Note: RackN is a VMware Ecosystem Partner RackN is working with VMware to deeply integrate v7 into Digital Rebar.  This includes a focus on enabling Secure Boot and Trusted Platform processes and VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) handoffs.  We have significantly streamlined VMware “bring your own hardware” deployments for customers allowingContinue Reading

This week, premier CloudFoundry consultancy Stark and Wayne posed about their Digital Rebar integration for CoreOS, CloudFoundry and Kubernetes.  This work integrates with their DRP MoltenCore content pack. Having just a plain CoreOS machine is not as useful in itself, however CoreOS can be used as a building block forContinue 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

Joining us this week is Jordan Rinke, Principal Software Engineer, Walmart Labs. Jordan offers his views on various technologies and open source projects as it relates to the scale and connectivity issues faced by Walmart. Highlights Technical Gaps in Kubernetes Technologies and Installer Issues Tooling and Orchestration Focus for KubernetesContinue Reading

Welcome to the weekly post of the RackN blog recap of all things Digital Rebar, RackN, SRE, and DevOps. 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) Items of the Week RackN RackN BetaContinue Reading

The Cloudcast.net by Brian Gracely and Aaron Delp brings deep experience and perspective into their discussions based on their impressive technology careers and understanding of the subject matter.  In episode 301, we good deeply into the meaning and challenges for Site Reliability Engineers (SRE) functions.  We also cover some popular technologies that are of general interest. 

TL;DR: Working on building open governance that is both inclusive and able to make hard decisions. Three weeks ago, Kubernetes leaders met for a very busy day to reflect and plan how the community was being growing.  I was humbled to be part of the Kubernetes Leadership Summit due toContinue 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 (@rack ngo) SRE Items of the Week The Cloudcast #301 –Continue Reading

TL;DR: If you are containerizing your applications, you need to be aware of this “service mesh” architectural pattern to help manage your services. Gluecon turned out to be all about a microservice concept called a “service mesh” which was being promoted by Buoyant with Linkerd and IBM/Google/Lyft with Istio.  ThisContinue Reading