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Rancher Labs Launches OEM Program as Kubernetes Management Use Cases Proliferate
“SUSE’s acquisition of Rancher Labs puts the Germany-based open-source software company in a much stronger position to offer flexible, edge-based services to its customers, according to an analyst at IDC.” - Jon Gold, Network World
"It's still way too hard for people to consume Kubernetes.' How Rancher co-founder Sheng Liang, now a SUSE exec, plans to take on that problem, along with Red Hat and VMware." - Beth Pariseau, TechTarget
“Open-source enterprise software company SUSE said on Tuesday that big-ticket bookings grew by 21% in its fiscal fourth quarter, as the private equity-backed company with German roots completed its largest acquisition to date.” - Douglas Busvine, Reuters
"SUSE and Rancher, in collaboration with a broad open source community, bring the best of innovation and stability for the enterprise." - David Marshall, VMBlog
“If all of that didn’t sound like a sensible enough fit for the two companies’ technology bases, then they’re both open source purists and they’re both essentially software application developer focused operations that concentrate on the real guts of what programmers need to give us the enterprise applications that we all want.” - Adrian Bridgwater, Forbes
“David against Goliath? Compared to Red Hat, SUSE is small. But SUSE CEO Melissa Di Donato sees the opportunity to take market share from the competitor with the acquisition of Rancher Labs, because Rancher Labs is certainly one of the leading tool providers for Kubernetes management. And: This market continues to grow.” - Ulrike Ostler, DataCenter Insider
“The deal should put SUSE in a better position to take on rival IBM Corp.’s Red Hat in the fast-growing Kubernetes market, and it may also help it on its way toward its goal of doubling its revenue by 2023.” - Mike Wheatley, SiliconAngle
Rancher's Jim Sarale and NetApp's McClain Buggle talk about the OEM agreement that will embed Rancher Kubernetes in NetApp's Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
“Rancher Labs is launching a Partner Program for the OEM and embedded community. The program aims to accelerate industrial adoption of Kubernetes,” writes Joe Panettieri.
Jenna Sargent writes that Rancher's new program will help enable OEMs, ISVs, and cloud infrastructure partners to transform legacy compute and device management models.
"When the Rancher integration goes live in January, it will be sold as a NetApp SKU available to be activated by NetApp and its partners," explains Joseph Tsidulko.
"Via a TriggerMesh cloud service based on Knative, open source middleware for accessing serverless computing frameworks developed by Google, workloads running on AWS or a local Kubernetes cluster can be triggered bi-directionally. That capability has now been extended to include Rancher Kubernetes Engine," explains Mike Vizard.
"Rancher Labs isn't a backup vendor, but rather a company that provides a full software stack for organizations that use containers. Among the capabilities this management stack offers is Kubernetes backup," explains Brien Posey.
In his presentation at Rancher's Computing on the Edge with Kubernetes conference, Mikhail Kozorovitskiy explained that connectivity, architecture, sizing and scale are the four key considerations for deploying applications to the edge.
B. Cameron Gain tells The New Stack readers that SUSE "has been giving some indications that Rancher will play a key role in Kubernetes edge deployments SUSE will offer."
Rancher VP, Edge Solutions, Keith Basil says the proliferation of single-node clusters creates three primary infrastructure management challenges: security, heterogeneous architectures and limited connectivity. To manage clusters on a massive scale, organizations need to overcome these challenges. He describes how.
"Sheng has been in the container game for longer than most and has insights that are beneficial for anyone whether adopting Kubernetes or any other form of containers," says Brian Beeler of his discussion with Rancher Co-founder and CEO, Sheng Liang in the latest StorageReview podcast.
Julia Schmidt explains that among other things, Rancher 2.5 includes a stabilised and improved cluster explorer dashboard, continuous delivery helpers, and enhanced EKS provisioning.
"Rancher 2.5 introduces a new installation experience, GitOps at scale for edge clusters, full life cycle management of EKS clusters, and a new security hardened Kubernetes distribution for government customers," says Jenna Sargent.
Mark Cox quotes Rancher Co-founder and CEO Sheng Liang as saying that the new Rancher 2.5 is significant in its ability to both simplify and expand use cases, including the new ability to start with a single local cluster.
