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Infrastructure Provisioning for Ansible with Digital Rebar Provision

Digital Rebar Provision (DRP) is the perfect technology partner for Ansible customers looking to automate their infrastructure setup before applying their orchestration tool of choice. DRP automatically generates a complete inventory of provisioned infrastructure which is a must have for Ansible to complete its orchestration. In addition, DRP is able to deploy Kubernetes clusters using Ansible and Kubespray as part of its standard Workflow automated process.

Together, DRP and Ansible enhance the automation, repeatability, and transparency for DevOps teams.

Learn more about DRP and Ansible in the demonstration video and podcasts below.

Demonstration Video of Kubespray with Digital Rebar Provision:

Learn more about Digital Rebar Provision and Ansible in this podcast:

Learn more about Digital Rebar Provision, Ansible and Kubernetes installation with Kubespray in this podcast:

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Podcast – Rich Miller on Cloud Innovation and Edge Revolution

Joining us this week is Rich Miller, CEO and Managing Director of Telematica, Inc.

Highlights

  • GitHub and Microsoft Discussion ~ Why is GitHub so Valuable?
  • Evolution of Open Source and its Commercial Aspects
  • Monetization of Open Source Depends on Services for Success
  • Container Management and Marketplace for Innovation
  • ISV Ecosystem ~ All About Big Money and the New Tech Investment Thesis
  • Multi-Platforms / Multi-CSP Change the Nature of Innovation from the Independents
  • Edge Computing will Disrupt the Locus of Opportunities
  • The Edge Marketplace and Cloud Platform Marketplace Must Appear Unified to Developers
  • Edge Infrastructure Multi-Tenancy and Development Challenges
  • Distributed Ledger at Edge is the Killer Edge App
  • How will Cloud, Blockchain and Edge be Driven toward Integration in the Future? Email Example

Topic                                                                                   Time (Minutes.Seconds)

Introduction                                                                            0.0 – 4.16
How GitHub become so important?                                  4.16 – 10.05
Open Source evolution                                                        10.05 – 14.11
Only make money via open source services not sol’n   14.11 – 21.30
Only large companies can dominate software?              21.30 – 30.05
ISVs have a strong current against them                          30.05 – 34.55
As a Service on Multiple Platforms                                    34.55 – 38.07 (Mark Thiele Podcast)
Data and IoT at Edge ~ Edge creates the new market    38.07 – 41.31
IT Infrastructure at Edge                                                      41.31 – 47.09
Return of ISV Roots at Edge                                                47.09 – 49.46
Killer app for blockchain is Edge data husbandry          49.46 – 51.27
What has to happen to merge Cloud and Edge?            51.27 – 58.44
Closing                                                                                    58.44 – END

Podcast Guest:  Rich Miller, CEO and Managing Director of Telematica, Inc.

Rich Miller is CEO of Telematica, Inc., a holding company and consultancy with a practice in product strategy and business development for distributed computing technologies and their management; data governance, integration and monetization; and, increasingly, focus on distributed ledger technologies and industrial IoT.

Until mid-2017, he served as the non-executive Chairman of Cloudsoft Corp. Ltd. (Edinburgh).

Rich is also a co-Founder and, until May 2012, CEO of StreetLight Data Inc. He served as CEO of Replicate Technologies, Inc., a provider of configuration management technology for virtualized data centers from 2007 – 2010. Prior to Replicate, he co-founded and served as COO of Univa Corporation (now Univa, Inc.), a provider of optimization and management software for conventional and cloud data centers.

Among Telematica’s business and product strategy engagements are industry leaders like PwC, GE Digital, IBM as well as enterprise and governmental organizations pursuing digital transformation.

Miller’s career as advisor, executive, and an early investor, has focused on overseeing the formation of technology companies and their offerings that provide security applications, wireless network infrastructure, and application service infrastructures.

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Podcast – Chris Short on SRE, DevSecOps, Pipelines, Immutability, and Kubernetes

Joining us this week is Chris Short, Senior DevOps Advocate, SJ Technologies. Chris is also a CNCF Ambassador managing an excellent newsletter, DevOps’ish.

Highlights

  • Site Reliability Engineering & DevOps relationship & philosophy
  • SRE details in budgets, toil, and security
  • Pipeline infrastructure, configuration management, and immutability
  • Cultural aspects of DevOps
  • Why Kubernetes? Ecosystems? Build for Kubernetes apps
  • SaaS vs Licensing models (answer to all things software)

Topic                                                                                   Time (Minutes.Seconds)

Introduction                                                                        0.0 – 1.50
Site Reliability Engineering & DevOps                           1.50 – 4.36
SRE Budgets   (Error)                                                         4.36 – 6.56 (Toil)
Helping customers reduce toil                                        6.56 – 10.50
2018 is Year of DevSecOps                                              10.50 – 12.32
IT is Pipeline Infrastructure (Immutability)                    12.32 – 18.32
Immutability – what Chris means                                   18.32 – 23.05 (Move Back in Time)
Toil and Culture                                                                 23.05 – 30.49 (SRE Half-Life)
Kubernetes                                                                         30.49 – 34.44
Ecosystem Forming                                                          34.44 – 40.55 (Kube Required)
SaaS Product vs Licensing                                              40.55 – 46.06
Wrap Up                                                                             46.06 – END

