Gartner recently named RackN a “2020 Cool Vendor in Cloud Computing.” It’s a coveted designation, and we are honored, but cool?
As technologists, we love to talk about Infrastructure as Code (IaC) as a technology [here’s Rob’s 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, Site Reliability Engineering, or DevOps?
This excellent discussion with Mark Thiele about the real challenges of managing a distributed infrastructure. This excellent discussion with Mark Thiele about the real challenges of managing a distributed infrastructure.
Welcome and Subscribe! 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 consumable way. Community Activity Our #community Slack channel
Paul Delory lays out a comprehensive view of all the components in the flow required to deliver applications into production.
ur industry is building an increasingly heterogeneous and distributed infrastructure without any real architecture from a management perspective. That’s why we have frothy battles about multi-cloud, hybrid IT and microservices that don’t actually help operators run their infrastructure.
Discussion of highlights about important announcements from VMworld 2020 including Saltstack Acquisition, SmartNIC (Project Monterery), Kubernetes (Project Tanzu), Cloud Foundation.
You may have an IaC process for your virtual and container environments, but have you extended IaC for VMware hardware? This post will explain how RackN can help you do that! Does IaC for VMware Hardware Make Sense? VMware defines IaC this way: Infrastructure as Code (IaC) is the practice of managing and provisioning infrastructure
Here’s a great interview relating to our EdgeLab.digital Raspberry Pi and Kubernetes environment and why it’s a powerful tool for learning infrastructure automation. Want to learn real enterprise datacenter skills hands-on in the comfort of your home without spending a fortune? Edge Lab from RackN has a way you can do this and get started learning hot
Rob and Swapnil respond to The Register “No, Kubernetes doesn’t make applications portable, say analysts. Good luck avoiding lock-in, too” article. We discuss the fundamental paradox required for Kubernetes to become a generally useful platform.