Illumina Innovates with Rancher and Kubernetes
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Sydney Sawaya writes: "Rancher Labs responded to the DevOps distress call last week announcing the general availability of Longhorn, its cloud-native container storage service that enables vendor-neutral persistent storage that supports stateful workloads on Kubernetes clusters."
In this episode of the Software Defined Talk podcast, Brandon Whichard interviews Rancher Labs' Co-founder, President and CRO, Shannon WIlliams, and they discuss Shannon's journey from journalism to startup founder and how Rancher delivers Kubernetes-as-a-Service.
Alan Shimel kicks off this episode of TechStrong TV with a chat with his good friend Sheng Liang, Co-founder and CEO of Rancher Labs, about the company's launch of Longhorn – Rancher’s new cloud-native, lightweight and powerful distributed storage platform for Kubernetes.
B. Cameron Gain talks to Torsten Volk, an analyst for Enterprise Management Associates, and Rancher Co-founder and CEO, Sheng Liang and together they make the case for Longhorn, Rancher’s storage offering.
Rancher Labs has announced the general availability of Longhorn, which provides Kubernetes clusters with access to block storage to enable IT organizations to deploy distributed stateful applications, explains Mike Vizard.
Rancher Labs is "Grabbing K8s by the Longhorn", says Chris Mellor about Rancher's new cloud-native, vendor-neutral distributed block storage.
Rancher-bred cloud-native container storage solution Longhorn has hit its first major release, writes Julia Schmidt.
This article by Peter Smails, CMO of Rancher Labs, examines the practical challenges and real-world benefits of adopting a multi-cluster, multi-cloud Kubernetes strategy.
In this episode of Channel Happy Hour, Mike Vizard and Frank Ohlhorst discuss the new Rancher Academy and what it means to the industry. Skip ahead to the 18-minute, 50-second mark to get the lowdown.
Rancher customer Zach Dunn explains why Optoro moved its Ruby on Rails stack from an Amazon Web Services’ Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), to an on-premise Joyent Smart Data Center (SDC) installation, and how this path led the company straight into containerization and the benefits of the open source Kubernetes container orchestration engine.
Kubernetes today is experiencing a similar growth curve to virtualization, argues Rancher CMO Peter Smails in this episode of “10 on Tech.” He discusses Kubernetes’ past, present, and future with ActualTech Media Partner James Green.
One way to prepare your IT organization for the next crisis is to deploy more containers, Rancher CMO Peter Smails tells Cynthia Harvey.
Daniel Todd explains that Rancher Labs's new Rancher Academy certification program arrives as a result of accelerating enterprise adoption of containers, as well as 250% year-on-year growth in Rancher's training programs, with the initiative aiming to enable "the complete democratisation of Kubernetes".
Shannon Williams, co-founder and VP of sales at Rancher Labs, explains to SDxCentral that training demands are greater than ever before as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Rancher is responding by rallying behind the DevOps community and launching its no-cost, zero obligation education platform to wrangle the kubernetes skills gap.
Mike Vizard speaks to Shannon Williams, president and chief revenue officer for Rancher Labs, about the launch of Rancher Academy, a free training program through which IT professionals can be certified on a range of technologies the company provides on top of various distributions of Kubernetes.
To meet surging demand for skills in the open-source container orchestration platform, Rancher Labs is offering a free training course, designed by director of community and evangelism, Adrian Goins, writes John Leonard. Rancher Academy is a five-week, self-paced course leading to a 'Certified Rancher Operator: Level 1' qualification.
Christine Horton writes that Silicon Valley startup Rancher Labs is taking its first steps into Europe with the launch of its Platinum Partner program across the region. The expansion is part of the container management software provider’s efforts “to hasten Kubernetes adoption everywhere.”
Kubernetes implementation in the enterprise is not a DIY exercise, says Kurt Marko, who talks to Jeff Klink, Sera4 VP Cloud and Security, about Sera4's decision to put Rancher at the center of its strategy to accelerate application delivery using Kubernetes.
Writing about the launch of Rancher's Platinum Partner Program in EMEA, DEVOPS Digest's Pete Goldin says the rapid expansion of Rancher’s partner program is indicative of an enormous market opportunity for forward-thinking resellers, where enterprises are increasingly relying upon trusted partners to help embrace and fully realize the potential of Kubernetes.
