Tag: rancher-2-0

Checking Out Rancher 2.0 with Kops AWS Clusters

October 27, 2017

One of the hallmark features of Rancher 2.0 is its ability to consume Kubernetes clusters from anywhere. In this post, I’m going to walk you through using the popular kops tool to create and manage Kubernetes clusters on AWS and then bring them under Rancher 2.0 management. This walkthrough will help you create a non-HA Kubernetes cluster, though kops does support HA configurations. With this new cluster, we will run the Rancher 2.0 tech preview in a pod with a persistent volume claim. Read more

Two Dot Awesome

October 25, 2017

Rancher 2.0 is coming, and it’s amazing.

In the Beginning…

When Rancher released 1.0 in early 2016, the container landscape looked completely different. Kubernetes wasn’t the powerhouse that it is today. Swarm and Mesos satisfied specific use cases, and the bulk of the community still used Docker and Docker Compose with tools like Ansible, Puppet, or Chef. It was still BYOLB (bring your own load balancer), and volume management was another manual nightmare. Read more

Where is Docker headed?

October 15, 2017

I am heading to Copenhagen this week to attend DockerCon Europe 2017 (you can still register for the conference here.) Because we created Rancher to serve the market needs resulting from the widespread adoption of Docker technology, we have maintained a strong presence at every DockerCon conference over the last three years.   Read more

Bootstrapping Rancher 2.0

October 3, 2017

It’s finally here: the Rancher you’ve all been waiting for. Rancher 2.0 is now in preview mode and available to deploy!

Rancher 2.0 brings us a whole new Kubernetes-based structure, with new features like platform-wide multi-select, adoption of existing Kubernetes clusters, and much, much more. Read more

Rancher 2.0 First Impressions

September 28, 2017

If you’ve followed the container space recently, you’ve likely seen the influx of Kubernetes-related technologies being announced. So, when another one comes along, it’s easy to be less than excited about it. However, in the case of Rancher’s recent product announcement, it’s well worth your time. The engineering team at Rancher Labs has been working on some new ideas that I think will have a real influence on the way we all think about Kubernetes (K8s). Here are the top three aspects that interest me. Read more

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