Our architectural plans for Digital Rebar are beyond big – they are for massive distributed scale. Not up, but out. We are designing for the case where we have common automation content packages distributed over 100,000 stand-alone sites (think 5G cell towers) that are not synchronously managed. In that case,Continue Reading

                    In this week’s L8ist Sh9y podcast Krishnan Subramanian, Founder and Chief Research Advisor of Rishidot Research talks about Edge Computing, the Kubernetes Ecosystem and the Composable Enterprise. Key highlights: “Multi-Cloud is the foundation of Modern Enterprise” – Krishnan Kubernetes ecosystemContinue Reading

        Joining this week’s L8ist Sh9y Podcast is Yves Boudreau, VP or Partnerships and Ecosystem Strategy at Ericsson. Rob Hirschfeld and Yves discuss the Ericsson Unified Delivery Network platform and the concept of a global content provider service built on heterogeneous infrastructure. Yves also provides insight into what webscale customers areContinue Reading

Joining this week’s L8ist Sh9y Podcast is Zach Smith, CEO of Packet and long-time champion of bare metal hardware. Rob Hirschfeld and Zach discuss the trends in bare metal, the impact of AWS changing the way developers view infrastructure, and issues between networking and server groups in IT organizations. Topic                                                           Continue Reading

Joining this week’s L8ist Sh9y Podcast is Bernard Golden, a long-time tech innovator and visionary and one of the ten most influential people in cloud computing according to Wired.com. Bernard and Rob Hirschfeld discuss the latest blog from Bernard and the impact of Edge Computing and the reality of implementingContinue Reading

Rob Hirschfeld, CEO/Co-Founder of RackN speaks with Mark Thiele, Chief Strategy and CIO of Apcera on a variety of cloud and DevOps related topics including Mark’s recent blog post, Why Adoption of Public Cloud Likely Won’t Exceed 17 Percent of Total IT Demand by 2022. TOPIC                                                                    TIME Intro toContinue Reading

Rob Hirschfeld provides his thoughts from last week’s OpenStack OpenDev conference focused on Edge Computing. This podcast is part of a three blog series from Rob on the issues surrounding Edge and Cloud computing: Post 1 – OpenStack on Edge? 4 Ways Edge is Distinct from Cloud Post 2 –Continue Reading

I left the OpenStack OpenDev Edge Infrastructure conference with a lot of concerns relating to how to manage geographically distributed infrastructure at scale.  We’ve been asking similar questions at RackN as we work to build composable automation that can be shared and reused.  The critical need is to dramatically reduceContinue Reading

Last week, I attended a unique OpenDev Edge Infrastructure focused event hosted by the OpenStack Foundation to help RackN understand the challenges customers are facing at the infrastructure edges.  We are exploring how the new lightweight, remote API-driven Digital Rebar Provision can play a unique role in these resource andContinue Reading