Using infrastructure effectively is a competitive advantage for Google and their SREs carry tremendous authority and respect for executing on that mission. I’ve been writing about Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) tasks for nearly 5 years under a lot of different names such as DevOps, Ready State, Open Operations and UnderlayContinue Reading

A few months ago, Dean Nelson, who for many years ran the eBay data center strategy shared his vision of Infrastructure Masons ( http://www.infrastructuremasons.org ) with me and asked us if we were interested in participating. He invited us to attend the very first Infrastructure Masons Leadership Summit which isContinue Reading

  NBA Hall-Of-Famer and 2001 league MVP Allen Iverson averaged more than 26 points a game during his career. He is recognized as one of the greatest to play his position. He is also well-known for his, “We’re Talkin’ ‘Bout Practice” rant (it’s on YouTube. Pure comedy). For multiple reasons, Iverson found littleContinue Reading

OK- Stay with me on this. I’m drawing parallels again.  🙂 Like many from my generation, my initial exposure to classical music and opera was derived from Bugs Bunny on Saturday mornings (culturally deprived, I know). One of the cartoons I remember well was with Bugs trying to get even with the heavy-set operaContinue Reading

By Rob Hirschfeld Lately, I’ve been talking about the general concept of hybrid DevOps adding composability, orchestration and services to traditional configuration. It’s time add a concrete example because the RackN team is deliving it with Digital Rebar and Kubernetes. So far, we enabled a single open platform to installContinue Reading

The RackN team has been working on making DevOps more portable for over five years.  Portable between vendors, sites, tools and operating systems means that our automation needs be to hybrid in multiple dimensions by design. Why drive for hybrid?  It’s about giving users control. I believe that application should drive the infrastructure, notContinue Reading