TFiR's Swapnil Bhartiya talks to BoxBoat CEO, Tim Hohman, one of Rancher's Platinum Partners, for a deep-dive into the value Rancher's Platinum Partner program brings to the ecosystem.
Ambrogio Visconti writes that Rancher Labs recently closed a $40 million Series D funding round, led by Telstra Ventures. Rancher will use its Series D funding to expand focus on product innovation, increase investment in go-to-market activities, and to accelerate market expansion.
Sebastian Klovig Skelton says most businesses are not lucky enough to be able to build a new cloud native architecture and looks at how to take legacy applications forward. Olivier Maes, vice-president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at Rancher Labs weighs in with: “Kubernetes allows companies to make legacy functionality available for new, cloud-native applications and, crucially, it’s saving companies money and valuable time.”
Chris Tozzi writes that local Kubernetes is a great way to play around with the container orchestration system without the complexity and cost of a full-scale, multiserver deployment, and describes three approaches to run Kubernetes locally. K3s from Rancher Labs offers the closest option to a production-level server on a PC or laptop, he explains.
Janakiram writes that the new Rancher 2.4 is more scalable and secure than previous versions, supports 2000 Kubernetes clusters and 100,000 nodes, and its architecture has been enhanced to provide a path to supporting 1 million clusters in the future release.
Mike Vizard explains that Rancher Labs this week released an update to its distribution of Kubernetes that makes it easier to upgrade without any downtime in addition to making it easier to remotely access.
Podcast: Ethan Banks, co-founder of Packet Pushers Interactive talks about Rancher 2.4 and why this release is more exciting than you'd expect from an incremental release, saying he finds Rancher 2.4 is interesting because it indicates where Kubernetes is heading.
John Leonard writes that Kubernetes has taken the software world by storm, providing a convenient and flexible way to take the pain out of deploying and managing applications in containers, and that Rancher Labs has big - and small - plans for the container orchestration platform.
DEVOPS Digest's Pete Goldin writes about the general availability of Rancher 2.4 and the new features users can look forward to.
Mike Wheatley says container management software company Rancher Labs Inc. is looking to extend deployments of Kubernetes beyond data centers and cloud-native architectures. He explains that the release of Rancher 2.4 is part of the company's wider “Kubernetes everywhere” strategy, and that it envisages scaling up to deployments of 1 million clusters in future releases.
According to TechTarget's Beth Pariseau, Rancher Labs hopes a major new release of its Kubernetes management platform (Rancher 2.4) along with a fresh infusion of venture capital can help it compete with the likes of IBM Red Hat and VMware.
ZDNet's Stephanie Condon says the release of Rancher 2.4 takes the company one step closer to its vision of running Kubernetes everywhere, with architectural support for one million clusters. It also includes updates related to security and general performance.
Rancher Labs Inc. closed on a $40 million late-stage round of funding, which was led by Telstra Ventures, bringing Rancher’s total funding to $95 million to date.
Oliver Maes, Rancher Labs' Managing Director, EMEA, offers his take on how organisations are approaching the modernisation, replatforming and migration of legacy applications and related data services using Kubernetes as a catalyst
We look at the tools and technologies available encompassing aspects of change management and the use of APIs and containerisation (and more) to make legacy functionality and data available to cloud-native applications.
This post is written by Olivier Maes, VP EMEA for Rancher Labs – the company is known for its work in operating-system-level virtualization tools.
At a time when Kubernetes is taking off, Rancher Labs is planning to use its $40 M series D funding round to continue its "run Kubernetes everywhere" strategy. That includes bringing it to new markets that want to run Kubernetes clusters at the edge.
Rancher Labs heads back to the bank after announcing a $40 million Series D funding round led by Rancher customer and Australia’s largest telecommunications company, Telstra.
Rancher Labs closed a $40 million Series D funding round, led by Telstra Ventures. One of its investors, Telstra Corporation, is a Rancher Labs customer and is Australia’s largest telecommunications company.
