In the latest episode of TFiR Let’s Talk, Rob Hirschfeld, CEO of RackN, joined us to talk about the state of the bare metal infrastructure. While our focus remains on cloud-native computing, new technologies, its complexities and how Kubernetes are enjoying massive adoption, bare metal remains at the heart of the cloud-native movement. But we don’t talk much about it. We should. There is a lot of exciting stuff going on behind the scenes.

In this episode, we covered a wide range of topics including the importance of bare metal and why developers should care about it. The fact is that as cloud vendors work towards making life easy for developers, operators and SREs; they themselves have to deal with the complexity that comes with bare metal. However, developers can’t keep themselves away from hardware for a very long time. With the proliferation of Edge computing, hardware has started to move into the developers’ pipeline. It will no longer be someone else’s problem.

As co-founder and CEO of RackN, Hirschfeld is the perfect guest to bring his experience, expertise and insights to the show to not only talk about the challenges that come with bare metal but also share how to bring the DevOps approach to bare metal. For those who are not aware, RackN is the creator of Digital Rebar, a complete bare metal life-cycle solution.

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