OK- Stay with me on this. I’m drawing parallels again.  🙂 Like many from my generation, my initial exposure to classical music and opera was derived from Bugs Bunny on Saturday mornings (culturally deprived, I know). One of the cartoons I remember well was with Bugs trying to get even with the heavy-set operaContinue Reading

By Rob Hirschfeld Lately, I’ve been talking about the general concept of hybrid DevOps adding composability, orchestration and services to traditional configuration. It’s time add a concrete example because the RackN team is deliving it with Digital Rebar and Kubernetes. So far, we enabled a single open platform to installContinue Reading

The RackN team has been working on making DevOps more portable for over five years.  Portable between vendors, sites, tools and operating systems means that our automation needs be to hybrid in multiple dimensions by design. Why drive for hybrid?  It’s about giving users control. I believe that application should drive the infrastructure, notContinue Reading

Container workloads have the potential to redefine how we think about scale and hosted infrastructure. Last Fall, Ubiquity Hosting and RackN announced a 200 node Docker Swarm cluster as a phase one of our collaboration. Unlike cloud-based container workloads demonstrations, we chose to run this cluster directly on the bareContinue Reading

It’s been a banner year for container awareness and adoption so we wanted to recap 2015.  For RackN, container acceleration is near to our heart because we both enable and use them in fundamental ways.   Look for Rob’s 2016 predictions on his blog. The RackN team has truly deep and broad experience withContinue Reading

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Why mix VMs and Physical? Having a consistent deploy approach can dramatically speed learning cycles that result in better scale ops. I would never deploy production OpenStack on VMs but I strongly recommend rehearsing that deployment on VMs hundreds of times before I touch metal. Over the last two months,Continue Reading