Joining us this week is John Willis, VP DevOps and Digital Practices, SJ Technologies known for many things including being at the initial DevOps meeting in Europe, co-founder of the DevOpsDays events, and the DevOps Café podcast. Highlights Introduction to the Phoenix Project and the new audio Beyond the PhoenixContinue Reading

TL;DR: If you are containerizing your applications, you need to be aware of this “service mesh” architectural pattern to help manage your services. Gluecon turned out to be all about a microservice concept called a “service mesh” which was being promoted by Buoyant with Linkerd and IBM/Google/Lyft with Istio.  ThisContinue Reading

CaaPuccino: A frothy mix of containers and platforms. Check out Krish Subramanian’s (@krishnan) Modern Enterprise podcast (audio here) today for a surprisingly deep and thoughtful discussion about how frothy new technologies are impacting Modern Enterprise IT. Of course, we also take some time to throw some fire bombs at theContinue Reading

At Dockercon this week, Docker announced an immutable operating system called LinuxKit which is powered by a Packer-like utility called Moby that RackN CTO, Greg Althaus, explains in the video below. For additional conference notes, check out Rob Hirschfeld’s Dockercon retro blog post. Three Concerns with Immutable O/S on Physical With aContinue Reading

Welcome to the weekly post of the RackN blog recap of all things SRE. If you have any ideas for this recap or would like to include content please contact us at info@rackn.com or tweet Rob (@zehicle) or RackN (@rackngo) SRE Items of the Week DigitalRebar Provision deploy Docker’s LinuxKitContinue Reading

Gene Kim (@RealGeneKim) posted an exclusive Q&A with Rob Hirschfeld (@zehicle) today on IT Technology: Rob Hirschfeld on Containers, Private Clouds, GIFEE, and the Remaining “Underlay Problem.”  Questions from the post: Gene Kim: Tell me about the landscape of docker, OpenStack, Kubernetes, etc. How do they all relate, what’s changed,Continue 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

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