Rancher Labs closed a $40 million Series D funding round. The round was led by Telstra Ventures. The funding round also included participation from existing investors Mayfield, Nexus Venture Partners, GRC SinoGreen, and F&G Ventures, bringing total funding to date to $95 million.
Rancher Labs secures $40 million in Series D funding to continue expanding its Run Kubernetes Everywhere strategy, bringing the company’s total funding to data up to $95 million.
Telstra Ventures lead a $US40 million investment round in Rancher Labs. The $900 million venture capital manager, which is part-owned by Telstra, but run independently, invested in Rancher Labs after the telco became a customer of the Californian startup's service.
Forbes has named Rancher Labs one of America’s best startup employers. Forbes partnered with Statista to find out which startups employees like best. Statista evaluated 2,500 American companies founded between 2010 and 2017 with at least 50 employees on employer reputation, employee satisfaction and growth.
In this primer on what a Kubernetes distribution is and how to choose from the leading Kubernetes distros, Tozzi says Rancher is "more flexible [than OpenShift] because it provides some choice in deciding which components to use."
The ability to manage thousands of branch locations remotely without hands-on effort intrigues enterprise Rancher users like Amalgamated Banks of South Africa (ABSA), which is considering rolling out k3s to more than 8,000 bank branch locations this year.
Christian Frank explores two options for building a Rancher Kubernetes cluster on OpenStack: with the OpenStack node driver or through a custom node setup.
According to Mark Albertson at Silicon ANGLE, Kubernetes is popular, complex, a security risk – and destined for invisibility. Find out how Rancher Labs is playing its part by simplifying the implementation process.
In this episode of The New Stack Context Podcast, Harvard Business School Professor Frank Nagle and AspenMesh co-founder Neerjan Poddar sit down with The NewStack's Libby Clark to discuss the latest cloud-native computing topics, including two views of open source security and efforts to make Kubernetes easier to use.
Rancher Co-Founder and CEO Sheng Liang reflects on the rapid Kubernetes technology evolution and its impact on the competition.
In this episode of Let’s Talk Online, host Swapnil Bhartiya and Rancher Labs CEO Sheng Liang talk about recent consolidation in the Kubernetes marketplace and the phenomenal growth the company is seeing as enterprises weigh its potential consequences.
Most developers are inexperienced at using Kubernetes. It’s so new that no one has more than 5 years of experience, and it can take 12 to 18 months to get even basic proficiency. Here’s how Managed Service Providers can fill the gap by removing the cognitive load of manually handling everything from configurations through day two operations.
Sheng Liang, co-founder and CEO of Rancher Labs, weighs in on the future of the company in the wake of consolidation in the Kubernetes space.
DevOps Chat host Alan Shimel speaks with Sheng Liang, Rancher Co-Founder and CEO about the recent momentum at Rancher. They also talk about Kubernetes becoming the industry standard for compute.
Adam Vegert takes you through how to install Rancher 2.3.5, step by step. If you're interested in testing out Rancher, this article helps you get started.
The author plays around with the Helm Controller from K3s. "If you are not familiar with Rancher's k3s or helm-controller, I would suggest you go take a look at this article first and then (once you are amazed) come back and continue reading this piece," writes Francisco Bobadilla.
Smile Innovation chose Rancher for a production Kubernetes cluster. "Rancher is mainly used because it eases the installation and it proposes a nice view. But Rancher is more than a simple UI, it proposes a very efficient monitoring installation, and it can manage Helm charts catalog with the option to use a questions.yaml file that yields forms to install applications," writes Patrice Ferlet. "Rancher is very impressive, adaptable, useful, complete, easy to use."
Rancher Labs, creator of the most widely adopted Kubernetes management platform, more than doubled its commercial revenue and enterprise customer base in 2019. This significant growth demonstrates an accelerating demand for containerized workloads running on Kubernetes in the enterprise and is a reflection of enterprises’ multi-cloud and hybrid-cloud strategies.
An edge skeptic looks at Kubernetes on the edge -- and the interesting work that Rancher is doing in that space. This includes K3s, the certified Kubernetes distribution built for IoT and Edge computing.
Kubernetes is becoming a commodity, offered by all three major cloud providers, making it accessible to all. Rancher offers K3s, a project that turns it into a distro suitable for edge.
