The Future Of VMware: should you be worried?

Last week, Broadcom announced its intention to acquire VMware.  That has our industry wondering: what is the future of VMware? We know many RackN customers rely on VMware products, so we wanted to take a moment to explain how RackN helps secure and even strengthen your VMware position. tl;dr we’ve got your back. How are

How to: Use Terraform IaC Modules with Infrastructure Brokers

RackN Digital Rebar Infrastructure Pipelines helps you standardize code from any part of your infrastructure. But you don’t have to build Infrastructure Pipelines from scratch! You can use tools you already use, like Ansible and Terraform, to create Infrastructure Pipeline segments. In fact, we wrote about this in a previous blog post and showed even

Manage Complexity Like an Expert – In 4 Easy Steps

Nobody wants to add complexity into IT systems! However, complexity will never be eliminated. It’s a normal part of IT.  But that doesn’t mean we need to drown in it!  Anyone can minimize the inherent risk that complexity introduces into IT systems and manage complexity like an expert.  It’s a fact: infrastructure operations are inherently

Pump up your Infrastructure Pipelines with an injection of Ansible

Squashing tool sprawl is one of the strengths of RackN Digital Rebar Infrastructure Pipelines. You’re probably already using things like Terraform and Ansible to automate building cloud infrastructures. I’m sure you aren’t looking to start over again with yet another tool. We agree – you shouldn’t have to! Infrastructure Pipelines help you use your existing

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