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Sep 23, 2020   |  By Fabian Kramm
Today, Kubernetes is getting more and more important, not only in the world of operations but also in the world of development. Knowledge in Kubernetes is a highly sought after skill. Yet the question remains whether developers should get access to Kubernetes and if they even need to know about Kubernetes at all.
Sep 21, 2020   |  By Caroline Tarbett
“Transforming large manufacturing organizations like Continental is a huge technical and philosophical challenge. The emphasis is on finding the most intuitive and efficient way to modernize while maintaining competitive advantage.
Sep 18, 2020   |  By Calin Rus
In this article, we will install an Etcd cluster and configure monitoring using Prometheus and Grafana, all with the help of Rancher. We’ll see how easy it is to accomplish this without the need of dependencies, as we can take full advantage of Rancher’s App Catalog.
Sep 15, 2020   |  By Peter Smails
The enterprise Kubernetes management space has definitely become a lot more crowded over the past two years as traditional vendors and startups alike attempt to grab a slice of this massive market. The increasingly competitive vendor landscape makes Forrester’s recent recognition of Rancher Labs that much more meaningful.
Sep 14, 2020   |  By William Jimenez
A headline in a recent Register article jumped off my screen with the claim: “No, Kubernetes doesn’t make applications portable, say analysts. Good luck avoiding lock-in, too.” Well, that certainly got my attention…for a couple of reasons. First, the emphasis on an absolute claim was quite literally shouting at me. In my experience, absolutes are rare occurrences in software engineering. Second, it was nearly impossible to imagine what evidence this conclusion was based on.
Sep 9, 2020   |  By Sameer Naik
Many businesses use cloud services on AWS and also run workloads on Kubernetes and Knative. Today, it’s difficult to integrate events from AWS to workloads on a Rancher cluster, preventing you from taking full advantage of your data and applications. To trigger a workload on Rancher when events happen in your AWS service, you need an event source that can consume AWS events and send them to your Rancher workload.
Sep 8, 2020   |  By Caroline Tarbett
In Switzerland, Inventx is the IT partner of choice for financial and insurance service providers. Its full-stack DevOps platform, ix.AgileFactory, allows financial organizations to move to a modern, cloud-native and microservices-centric infrastructure. The platform decouples core applications from the central infrastructure, allowing organizations to better manage and innovate applications in safety.
Sep 2, 2020   |  By Alon Berger
Kubernetes provides the freedom to rapidly build and ship applications while dramatically minimizing deployment and service update cycles. However, the velocity of application deployment requires a new approach that involves integrating tools as early as possible in the deployment pipeline and inspecting the code and configuration against Kubernetes security best practices. Kubernetes has many security knobs that address various aspects required to harden the cluster and applications running inside.
Aug 26, 2020   |  By Ajeeta Shakeet
As a network of microservices changes and grows, the interactions between them can be difficult to manage and understand. That’s why it’s handy to have a service mesh as a separate infrastructure layer. A service mesh is an approach to solving microservices at scale. It handles routing and terminating traffic, monitoring and tracing, service delivery and routing, load balancing, circuit breaking and mutual authentication.
Aug 24, 2020   |  By Saiyam Pathak
Kubernetes upgrades are always a tough undertaking when your clusters are running smoothly. Upgrades are necessary as every three months, Kubernetes releases a new version. If you do not upgrade your Kubernetes clusters, within a year, you can fall far behind. Rancher has always focused on solving problems, and they are at it again with a new open source project called System Upgrade Controller. In this tutorial, we will see how to upgrade a K3s Kubernetes cluster using System Upgrade Controller.
Aug 28, 2020   |  By Rancher
This is the demo from Rancher Field Engineer Sheldon Lo-A-Njoe for KubeCon EMEA 2020, in which he demonstrates the cool things you can do with K3s, a bunch of Raspberry Pi SBCs and Chaos Engineering.
Aug 13, 2020   |  By Rancher
Hosted cloud provider Kubernetes services like EKS alleviate the operational burden of Kubernetes. The cluster operator is still responsible for upgrades and all the day 2 operations for the applications running on the cluster. In this meetup we'll discuss how Rancher can help manage the lifecycle of EKS clusters, and will walk through importing existing and provisioning new EKS clusters through Rancher. We will also look at how to deploy Rancher logging and monitoring onto the cluster to handle day 2 operations on the cluster.
Aug 12, 2020   |  By Rancher
Helm 3 is developing a set of best practices that help make Kubernetes applications more secure. As a recent graduate from incubation to full-fledged project of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Helm has been developing its own ecosystem and is working towards mature tooling. Join Rancher and JFrog as they provide more details into updates in Helm 3 and how Helm Charts create reproducible security in the Kubernetes ecosystem.
Aug 7, 2020   |  By Rancher
This is the training from 2020-08-06 on Kubernetes and Rancher, given by Adrian Goins, the Director of Community and Evangelism for Rancher Labs. Come laugh and learn Kubernetes!
Aug 5, 2020   |  By Rancher
Using the Rancher platform and services, enterprise IT and DevOps teams can overcome the complexity of standing up and running multiple Kubernetes containers. However, as deployments scale, and the number of apps and workloads that teams have running on Kubernetes multiplies, complexity grows exponentially. Much of the difficulty centers on trying to find the best configuration settings for applications. Manual, trial-and-error approaches are ineffective, and always overprovisioning isn’t a viable strategy.
Jul 30, 2020   |  By Rancher
Terraform provides declarative Infrastructure as Code (IaC) management for many platforms, including Rancher 2.x servers. When using the Rancher2 provider alongside of other Terraform providers many manual tasks can be automated and standardized. In addition, infrastructure can be unit tested as is common with other code, extending rapid iteration into the infrastructure layer.
Jul 24, 2020   |  By Rancher
This is the Rancher training with Adrian Goins from July 24, 2020. In 90 minutes Adrian teaches you everything you need to know to get started with Kubernetes and Rancher.
Jul 20, 2020   |  By Rancher
Join us and find out how Enterprises that are using Rancher to manage and deploy applications on Kubernetes can use Prisma Cloud to provide complete security and compliance for their environments.
Jul 16, 2020   |  By Rancher
Join Rancher Labs and Microsoft this month to take a look at how Azure Arc for Kubernetes can integrate your Rancher clusters into the Azure portal. Organizations infrastructure is often a combination of on-premise and cloud-based solutions. Azure users now have the option to centralize their policy and compliance management through a single pane of glass in the Azure Resource Manager (check out our recent blog post here to learn more).
Jul 10, 2020   |  By Rancher
This video provides a short introduction to Rancher, the world’s most widely deployed Kubernetes management platform. With Rancher, IT organizations can deploy, manage and secure any Kubernetes deployment regardless of where it is running. Best of all, Rancher is intuitive to use, and built to support DevOps teams, as they use containers to automate operations and move to continuous delivery. Rancher is 100% free and open source.
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.