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Podcast – Jordan Rinke on Open Source, Kubernetes, and Edge Computing

Joining us this week is Jordan Rinke, Principal Software Engineer, Walmart Labs. Jordan offers his views on various technologies and open source projects as it relates to the scale and connectivity issues faced by Walmart.

Highlights

  • Technical Gaps in Kubernetes Technologies and Installer Issues
  • Tooling and Orchestration Focus for Kubernetes and Other Tools
  • Core OS Model for Bootstrapping Kubernetes
  • Discussion on Immutability: Middle Ground for Jordan
  • Edge Computing – Emerging markets lead to disconnected edge sites
  • Data location challenges in edge and cloud services
  • Skills issues for medium sized clusters

Topic                                                                                    Time (Minutes.Seconds)

Introduction                                                                            0.0 – 1.08
Jet and Walmart Integration                                                1.08 – 1.57
Open Source & Walmart                                                      1.57 – 3.18
Kubernetes Challenge & Opportunities                             3.18 – 6.25
Open Source Installation Tool Sprawl                                6.25 – 9.53
Kubernetes to Bootstrap Kubernetes (CoreOS Model)   9.53 – 12.28
Ephemeral Hardware and Immutability                            12.28 – 15.30
Edge Computing                                                                   15.30 – 20.18
Dynamic Data Locations                                                      20.18 – 22.44
Medium Scale Clusters                                                        22.44 – 26.39 (On-Prem Kubernetes)
Wrap Up (OpenStack Bus Tour)                                          26.39 – END

Podcast Guest: Jordan Rinke

Technically inclined executive with 7 years of team leadership and startup growth experience:
Leading teams from 4 to 20 people in size on highly technical tactical and responsive issues. Managing the teams that have helped a number of startups secure funding from $50k to $1.5MM+ and effectively utilizing that investment to grow a sustainable energetic culture and product portfolio.

Before that I accrued 10 years of dev/eng experience (6 years of fortune 50 company experience, 4 years at one of the world’s largest cloud providers) doing OS deployment (DevOps before it was a buzz word) and driver integration for environments with over 150,000 devices giving me a unique perspective on large scale deployment scenarios.

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Enhancing Digital Rebar Potential with Plugins – Honeycomb Example

The open source Digital Rebar Provision (DRP) solution provides a basic set of features that are enhanced with plugins offering additional services to customers. These plugins are provided by the Digital Rebar community, customers, partners, and RackN delivering significant value over and above the base provisioning capability of DRP.

RackN and Honeycomb developed a unique plugin during SRECon Americas a few weeks back allowing DRP events to be visible within the Honeycomb tool. Offering partners like Honeycomb an opportunity to integrate with DRP provides partners with a methodology to offer their services to the Digital Rebar community. For the community, having a simple plugin capability allows for use of pre-existing infrastructure tools.

In this video example, we install the Honeycomb Plugin into a Digital Rebar Provision endpoint and activate the plugin to record and transfer events to the Honeycomb system. This demonstration also shows the process to add the plugin from the catalog and install it.

We encourage all partners interested in developing a plugin to contact RackN for discussions on joint development.  For operators, register for a new account on the RackN Portal to deploy a DRP endpoint and begin a modern cloud-native approach to provisioning.

For more information:

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Podcast – Mark Imbriaco on SRE, Edge, and Open Source Sustainability

Joining us this week is Mark Imbriaco, Global CTO DevOps, Pivotal. Mark’s view of ops and open source from a platform perspective as it relates to SRE offers listeners a high-level approach to these concepts that is not often heard.

Highlights

  • Site Reliability Engineering – Introduction and Advanced Discussion
  • Edge Computing from Platform View
  • Open Source Projects vs Products and Sustainability
  • Monetization of Open Source Matters

Topic                                                                           Time (Minutes.Seconds)

Introduction                                                                0.0 – 3.27
Platform and Value of Platforms                            3.27 – 3.59
SRE Definition & Model                                            3.59 – 10.30 (Go Read Google Book)
SRE is not a Rebadging of Ops                               10.30 – 12.16
Why are Platforms Essential?                                 12.16 – 14.59
Edge Definition and Platform Concept                 14.59 – 21.55
Car Compute at Traffic Intersections                     21.55 – 25.29
Open Source Projects vs Products                       25.29 – 38.18
Open Source Monetization vs Free                       38.18 – 45.33 (Support Vampires)
SRE to Edge to Open Source                                 45.33 – 47.03 (3 Scenarios)
Wrap Up                                                                    47.03 – END

Podcast Guest:  Mark Imbriaco, Global CTO DevOps at Pivotal

Mark Imbriaco is currently Global CTO DevOps at Pivotal. Prior to that Mark Imbriaco was VP, Technical Operations at DigitalOcean.

Technical Operations and Software Development leader with 20 years of experience at some of the most innovative companies in the industry. Broad experience that runs the gamut from service provider to software-as-a-service to cloud infrastructure and platforms.

