Running data centers is a complex challenge as the typical environment consists of multiple hardware platforms, operating systems, and processes to manage. Operators face daily “fire drills” to keep the machines running while simultaneously trying to expand service offerings and learn new technologies. The adoption of virtualization and cloud hasContinue Reading

Rob Hirschfeld speaks on Rishidot.TV  as part of the Cloud Native Landscape video interview series. Questions asked: Background on RackN Cloud Native Ecosystem Fit – embracing DevOps and Site Reliability Engineering Running “Cloud” in their existing data centers  Differentiation – Build on open source Digital Rebar replacing Cobbler, Maas, and otherContinue Reading

In this video, Rob Hirschfeld and Greg Althaus provide operators real-world examples of how best to migrate your provisioning platform to Digital Rebar Provision. This blog highlights one of these migration ideas. Scenario 10 Servers running in multiple subnets DHCP Server Cobbler Provisioning Tool Migration Process Setup Digital Rebar ProvisionContinue Reading

Last week, Gareth Rushgrove (@garethr) and I hashed out our viewpoints on the intersection of DevOps and Immutable Infrastructure.  We recorded the call because we want to expand the discussion to include a broader audience and we’d love to hear your opinions! The gist of the call is that DevOpsContinue 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 (@rackngo) This week, we launched our new RackN website to provideContinue 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 (@rackngo) SRE Items of the Week Teradata Acquires San Diego-based Start-upContinue Reading