This article by Matt Asay with Tech Republic discusses the history and motivations behind our decision to pursue an open ecosystem strategy with Digital Rebar v4. Why RackN turned its Open Core licensing model on its head By Matt Asay w Tech Republic One of the more interesting areas ofContinue Reading

RackN works with RedMonk for industry analysis and advisory services.  They a consistently leading the industry is deep insights and contributions about how the industry is moving.  For example, Stephen O’Grady‘s “How to Compete with AWS” frames the remarkable competitive challenge posed by the hyperscale cloud providers in which simplyContinue Reading

Today, the Linux Foundation announced LF Edge to help build open source platforms and community around Edge Infrastructure. We’re just at the start of the effort with projects and vendors working in parallel without coordination. We think this LF Edge initiative is important because the Edge is already a patchworkContinue Reading

Some features are worth SHOUTING about, so it’s with great pride that I get to announce DRP v3.11. The latest Digital Rebar release (v3.11) does the impossible: PROVISION WITHOUT REBOOTING.  Combined with image-based deploy and our unique multi-boot workflows, this capability makes server operations 10x faster than traditional net installContinue Reading

Welcome to the weekly post of the RackN blog recap of all things SRE. If you have any ideas for this recap or would like to include content please contact us at info@rackn.com or tweet Rob (@zehicle) or RackN (@rackngo) SRE Items of the Week RackN Announcement [PRESS RELEASE] RackNContinue Reading

At Dockercon this week, Docker announced an immutable operating system called LinuxKit which is powered by a Packer-like utility called Moby that RackN CTO, Greg Althaus, explains in the video below. For additional conference notes, check out Rob Hirschfeld’s Dockercon retro blog post. Three Concerns with Immutable O/S on Physical With aContinue Reading

Welcome to the weekly post of the RackN blog recap of all things SRE. If you have any ideas for this recap or would like to include content please contact us at info@rackn.com or tweet Rob (@zehicle) or RackN (@rackngo) SRE Items of the Week DigitalRebar Provision deploy Docker’s LinuxKitContinue Reading

Preface: RackN is looking for SRE teams who are enthusiastic about accelerating Kubernetes on-premises in a long term operational way that can be shared and reused across the community. We’re excited to see and be part of the community progress towards enterprise-ready Kubernetes operations on both cloud and on-premises.  The RackNContinue Reading

Yesterday, RackN CEO, Rob Hirschfeld, described the remarkable progress in OpenStack on Kubernetes using Helm (article link). Until now, RackN had not been willing to officially support OpenStack deployments; however, we now believe that this approach is a game changer for OpenStack operators even if they are not actively looking at Kubernetes.

Our focus on SRE series continues… At RackN, we see a coming infrastructure explosion in both complexity and scale. Unless our industry radically rethinks operational processes, current backlogs will escalate and stability, security and sharing will suffer. An entire chapter of the Google SRE book was dedicated to the benefitsContinue Reading