What are Infrastructure Pipelines?

Infrastructure Pipelines provide the missing automation interconnectivity between infrastructure layers and it fits into existing technology stacks. They are standardized, reusable processes for platform and infrastructure teams, enabling self-management and control at scale. In other words, infrastructure pipelines provide consistency, control, and choice to the management of infrastructure.

Are They Valuable to the Business?

Increasing revenue, decreasing costs, and mitigating risks are the trifecta of business goals.  Many times a business initiative will address only one business objective: additional advertising to increase customers or negotiate with vendors to reduce the cost of raw materials.

However, IT infrastructure is the foundation of the enterprise.  Therefore, as the enterprise grows the need for IT infrastructure does as well.  Increasing analytics requires more computing power, greater data consumption requires more storage, and the expanding enterprise footprint increases the size of the network.  IT infrastructure must align with the business and constantly adapt to the changing business needs. In summary as the need for technology expands, the trifecta of business goals becomes harder to achieve.  What if you could gain all three?  You can if you use Infrastructure Pipelines!

How can Infrastructure Pipelines Help with Business Goals?

Navigate the Automation Landscape

Infrastructure pipelines are part of the extensive finely curated catalog of content packs within the Digital Rebar Platform, which ensure consistent and multi-platform operation.  In addition, they run at a scale of 10,000+  by our customers who run long-term, hyper-scale, and geographically distributed infrastructures.  This scale is achievable due to years of indexing, synchronization, and process enhancements to the core Digital Rebar Platform.

Leverage any Automation

Infrastructure pipeline automation uses coding-like techniques that decompose functions, track dependencies, and validate operations.   Moreover, this operational design ensures highly reusable components, similar to software code modules, which allow operators to control their automation environment.  In addition, the modular automation is version controlled, keeping production infrastructure secure and reliable.

Create a Single Source of Truth

Infrastructure pipelines provide standardized places for callbacks, validation, classification, and ad hoc tasks to be defined by parameterized content packs.  The API-first design ensures simple and durable integrations to minimize operator intervention.  Furthermore with deeper integrations, you can leverage Digital Rebar’s open plugin framework.    Lastly, infrastructure pipelines have multiple tiers of field extensibility. This will align Infrastructure as Code (IaC) practices to organizational requirements.

Real Talk

In summary, infrastructure pipelines in the Digital Rebar Platform supports an adaptable IT infrastructure desperately needed by the enterprise without forsaking the control, consistency, and choice the development and operations teams require. As you architect your IT foundation for the future, why don’t you give Digital Rebar and infrastructure pipelines a try?


December 7, 2021