Rancher 2.6

Enterprise Ready Kubernetes with Rancher 2.6

Logic-based approach to Kubernetes management with new user experience

A crisp new user experience designed to help DevOps efficiently deploy and manage their environments with reduced visual cognitive load and sleek navigational workflows.

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Full lifecycle management for hosted Kubernetes clusters

We have partnered with Amazon, Microsoft, and Google to help Kubernetes users centralize their workflows for hosted clusters on EKS, AKS, and GKE within Rancher. Reducing the need to implement and operate across multiple platforms and environments.

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Fortifying environments with new security and compliance integrations

New security and compliance features integrated across Rancher to help strengthen environments from core to cloud to edge and enable operators to securely provision custom clusters.

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In 2020 our Rancher platform experienced a 92% increase in the number of projects onboarded – in 2021 we’re seeing the same high level of engagement. Rancher 2.6 will further stoke demand with the addition of AKS and EKS support while, at the same time, offering our operations team a single pane of glass through which to support this growing demand

Steve Delaney, Cloud Enterprise Architect at multinational energy and automation company Schneider Electric / Schneider Electric

How does Rancher 2.6 help enterprises optimize their Kubernetes environment?

New platform experience designed for enterprise DevOps teams

Rancher 2.6’s sleek new user interface and platform experience helps IT operators efficiently manage growing environments and enable developers to quickly deploy clusters and build faster with confidence

  • Simplified cluster operations anywhere from core to cloud or at the edge
  • Reduced cognitive load for end users with crisp, minimalist UX
  • Improved logic-based navigational workflows and functionality of at-a-glance dashboards

Full lifecycle management across leading hyperscaler clusters

Helping enterprises scale Kubernetes environments faster by minimizing the operational overhead of managing multiple providers and environments. Rancher 2.6 can operate across any clusters hosted in Amazon EKS, Microsoft Azure AKS and Google Cloud GKE all within a single platform.

  • Reduce operational workload by centralizing workflows in Rancher
  • Achieve full lifecycle management across any hosted cluster using Rancher control plane
  • Standardize clusters and provisioning across all hosted environments

Strengthened enterprise security and compliance posture

As enterprises continue to adopt Kubernetes and implement at scale, it introduces additional complexities across environments. Rancher 2.6 provides operators and developers additional peace of mind with its latest release focused on expanding the platform’s security and compliance capabilities.

Proactive risk management also remains top of mind for Kubernetes operators. Rancher 2.6 introduces new integrations into the platform designed to help Kubernetes users create secure and robust clusters without functionality compromise.

  • Strengthening existing security capabilities within Rancher with additional scans to detect vulnerabilities across releases, improvements to logs traceability and refinement of Rancher hardening guide
  • Integration of SLE BCI giving Rancher users new option to utilize an truly open-source, flexible, FIPs-enabled secure repository
  • Technical preview of GitOps provisioning powered by Cluster API to trial custom cluster templates and build standardize deployment processes ensuring compliance whilst maintaining full control

Get hands-on with Rancher 2.6

Join our launch event celebrating the release of Rancher 2.6. Hear from our expert team on how these new features help enterprises rapidly scale their clusters from core to cloud to edge.

When

Wednesday, September 15th 2021
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM US Eastern Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM US Pacific Time

Insights into Rancher’s Architecture

Read the latest guidebook on Rancher that provides a technical overview of the new features and functionalities of Rancher 2.6


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