Industry Analysis: AWS Outposts

This is the first interview of the multi-part series about AWS Outposts and it’s impact on the IT industry.  While not the first data center appliance in market, Outposts represents the most extreme version of tethered, remote managed infrastructure in market because the control plane for the system remains with AWS and the hardware itself is manufactured by AWS.

In the series, we’ll dig deeply into how the technology works and it’s impact on the broader IT market.

 

Don’t Balkanize My Installer, Yo!

kubernetesLast week, RackN announced our enterprise support for Kubernetes using nothing but upstream Ansible from the project itself.  This effort represents years of effort by the RackN founders to keep platforms interoperable via open and shareable operations automation.

That’s why our Digital Rebar approach targets underlay challenges and leverages existing automation tools instead of investing yet another install path.

dcosThis week, we added Install Wizard templates to the DC/OS install automation we build in collaboration with Mesosphere last year.  That makes it even easier to run DC/OS on physical infrastructure.  Like our Kubernetes work, the Digital Rebar automation uses the same community dcos_install.sh that’s used in the community documentation.  The difference is that we’re also driving all the underlay prep and configuration automatically.

If this approach appeals to you, contact RackN and join in the open Day 2 revolution.

Interested in seeing the DC/OS install in action?  Here’s a demo video:

 

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