Welcome and Subscribe! Download PDF version 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 andContinue Reading

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] Final Release Notes 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 thenContinue 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