"Rancher Labs has updated its platform for managing #Kubernetes clusters to make it easier to install on any distribution that has been certified by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF)," writes Mike Vizard.
"Kubernetes is continuing to be rapidly adopted and utilized with no end in sight. While this container orchestration method has many benefits it still can use a bit of fine tuning. Rancher 2.5 is here to simplify and enhance users experience," writes Adam Armstrong.
Mike Wheatley explains that the new Rancher 2.5 offers easier installation experience and new capabilities such as GitOps at scale for edge clusters, as well as full lifecycle management of Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service clusters.
Swapnil Bhartiya of TFiR Insights sits down with Keith Basil, VP, Edge Solutions at Rancher Labs to learn more about the strategic value of Edge for Rancher.
Red Hat, Google, and Rancher Labs scored prime spots in Forrester Research’s latest ranking of multi-cloud container development platforms, ranking ahead of five other vendors including VMware, D2iQ, and Mirantis, explains Dan Meyer.
"It is worth mentioning here that Rancher is one of only three providers seen as Leaders, based on Forrester’s evaluation of 29 criteria measuring the strength of each vendors’ current offering, strategy, and market presence," writes Monika Chauhan.
The SaaS Talk Show's Artem Gassan and Shannon Williams, Co-founder, President & CRO of Rancher Labs discuss how to scale revenue for open source products, and how Rancher succeeds in this arena.
"We were already getting a lot of people coming to Rancher saying, 'Hey we want to run Kubernetes on the edge', which, to be perfectly honest I thought was silly - Kubernetes was too big and fat and complicated around the edge," says Darren Shepherd, co-founder and CTO of Rancher Labs, of how K3s got started.
"Alcide and Rancher: One Orchestration to Rule Them All, One Security Layer to Find Them" – Alcide's Alon Berger explains.
"The acceptance of K3s by CNCF could become one of the most significant milestones in the history of Kubernetes and cloud native computing," writes Janakiram MSV.
Rancher customer, Jeff Klink of Sera4 says the road to a containerised future is full of potholes, and offers five lessons to help you reboot your infrastructure with a container/microservice-based architecture.
Swapnil Bhartiya sits down with Rancher's Co-founder, President & CRO, Shannon Williams to talk about about K3s and the evolution of Edge computing.
Mike Vizard writes that interest in a lighter-weight distribution of K8s is running high for several reasons – developers want to install a version of K8s on a local machine to facilitate application development, while teams building edge computing applications require a K8s instance that consumes less memory.
"K3s is essentially a stripped-down version of Kubernetes that removes a lot of its nonessential parts, including old application programming interface groups, nondefault admission controllers and storage drivers," explains Mike Wheatley.
Mike Melanson interviews Rancher Co-founder, President & CRO, Shannon Williams about K3s joining the CNCF Sandbox. K3s has been downloaded more than a million times since February 2019 and enjoys more than 20,000 installs per week.
Christina Cardoza writes, "Key features of K3s include: production-grade Kubernetes, one binary with zero dependencies, the ability to easily add nodes to a cluster, and automatic certificate generation."
Caroline Tarbett looks at Ubisoft's use of Kubernetes to drive innovation, and how choosing Rancher led to an 80% reduction in its cluster deployment time and 20% reduction in its support ticket resolution time.
The second, and final, part of Janakiram's tutorial series, demonstrating how to set up and configure Rancher Labs’ K3s at the edge, in a highly available mode.
In this interview with Stu Miniman, Alexandre McLean, Technical Architect at French video game company Ubisoft, reveals why the company chose to run its Ubisoft Kubernetes Service in Rancher.
Jeff Klink, VP Engineering and Cloud at Sera4 talks locks, security, data soveignty, and Sera4's journey to Kubernetes and the pivotal role Rancher plays, with theCUBE's Stu Miniman.
Rancher VP of Edge Solutions, Keith Basil gives Joab Jackson a preview of his KubeCon + CloudNativeCon presentation, titled 'Managing Cluster Sprawl'.
"Instead of intensifying the debate, it seems that containerization has brought agreement to the storage realm while simultaneously unleashing a wave of innovation in the market," Amy-Vogt says of the discussion between Sheng Liang, Rancher CEO and Murli Thirumane, Portworx CEO with theCUBE's Stu Miniman.
