Scaling Up Infrastructure Pipelines with Resource Management Abstractions

Today, RackN announced the release of Digital Rebar v4.8. With this release, Digital Rebar Resource Management Abstractions take center stage.  You can read more about the release here. But let’s dive deeper into Resource Management Abstractions.  Resource Management Abstractions Infrastructure Pipelines are standardized, reusable processes for platform and infrastructure. Like CI/CD pipelines for code, they

Infrastructure Pipelines: A Radical New Approach to Managing Complexity

Today, RackN released Digital Rebar v4.8, which empowers organizations to manage the complexity of distributed heterogeneous infrastructure. Introducing Infrastructure Pipelines. Why Infrastructure Pipelines? Platform and IT infrastructure teams need a way to reduce the time it takes to integrate new infrastructure platforms and technologies for use by the business. However, that can be a challenge

Rocky Linux support in Digital Rebar v4.7

We’re excited to highlight that RackN officially added Rocky Linux support in our recent Digital Rebar v4.7 release! Rocky Linux provides a community maintained alternate to CentOS for operators who are concerned about IBM Red Hat’s migration of the distribution to stream releases. See the Cloud2030 discussion for more details. This 12 minute video shows

The Hidden Complexity Apocalypse: Pandora’s Box or Jevons Paradox?

Building infrastructures where the systems are completely hidden from the people building applications is a very powerful thing. Consider what it takes to create an artificial intelligence and machine learning platform. It isn’t necessary to build the actual machine learning platforms, learn how to build models or learn neural networking computational methods. Hidden complexity makes

Orchestration Automation: The One Ring

Over the past several weeks we have discussed the four types of automation. We by describing provisioning and configuration automation, and why zipping the two together help you build automated infrastructures. Next, we showed how automating monitoring data can make your architectures resilient. This post is about orchestration automation. It will show that infrastructure automation

Monitoring Data Automation: The Path to Resilient Infrastructure

For the last several weeks, we’ve been discussing the four types of automation. First, we outlined the different types and how zipping together provisioning and configuration automation make them more effective. This week we’ll dive deep into monitoring data automation. This type of automation is the most essential element for building successful long-term systems. However,

Zip Up Your Provisioning & Configuration Automation

When you think about automation, what comes to your mind first? If you’re like most people, it’s the combination of provisioning and configuration automation. When you think about it, even though these actions are often done together, they are actually different types of automation.  Why and how should you zip up your provisioning and configuration