asked one of the attendees what he did for work.
He looked at me briefly before he barked one word in reply — DevOps — and then promptly made a beeline for the pizza at the back of the room. READ MORE
An Influx of Kubernetes Installers Raises Questions Around Conformance
For the Kubecon Europe last month, industry observer Joseph Jacks pulled together a list of over SIXTY (yes, 60) Kubernetes installers and services. This wealth of variation that made itself known as the conference, happily, kicked off a conformance effort to ensure that users get a consistent experience. I’m a strong believer that clear conformance builds ecosystems and have deep experience working on that from my OpenStack DefCore efforts.
In short, conformance is not a vendor issue: it’s a user experience and ecosystem issue. READ MORE
Rob Hirschfeld and Greg Althaus are preparing for a series of upcoming events where they are speaking or just attending. If you are interested in meeting with them at these events please email email@example.com.
OpenStack Summit : May 8 – 11, 2017 in Boston, MA
- OpenStack and Kubernetes. Combining the best of both worlds – Kubernetes Day
- 3:15 – 4:05pm OpenStack and Kubernetes
- 4:05 – 5:00pm Kubernetes for All
Gluecon : May 24 – 25, 2017 in Denver, CO
- Surviving Day 2 in Open Source Hybrid Automation – May 23, 2017 : Rob Hirschfeld and Greg Althaus