Managed Kubernetes Cluster Operations

Your organization is deploying Kubernetes clusters everywhere – on-premises, in the cloud and at the edge. Rancher unifies these clusters to ensure consistent operations, workload management and enterprise-grade security.

Learn How Rancher Solves Enterprise Kubernetes Challenges

See why 30,000 teams manage their containers with Rancher

One Enterprise Platform for Managed Kubernetes Everywhere

Rancher addresses the needs of DevOps teams deploying applications with Kubernetes and IT staffs delivering enterprise-critical services.

Our recipe for production-grade Kubernetes at scale

Certified Kubernetes Distributions

Rancher supports any certified Kubernetes distribution. For on-premises workloads, we offer the RKE. For the public cloud, we support all the major distributions, including EKS, AKS, and GKE. For edge, branch and desktop workloads we offer K3s, a certified lightweight distribution of Kubernetes.

Simplified Cluster Operations

Rancher provides simple, consistent cluster operations including provisioning, version management, visibility and diagnostics, monitoring and alerting, and centralized audit.

Security, Policy and User Management

Rancher lets you automate processes and applies a consistent set of user access and security policies for all your clusters, no matter where they’re running.

Shared Tools & Services

Rancher provides a rich catalog of services for building, deploying and scaling containerized applications, including app packaging, CI/CD, logging, monitoring and service mesh.

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Open Source Software with Enterprise-Grade Support

Rancher is a popular open source project, supported by thousands of engaged community users who answer questions and help other users troubleshoot problems.

For users needing world-class expertise and enterprise certainty for Kubernetes, Docker and Rancher delivered 24x7x365, our annual subscription lets you focus less on the complexities of software and more on moving your business forward. 

Features & Capabilities

The Enterprise Kubernetes Management Platform

Kubernetes provides enterprises with a consistent way to manage any computing infrastructure. Rancher is a complete platform for managing Kubernetes clusters wherever you deploy them.

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Centralized Cluster Provisioning

With Rancher, it’s easy to provision Kubernetes clusters on-premises, in the cloud or at the edge. Import existing clusters with ease or define your cluster configuration as code. Rancher will build and scale Kubernetes on any infrastructure using RKE, our certified Kubernetes distribution and provisioning engine built for hybrid cloud environments. Rancher also supports K3s, our CNCF-certified lightweight Kubernetes distribution built for IoT and edge computing.

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Streamlined Kubernetes Operations

Once you’ve provisioned a Kubernetes cluster with Rancher, operations are centralized and administrators can deal with all aspects of Day 2 Kubernetes operations. From one console, administrators can monitor any cluster in any location, upgrade Kubernetes versions, backup etcd and recover degraded clusters.

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Centralized Kubernetes Security

Rancher admins can work with their security team to centrally define how users should interact with managed Kubernetes clusters and how containerized workloads should operate. Once polices have been defined, assigning them to any Kubernetes cluster is instantaneous.

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Intuitive Workload Management

DevOps teams using Rancher have full access to manage workloads using the native Kubernetes API or KubeCTL CLI. Rancher also includes an intuitive web UI that makes it easy to deploy workloads, export configuration files and troubleshoot existing deployments.

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Global Application Catalog

Give your users a visual way to configure the applications and a reliable way to upgrade them to future versions using Rancher’s Application Catalog.

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Integrated Prometheus Monitoring and Logging

Get out-of-the-box monitoring for all Rancher-managed clusters with inbuilt Prometheus, Fluentd and Grafana dashboards to visualize cluster metrics in a beautiful layout.

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Full lifecycle management for Amazon EKS clusters

Gives operators full lifecycle management of the most popular cloud-hosted distributions including node management and autoscaling, from a single pane of glass. Import, provision, upgrade, and configure and secure clusters on Amazon EKS directly using the Rancher’s new unified, intuitive user experience. Additionally, Rancher managed Amazon EKS deployments support CIS templating and scanning to minimize configuration drift between clusters.

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GitOps at Scale for Edge Clusters

Rancher Continuous Delivery allows for maximum cluster consistency from core to cloud to edge.<p>Rancher supports from 1 to 1,000,000 clusters from a single console with built-in security capabilities, running any CNCF-certified Kubernetes distribution. By streamlining application delivery across any infrastructure in any location, enterprises can use Rancher to accelerate their journey towards true digital transformation.

Freedom to Soar

Implement the entire cloud-native stack using Rancher’s managed Kubernetes platform

Rancher integrates with a wide variety of popular tools for container operations, including Aqua, GitLab, Sysdig, Datadog, Artifactory, Portworx and Calico.

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