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On-premises provisioning automation requires automating the physical layer (servers, storage, and networking), so comparing it with the simplicity of the cloud is difficult.
Even the most basic on-premises provisioning operation requires interacting with at least four different protocols. Enterprise deployments typically require around ten! Additionally, any operational gap means relying on manual steps, brittle defaults, or fragile configurations.
RackN Digital Rebar is a purpose-built, vendor-neutral Provisioning Abstraction Layer (PAL). When our founders set out to build infrastructure automation, the marketplace looked like a jumble of disconnected tools that have been architected and released over the past 20 to 30 years.
Digital Rebar meets the on-premises challenges head-on so that on-premises automation is as easy as cloud. It enables you to build an organization-wide library of workflows and pipelines that meet your unique corporate standards. As best practices are standardized, it becomes easy to create discoverable operating environments that have consistent configurations. You can use this new capability to build infrastructure as code capability for your organization, making data center orchestration seamless and fast.
Our customer adapted to prescriptive internal processes to deliver a flexible, API driven way to install and manage VMware that integrates into existing provisioning requirements. RackN workflows provided the critical abstraction point, and even more critically, met demanding customer requirements for self-contained and air-gapped sites.
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Digital Rebar Provisioning Automation Features
Digital Rebar works with any type of infrastructure, from bare metal to cloud and edge systems.
Truly Vendor Neutral
Mix and match the hardware vendors, networking topologies, and software you use. Choose the best balance of cost, performance and sustaining your organization’s needs.
The key to provisioning is the ability to chain automation tasks between different systems, tools and APIs into workflows.
Digital Rebar’s IaC approach provides the missing “glue” between infrastructure systems that makes it easy for teams to share and collaborate.
RackN Digital Rebar Capabilities
Infrastructure as Code
Orchestration as Code
Enable Creation of an end-to-end pipeline capable of infrastructure coordination and automation of DevOps Day 2 operations.