Podcast Guest: Chris Short, Senior DevOps Advocate, SJ Technologies

CHRIS SHORT has spent more than two decades in various IT disciplines, from textile manufacturing to dial-up ISPs to DevOps engineer to manager of DevOps to senior DevOps advocate. He has been a proponent of open source solutions throughout his time in the private and public sectors. Chris is a partially disabled US Air Force veteran living with his wife and son in Greater Metro Detroit. Chris writes about DevOps and other topics at chrisshort.net. He also runs the DevOps, Cloud Native, and open source focused newsletter DevOps’ish.

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Week in Review: Automation and L8istSh9y Podcast Makes DZone

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

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Podcast – Aaron Delp on Focus of Data, IoT, and Open Source

Joining us this week is Aaron Delp, Director of Technical Solutions, Cohesity. Aaron and Brian Gracely manage the well-known podcast, The Cloudcast, with over 340 podcasts.

Highlights

  • Data returns to the data center in data transformation
  • Best of breed world and impact of refresh cycles on hardware and software
  • Data in the edge and hardware processors at the edge
  • Latency issues for long haul data center(s) storage & Metadata about location
  • Fragmented market coming for multi-vendor IoT processing?
  • Is open source a good model for vendors? Issue on monetization of open source
  • Commercial drivers impact on open source sustainability
  • Community vs Ecosystem

Topic                                                                                   Time (Minutes.Seconds)
Introduction                                                                        0.0 – 2.15
Cohesity                                                                              2.15 – 2.51
Cloudcast                                                                           2.51 – 4.13 (Over 340 Podcasts)
Data Side of Data Center                                                 4.13 – 7.05
Data Transformation                                                         7.05 – 9.01
Complexity is Enemy of Operations                              9.01 – 10.51
Best of Breed World                                                         10.51 – 15.06 (Refresh Cycle is Over)
Where Place Data? Edge                                                 15.06 – 20.01 (IoT & Edge Podcast)
All about Latency and Long Haul to Data Center       20.01 – 24.44 (Localized Metadata)
Multi-Vendor IoT Processing                                           24.44 – 30.09
Is Open Source good for Vendors/Users                     30.09 – 37.02 (Docker & John Willis Podcast)
Open Source Sustainability                                             37.02 – 41.11
Open Source Focus on Small Core w/ Ecosystem     41.11 – 43.13
How does Open Source help Cohesity?                        43.13 – 46.17
Wrap Up                                                                              47.17 – END

Podcast Guest: Aaron Delp, Director of Technical Solutions, Cohesity

Aaron Delp leads the Technical Solutions Marketing team for Cohesity, which is responsible for building industry leading reference architectures and solutions around Cohesity’s hyperconverged secondary storage platform. Prior to Cohesity, Aaron led solutions teams to launch multiple infrastructure platforms into the market and developed the solutions ecosystem around each.

In his free time Aaron enjoys running, rock climbing (when his elbow isn’t acting up) and publishes a top 100 Technology podcast on iTunes, The Cloudcast, covering all things cloud computing.

 

 

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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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Christine Yen on 2nd Wave of DevOps, Monitoring Containers, and Listening to Users at a Startup

Joining us this week is Christine Yen, Co-founder at Honeycomb coming from a recording at SRECon Americas in March 2018 at Santa Clara Convention Center Hyatt.

Highlights

  • Understanding of what developer tools are today
  • Observability vs Monitoring
  • Instrumenting Apps for Diagnostics to help Developers do More
  • Tool to build not just better engineers but teams as well to support customers
  • Brief history of Honeycomb and where it came from (Parse and Facebook)
  • How debug containers that are most likely gone by time problem arises?
  • AI / Machine Learning – can it really help today?
  • 2nd Wave of DevOps
  • Impact of listening to users at a startup – people problems vs technology

Topic                                                                                    Time (Minutes.Seconds)

Introduction                                                                             0.0 – 2.05
Integration of Honeycomb and Digital Rebar Provision  2.05 – 3.01 (Plugin Info)
Developer Tools – what is that category?                          3.01 – 5.15 (Not doing harm)
Observability vs Monitoring                                                  5.15 – 7.45 (Doctor analogy)
Instrumenting Applications for Diagnostics                      7.45 – 10.19
My View vs Team View                                                         10.19 – 14.45 (Build better eng & teams)
Why we built Honeycomb?                                                 14.45 – 18.38
Centralized Logging in Distributed Containers                18.38 – 19.25
Can AI / Machine Learning assist in Finding Issues?     19.25 – 21.35 (7 Different Ways by Barry Schwartz)
Team Specialties – 2nd Wave of DevOps                          21.35 – 26.35 (Teach Devs to Own Code)
Listening to Users as a Startup                                           26.35 – 35.35 (UI Issues)
Who is Charity Majors? Co-Founder Honeycomb          35.35 – 38.30
Wrap Up                                                                                  38.30 – END

Podcast Guest:  Christine Yen, Co-founder at Honeycomb

Christine Yen is a cofounder of Honeycomb, a startup with a new approach to observability and debugging systems with data. Christine has built systems and products at companies large and small and likes to have her fingers in as many pies as possible. Previously, she built Parse’s analytics product (and leveraged Facebook’s data systems to expand it) and wrote software at a few now-defunct startups.

