Hi everyone, I recorded a brief overview of how to launch a Rancher 0.3 environment, connect it with some resources from a few different public clouds, and then deploy an application. If you’d like to learn more about Rancher, please visit our GitHubsite for information on joining the community, or downloading the software. You can also schedule a demo to talk with one of our engineers about the project.
Hi Everyone, I’m Will Chan, the new VP of engineering here at Rancher, and I wanted to post an update about some of the things we’re working on here at Rancher for release later this quarter. I started at Rancher in early December, and since then I’ve been thrilled to see how many people have downloaded Rancher and are using it to manage and implement networking around Docker. I’m really excited about some of the features we’re working on, and wanted to give you a sneak peek of what’s coming over the next two months.
In my current role at Rancher Labs, we do a lot of testing and provisioning on Google Compute Engine. One of the things that we found missing were official Ubuntu and Fedora images. Fortunately, Ubuntu now has official images on GCE and we hope that Fedora follows as well. There is an open issue to track the official progress, but in the meantime the new Fedora 21 cloud image is straight forward enough to get going.
Last week we introduced our new project, Rancher.io, at AWS Re:Invent, and it was amazing. We’d been working on the software for months, talking with good friends, old customers and former colleagues about what we were building and wondering how it would be received by users. We were anxious to share it with new people and eager to get their feedback. We were also really nervous. Four of us flew out to Vegas, set up our little booth, tested our demos and organized our piles of stickers and t-shirts.
Almost one year ago I started Stampede as an R&D project to look at the implications of Docker on cloud computing moving forward, and as such I’ve explored many ideas. After releasing Stampede, and getting so much great feedback, I’ve decided to concentrate my efforts. I’m renaming Stampede.io to Rancher.io to signify the new direction and focus the project is taking. Going forward, instead of the experimental personal project that Stampede was, Rancher will be a well-sponsored open source project focused on building a portable implementation of infrastructure services similar to EBS, VPC, ELB, and many other services.
After months of work we will be previewing Rancher at AWS Re:Invent November 11-14. Stop by Booth #455 to meet our team and get the latest on what we’re planning over the next few months.