Elevate your Business with Infrastructure Pipelines

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

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

Are Economies of Scale in IT Automation Achievable?

Economies of scale are the holy grail in business.  This prize is the “raison d’être” of many merger, acquisition, and automation projects. Increases in productivity, decreases in cost, or both will be realized if economies of scale are achieved.  With the constant changes in technology over the last several decades and the exponential growth in

Is business aligned infrastructure attainable?

Technology adoption is accelerating exponentially.  Today, new technologies such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, and blockchain are being integrated into service offerings. Because of this, business units are demanding real-time data collection and massive data analytics.  However, technology infrastructure needs to be flexible, scalable, and adaptable to meet this acceleration.  So I challenge you: Will

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