Scaling Up Infrastructure Pipelines with Resource Management Abstractions

Today, RackN announced the release of Digital Rebar v4.8. With this release, Digital Rebar Resource Management Abstractions take center stage.  You can read more about the release here. But let’s dive deeper into Resource Management Abstractions.  Resource Management Abstractions Infrastructure Pipelines are standardized, reusable processes for platform and infrastructure. Like CI/CD pipelines for code, they

Monitoring Data Automation: The Path to Resilient Infrastructure

For the last several weeks, we’ve been discussing the four types of automation. First, we outlined the different types and how zipping together provisioning and configuration automation make them more effective. This week we’ll dive deep into monitoring data automation. This type of automation is the most essential element for building successful long-term systems. However,

Zip Up Your Provisioning & Configuration Automation

When you think about automation, what comes to your mind first? If you’re like most people, it’s the combination of provisioning and configuration automation. When you think about it, even though these actions are often done together, they are actually different types of automation.  Why and how should you zip up your provisioning and configuration

Consistent Day 2 VMware Operations: No Longer a Pipe Dream

You may have heard how important day 2 operations are, but what does it take to ensure smooth, consistent day 2 operations? Let’s walk through how Digital Rebar can help, using VMware ops as an example. Operational Stages by Day Automation is critical to the idea of software lifecycle, especially as our industry moves towards

RackN Makes Continuous Provisioning Automation a Reality

Today, we are pleased to announce the release of RackN Digital Rebar v4.6. RackN Infrastructure as Code management helps companies struggling with exploding infrastructure complexity. With this release, RackN solves consistency and integration challenges by enabling Continuous Provisioning Automation. Digital Rebar v4.6 enables continuous provisioning automation with self-contained high availability and multi-platform universal workflow. This

Integrated HA breakthrough in Digital Rebar v4.6

Digital Rebar v4.6 is the most significant RackN release to date. With this release, we are delivering a capability few have dreamed of yet something our customers really wanted: Integrated HA. Who Needs Integrated HA? Reliable infrastructure is the foundation of all other IT functions. If your management platform is down for any reason, your

Set it and Forget it Infrastructure: Introducing Universal Workflow

RackN Digital Rebar v4.6 is our most significant release milestone to date (read the launch announcement here). Universal Workflow is a new Digital Rebar feature that enables organizations to apply consistent, repeatable automation pipelines across every type of infrastructure in their global footprint.  Universal Workflow brings integrated automation pipelines that facilitate ever-increasing scale and standardization

Easy VMware Installs – Magical Dream or Reality?

VMware is core to most operational environments, so why can’t we have easy VMware installs? Do things like easy VMware installs, updating hardware so upgrades (or patch fixes) take hours instead of weeks, repaving servers after a security scare, or properly decommissioning and repurposing cluster hardware sound like a magical dream?   At RackN, easy VMware