Rancher CEO Sheng Liang and Portworx CEO Murli Thirumane discuss the evolution of Kubernetes storage and how industry players must cooperate for the benefit of the open source community and industry at large, with Stu Miniman.
Though K3s is a simplified, miniature version of Kubernetes, it doesn’t compromise the API conformance and functionality. Almost all the tools of the cloud native ecosystem seamlessly work with K3s. Almost all the workloads that run a full-blown Kubernetes cluster are guaranteed to work on a K3s cluster – Janakiram MSV explains Rancher's K3s.
TechTarget's Search Cloud Computing looks at the top five cloud news stories of 2020, so far, including SUSE's acquisition of Rancher, which Sara Grier says will help SUSE reshape the Kubernetes market.
Rancher Co-founder and CEO, Sheng Liang explains that today’s computing industry is beleaguered by multiple incompatible networking protocols. Apart from their own on-premise infrastructure, IT admins and DevOps teams must deal with multiple incompatible IaaS clouds. Kubernetes brings a consistent image format, API standard, and uniform security and operations practices across heterogeneous infrastructure.
Tom Krazit asks "Why Rancher?" SUSE CEO Melissa Di Donato answers: "First, I think they provided the enterprise Kubernetes management platform; it's market leading. They enable computing anywhere, everywhere, from core to edge to cloud."
CRN’s annual Emerging Vendors special report shines a spotlight on some of the most exciting channel-focused startup vendors with leading-edge technologies that are creating new opportunities for solution providers, and Rancher Labs is among the 125 vendors singled out for this accolade, and one among nine hot data center startups, as categorized by CRN.
The alliance with Rancher Labs creates an opportunity for Fujitsu UK to establish patterns for deploying and reusing microservices based on containers across multiple public clouds that will be accessible to a diverse range of government agencies, says Jason Daniels, CTO for Public Sector, Law and Order at Fujitsu UK.
Timothy Prickett Morgan speaks [15:20] to Thomas Ornell, Systems Engineer at Rancher customer, ABAX, a Norwegian telematics company about the company’s Kubernetes journey.
Thomas Ornell, Systems Engineer at ABAX, describes why ABAX invested in a pre-configured commercial management platform (Rancher), after spending months wrangling Vanilla Kubernetes.
Rancher's K3s cracks CRN's list of the 10 coolest open-source projects that are leading the industry toward greater adoption of agile development and DevOps methods, artificial intelligence, cloud-native architecture, and advanced security.
Rancher CEO, Sheng Liang tells TFiR's Swapnil Bhartiya that SUSE's acquisition of Rancher Labs is the launch point for the next stage of hyper growth for Rancher.
In this podcast, Shannon Williams, co-founder and president at Rancher Labs and Darren Shepherd, co-founder and CTO at Rancher Labs sit down with InfoQ co-host Daniel Bryant. They discuss the adoption of hybrid cloud across organizations, the evolution of Kubernetes as a key abstraction for portability and cross-cloud security, running thousands of Kubernetes clusters at the edge, and the value of open standards.
We have a market-leading product, but we don't have a very wide enterprise-grade distribution. That's what SUSE gives us. SUSE runs a lot of mission-critical workloads and has a footprint that is probably 10 times larger than ours, says Rancher Labs CEO Sheng Liang about the acquisition of Rancher by SUSE.
ESG Storage Analyst, Scott Sinclair tells TechTarget's Gary Kranz that containers are the future of the data center: "It doesn't surprise me that SUSE is making investments to improve its container management capabilities," says Sinclair of SUSE's acquisition of Rancher Labs.
DevClass's Julia Schmidt says that the coupling of efforts in the area of edge computing use cases, between SUSE and new acquisition Rancher Labs, could be beneficial to address challenges for these scenarios more efficiently.
CNBC's Jordan Novet writes that SUSE, a Linux distribution company controlled by private equity firm EQT, has agreed to acquire Rancher Labs, a start-up with technology that helps organizations run software in virtual containers across many servers.
Expected to be closed by October, the acquisition of Rancher is the first inorganic move SUSE has made to expand its market reach since becoming an independent company early last year, writes Mike Vizard.
