Rancher

Cupertino, CA, USA
2014
Feb 9, 2021   |  By William Jimenez
Kubernetes applications are increasingly making their way to the edge and embedded computing. Storage will quickly follow as the applications that rely on this edge infrastructure become more advanced and naturally carry more state. According to a study by McKinsey and Company, a “connected car” processes up to 25GB of data per hour.
Jan 26, 2021   |  By Wendie Cheung
Today’s announcement of Longhorn 1.1, a Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Sandbox project, is exciting news for users of Rancher, SUSE’s Kubernetes management platform, and the Kubernetes community. Longhorn is an enterprise-grade, cloud native container storage solution that went GA in June 2020. Since then, adoption has increased by 235 percent.
Dec 21, 2020   |  By Nuno do Carmo
Have you ever wanted to try K3s high availability cluster “mode,” and you either did not have the minimum three “spare nodes” or the time required to set up the same amount of VMs? Then you are in for a good treat: meet k3d! If you’re not familiar with k3d, its name gives you a hint to what it’s all about: K3s in Docker.
Dec 21, 2020   |  By Claudio Acquaviva
Service Mesh is an emerging architecture pattern gaining traction today. Along with Kubernetes, Service Mesh can form a powerful platform which addresses the technical requirements that arise in a highly distributed environment typically found on a microservices cluster and/or service infrastructure. A Service Mesh is a dedicated infrastructure layer for facilitating service-to-service communications between microservices.
Dec 17, 2020   |  By Bastian Hofmann
Earlier this month the Kubernetes project discovered a security issue affecting multitenant clusters: If a potential attacker can already create or edit services and pods, then they may be able to intercept traffic from other pods (or nodes) in the cluster. An attacker that is able to create a ClusterIP service and set the spec.externalIPs field can intercept traffic to that IP.
Dec 16, 2020   |  By Sheng Yang
Today, I am excited to announce project Harvester, open source hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) software built using Kubernetes. Harvester provides fully integrated virtualization and storage capabilities on bare-metal servers. No Kubernetes knowledge is required to use Harvester. In the past few years, we’ve seen many attempts to bring VM management into container platforms, including our own RancherVM, and other solutions like KubeVirt and Virtlet.
Dec 15, 2020   |  By Michael Foster
As companies adopt container technologies, they face a significant challenge - how do we secure this new attack surface? It’s an issue that you often see backlogged in favor of solving storage, networking and monitoring issues. Add on the challenge of educating the workforce on one of the fastest-growing open source projects to date, and it’s no wonder security has lagged as the primary focus for teams.
Dec 14, 2020   |  By Tim Davis
Are you or your team currently looking for your next-generation architecture? Or perhaps are you already there, but looking for the best way to automate and manage it. In this blog, we’re going to talk about deploying Rancher environments using the power of env0. Rancher is a complete software stack for teams adopting containers.
Dec 10, 2020   |  By Mark Abrams
With massive adoption of Kubernetes at enterprises worldwide, we are seeing Kubernetes going to new extremes. On the one hand, Kubernetes is being adopted for workloads at the edge and delivering value beyond the data center. On the other hand, Kubernetes is being used to drive Machine Learning (ML) and high-quality, high-speed data analysis capabilities.
Dec 7, 2020   |  By William Jimenez
Cloud-native is the ultimate buzzword lately. So, is “cloud-native storage” just an attempt to grab on to this concept, hoping for a little boost? Actually, there is something more to it, and I’ll unpack that here. The premise of cloud-native storage is simple: its native habitat is a Kubernetes cluster. When we design with the assumption that a technology will exist in Kubernetes, we get to look around and see what functionalities already exist in that system.
Feb 5, 2021   |  By Rancher
In this meetup we'll show you how to get productive developing locally on Kubernetes with the help of k3d which lets you spin up a K3s cluster on your laptop. We'll guide you through a full development setup including the k3d CLI, the awesome new vscode-k3d plugin and synergy with tools like Skaffold or Tilt.
Dec 17, 2020   |  By Rancher
As the number of clusters under management increase, application owners and cluster operators need a programatic way to manage deploying to their clusters. Rancher Continuous Delivery allows an administrator to create groups of clusters and link them to Git repositories. This means an application owner only ever needs access to the Git repository and not the management cluster. Deployment manifests can be defined in Helm, Kustomize or K8s yaml files and can be tailored based on attributes of the target clusters.
Dec 17, 2020   |  By Rancher
If you haven't heard, Rancher's K3s was accepted last month as a Sandbox Project by the CNCF! Exciting things have been underway with K3s and in this September's meetup we will bring you up to speed on all of them. We’ll discuss the donation of K3s to the CNCF and talk about the changes you can expect to see as part of this move. Rancher experts will also cover the features and enhancements available in the 1.19 release. The focus of the 1.19 release has been improved configurability and operations for K3s clusters.
Dec 17, 2020   |  By Rancher
Learn about a new project we’ve been working on at Rancher Labs! Harvester is a virtualization and HCI platform that uses open-source hypervisors and other CNCF technologies to produce a seamless experience for administrators of complex environments that depend on Virtual Machines. Join Harvester’s principal engineer Sheng Yang and product manager William Jimenez as they walk you through the new tech.
Dec 16, 2020   |  By Rancher
As the number of Kubernetes clusters under management increases, application owners and cluster operators need a programmatic way to approach cluster management. Rancher CD solves this by creating a git driven engine for applying cluster changes. Declarative code is stored in a git repo. As changes are committed to the repo, linked clusters are automatically updated. Gitops keeps all your clusters consistent, version controlled, and reduces the administrative burden as you scale.
Dec 15, 2020   |  By Rancher
As the number of Kubernetes clusters under management increases, application owners and cluster operators need a programmatic way to approach cluster management. Rancher CD solves this by creating a git driven engine for applying cluster changes. Declarative code is stored in a git repo. As changes are committed to the repo, linked clusters are automatically updated. Gitops keeps all your clusters consistent, version controlled, and reduces the administrative burden as you scale.
Dec 9, 2020   |  By Rancher
The release of Rancher 2.5 introduced some significant changes to the Istio Service Mesh integration. In addition to those changes, the Istio project has also undergone some significant redesign in recent versions. Staying current in this fast moving space can be a challenge. Fear not! In this Master Class, Rancher Field Engineer Jason Skrzypek will summarize the notable changes, discuss the rationale behind some of them, and demonstrate the possibilities that this new implementation unlocks.
Dec 3, 2020   |  By Rancher
vSphere continues to be a popular destination for Rancher-provisioned Kubernetes clusters. In this Master Class, Rancher Staff Software Engineer, Luther Monson and Field Engineer, David Holder present updates on the capabilities of Rancher with vSphere. Follow along with a full cluster lifecycle demonstration showcasing template creation, provisioning, cloud providers and more.
Nov 26, 2020   |  By Rancher
With Rancher 2.5, the integrated Monitoring and Alerting system has been improved significantly and is now much more powerful and flexible. It is easier than ever to scrape your own workloads with Prometheus, to create custom dashboards in Grafana and to configure alerts and notification channels to your liking. In this Master Class, Rancher Field Engineer Bastian Hofmann will discuss these improvements and demo how you can customize the whole monitoring system to fit your needs.
Nov 13, 2020   |  By Rancher
Rancher 2.5 is available now! Join Rancher Labs to see how this latest release enables enterprises to deliver Kubernetes at unparalleled scale from core, to cloud, to edge. Rancher users now have access to.
Feb 9, 2021   |  By Rancher
Kubernetes is a useful tool that is allowing enterprises to deploy, scale, and manage containerized applications anywhere. But aligning your business to take full advantage of Kubernetes requires careful consideration. This guide will help walk you through that process.
Jan 12, 2019   |  By Rancher
This newly-updated, in-depth guidebook provides a detailed overview of the features and functionality of the new Rancher: an open-source enterprise Kubernetes platform.

