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: Unified, Adaptable, Decentralized

Infrastructure as Code is an assembly line for technology delivery, and it’s important to use a tool that is able to span your entire IT estate.

RackN changed the rules by applying distributed computing concepts to infrastructure. As a result, you don’t have to surrender control or force conformity to consolidate management.

How Does It Work?

  • The Digital Rebar Platform federates multiple sites: Sites can be on-premises data centers, edge locations, or public cloud.
  • Each site retains autonomous control over its resources.
  • Every site provides multiple management mirrors that receive updates and delegate requests.
  • The multi-site visibility ensures deployed catalog components stay in sync.

Digital Rebar Distributed Infrastructure Features

Synchronized Automation

Digital Rebar Managers use versioned IaC catalogs, ensuring provisioning automation is consistent across your entire IT estate.

Consolidated Views

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.

Federated Control

Direct API-driven actions across your entire infrastructure using multiple Managers.

True Multi-Site

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

Provisioning Automation

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

Distributed Infrastructure

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.

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