With the acquisition of Cupertino-based startup, Rancher Labs, SUSE, the Linux powerhouse aims for a stronger foothold in the all-important Kubernetes market that’s increasingly crowded by industry giants, writes CRN's Joseph Tsidulko.
Growing adoption of cloud-native applications and infrastructure is forecast to boost enterprise requirements for container management tools. That growth is expected to be fueled by an increasing number of machine learning workloads deployed via containers to the cloud and the network edge, says George Leopold, painting the backdrop to SUSE's acquisition of Rancher Labs.
Launched in 2014, Rancher was one of the first companies to offer a commercial container-based platform, by way of an open source business model funded by enterprise-grade support subscriptions. Growth of the company comes largely through grassroots marketing efforts, says Joab Jackson about Rancher Labs.
Dan Meyer says SUSE is acquiring privately held Rancher Labs in a move to bolster its cloud-native credentials and more specifically its position in the Kubernetes ecosystem. The move also continues what has been an increase in acquisitions of Kubernetes-focused vendors.
Rancher Labs CEO Sheng Liang taks to Stu Miniman, host of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s livestreaming studio. They discuss Rancher’s cash position prior to its acquisition by SUSE, comparisons with Red Hat Inc.’s OpenShift and the firm’s position in the enterprise Kubernetes market.
Charles King, principal analyst with Pund-IT, says the Rancher acquisition is a smart Kubernetes management move for SUSE.
"Only the combination of SUSE and Rancher will have the depth of a globally supported and 100% true open source portfolio, including cloud native technologies, to help our customers seamlessly innovate across their business from the edge to the core to the cloud,” says SUSE CEO Melissa di Donato. 7/8/20Maria DeutschersiliconANGLESUSE acquires Rancher Labs for reported $600M+ as it chases $1B revenue goal https://siliconangle.com/2020/07/08/suse-acquires-rancher-labs-reported-600m-chases-1b-revenue-goal/The acquisition of Rancher could bring (SUSE) closer to meeting its aggressive revenue target for 2023. In an exclusive interview on SiliconANGLE Media’s theCUBE in May, SUSE Chief Executive Officer Melissa Di Donato revealed the company is aiming to double its sales," explains Maria Deutscher.
Rancher Labs CMO, Peter Smails tells TechMarketers that in this new era of virtual events, marketers' skills in communicating are more important than ever to bring teams together.
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.
Rancher Labs is further hastening industrial adoption of Kubernetes with the launch of a new Partner Program for the OEM and embedded community. NetApp HCI is the first to embed Rancher’s enterprise Kubernetes management platform.
Rancher Labs, creators of the leading Kubernetes management platform Rancher, is extending its footprint in EMEA with the selection of its first African Platinum Partner, LSD Information Technology. LSD becomes one of only seven Rancher Platinum Partners in EMEA, carefully selected to help drive Kubernetes adoption across the region.
Rancher Labs, the creators of Rancher, the world’s most widely used Kubernetes management platform, today announced key new capabilities including a new installation experience, GitOps at scale for edge clusters, full lifecycle management of EKS clusters and a new security-hardened, certified Kubernetes distribution for government customers.
The Forrester Wave™: Multicloud Container Development Platforms, Q3 2020”, recognizes Rancher as a leader among eight of the most significant enterprise container platform vendors and is designed to help decision-makers understand key differentiators and evaluate performance. Rancher is one of only three providers seen as Leaders, based on Forrester’s evaluation of 29 criteria measuring the strength of each vendors’ current offering, strategy, and market presence.
The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) has accepted the Rancher Labs' innovative and hugely popular lightweight Kubernetes distribution – K3s – as its latest Sandbox project. K3s was built to allow organizations to run Kubernetes in resource-constrained environments, in IoT devices or at the Edge.
Rancher Labs and global IT services and solutions company Fujitsu in the UK are joining forces to hasten the adoption of Kubernetes container orchestration technology within public sector institutions.
CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized Rancher Labs in its 2020 Emerging Vendors list, in the Data Center category. This annual list honors new, rising technology suppliers that exhibit great promise in shaping the future success of the channel with their dedication to innovation.
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.
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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.
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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