At AWS re:Invent this week, there was much fanfare about the public cloud provider’s new solutions for on-premises clouds. In fact, many pundits in the industry look at the hyperscale clouds, and AWS specifically, and see a future where only a select few understand infrastructure and operations.  The future isContinue Reading

As technologists, we love to talk about Infrastructure as Code (IaC) as a technology [here’s my IaC talk]. However, focusing on the tech ignores the significant business value behind the concept.  Why should CIOs, CTOs and even CEOs demand their teams pursue IaC practices? And why IaC instead of CI/CD,Continue Reading

Welcome and Subscribe! Download PDF version From the Founders This month RackN celebrated our fifth anniversary!  Looking back at some of our founding materials, it is amazing much of our original vision we’ve built and delivered.  We’ve taken some time to write those core principles down in a simple andContinue Reading

  This excellent research report by Paul Delory (contract required) lays out a comprehensive view of all the components in the flow required to deliver applications into production.  It’s an impressively laid out assembly line along the lines of what we’ve called “continuously integrated date center” in the past. We’reContinue Reading

TL;DR: There may finally be a new server architecture!  Should you care? Last week, I found myself split screen streaming VMworld and the LF Open Network and Edge Summit (ONES) – check out my TFIR Recap!  While they’re very different shows: a proprietary vendor and an open source community, they’reContinue Reading