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Podcast – John Willis on Docker, Open Source Financing Challenges and Industry Failures

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 Phoenix Project
  • Docker discussion and the issues around its success based on the ecosystem success
  • Docker vs operation split for two different audiences
  • Issue of sustaining open source technology and lack of financing to support this
  • Revenue arc vs viral adoption for open source model
  • Three reasons to choose open source model for software

Topic                                                                                        Time (Minutes.Seconds)
Introduction                                                                             0.0 – 3.10
Beyond the Phoenix Project & DevOps Café                     3.10 – 6.50
Docker Discussion & Ecosystem Success                         6.50 – 17.55 (Moby Project & Community)
Developer vs Operation Split                                               17.55 – 20.31 (Docker is pdf of Containers)
Free Software vs Open Software / Pay for Sustaining    20.31 – 44.29 (VC Funding Issues)
Three Reasons for Open Source                                         44.29 – 48.01
Goal is Not to Hurt People                                                    48.01 – 54.13 (Toyota Example)
Wrap-Up                                                                                  54.13 – END

Podcast Guest: John Willis, VP DevOps and Digital Practices, SJ Technologies

John Willis is Vice President of DevOps and Digital Practices at SJ Technologies. Prior to SJ Technologies he was the Director of Ecosystem Development for Docker, which he joined after the company he co-founded (SocketPlane, which focused on SDN for containers) was acquired by Docker in March 2015. Previous to founding SocketPlane in Fall 2014, John was the Chief DevOps Evangelist at Dell, which he joined following the Enstratius acquisition in May 2013. He has also held past executive roles at Opscode/Chef and Canonical/Ubuntu. John is the author of 7 IBM Redbooks and is co-author of “The Devops Handbook” along with authors Gene Kim, Jez Humble, and Patrick Debois. The best way to reach John is through his Twitter handle @botchagalupe.

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Immutable Image Deployment from Digital Rebar Mastered Golden Image

Shane Gibson, Sr. Architect and Community Evangelist, RackN created a new Digital Rebar Provision (DRP) video highlighting immutable provisioning from a “golden image” as well as the ability to create that “golden image” from within Digital Rebar Provision.

Highlights:

  • Immutable Image Deployment Solution to 20 Target Bare Metal Machines
  • Creation of a “Golden Image” in Digital Rebar Provision
  • Detailed Overview of the RackN Portal UX to Support this Demo

More information on the Digital Rebar community and Digital Rebar Provision:

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Provision Virtual Machines with an Open Source Physical Infrastructure Solution

Rob Hirschfeld, CEO/Co-Founder, RackN created a new Digital Rebar Provision (DRP) video highlighting the creation of virtual machines within the standard automation process. Highlights:

  • Create a New Virtual Machine from the Physical Provisioning Tool – DRP
  • VirtualBox IMPI Plugin – Preview of Pre-Release Tool
  • RackN Portal will inventory virtual machines available on network for management
  • Packet IMPI Plugin – enable creation of VMs on Packet cloud hardware

This expansion to virtual machines allows DRP users to not only provision physical infrastructure but virtual as well both locally and in clouds.

More information on the Digital Rebar community and Digital Rebar Provision:

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Week in Review: Data Center 2020 Blog Series from IBM Think 2018

Welcome to the RackN and Digital Rebar Weekly Review. You will find the latest news related to Edge, DevOps, SRE and other relevant topics.

Data Center of 2020 Blog Series from IBM Think 2018
(Series by Rob Hirschfeld, CEO/Co-Founder, RackN)

When discussing the data center of the future, it’s critical that we start by breaking the concept of the data center as a physical site with guarded walls, raised floors, neat rows of servers and crash cart pushing operators. The Data Center of 2020 (DC2020) is a distributed infrastructure comprised of many data centers, cloud services and connected devices.

The primary design concept of DC2020 is integrated automation not actual infrastructures.

RackN Portal Management Connection for the 10 Minute Demo

In my previous blog, I provided step by step directions to install Digital Rebar Provision on a new endpoint and create a new node using Packet.net for users without a local hardware setup. (Demo Tool on GitHub) In this blog, I will introduce the RackN Portal and connect it to the active setup running on Packet.net at the end of the demo process.

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Podcast – Oliver Gould on Service Mesh, Containers, and Edge

Joining us this week is Oliver Gould, CTO Buoyant who provides a service mesh abstraction view to micro-services and Kubernetes. Oliver and Rob also take a look at how applications are managed at the edge and highlights the future roadmap for Conduit.

