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Modern applications are scalable, portable, resilient, and agile. Thankfully, modern infrastructure tools such as containers and APIs have opened up many new architectural possibilities. This includes spanning applications over on-premises data centers, public cloud, and edge locations. However, this flexibility introduces new IT management challenges.
IT organizations must build architectures that will support the new characteristics. One of the biggest challenges to building distributed infrastructure is management. If the architecture is distributed, the management must be local and site-specific. Additionally, distributed infrastructure management should be unified and centrally visible. Unfortunately, many current management platforms still treat sites as fragmented silos.
RackN Digital Rebar was built to be decentralized yet adaptable. It has extensible architecture that pulls reusable modules from the Digital Rebar IaC catalog. Using these modules makes it possible to plug in API-integrations & user-extendable workflows to orchestrate a multi-vendor infrastructure. This allows you to manage a distributed infrastructure similar to the way the public cloud providers run their clouds.
Our customer integrated workflows between operational silos to create seamless pipelines from start to finish. Then worked with RackN orchestration to isolate and retire failing processes with Infrastructure as Code automation.
VP of Global Infrastructure
Top 5 Gaming Company
Digital Rebar Distributed Infrastructure Features
Digital Rebar Managers use versioned IaC catalogs, ensuring provisioning automation is consistent across your entire IT estate.
Consolidate autonomous site data into global and regional views to build a single IT estate, even if you have multi-vendor and multi-cloud infrastructures.
Direct API-driven actions across your entire infrastructure using multiple Managers.
Provisioning abstractions create vendor independence.
Learn more about the benefits of the Distributed Infrastructure component of Digital Rebar in the video above.
RackN Digital Rebar Capabilities
Expand Choice starting from a multi‑vendor Provisioning Automation and proven best practices
Infrastructure as Code
Improve Consistency with fully source-controlled Infrastructure as Code automation and API‑driven workflows
Gain Control across your edge, enterprise, co‑lo and cloud Distributed Infrastructure while keeping site autonomy.
Orchestration as Code
Enable Creation of an end-to-end pipeline capable of infrastructure coordination and automation of DevOps Day 2 operations.