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 viewpointContinue Reading

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 aboutContinue Reading

          Joining us this week is Eric Wright, Director Technical Marketing/Evangelist at Turbonomic and podcaster/evangelist at 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 inContinue Reading

      In this week’s podcast, we speak with Nic Jackson, Developer Advocate, HashiCorp (@sheriffjackson). Nic provides insight into the product and development philosophy of HashiCorp and how it impacts their products and open source components. The last section of the podcast on product feature limitations and how companiesContinue Reading

Rob Hirschfeld speaks on Rishidot.TV  as part of the Cloud Native Landscape video interview series. Questions asked: Background on RackN Cloud Native Ecosystem Fit – embracing DevOps and Site Reliability Engineering Running “Cloud” in their existing data centers  Differentiation – Build on open source Digital Rebar replacing Cobbler, Maas, and otherContinue Reading

In this week’s podcast, we speak with Gina Rosenthal (Minks), Product Marketing Manager, VMware and experienced sys-admin/operator. She also hosts the Wide World of Tech podcast. Cloud debate on virtualization and hypervisors as requirement What makes Ops so hard? Technical Communities for Day 2 Ops Community Support for Vendors andContinue Reading

Welcome to the weekly post of the RackN blog recap of all things Digital Rebar, RackN, Edge Computing, and DevOps. If you have any ideas for this recap or would like to include content please contact us at or tweet RackN (@rackngo) News Items of the Week DevOps: Bloody hell, we’veContinue Reading

In this video, Rob Hirschfeld and Greg Althaus provide operators real-world examples of how best to migrate your provisioning platform to Digital Rebar Provision. This blog highlights one of these migration ideas. Scenario 10 Servers running in multiple subnets DHCP Server Cobbler Provisioning Tool Migration Process Setup Digital Rebar ProvisionContinue Reading

Coming direct from Cambodia is a rare podcast with Jim Plamondon, the creator of how software platforms were built at Microsoft via APIs and developer evangelism. In this podcast, he talks about the early history of developer evangelism at Apple and Microsoft, the current state of open source, and theContinue Reading

Author: Greg Althaus, CTO/Co-Founder RackN Over the past few years we spent time with a wide variety of IT organizations to better understand the challenges they face deploying and enabling solutions. Two key themes emerged from these conversations: Zero-Touch (or as close as possible) Infrastructure Manual Inventory and Processes Don’tContinue Reading