Using infrastructure pipelines to reduce cloud complexity

Part of the For Cloud Professionals podcast series

Complexity bedevils most cloud ecosystems, and infrastructure issues are often a big part of the problem. Using infrastructure pipelines can help reduce complexity and make cloud management easier.

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Got cloud complexity? Infrastructure pipelines can help reduce it

Cloud isn’t just cloud. It’s multi, hybrid, edge, and everything in between. The complexity can be mind-numbing. In this podcast, David Linthicum talks with RackN’s Rob Hirschfeld about how companies can use infrastructure pipelines to better standardize and manage their infrastructure ecosystems—which can significantly reduce complexity. Rob’s take is that automation is key, but it has to be standardized. Of course, infrastructure as code plays a critical role.


We have to have better ways to reuse and share automation and infrastructure and management technologies that then create—everybody hates the word—a single pane of glass.

Rob Hirschfeld is CEO and co-founder of RackN. He has been in the cloud and infrastructure space for over 20 years, from working with early ESX Betas to serving four terms on the OpenStack Foundation Board and as an executive at Dell.


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