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Comparing Kubernetes CNI Providers: Flannel, Calico, Canal, and Weave

Comparing Kubernetes CNI Providers: Flannel, Calico, Canal, and Weave

CNI, or container network interface, is a standard system for provision networking for containers, especially for multi-host orchestrators like Kubernetes. In this article, we'll describe what CNI is, why it's helpful, and then compare some popular CNI plugins for establishing the network for Kubernetes containers.

Justin Ellingwood
Justin Ellingwood
event March 21, 2019
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Introducing Myself, Jason van Brackel, Our New Director of Community

Introducing Myself, Jason van Brackel, Our New Director of Community

My name is Jason van Brackel and I'm Rancher Labs' new Director of Community. In this post, I'd like to introduce myself and outline my vision of the community we can shape together.

Jason van Brackel
Jason van Brackel
event March 14, 2019
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Announcing Submariner, Multi-Cluster Network Connectivity for Kubernetes

Announcing Submariner, Multi-Cluster Network Connectivity for Kubernetes

Rancher's newest open source project, Submariner, creates a single network across all Kubernetes clusters running on premise or in the cloud.

event March 12, 2019
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Considerations When Designing Distributed Systems

Considerations When Designing Distributed Systems

When evaluating application and system architecture, it is important to understand your options and their implications. In recent years, highly distributed systems have become popular, in part due to an influx of sophisticated tooling and an evolution in system management practices. In this guide, we will discuss some of the historical contexts from which distributed systems emerged and offer some general advice on what to keep in mind when designing these applications.

Dan Kusnetzky
Dan Kusnetzky
event March 11, 2019
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A Comparison of VMware and Docker

A Comparison of VMware and Docker

A brief look into the critical differences between VMware and Docker containers as a platform for application deployment.

Frank Brown
Frank Brown
event March 7, 2019
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How the kubernetes community responded to the k3s launch

How the kubernetes community responded to the k3s launch

The release of k3s has been met with enthusiasm by the Kubernetes community. Find out why k3s has become so popular so quickly and what teams are already doing with k3s one week after its launch.

Tom Callway
Tom Callway
event March 6, 2019
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Microservices vs. Monolithic Architectures

Microservices are an alternative to monolithic application architecture that can help businesses adapt to modern deployment environments and increase their development velocity. In this article, we'll discuss the differences between these two approaches and the reasons organizations might want to consider microservices.

Dan Kusnetzky
Dan Kusnetzky
event March 1, 2019
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What Do People Love About Rancher?

What Do People Love About Rancher?

More than 20,000 production environments run Rancher, and more than 200 businesses across finance, health care, military, government, retail, manufacturing, and entertainment engage with with Rancher Labs commercially because they recognize that Rancher works better than other solutions. Read on to learn why those who use Rancher are passionate about its benefits.

Adrian Goins
Adrian Goins
event February 28, 2019
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Three Ways to Secure Kubernetes From Inside Threats

Three Ways to Secure Kubernetes From Inside Threats

This article covers Kubernetes security solutions that have an eye toward keeping clusters safe from unauthorized inside access. Second in a series of articles on Kubernetes security. Read more here.

Rutrell Yasin
Rutrell Yasin
event February 27, 2019
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Introducing k3s: The Lightweight Kubernetes Distribution Built for the Edge

Introducing k3s: The Lightweight Kubernetes Distribution Built for the Edge

Today Rancher Labs is announcing a new open source project, k3s, which is a lightweight, easy to install Kubernetes distribution geared towards resource-constrained environments and low touch operations.

Darren Shepherd
Darren Shepherd
event February 26, 2019
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