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
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
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
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
This week are sharing RackN Digital Rebar tips and tricks for RackN UX for Digital Rebar navigation and Golang Templates. Let us know if you have any questions about these tips in the comments, on Twitter (@rackn), or in the Community Slack. New UX Features First up in tips and tricks: The RackN UX for
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
Can adopting Infrastructure as Code (IaC) help your business? It sure can, and Rob talks about this on TFiR. Looking for more info? Check out Rob’s Post about the Business of IaC.
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.