Setting up, customizing and running Kubernetes (k8s) can be challenging, with a steep learning curve. Rancher manages Kubernetes, making it easy to deploy and use everywhere you run containers.
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Follow this step-by-step guide, which provides a detailed introduction to deploying and scaling Kubernetes with Rancher.
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Rancher is not a container orchestrator—it is a fully integrated container management platform that includes everything you need to run containers and Kubernetes in production. It works out of the box and is easy to use, for both administrators and DevOps teams.
A single, consolidated management plane enables you to get multiple Kubernetes clusters running in minutes. It simplifies day-to-day operations, making it easy to:
Rancher plays critical role in the software development pipeline, working with CI/CD tools such as Jenkins to automate all aspect of software deployment. The easy to use interface simplifies the user experience, accelerating user adoption and providing fast access to the latest tools.
Rancher is 100% open source, including the upstream Kubernetes distribution. With Rancher, you avoid vendor lock-in, but keep the flexibility to use the tools and infrastructure add-ons you want. whenever you need them.
Rancher includes a natively implemented upstream Kubernetes distribution with no forks, enabling you to adopt the latest stable release and upstream bug fixes in a timely manner.
Using Rancher, open source Kubernetes can be easily managed throughout its lifecycle. Kubernetes is deployed with a click of a button and upgrades are automatic.
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Rancher provides a consolidated management interface, making it possible to run multiple Kubernetes clusters spanning a variety of resource pools and clouds.
Rancher Comes Complete with a modular set on infrastructure services, making it easy to define and save different combinations of networking, storage and load balancer drivers and services as environments.
You can now try Rancher using the Rancher sandbox. It's publicly hosted and always up to date. Try Rancher
To deploy Kubernetes, simply launch a Rancher server and create a new Kubernetes environment. Read the docs
Want an introduction to using Kubernetes with Rancher? Join us for our free online Kubernetes training courses. Register for training
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