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 machinesContinue Reading

Part 1 of 3 in Digital Rebar Provision How To Blog Series (Part 2) RackN Portal Management Connection to the 10 Minute Demo  (Part 3) Create your first CentOS 7 Machine on RackN Portal with Digital Rebar Provision  For operators looking to better understand Digital Rebar Provision (DRP) RackN hasContinue Reading

Software Defined Infrastructure (SDx) allows operators to manage data centers in a more consistent and controlled way. It allows teams to define their environment as code and use automation to execute that definition in practice. To deliver this capability for physical (aka bare metal) servers, RackN has created a DigitalContinue Reading

Joining this week’s L8ist Sh9y Podcast is Zach Smith, CEO of Packet and long-time champion of bare metal hardware. Rob Hirschfeld and Zach discuss the trends in bare metal, the impact of AWS changing the way developers view infrastructure, and issues between networking and server groups in IT organizations. Topic                                                           Continue Reading

TL;DR: We’ve built a buttery smooth Terraform provider for Bare Metal that runs equally on, of course, servers, servers or VirtualBox VMs.  If you like Hashicorp Terraform and want it to own your data center too, then read on. Deep into the Digital Rebar Provision (DRP) release plan, 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 or tweet Rob (@zehicle) or RackN (@rackngo) SRE Items of the Week Teradata Acquires San Diego-based Start-upContinue Reading

We’re using hosted metal to test automation for private metal (video).  You can use discount code “RACKN100” to get a credit on Packet and try it yourself. At RackN, we’ve been shrinking our scale deployment platform down to run faithfully on a desktop class system. Since we abstract theContinue Reading