Set it and Forget it Infrastructure: Introducing Universal Workflow

RackN Digital Rebar v4.6 is our most significant release milestone to date (read the launch announcement here). Universal Workflow is a new Digital Rebar feature that enables organizations to apply consistent, repeatable automation pipelines across every type of infrastructure in their global footprint.  Universal Workflow brings integrated automation pipelines that facilitate ever-increasing scale and standardization

Integrated HA breakthrough in Digital Rebar v4.6

Digital Rebar v4.6 is the most significant RackN release to date. With this release, we are delivering a capability few have dreamed of yet something our customers really wanted: Integrated HA. Who Needs Integrated HA? Reliable infrastructure is the foundation of all other IT functions. If your management platform is down for any reason, your

RackN Makes Continuous Provisioning Automation a Reality

Today, we are pleased to announce the release of RackN Digital Rebar v4.6. RackN Infrastructure as Code management helps companies struggling with exploding infrastructure complexity. With this release, RackN solves consistency and integration challenges by enabling Continuous Provisioning Automation. Digital Rebar v4.6 enables continuous provisioning automation with self-contained high availability and multi-platform universal workflow. This

Easy VMware Installs – Magical Dream or Reality?

VMware is core to most operational environments, so why can’t we have easy VMware installs? Do things like easy VMware installs, updating hardware so upgrades (or patch fixes) take hours instead of weeks, repaving servers after a security scare, or properly decommissioning and repurposing cluster hardware sound like a magical dream?   At RackN, easy VMware

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Time waster or hero? Five ways to be both

No one wants to be a time waster. It’s easy to think that IT Ops tends to focus on perceived time waster tasks. These are the tedious tasks like getting things working, keeping systems up, and solving mundane problems that keep business moving. Although you may consider such tasks to be time wasters, sometimes they

What it Takes to Support Hardware

Even before the founders of RackN conceived of RackN as a company, we were struggling with what it really takes to support hardware. How do you get physical servers and other data center infrastructure components fit together as one system? We wanted to solve this hard problem. However, we found that it isn’t easy to

RackN Breaks the Infrastructure as Code Barrier

Your infrastructure should be easy to manage, and outsourcing control to somebody else doesn’t have to be a foregone conclusion. We built RackN Digital Rebar to break the infrastructure as code barrier. Digital Rebar is infrastructure management software that provides distributed infrastructure as code (IaC) management for on-premises, edge, and cloud environments. How does it

Is AWS the only future for on-premises clouds?

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 portrayed as a place void