Rob was on the Cloud Talk Show (ep 16) with Larry Smithmier and Ralph Rivas. Join Ralph and Larry as they talk to Rob Hirschfeld about how he is helping solve the problems below the cloud. RackN helps companies work with bare metal (not metal bears) programatically, so you canContinue Reading

ANNOUNCING Digital Rebar v4.3  [Press Release on Digital Journal, The New Stack, vmBlog] RackN integrated infrastructure as code (IaC) features can now expand to manage distributed sites.  Customers are using this capability to develop automation in a lab, validate it against a secure test environment and then perform a controlledContinue Reading

Container workloads have the potential to redefine how we think about scale and hosted infrastructure. Last Fall, Ubiquity Hosting and RackN announced a 200 node Docker Swarm cluster as a phase one of our collaboration. Unlike cloud-based container workloads demonstrations, we chose to run this cluster directly on the bareContinue Reading

It’s been a banner year for container awareness and adoption so we wanted to recap 2015.  For RackN, container acceleration is near to our heart because we both enable and use them in fundamental ways.   Look for Rob’s 2016 predictions on his blog. The RackN team has truly deep and broad experience withContinue Reading

Why mix VMs and Physical? Having a consistent deploy approach can dramatically speed learning cycles that result in better scale ops. I would never deploy production OpenStack on VMs but I strongly recommend rehearsing that deployment on VMs hundreds of times before I touch metal. Over the last two months,Continue Reading

Nearly 10 TIMES faster system resets – that’s the result of fully enabling an multi-container immutable deployment on Digital Rebar. I’ve been having a “containers all the way down” month since we launched Digital Rebar deployment using Docker Compose. I don’t want to imply that we rubbed Docker on theContinue Reading

We’re using Packet.net hosted metal to test automation for private metal (video).  You can use discount code “RACKN100” to get a credit on Packet and try it yourself. At RackN, we’ve been shrinking our scale deployment platform down to run faithfully on a desktop class system. Since we abstract theContinue Reading