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Digital Rebar v4.3: Distributed Site Automation

Digital Rebar v4.3: Distributed Site Automation

Introduction to RackN and the new capabilities in the v4.3 release.

We review the technology at a high level and then discuss use cases for RackN Digital Rebar in the field.

Video: https://youtu.be/XI_7nM6wpxU

Rob Hirschfeld

February 26, 2020
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  1. Distributed Site Automation for the
    Continuously Integrated Data Center
    Rob Hirschfeld, CEO / February 26, 2020

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  2. Physical Layer Data Center Automation

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    https://RackN.com and @rackngo
    Based in Austin Texas, RackN was founded by the original Dell Crowbar team in 2014.
    We are a founder-owned, cash flow positive, 8-person startup supporting multi-national
    companies.
    Our mission is to rethink data center operations by addressing root cause challenges
    from the bare metal infrastructure layer upwards. We empower operators to manage
    their own infrastructure cost effectively.
    Our architectural focus is to bring cloud-style Infrastructure as Code (Iac) and
    Continuous Integration (CI) workflows to heterogenous and brown-field data centers.
    Our core product, Digital Rebar v4.3, reflects 10 years of development over four product
    generations.
    Our business model is annually licensed software build around a proprietary core
    platform with an open ecosystem.

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    Operator Managed Data Center Automation (no SaaS or MSP connections)
    • 100% API-driven
    • Multi-Domain Workflows
    • Infrastructure as Code
    • Behind Firewall
    • Multi-Site Management
    • Vendor Agnostic
    • Easy to Extend in Field
    DHCP
    Netboot
    (PXE, iPXE, …)
    Agent
    (Linux, Win, ESX, … )
    Network Switch / ToR
    REST API & UX
    Systems of Record
    Configuration Mgmt DB
    Monitoring Systems
    DRP
    OOB / BMC
    (iLo, DRAC, Redfish, ...)
    CI/CD Pipeline
    Digital Rebar Platform (DRP) is core
    service component of Digital Rebar.

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  5. Distributed Site Automation for the Edge and Enterprise

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    Silos Silos
    Silos
    Compute
    Network
    O/S
    Platform

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    DHCP
    Netboot
    (PXE, iPXE, …)
    Agent
    (Linux, Win, ESX, … )
    Network Switch / ToR
    REST API & UX
    Systems of Record
    Configuration Mgmt DB
    Monitoring Systems
    DRP
    OOB / BMC
    (iLo, DRAC, Redfish, ...)
    CI/CD Pipeline




    Digital Rebar Platform (DRP) is core
    service component of Digital Rebar.

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    IaC
    IaC
    IaC




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    Production
    Test
    Dev
    SSO
    HA




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    Delivering Value Adapting to Change And Always Innovating

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  14. RackN.com/v43

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