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What’s new in Rancher v1.6.11?

November 17, 2017

Let’s explore the new software and features in the latest release of Rancher, which you can use by running the rancher/server:v1.6.11 image. Check our documentation on Installing Rancher Server if you need help running Rancher.

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Rancher joins the CNCF Kubernetes Software Conformance Certification program

November 13, 2017

certified KubernetesEarlier this year, I received an email invitation from Dan Kohn, Executive Director of Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), about a meeting at KubeCon Berlin to explore a Kubernetes conformance program. That effort culminated in today’s official launch of the Kubernetes Software Conformance Certification program. Rancher is among the first group of vendors and community members participating in this effort. Read more

Adopting a GKE Cluster with Rancher 2.0

November 10, 2017

Rancher 2.0 is out and odds are, you’re wondering what’s so shiny and new about it. Well, here’s a huge selling point for the next big Rancher release; Kubernetes cluster adoption! That’s right, we here at Rancher wanted more kids, so we decided it was time to adopt. Read more

Terraforming Rancher Deployments on Digital Ocean

November 6, 2017

Having a cool deployment system is pretty neat, but one thing every engineer learns one way or another is that manual processes aren’t processes, they’re chores. If you have to do something more than once, you should automate it if you can. Of course, if the task of automating the process takes longer than the total projected time you’ll spend executing the process, you shouldn’t automate it. Read more

5 Tips for Making Containers Faster

November 5, 2017

One of the selling points of containers is that containerized applications are generally faster to deploy than virtual machines. Containers also usually perform better.

But just because containers are faster by default than alternative infrastructure doesn’t mean that there are not ways to make them even faster. You can go beyond the defaults by optimizing Docker container image build time, performance and resource consumption. This post explains how. Read more

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