At DockerCon a couple weeks back, we announced Rancher’s new capability to manage Persistent Storage Services, and how it can be used to make it easier to manage stateful applications. Today, with the release of Rancher 0.47.0, I’m excited to finally make it available for our users to try it as an Experimental feature. Rancher makes it easy for you to deploy this by allowing you to both launch a GlusterFS storage service and deploy Convoy-Gluster as the Docker volume plugin to your environment directly from Rancher’s App Catalog. Once the stacks are off and running, you will be then be able to leverage GlusterFS transparently by specifying GlusterFS as your Docker volume plugin when creating containers and services. The second major feature you will notice immediately once you deploy Rancher 0.47.0 is the major revamp we have done to our existing UI. Based on customer and user feedback throughout our Beta period, we have made extensive changes to the Application UI to make it easier for users to manage more complicated stacks. Highlights include a “summary” pop-up view for each service with more pertinent information about the service and its sidekicks to showing you the exact host and port published per service that can be clicked on to open a new browser window to the app directly. Please view our release notes for more details on the new UI, or better yet, install Rancher and let us know what you think! (http://cdn.rancher.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/25142151/47-screenshot2.png) As always, you will continue to see fixes and updates to these two major features along with all our previous ones in the coming weeks. Again, the team here at Rancher is most appreciative of all the feedback given during our Beta period and will continue to incorporate as many as we can as we push to our GA goal in early Q1 2016. Happy Thanksgiving from the Rancher Team! You can view a deep dive on these new features in a recording of our last meetup, or join us for our next online meetup in December to see how to tie all of these cool new features in with Amazon Web Services.
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