Highlights

  • Defining microservices and Kubernetes from Buoyant viewpoint
  • Service mesh abstractions at a request level (load balance, get, put, …)
  • Conduit overview – client-side load balancing
  • Service mesh tool comparisons
  • Edge Computing discussion from service mesh view

Topic                                                                           Time (Minutes.Seconds)

Introduction                                                                0.0 – 1:39
Define Microservices                                                1:39 – 5.25
Define Kubernetes                                                     5.25 – 10.23 (Memory as a Service)
Service Mesh Abstractions                                       10.23 – 12.37 (L5 or L7)
Conduit Overview                                                      12.37 – 18.20 (Sidecar Container)
When do I need Service Mesh?                              18.20 – 19.55 (Complex Debugging)
Service Mesh Comparisons                                     19.55 – 22.31
Deployment Times / V2 to 3 for DRP                    22.31 – 25.13 (Kubernetes into Production)
Edge Computing                                                       25.13 – 27.04 (Define)
App in Cloud + Edge Device?                                  27.04 – 31.10 (POP = Point of Prescience)
Containers + Serverless                                            31.10 – 34.30 (Proxy in Browser)
Future Roadmap                                                       34.30 – 37.06 (Conduit.io)
Wrap Up                                                                     37.06 – END

Podcast Guest:  Oliver Gould, CTO Buoyant

Oliver Gould is the CTO of Buoyant, where he leads open source development efforts. Previously, he was a staff infrastructure engineer at Twitter, where he was the tech lead of the Observability, Traffic, and Configuration and Coordination teams. Oliver is the creator of linkerd and a core contributor to Finagle, the high-volume RPC library used at Twitter, Pinterest, SoundCloud, and many other companies.

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Podcast – Yadin Porter de León on critical open source community failings

Joining us this week is Yadin Porter de León (@porterdeleon), IT Community at Druva as well as from the Level Up Project and host of the Tech Village podcast.

Highlights

  • Open Source Communities and the People
  • Relationship of Corporations in Open Source and Community
  • Users of Open Source care about Community?
  • Community’s should FOCUS and not overlap to adjacencies

Topic                                                                               Time (Minutes.Seconds)

Introduction                                                                     0.0 –  1.48
Community and people                                                1.48 – 2.14
Impact of code released on users                              2.14 – 5.47 (Community at speed of code)
Code can be an ugly child                                            5.47 – 8.55
Community can be an ugly child                                8:55 – 15.55 (Plamondon Podcast)
What open source is commoditizing                         15.55 – 20.25 (SIGs in projects & control)
How open source is being consumed                       20.25 – 25.53 (Guidance from Corp in OS)
Standard bodies and open source                             25.53 – 28.51 (Code has inertia)
Community changes to solve these issues               28.15 – 34.39 (Focus on core of project)
Defensive communities from code                            34.39 – 39.18 (Community volatility)
Projects must address existing customers               39.18 – 41.58
Wrap Up                                                                          41.58 – END

Podcast Guest: Yadin Porter de León, IT Community at Druva and Founder of Level Up Project

Yadin has been a B2B technology change agent across multiple industries for over 10 years. He currently leads content marketing, influence marketing and IT community at Druva and is the founder of the Level Up Project.  Yadin has helped grow companies small and large as a leader, individual contributor, and board member and, as a steering committee member of the Silicon Valley VMUG chapter, he has also been an event speaker and organizer.

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Podcast – Eric Wright talks DevOpsishFullStackishness and Woke IT

 

 

 

 

 

Joining us this week is Eric Wright, Director Technical Marketing/Evangelist at Turbonomic and podcaster/evangelist at Discoposse.com talking open source.

Highlights:

  • RANT on cloud terminology w/ new terms “DevOpsishFullStackishness” & “Woke IT”
  • Open source communities, vendors, and value of users
  • Edge Computing – definition, Turbonomic Role in cloud/edge
  • Edge and Cloud are Hybrid – embrace multiple paradigms including legacy
  • Discussion of Go language and RackN usage

Topic                                                                                  Time (Minutes.Seconds)

Introduction                                                                   0.0 – 2.30
Questioning in Open Source                                      2.30 – 3.38 (Rob’s Skill)
RANT on Cloud Terminology                                     3.38 – 14.30 (Hybrid IT is legitimate)
Software Defined Terminology                                 14.30 – 15.55 (Trademark Tech Terms)
Open Source Community & Vendors                       15.55 – 20.30
Using Open Source as Valuable as Contribute      20.30 – 24.30
Open Source Project Scope Creep                          24.30 – 26.13
Edge Computing                                                         26.13 – 28.57
Turbonomic Role in Edge                                           28.57 – 32.53 (Workload Automation)
Dynamic Mapping of Workloads at Edge                32.53 – 34.39
Sounds like Hybrid?                                                     34.39 – 42.31 (RackN does PXE in Go)
Ruby Containers into Go on a Switch                       42.31 – 46.35 (Language Snobs)
Wrap Up                                                                        46.35 – END

 

 

Podcast Guest: Eric Wright, Director Technical Marketing/Evangelist at Turbonomic

Before joining Turbonomic, Eric Wright served as a systems architect at Raymond James in Toronto. As a result of his work, Eric was named a VMware vExpert and Cisco Champion with a background in virtualization, OpenStack, business continuity, PowerShell scripting and systems automation. He’s worked in many industries, including financial services, health services and engineering firms. As the author behind DiscoPosse.com, a technology and virtualization blog, Eric is also a regular contributor to community-driven technology groups such as the Pluralsight Author, the leading provider of online training for tech and creative professionals. Eric’s latest course is “Introduction to OpenStack” you can check it out at pluralsight.com.

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