Tag: rancher

Reducing Your AWS Spend with AutoSpotting and Rancher

December 7, 2017

Ye Olde Worlde

Back in older times, B.C. as in Before Cloud, to put a service live you had to:

  1. Spend months figuring out how much hardware you needed
  2. Wait at least eight weeks for your hardware to arrive
  3. Allow another four weeks for installation
  4. Then, configure firewall ports
  5. Finally, add servers to config management and provision them

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Rancher 2.0 to Work with Amazon EKS

November 29, 2017

Today, Amazon announced a managed Kubernetes service called Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS).  This means that all three major cloud providers—AWS, Azure, and GCP—now offer managed Kubernetes services. This is great news for Kubernetes users. Even though users always have the option to stand up their own Kubernetes clusters, and new tools like Rancher Kubernetes Engine (RKE) make that process even easier, cloud-managed Kubernetes installations should be the best choice for the majority of Kubernetes users. Read more


Understanding Kubernetes RBAC

November 22, 2017

The general availability (GA) release of Rancher 2.0 draws closer by the day. In this post, we’ll explore the fine control you will have over your Rancher 2.0 deployments when you leverage the role-based access control (RBAC) that Kubernetes brings to the platform.
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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


Create Rancher Environments with Ansible

October 4, 2017

Attention, Ansible users! We’ve released the first version of our Ansible playbooks for Rancher. Ansible is a configuration management system that allows you to write instruction manuals it uses to manage local and remote systems. These playbooks give full control over the installation and configuration of Rancher server and agent nodes, with features that include:
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