Continental Innovates with Rancher and Kubernetes
Whether you want to create and tear down dev/test environments or ‘lift and shift’ legacy applications to the cloud, Rancher 2.3’s support for Windows containers brings all the benefits of Kubernetes to enterprises running Windows applications. Easily create Kubernetes clusters for your Windows workloads with Flannel available in both VXLAN and host-gateway modes.
By adding fault tolerance, canary rollouts, A/B testing, monitoring and metrics, tracing and observability, and authentication and authorization, Istio eliminates the need for developers to write specific code to enable these capabilities and allows them to focus on building the business logic. Rancher 2.3’s simplified installation and configuration of this leading service mesh technology comes with a built-in Kiali dashboard for traffic and telemetry visualization, Jaeger for tracing, and Prometheus and Grafana for observability.
As enterprises deploy Kubernetes more widely into production, security is always a primary objective. Rancher 2.3 now includes ‘Cluster Templates’ that allow operators to create, save, and confidently reuse well-tested Kubernetes configurations across all of their cluster deployments. These templates leverage controls and best practices from the most recent Kubernetes Benchmarks from the Center for Internet Security (CIS). The Cluster Templates feature also includes an option for policy enforcement, which prevents configuration drift and assures that as you scale, the clusters you deploy do not accidentally introduce security vulnerabilities.
"We are working closely with several partners, including Rancher, who is a pioneer in the Kubernetes management space. Rancher 2.3 is the one of the first solutions in the market to manage Windows Server Container based applications, allowing Windows developers to further benefit from the power of Kubernetes and its strong and diverse ecosystem."
Kubernetes enables a common compute platform across any infrastructure and a consistent set of infrastructure capabilities including improved reliability, enhanced security and increased operational efficiencies. But as organizations adopt Kubernetes,
clusters are often deployed with limited access to shared tooling and services, inconsistent security policies and no centralized cluster operations.
This latest release enhances Rancher’s ability to address these challenges with the following new features:
The Enterprise Cluster Command Center
Wednesday October 16, 2019 | Online Meetup
This newly-updated, in-depth guidebook provides a detailed overview of the features and functionality of the new Rancher: an open-source enterprise Kubernetes platform.