 

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Podcast – Chetan Venkatesh talks Edge, IoT, and Dishwashers as a Service

Joining us this week is Chetan Venkatesh, CEO/President of Macrometa, a stealth startup. Chetan is actively engaged in the data issues for edge computing and provides insight into the reality of edge computing and its changes in application development and delivery.

Sample posts from Chetan:

Highlights

  • Overview of Edge Computing and Chetan’s 3 Edges
  • Internet of things, gateways and data aggregation
  • Can Telcos compete against cloud providers?
  • How apps handle massive scale? Developer’s support? Distributed architecture?
  • Multi-tenancy impact on edge infrastructure?
  • Re-think where data resides to support user location
  • What is possible with IoT is unknown
  • What are the first movers in the edge computing space?

Topic                                                                                   Time (Minutes.Seconds)

Introduction                                                                                 0.0 – 1.20
Background Info (Journey to Edge)                                         1.20 – 4:18
Edge Computing Definition (3 Edges)                                     4:18 – 7.28
Car as IoT?                                                                                    7.28 – 9.05
IoT Gateways                                                                                9.05 – 10.57
Data Aggregation                                                                        10.57 – 14.51
Can Telcos Build the Infrastructure like Cloud Providers?   14.51 – 19.03
App Management / Data State Problem                                19.03 – 29.00 (Redis Lab Podcast)
Distributed Edge Infrastructure – Multi-Tenant?                    29.00 – 32.16
Where Data Reside for Edge? (Not Blockchain)                     32.16 – 37.59
Value of Data & IoT Possibilities                                                37.59 – 40.14
First Movers in this Space                                                          40.14 – 44.33 (Dishwasher as a Service)
Wrap Up                                                                                        44.33 – END

Podcast Guest: Chetan Venkatesh, CEO/President Macrometa

Founder and executive focused on enterprise data center, cloud infrastructure, and software products/companies. Strong competency in helping early-stage teams find & exploit product-market fit, early customer wins to repeat sales and scaling startups from pre-revenue to growth stage and profitability. Experienced in building strong and productive teams in sales, product development, product management, gaining early lighthouse customer wins, stage centric positioning with customers & partners, venture scaling and capital raise (equity and debt) Chetan Venkatesh was the Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlantis.

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Podcast – Baruch Sadogursky on Pipeline, Immutability, and Edge

Joining us this week is Baruch Sadogursky, Head of Developer Relations at JFrog. Baruch is an industry veteran in management of complex software and is a fantastic event speaker; I highly recommend attending his sessions at a future event. Short promotion for JFrog Swamp Up (May 16 – 18, 2018)

Highlights

  • Short overview of JFrog and its relationship to CI/CD pipelines
  • Discussion of immutability (shifting left) in deployment paradigms
  • Metadata and the impact of scale (Toyota Manufacturing Model)
  • How can I update software components with confidence?
  • Distributed programming and impact of edge computing

Topic                                                                                        Time (Minutes.Seconds)

Introduction                                                                            0.0 – 2.17
JFrog Artifactory                                                                    2.17 – 3.26
Pipeline (Starting)                                                                  3.26 – 7.53
Immutability (Shifting Left)                                                  7.53 – 11.51
Metadata (Surrounds the Artifact)                                     11.51 – 16.45
Impact of Scale (Excessive File Names)                           16.45 – 23.30 (Toyota Model)
Updating Software Components                                       23.30 – 28.32 (Pain is Instructional)
Edge Computing (IoT is Next Frontier)                              28.32 – 38.01
Wrap Up                                                                                 38.01 – END

Podcast Guest: Baruch Sadogursky

Baruch Sadogursky (a.k.a JBaruch) is the Developer Advocate at JFrog. His passion is speaking about technology. Well, speaking in general, but doing it about technology makes him look smart, and 17 years of hi-tech experience sure helps. When he’s not on stage (or on a plane to get there), he learns about technology, people and how they work, or more precisely, don’t work together.

He is a CNCF ambassador, Developer Champion, and a professional conference speaker on DevOps, Java and Groovy topics, and is a regular at the industry’s most prestigious events including JavaOne (where he was awarded a Rock Star award), DockerCon, Devoxx, DevOps Days, OSCON, Qcon and many others. His full speaker history is available on Lanyrd: http://lanyrd.com/profile/jbaruch/sessions/

You can follow him @jbaruch on Twitter.

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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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