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Adrian Goins
Adrian Goins
Gray Calendar Icon January 22, 2019
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This article analyzes the recent CNCF article, '9 Kubernetes Security Best Practices Everyone Must Follow' and discusses how Rancher, RKE, and RancherOS satisfy these by default. I also discuss the Rancher Hardening Guide, which covers 101 more security changes that will secure your Kubernetes clusters.

Tom Callway
Tom Callway
Gray Calendar Icon December 5, 2019
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Having completed a series of twelve Lighthouse Roadshow events across Europe and North America in six months, Tom Callway reflects on the rapid growth of the Kubernetes ecosystem, the importance of community and personal development.

Sheng Liang
Sheng Liang
Gray Calendar Icon August 27, 2019
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Sheng Liang, CEO of Rancher Labs, shares his thoughts about the latest VMWare announcements: Tanzu and Project Pacific, and on the future of Kubernetes in the market.

Ankur Agarwal
Ankur Agarwal
Gray Calendar Icon June 20, 2019
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Rancher 2.3 Preview 2 dropped today, with preview support for Istio.

Ankur Agarwal
Ankur Agarwal
Gray Calendar Icon May 14, 2019
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Rancher 2.3 Preview 1 dropped today, with preview support for Windows Containers in Kubernetes 1.14.

Gray Calendar Icon March 12, 2019
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Rancher's newest open source project, Submariner, creates a single network across all Kubernetes clusters running on premise or in the cloud.

Jason van Brackel
Jason van Brackel
Gray Calendar Icon September 11, 2019
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The Rancher community is 30,000+ strong and growing fast! In order to continue growing and nurturing our vibrant open source community, we’ve created the Trusted Ranch Hand Program. Learn more.

Sheng Liang
Sheng Liang
Gray Calendar Icon April 24, 2019
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Today we launched a new open source project called k3OS. K3OS is a Linux distro built for the sole purpose of running Kubernetes clusters. Read more.

Amit Bar-Oz
Amit Bar-Oz
Gray Calendar Icon October 21, 2019
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Together, Rancher and Spotinst Ocean offer simple, cost-effective management of Kubernetes clusters in the cloud while eliminating the overhead of planning and managing the underlying infrastructure for your applications.

Manuel Zapf
Manuel Zapf
Gray Calendar Icon September 17, 2019
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K3s and Traefik partner to speed up cloud native applications deployment.

Paul Stanton
Paul Stanton
Gray Calendar Icon September 18, 2019
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Support for relational databases is a growing focus for Kubernetes users, and the release of Windows Server 2019 is expanding options for .NET applications and SQL Server. SQL Server workloads, however, often rely on Active Directory and Windows Auth, and storage arrays, which will not be supported by SQL Server containers on Windows Server 2019. Fortunately, a new Rancher Labs partner, Windocks, offers new options for SQL Server on Kubernetes and Rancher.

Craig Jellick
Craig Jellick
Gray Calendar Icon January 29, 2019
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Today we announced releases v2.1.6 and v2.0.11 to address two security vulnerabilities recently discovered in Rancher. The first vulnerability allows users in the Default project of a cluster to escalate privileges to that of a cluster admin through a service account. The second vulnerability allows members to have continued access to create, update, read, and delete namespaces in a project after they have been removed from it. You can view the official CVEs here CVE-2018-20321 and here CVE-2019-6287.

Alex Ellis
Alex Ellis
Gray Calendar Icon October 24, 2019
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The k3s project was started by Darren Shepherd, Chief Architect at Rancher 7 months ago and has already become one of the most popular Kubernetes options on the CNCF Landscape by number of GitHub stars. To put this into context, k3s is more popular than OpenShift by IBM/Red Hat and only Rancher Kubernetes itself is more popular than k3s. Now stars are indicative of interest and popularity only and that should be noted.

Ankur Agarwal
Ankur Agarwal
Gray Calendar Icon February 20, 2019
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This article by Rancher Head of Product Management describes the difference between Kubernetes scale up and scale out, and the need for multi-cluster applications solutions to handle challenges of Kubernetes scaling in production.

Tom Callway
Tom Callway
Gray Calendar Icon March 6, 2019
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The release of k3s has been met with enthusiasm by the Kubernetes community. Find out why k3s has become so popular so quickly and what teams are already doing with k3s one week after its launch.

Ankur Agarwal
Ankur Agarwal
Gray Calendar Icon February 5, 2019
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Rancher's multi-cluster applications are the easiest way to add reliability to applications running in multiple Kubernetes clusters.

Jason van Brackel
Jason van Brackel
Gray Calendar Icon March 14, 2019
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My name is Jason van Brackel and I'm Rancher Labs' new Director of Community. In this post, I'd like to introduce myself and outline my vision of the community we can shape together.

Peter Smails
Peter Smails
Gray Calendar Icon October 8, 2019
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Rancher 2.3 is now generally available. Read on to learn about the primary features and their benefits.

Darren Shepherd
Darren Shepherd
Gray Calendar Icon May 21, 2019
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Rancher Labs announces a new project called Rio, a MicroPaaS that can be layered on any standard Kubernetes cluster.

Jason van Brackel
Jason van Brackel
Gray Calendar Icon July 24, 2019
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The RanchCast is an opportunity for engineers and operators to interact live with Rancher and Kubernetes community members.

Darren Shepherd
Darren Shepherd
Gray Calendar Icon February 26, 2019
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Today Rancher Labs is announcing a new open source project, k3s, which is a lightweight, easy to install Kubernetes distribution geared towards resource-constrained environments and low touch operations.

Jason van Brackel
Jason van Brackel
Gray Calendar Icon May 16, 2019
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Hashicorp's Terraform allows you to quickly provision infrastructure and other components in a scalable, repeatable way. Today, we're announcing the release of a Terraform provider for Rancher 2 to help you provision and manage your Rancher and Kubernetes clusters with ease.

Jason van Brackel
Jason van Brackel
Gray Calendar Icon September 12, 2019
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Your team is tasked with implementing Kubernetes, but you’ve realized that your tasks go beyond Kubernetes. Never Fear, the Rancher Community is Here!

Peter Smails
Peter Smails
Gray Calendar Icon July 23, 2019
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This week Rancher Labs announced a record 161% year-on-year revenue growth, along with a 52% increase in the number of customers in the first half of 2019.

Caroline Tarbett
Caroline Tarbett
Gray Calendar Icon October 30, 2019
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Containers - and Kubernetes - are now a key part of enterprise growth strategy across EMEA. How are companies in this region capitalising on Kubernetes?

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