StackShare named K3s the #1 New Tool of the Year in their annual developer tools roundup. They outlined the top 140 tools of 2019 based on four million data points shared by the StackShare community.
Shannon Williams, co-founder and VP of sales at Rancher Labs, told SDxCentral that CNCF exams and courses were great starting points that hit on all the important elements of deploying and maintaining Kubernetes clusters.
By its very nature, open source is user and community oriented -- leaving it open to (what some see as) commercial exploitation, writes Rancher Labs co-founder and president Shannon Williams in Computer Weekly.
Rancher Labs Inc.’s k3s was one of the most talked about technologies at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon last November. This simplified Kubernetes distribution can manage just application components and microservices rather than whole clusters, Sheng Liang, co-founder and chief executive officer of Rancher Labs, told theCUBE.
Find out how to extend k3s' load balancing functionality with MetalLB for load balancing on your local machine, in on-prem environments, on-bare metal or on the edge. "I’m sure k3s will play a central role in the cloud-native world not only for edge use cases and will replace a large amount of k8s deployments in the data center and in the cloud," writes Arash Karramanesh.
Kubernetes on Windows support will prompt IT teams to evaluate the open source container orchestration framework, now the de facto standard for cloud-native apps, for a broader set of legacy applications.
Rancher 2.3 features support for Windows containers, integration with the Istio service mesh, and new cluster templates.
The team behind the cluster-management platform Rancher just released version 2.3 of its project into the enterprise world, promising better security and support for provisioning Windows clusters amongst other new and improved capabilities.
Rancher Labs has become the first provider of a Kubernetes distribution to become available on Windows containers.
Rancher 2.3 strengthens Rancher’s "Run Kubernetes Everywhere" strategy by enabling an even broader range of enterprises to leverage the transformative power of Kubernetes.
Rancher offers a preconfigured, multitenant Kubernetes distribution that companies can deploy in any cloud, on-premises, or at the edge.
In the tradition of embedded Linux comes k3OS, an open source project for managing Kubernetes instances on embedded platforms at the edge.
In this episode of CloudSkills.fm I talk to Sheng Liang, Co-founder and CEO at Rancher Labs, about deploying and managing multi-cloud workloads with Kubernetes.
Scott Crooks of ParkBee needs a Kubernetes cluster comprised of edge Kubernetes nodes at each of their locations, with the Kubernetes master nodes present in AWS. He takes K3s for a spin and concludes: "K3s looks to be a very promising project for using Kubernetes in edge locations."
Today Rancher announces a partnership with Arm to create a Kubernetes-based platform for IoT, edge, and data center nodes, all powered by Arm servers. Rancher and Arm are working jointly on a Smart City project in China. Read more here.
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.
Rancher 2.0 was made GA (generally available) on May 1st, and there is quite a bit to be excited about. Providing a managed Kubernetes distribution, Rancher is deterministic in deployment and lightweight in installation.
At full scale Chick-fil-A will be running Kubernetes at the Edge in each of our 2000 restaurants. That means roughly 6000 devices at the Edge running Kubernetes.
Rancher Labs recently ran an analyst day in San Francisco. The event had thirteen customer speakers, which, given Rancher claims to have 200 paying customers, is a pretty decent chunk of the installed base.
Shannon Williams discusses takeaways from KubeCon Europe 2018. As co-founder of Rancher Labs and after attending KubeCon every year since 2015, Shannon sees important lessons from the conference that affect small and large organizations who are adopting Kubernetes. Read now.
Following my journey in evaluating and building Enterprise-grade Kubernetes from scratch on VMware ESXi hypervisor with different software stacks / frameworks, my next stop is to take a good look at what Rancher Labs has to offer.
Many organizations run Kubernetes clusters in a single public cloud like GCE or AWS, and as a result have reasonably homogenous infrastructure needs. In these situations deploying Kubernetes clusters is relatively straightforward.
CNCF welcomes Longhorn to its sandbox
ITOps Times news digest: Rancher Labs project joins CNCF, Moogsoft Express released, and Kontena Lens 2.3
In addition to managing container networking across cloud providers, we are excited to announce the following features in Rancher v0.2. First up, the team has exposed the building blocks for storage management.
