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Oct 17, 2019 | By Jason van Brackel
Windows Support went GA for Kubernetes in version 1.14 and represented years of work. This has been the effort of excellent engineers from companies including Microsoft, Pivotal, VMWare, RedHat, and the now-defunct Apprenda, among others. I’ve been a lurker and occasional contributor to the sig-windows community going back to my days with Apprenda, and I’ve continued to follow it in my current role with Rancher Labs.
Oct 8, 2019 | By Peter Smails
Today we are excited to announce the general availability of Rancher 2.3, the latest version of our flagship product. Rancher, already the industry’s most widely adopted Kubernetes management platform, adds major new features with v2.3.
Oct 8, 2019 | By Mike Kostersitz
Container technology is transforming the face of business and application development. 70% of on-premises workloads today are running on the Windows Server operating system and enterprise customers are looking to modernize these workloads and make use of containers. We have introduced support for Windows Containers in Windows Server 2016 and graduated support for Windows Server worker nodes in Kubernetes 1.14 clusters. With Windows Server 2019 we have expanded support in Kubernetes 1.16.
Sep 27, 2019 | By Mark Abrams
Edge computing has become a clear strategic goal for many enterprises, for some it is already an absolute necessity. As the demands of applications software and the capabilities of hardware continue to grow, containers and Kubernetes have become a compelling technology for edge computing. In just the past 5 years, the way that software is manufactured and maintained has changed dramatically with the introduction of Kubernetes container orchestration.
Sep 18, 2019 | By Paul Stanton
Support for relational databases is a growing focus for Kubernetes users, and the release of Windows Server 2019 is expanding options for .NET applications and SQL Server. SQL Server workloads, however, often rely on Active Directory and Windows Auth, and storage arrays, which will not be supported by SQL Server containers on Windows Server 2019. Fortunately, a new Rancher Labs partner, Windocks, offers new options for SQL Server on Kubernetes and Rancher.
Oct 16, 2019 | By Rancher
Kubernetes enables a common compute platform across any infrastructure and a consistent set of infrastructure capabilities including improved reliability, enhanced security and increased operational efficiencies. But as organizations adopt Kubernetes, clusters are often deployed with limited access to shared tooling and services, inconsistent security policies and no centralized cluster operations.
Oct 8, 2019 | By Rancher
Vault operation is hard enough already, let alone with needing to add new applications, new policies, new databases... But if I automate my secrets, that defeats the purpose of storing it securely in vault. This class aims to show some simple ways of adding automation to your vault operation to help reduce operator toil and give a standardized way of having developers add new applications via a GitOps flow.
Oct 2, 2019 | By Rancher
Enterprises interested in modernizing SQL Server with Kubernetes are often challenged by dependencies on Active Directory and Windows Auth, storage networks, and other SQL Server infrastructure and security policies. The introduction of Windows Server for Kubernetes offers little to address these needs.
Sep 26, 2019 | By Rancher
Infrastructure-as-Code, a DevOps best practice, is a workflow that involves managing and configuring your environments through source control. This allows teams to move faster and with fewer errors when making changes to production environments. If a mistake does occur, your environment and apps can quickly be reverted back to a previous state. Save time, increase productivity, and reduce the cost of inevitable human error.