The Rebar Analogy¶
We feel strongly about the rebar and reinforced data center analogy.
Rebar is steel (metal) that is embedded into reinforced concrete to make it structurally durable. It was an essential innovation that allows building cloudscraping towers and more robust infrastructure.
Digital rebar provides a similar underlaying framework to reinforce data centers.
The (Re)bar Second Meaning¶
Rebar is also a nod to our Crowbar history. The project founders were the original Crowbar founders. In very practical terms, the Digital Rebar project is a reimagined implementation of Crowbar.
Rebar also works as a reference to the “bare metal” physical infrastructure that Digital Rebar focused on automating.
Rocket Skates was the working name for Digital Rebar Provision during initial development. Since they are fast and powerful boots, it seemed like a natural name for a Cobbler replacement.