Nobody wants to add complexity into IT systems! However, complexity will never be eliminated. It’s a normal part of IT. But that doesn’t mean we need to drown in it! Anyone can minimize the inherent risk that complexity introduces into IT systems and manage complexity like an expert. It’s a fact: infrastructure operations are inherently
BankN.cloud is a fictional bank used to demonstrate actual Infrastructure Pipelines used by RackN customers.
Your infrastructure should be easy to manage, and outsourcing control to somebody else doesn’t have to be a foregone conclusion. We built RackN Digital Rebar to break the infrastructure as code barrier. Digital Rebar is infrastructure management software that provides distributed infrastructure as code (IaC) management for on-premises, edge, and cloud environments. How does it
Distributed infrastructure architecture is the way IT organizations ensure applications are always deployed to the architecture that will provide the best performance. In fact, modern infrastructure tools such as containers and APIs have opened up many new architecture possibilities. This even includes spanning applications over on-premises data centers, public cloud, and edge locations. However, this
Infrastructure as Code (IaC) is a family of design principles, not just a technology. That’s why we designed Digital Rebar around reusable and stackable modules that treat your infrastructure automation as code.
Can adopting Infrastructure as Code (IaC) help your business? It sure can, and Rob talks about this on TFiR. Looking for more info? Check out Rob’s Post about the Business of IaC.
As technologists, we love to talk about Infrastructure as Code (IaC) as a technology [here’s Rob’s IaC talk]. However, focusing on the tech ignores the significant business value behind the concept. Why should CIOs, CTOs and even CEOs demand their teams pursue IaC practices? And why IaC instead of CI/CD, Site Reliability Engineering, or DevOps?
Paul Delory lays out a comprehensive view of all the components in the flow required to deliver applications into production.
“IT teams want to be able to provision bare-metal servers as if they were code…. Achieving that goal, however, should not require IT organizations to hire a site reliability engineer (SRE)” Read the full DevOps.com article.
We’ve been making the most basic aspects of infrastructure too complex and hard to automate. Companies can address security by building secure automation processes from the ground up.