RackN CEO, Rob Hirschfeld, has been posting about our unique composable operations approach with Digital Rebar to enable hybrid infrastructure and mix-and-match underlay tooling. This post shows some remarkable flexibility enabled by the approach that allow operators to take limited, secure operations against running systems. via Surgical Ansible & Script Injections before,Continue Reading

Using infrastructure effectively is a competitive advantage for Google and their SREs carry tremendous authority and respect for executing on that mission. I’ve been writing about Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) tasks for nearly 5 years under a lot of different names such as DevOps, Ready State, Open Operations and UnderlayContinue Reading

A few months ago, Dean Nelson, who for many years ran the eBay data center strategy shared his vision of Infrastructure Masons ( http://www.infrastructuremasons.org ) with me and asked us if we were interested in participating. He invited us to attend the very first Infrastructure Masons Leadership Summit which isContinue Reading

  NBA Hall-Of-Famer and 2001 league MVP Allen Iverson averaged more than 26 points a game during his career. He is recognized as one of the greatest to play his position. He is also well-known for his, “We’re Talkin’ ‘Bout Practice” rant (it’s on YouTube. Pure comedy). For multiple reasons, Iverson found littleContinue Reading

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