Gartner recently named RackN a “2020 Cool Vendor in Cloud Computing.” It’s a coveted designation, and we are honored, but cool? Ask a VC and you’ll hear that the stuff we do is not cool: Infrastructure is technological plumbing and polar opposite of cool.  And yet, our work solves real-worldContinue Reading

  This excellent research report by Paul Delory (contract required) lays out a comprehensive view of all the components in the flow required to deliver applications into production.  It’s an impressively laid out assembly line along the lines of what we’ve called “continuously integrated date center” in the past. We’reContinue Reading

If you are a Gartner subscriber, RackN recommends reading “How to Mitigate Firmware Security Risks in Data Centers, and Public and Private Clouds” by Tony Harvey. This excellent paper discusses why having a process for patching firmware is critical for businesses. It goes on to add that enabling the securityContinue Reading

Like other Gartner events, the Infrastructure and Operations (IO) show is all about enterprises maintaining systems.  There are plenty of hype chasing sessions, but the vibe is distinctly around working systems and practical implementations.  Think: sports coats not t-shirts.  In that way, it’s less breathless and wild-eyed than something likeContinue Reading

I love great conversations about technology – especially ones where the answer is not very neatly settled into winners and losers (which is ALL of them in IT).  I’m excited that RackN has (re)launched the L8ist Sh9y (aka Latest Shiny) podcast around this exact theme. Please check out the deep and thoughtfulContinue Reading

Rob Hirschfeld attended the Gartner Symposium last week in Orlando and provides his thoughts on the event, the attendees, and how larger company CIO’s plan for and choose technology. This is an excellent podcast for open source and leading edge technologists as it offers insight into how technology is chosenContinue Reading