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Adrian Goins
Adrian Goins
January 22, 2019
Read time: 8 min

This article analyzes the recent CNCF article, '9 Kubernetes Security Best Practices Everyone Must Follow' and discusses how Rancher, RKE, and RancherOS satisfy these by default. I also discuss the Rancher Hardening Guide, which covers 101 more security changes that will secure your Kubernetes clusters.

Frank Brown
Frank Brown
March 7, 2019
Read time: 8 min

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

Prachi Damle
Prachi Damle
August 2, 2018
Read time: 8 min

In this blog series, we will try to explore how various features supported by Rancher 1.6 using Cattle can be mapped to their equivalents in the Kubernetes world using Rancher 2.0. Read part 1 here.

Will Chan
Will Chan
January 4, 2019
Read time: 5 min

This blog describes how Rancher and its managed kubernetes clusters can be affected by the recent announcement detailing the vulnerabilities of the proxying external IPs and dashboard.

Faruk Caglar, PhD
Faruk Caglar, PhD
March 27, 2019
Read time: 7 min

Big data is category of data management, processing, and storage that is primarily defined by its scale. Conventional data processing techniques and tooling are often not suitable for the volume, velocity, and variety of data generated by some modern environments, so new paradigms had to be developed. In this article, we introduce big data concepts and discuss why and how they can be useful.

Justin Ellingwood
Justin Ellingwood
May 30, 2019
Read time: 13 min

Containers have become incredibly common in modern development workflows and production environments. But what exactly are they and why are they getting so much attention? In this article, we will talk about what containers are, how they differ from related technologies, and what primary advantages they provide for the individuals and teams who adopt them.

Sheng Liang
Sheng Liang
August 27, 2019
Read time: 3 min

Sheng Liang, CEO of Rancher Labs, shares his thoughts about the latest VMWare announcements: Tanzu and Project Pacific, and on the future of Kubernetes in the market.

Shannon Williams
Shannon Williams
November 14, 2018
Read time: 3 min

Rancher now has added support for Huawei Cloud Container Engine (CCE), Alibaba Cloud Container Service for Kubernetes (ACK) and Tencent Kubernetes Engine (TKE). The integration will be available in Rancher 2.2, scheduled to ship in early 2019.

Ankur Agarwal
Ankur Agarwal
June 20, 2019
Read time: 3 min

Rancher 2.3 Preview 2 dropped today, with preview support for Istio.

Ankur Agarwal
Ankur Agarwal
May 14, 2019
Read time: 3 min

Rancher 2.3 Preview 1 dropped today, with preview support for Windows Containers in Kubernetes 1.14.

Sheng Yang
Sheng Yang
August 23, 2018
Read time: 4 min

Project Longhorn v0.3.0 Release

Sheng Liang
Sheng Liang
May 1, 2018
Read time: 3 min

Rancher 2.0 is an open-source, enterprise Kubernetes container orchestration platform for running containers in production.

May 1, 2018
Read time: 5 min

Sheng Liang, CEO of Rancher Labs, announces that Rancher 2.0 has achieved GA and is ready for production deployment. Rancher 2.0 is an open-source, enterprise Kubernetes platform for running containers in production. Read how Rancher 2.0 works and what Rancher plans to release next.

March 12, 2019
Read time: 2 min

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

Jason van Brackel
Jason van Brackel
September 11, 2019
Read time: 2 min

The Rancher community is 30,000+ strong and growing fast! In order to continue growing and nurturing our vibrant open source community, we’ve created the Trusted Ranch Hand Program. Learn more.

Sheng Liang
Sheng Liang
April 24, 2019
Read time: 3 min

Today we launched a new open source project called k3OS. K3OS is a Linux distro built for the sole purpose of running Kubernetes clusters. Read more.

Jason van Brackel
Jason van Brackel
June 18, 2018
Read time: 2 min

Rancher's Solutions Architect Jason van Brackel reviews the ExternalDNS subproject of Kubernetes. Learn what ExternalDNS is, and get a step-by-step instructions and helper code for the subproject. Read more here.

Chris Urwin
Chris Urwin
August 7, 2018
Read time: 5 min

This blog covers building a CI/CD Pipeline using the hosted GitLab.com solution. The Kubernetes integrations that are covered are generic and should work with any CI/CD provider that interface directly to Kubernetes using a service account. Tools used are Auto Devops, Rancher, and Gitlab.

Alena Prokharchyk
Alena Prokharchyk
July 9, 2018
Read time: 7 min

Learn about Rancher management plane architecture where every API resource is represented as a CustomResourceDefinition(CRD) and every functional routine runs as Kubernetes controller

Calin Rus
Calin Rus
October 18, 2018
Read time: 7 min

When traffic increases, we need to have a way to scale our application to keep up with user demand. With Kubernetes multi-cluster management through Rancher, scaling has never been easier and more efficient. Read here about scaling Kubernetes and the challenges you might be facing when managing a hybrid cloud environment.

December 17, 2018
Read time: 8 min

Swapnil Bhartiya of TFiR interviewed Rancher co-founder and CEO Sheng Liang at KubeCon China. The ensuing conversation will teach you about the fascinating ways Kubernetes enhances IT infrastructure from the ground up. Watch the video or read the transcript.

Tom Callway
Tom Callway
August 5, 2019
Read time: 3 min

Some open source vendors think the number of code commits demonstrates their technical prowess and community commitment. I think users care much more about ‘business value’.

Justin Ellingwood
Justin Ellingwood
March 21, 2019
Read time: 13 min

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.

Frank Brown
Frank Brown
April 16, 2019
Read time: 9 min

This article will compare and contrast six operating systems commonly used in container deployments. It will present information on why the choice of operating system matters, and how differences in application may require differences in operating system.

Raul Sanchez
Raul Sanchez
August 6, 2018
Read time: 16 min

One of the nicer features of Kubernetes is the ability to code and configure autoscale on your running services. Without autoscaling, it's difficult to accommodate deployment scaling and meet SLAs. This article will show you how to autoscale your services on Kubernetes using Horizontal Pod Autoscale.

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