Can Infrastructure as Code Apply to Bare Metal?

Thursday, June 03, 2021 - 12:45 pm1:30 pm

Rob Hirschfeld, RackN


Infrastructure as Code (IaC) uses source control, CI/CD and immutable configuration to build cloud infrastructure. What does it take to apply these concepts to bare metal too? We'll discuss the intersection of IaC practices with the realities physical infrastructure automation. We'll review production proven techniques that build secure and resilient infrastructure.

Rob Hirschfeld, RackN

Do you keep wondering why building automation is so hard and even harder to share as a community? That's really bugs Rob too. He has been creating software to collaboratively automate infrastructure for over 20 years. His latest startup, RackN, focuses on providing Distributed IaC automation and abstraction layers for provisioning Cloud, Edge and Enterprise data centers. He is also building a forward looking operator community at with weekly DevOps and future hallway-type discussions.

@conference {272749,
author = {Rob Hirschfeld},
title = {Can Infrastructure as Code Apply to Bare Metal?},
year = {2021},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
month = jun

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