SUSE, the world's largest independent open source company, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Rancher Labs.
Rancher Labs today announced the general availability (GA) of its persistent storage solution built with Longhorn, a Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Sandbox project.
Rancher Academy launches with Certified Rancher Operator: Level 1 certification course and new education portal. Continues the company’s commitment to open source education.
Rancher Labs has announced the launch of its Platinum Partner Program in EMEA, its further expansion in North America, and the global rollout of sales enablement tools and technical training programs.
Edge scalability, zero downtime maintenance, enhanced security, and a new hosted option
Unique solution, commitment to open-source innovation, and world-class customer experience keys to success
Rancher Labs releases K3s as general availability and Rio as beta, extending company’s technology leadership in addressing the needs of both ITOps and DevOps teams.
Rancher Labs, creators of the industry’s most widely adopted Kubernetes management platform, today released highlights of a survey of 1,106 tech users at large and small enterprises. Read the details here.
Netic, part of the consortium responsible for deploying and managing Denmark’s largest ever telemedicine infrastructure project, Fælles Udbud Telemedicin (FUT) - Joint Tender of Telemedicine - has selected Rancher Labs as its container platform partner.
Rancher Labs, creators of the industry’s most widely adopted Kubernetes management platform, announced today The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) has accepted the company’s innovative, vendor-neutral container storage solution - Longhorn - as its latest Sandbox project.
Rancher Labs today announced the general availability of Rancher 2.3. The latest release of their flagship product includes support for Windows containers, integration of Istio service mesh, and new cluster templates that provide enhanced security for large scale deployments of Kubernetes.
De Volksbank, a leading retail bank in the Netherlands, is accelerating the transformation of its IT infrastructure with the selection of Rancher Labs as its container platform partner. Read more.
Provider of enterprise container management software recognized by leading analyst firm for innovation and vision in the container industr
Enterprise container management software leader identified as a Sample Vendor in multiple reports as company momentum continues
Program expands the company’s enterprise reach, empowers partners to capitalize on the massive market opportunity for container management software
New software releases, global expansion initiatives, and additional funding drive the container management platform leader to new heights
Purpose built to simplify Kubernetes operations in low-resource computing environments, k3OS preview release now available
Company reduces in-house development efforts for container management with Rancher
The GA release introduces innovative new features to simplify the provisioning of Kubernetes-as-a-service, allowing users to focus on accelerating innovation and driving business value
K3s from Rancher Labs addresses emerging use cases for Kubernetes on edge and IoT devices
Rancher Labs announced today support for multi-cluster applications within Rancher, its open source Kubernetes management platform. Rancher is the first platform to simultaneously deploy applications to multiple clusters, a huge benefit for multi-cluster and edge computing environments.
Rancher Labs, a provider of container management software, today announced enhanced Prometheus support, delivering greater visibility into Kubernetes clusters and making Rancher the only solution that supports Prometheus in a multi-cluster, multi-tenant environment.
Rancher Labs, a provider of container management software, today announced a partnership with Arm to meet the needs of Internet of Things (IoT) and edge computing deployments.
Expanded support extends to Huawei Cloud, Alibaba Cloud and Tencent Cloud
Latest version of leading open source Kubernetes management software introduces improved cluster operations and application management functionalities
Co-produced by Rancher, Google, Gitlab and Aqua Security, Lighthouse 2018 events to take place across North America
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.
This latest release makes it possible to manage all Kubernetes clusters under a single Rancher instance.
A provider of container management software, today announced they were recognized as one of four Cool Vendors in the May report by Gartner, Inc.
Users will be able to access the usability, security and portability benefits of Docker EE through the easy to use Rancher interface.
RancherOS eliminates any unnecessary libraries and services, resulting in a footprint three times smaller than that of other container operating systems.
The only container management platform that supports Mesos, Kubernetes and Docker Swarm
GRC SinoGreen, with participation from existing investors, funding will help Rancher Labs maintain momentum, and meet sales and marketing goals
An open source software platform that provides a complete set of infrastructure services for managing containers in production, as well as a formal
Mayfield and Nexus Venture Partners invest in open source software for running Docker in production