Continental Innovates with Rancher and Kubernetes
In recent years, containers have become a key feature in modern software development. Both developers and operations professionals have recognized the advantages of building, deploying, and managing software within containers. But what exactly are containers and how do they work?
In this series, we'll introduce you to the core concepts at the heart of containers and teach you how to work with Docker, the most popular container image builder and runtime in the world. You'll learn what containers are and how they work, how containers differ from other virtualization technologies, how to use Docker to build and run your own container images, and the fundamentals of container networking, storage, and security.
Upon completing this course, you should be comfortable working with containers in a local environment. You'll be ready to tackle more complex areas, like Kubernetes: a container orchestration platform.
In this series, we'll walk you through what Kubernetes is and how it evolves the concepts of users in single-host container management. You'll learn why an additional management layer called a container orchestration platform is necessary when running containers in production and why Kubernetes became the de facto standard. We'll discuss how each of the system's software components contribute to managing complex container environments, introduce you to the different workload types Kubernetes supports, and give you hands-on experience with Kubernetes clusters.
After finishing this series, you should have a solid understanding of what Kubernetes is and how it works. You will also have experience working with Kubernetes tooling, designing applications for Kubernetes, and deploying software to Kubernetes clusters. Once you've finished this material, you'll be ready to learn about using Kubernetes in production and exploring the greater Kubernetes ecosystem.
Taking Kubernetes into production and getting comfortable with the cloud native ecosystem can feel like a daunting challenge. Securing your environments, setting up high availability to decrease the likelihood of downtime, and integrating Kubernetes into your development and deployment processes all take careful thought and execution.
In this series, we'll talk about how to take Kubernetes to production. We'll cover how to create highly available clusters to help keep your applications up and running, how to build effective CI/CD pipelines to deploy to Kubernetes, and the best ways to isolate your applications and environments. We'll also focus on monitoring and alerting best practices, designing new applications to take advantage of Kubernetes, and take an introductory tour of Kubernetes security.
Kubernetes has become the de facto standard for deploying
container-backed applications at scale, both on-premises and
in the cloud. Rancher is the most popular open-source solution
for deploying and managing Kubernetes clusters. Learn how to
use Rancher with Kubernetes and other cloud-native technologies
to accelerate how you build and deploy applications today.
Free, online training for Kubernetes and Rancher. Our popular sessions show you the basics of running Kubernetes, including deployments, pods, services, running Kubectl, and ingresses.
Free, online meetups aimed at users new to Kubernetes, or those interested in using Rancher to easily deploy and manage Kubernetes.
Live, online training sessions on Kubernetes, Rancher and other integrations with presentations from our customers, users, partners, and the Rancher team.