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 patchwork of different data centers, infrastructure and platforms.
RackN has been designing our DEEP Edge federated control around open Digital Rebar because we know that having a shared abstraction at the physical layer makes everything we build above easier to sustain and more resilient.
We’re excited to be part of this effort and help that you’ll collaborate us to build some amazing Edge capabilities.
Note: We’re also watching the OpenStack Foundation work with Edge also. Hopefully, we’ll see collaboration between these groups since there are already overlapping projects.
The RackN and Digital Rebar team are finalizing plans for next week’s KubeCon + CloudNativeCon in Austin, TX from Dec 6 – 8, 2017. Rob Hirschfeld is hosting 2 sessions and we are having a booth in the sponsor showcase. All the info you need is below and we look forward to seeing you in Austin.
SIG Cluster-Ops Update hosted by Rob Hirschfeld
Event Link: http://sched.co/CU8t
Thursday December 7 from 2:00 – 2:35pm
Operators of Kubernetes, Unite! SIG Cluster Ops was formed nearly two years ago with the goal of being an installer neutral place for operations to collaborate. Frankly, we’ve had challenges getting critical mass because operators cluster around their installer groups. This session will discuss re-chartering as a Working Group and review the mission of the group. We’ll also review plans for the next 6 months. If you’re hoping Kubernetes can limit the installer explosion then this session is a good one for you too.
Zero-Configuration Pattern on Kubernetes on Bare Metal by Rob Hirschfeld
Event Link: http://sched.co/CU8h
Friday December 8 from 11:55 – 12:30pm
In recent releases, we’ve enabled node admission and configuration APIs that eliminate configuration requirements for Kubernetes workers. This allows cluster operators to add and remove nodes from clusters without a configuration management tool driving the process. This fully automated node management behavior allows physical data centers to be much more cloud-lie and lights-out.
In this session, we’ll run this process as a demo and decompose the various parts that must work together for success. We’ll discuss the specific APIs and how to implement them in a coordinated way that ensures node security and minimizes workload disruption. We’ll also discuss how to improve node security by using trusted platform modules (TPM). By the end of the session, operators will be able to duplicate the steps on their own to learn the process.
While we focus on bare metal infrastructure for this session, the lessons learned are equally useable on cloud infrastructure.
Be sure to visit the RackN booth and talk Digital Rebar, Bare Metal, Infrastructure, DevOps, etc.
- Wednesday, December 6 from 10:30 – 8:30pm
- Thursday, December 7 from 10:30 – 5:30pm
- Friday, December 8 from 10:30 – 4:00pm
Be sure to follow @rackngo and @digitalrebar on Twitter during the event as we highlight all our activities.