Rancher is a complete software stack for teams adopting containers. It addresses the operational and security challenges of managing multiple Kubernetes clusters, while providing DevOps teams with integrated tools for running containerized workloads.

At Rancher Labs we love containers, and love the experience they bring to developers. We love their portability, ease-of-use, and rich ecosystem support. We believe that Kubernetes is on the verge of turning from developer’s favorite tool to the de-facto large-scale production platform. So we have built tools that help organizations run their applications and services on herds of containers that can roam across Kubernetes clusters and clouds.

One Platform for Everyone who uses Kubernetes:

  • Multi-Cluster Management: Rancher was built to manage Kubernetes everywhere it runs. It can easily deploy new clusters from scratch, launch EKS, GKE and AKS clusters, or even import existing Kubernetes clusters.
  • Unified Operations: With Rancher, ops teams have the same control and management tools across dev, staging and production Kubernetes clusters.
  • Centralized Policy Management: Ensure container security is implemented consistently with centralized security policies that can be applied across every Kubernetes cluster managed by Rancher.
  • Authentication and RBAC: Rancher connects with Active Directory, LDAP and other authentication systems to ensure users only have the appropriate access to Kubernetes.
  • Intuitive Interface: Rancher gives users native access to the Kubernetes API and CLI, but also provides an intuitive UI for managing pods, ingress policies, storage, secrets and service discovery.
  • Integrated Tooling: DevOps teams can connect Rancher with existing tools, or choose to use integrated deployments of monitoring, logging, alerting and CI/CD.

Manage Kubernetes Everywhere with Rancher.