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It’s Too Hard to Collaborate in Automation

Ineffective collaboration between teams in automation leads to lack of clarity that translates to pointlessly doing the same work over and over again. In this episode of On-Premise IT Podcast, presented by RackN, host Stephen Foskett delves into this problem with Calvin Hendryx-Parker, Keith Townsend, and Rob Hirschfeld, Founder and CEO at RackN to discuss ways in which the walls between teams can be knocked down. RackN sees reusable automation as the way to reduce toil and improve communication. RackN builds automation workflows that are universally usable across teams, so that every time a new feature is added, or a bug is fixed, it is accessible to all teams. Listen to this podcast to learn how collaborative automation saves time and effort, and how RackN achieves it with IaC automation.

On-Premises for Today’s Spotlight Podcast:


Calvin Hendryx-Parker

Keith Townsend

RackN Panelist

Rob Hirschfeld, Founder and CEO of RackN. Connect with Rob on LinkedIn and the RackN website.


Stephen Foskett



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About the author

Stephen Foskett

Stephen Foskett is an active participant in the world of enterprise information technology, currently focusing on enterprise storage, server virtualization, networking, and cloud computing. He organizes the popular Tech Field Day event series for Gestalt IT and runs Foskett Services. A long-time voice in the storage industry, Stephen has authored numerous articles for industry publications, and is a popular presenter at industry events. He can be found online at,, and on Twitter at @SFoskett.

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