When you think about automation, what comes to your mind first? If you’re like most people, it’s the combination of provisioning and configuration automation. When you think about it, even though these actions are often done together, they are actually different types of automation. Why and how should you zip up your provisioning and configuration
Our most successful customers embrace the concept of rebuilding their data center from scratch at any time. They often call this “repaving” their data center. However, it isn’t as hard as it sounds to repave a data center. Why Repave Your Data Center? A persistent IT operations myth is once the software is installed, the
No one wants to be a time waster. It’s easy to think that IT Ops tends to focus on perceived time waster tasks. These are the tedious tasks like getting things working, keeping systems up, and solving mundane problems that keep business moving. Although you may consider such tasks to be time wasters, sometimes they
Even before the founders of RackN conceived of RackN as a company, we were struggling with what it really takes to support hardware. How do you get physical servers and other data center infrastructure components fit together as one system? We wanted to solve this hard problem. However, we found that it isn’t easy to
We go beyond Provisioning, Digital Rebar isthe Complete Bare Metal Life-Cycle Solution Unlike traditional provisioning tools, Digital Rebar provides a complete life-cycle solution. It is API-driven and built to an Infrastructure as Code design. We build for operators who want to program infrastructure, not just configure it. We weren’t satisfied with developing features to solve
RackN built Digital Rebar as a vendor-neutral Provisioning Abstraction Layer. Now we collaborate from the bare metal up!
ur industry is building an increasingly heterogeneous and distributed infrastructure without any real architecture from a management perspective. That’s why we have frothy battles about multi-cloud, hybrid IT and microservices that don’t actually help operators run their infrastructure.
You may have an IaC process for your virtual and container environments, but have you extended IaC for VMware hardware? This post will explain how RackN can help you do that! Does IaC for VMware Hardware Make Sense? VMware defines IaC this way: Infrastructure as Code (IaC) is the practice of managing and provisioning infrastructure
We’ve been making the most basic aspects of infrastructure too complex and hard to automate. Companies can address security by building secure automation processes from the ground up.