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Podcast: Learn how SRE Overcomes DevOps Failings


In today’s podcast, we discuss the latest trend in massive scale IT infrastructure management and automation, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE). This new job description comes from Google and describes how they are able to automate the orchestration of their highly complex and decentralized infrastructure.

RackN is a startup focused on delivering the tools necessary for SRE teams to meet the automation, provisioning, and orchestration necessary for Hybrid IT environments. Their solution is based on the open source project, Digital Rebar, a pragmatic solution to real world ops. Rob presented RackN’s perspective on SRE in his blog this past January, The Rise of Site Reliability Engineers (SRE).


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Podcast Guest: Rob Hirschfeld, Founder and CEO, RackN @zehicle  robh.jpg

Rob has been in the cloud and infrastructure space for nearly 15 years and has done everything from working with early ESX betas to serving four terms on the OpenStack Foundation Board and as an executive at Dell. As a co-founder of the Digital Rebar project, Rob created a new generation of DevOps orchestration to leverage the containers and service-oriented ops. He believes that the technology of running data centers and applications on cloud is just part of the bigger story (Rob’s Blog). He trained as an Industrial Engineer and carries a passion for applying Lean and Agile processes to software delivery.

Rob has received degrees from Duke University and Louisiana State University. He currently lives in Austin, TX.


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I manage the HPE Helion social media and website teams promoting the enterprise cloud solutions at HPE for hybrid, public, and private clouds. I was previously at Dell promoting their Cloud solutions and was the open source community manager for OpenStack and at Rackspace and Citrix Systems. While at Citrix Systems, I founded the Citrix Developer Network, developed global alliance and licensing programs, and even once added audio to the DOS ICA client with assembler. Follow me at @SpectorID

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