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 is
Can adopting Infrastructure as Code (IaC) help your business? It sure can, and Rob talks about this on TFiR. Looking for more info? Check out Rob’s Post about the Business of IaC.
Is infrastructure cool? Gartner thinks so. They recently named RackN a “2020 Cool Vendor in Cloud Computing.” It’s a coveted designation, and we are honored, but cool? A VC will tell you that the stuff we do is not cool. Infrastructure is technological plumbing and polar opposite of cool. And
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,
This excellent discussion about the real challenges of managing a distributed infrastructure. Episode 3: The Future of Data Center Automation
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 and
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’re
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’re
Discussion of highlights about important announcements from VMworld 2020 including Saltstack Acquisition, SmartNIC (Project Monterery), Kubernetes (Project Tanzu), Cloud Foundation.