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Ajay Tripathy
Ajay Tripathy
Gray Calendar Icon September 30, 2020
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Measuring costs in Kubernetes environments is complex. Applications and their resource needs are often dynamic. Teams share resources without transparent prices attached to workloads, while organizations are often running resources on disparate machine types and even multiple cloud providers. We look at best practices and different approaches for implementing cost monitoring in your organization, including Kubecost.

Fabian Kramm
Fabian Kramm
Gray Calendar Icon September 23, 2020
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Many companies still struggle to find a way to abstract the complexity of Kubernetes away from developers. This often results in custom-tailored platforms that limit the potential of Kubernetes and add a maintainence burden. Combining DevSpace, Rancher and loft gives developers direct access to Kubernetes while making the interaction with it as easy as possible by running just a single command.

Caroline Tarbett
Caroline Tarbett
Gray Calendar Icon September 8, 2020
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Inventx’ financial and insurance customers are adopting microservices and moving to cloud-native through a full-stack DevOps platform based on Rancher.

Ajeeta Shakeet
Ajeeta Shakeet
Gray Calendar Icon August 26, 2020
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Learn about the integration of Citrix ADC as an Istio ingress gateway and sidecar proxy in Istio service mesh deployed on Rancher.

Cris Rusu
Cris Rusu
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Learn about the components of a disaster recovery scenario and how to implement them safely in a Kubernetes environment.

Richard Li
Richard Li
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Learn how to deploy open source Ingress controller Ambassador on K3s.

Karl Hughes
Karl Hughes
Gray Calendar Icon June 24, 2020
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Deploy a PHP application on Kubernetes with custom OPcache and PHP-FPM configurations to improve performance. You’ll use Rancher to deploy a PHP application using custom environment variables to dynamically configure OPcache and PHP-FPM.

Idan Ben Yair
Idan Ben Yair
Gray Calendar Icon June 5, 2020
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Manage a Rancher cluster deployment using GitLab for CI/CD, Terraform for Infrastructure as Code and the Rancher2 provider.

Bill Maxwell
Bill Maxwell
Gray Calendar Icon May 20, 2020
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See how to scale application delivery on Kubernetes clusters provisioned with Rancher with Microsoft Azure Arc enabled Kubernetes GitOps policy enablement.

Apoorva Kamath
Apoorva Kamath
Gray Calendar Icon May 4, 2020
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Citrix Ingress Controller is an emerging enterprise-grade ingress controller for load balancing microservices in the Kubernetes environment. In this article, we will discuss different deployment modes for Citrix Ingress Controller and deploy it via the Rancher catalog.

Caroline Kvitka
Caroline Kvitka
Gray Calendar Icon April 28, 2020
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Optoro, the world’s leading returns optimization platform, has pioneered a reverse logistics model to keep returned goods out of landfills. With Rancher and Kubernetes, Optoro is driving greater scale, efficiency and sustainability.

Christian Frank
Christian Frank
Gray Calendar Icon April 27, 2020
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Use Rancher to deploy Kubernetes clusters on Microsoft Azure, with Terraform or from the GUI

Caroline Kvitka
Caroline Kvitka
Gray Calendar Icon April 23, 2020
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DIMOCO is an international mobile payments innovator. See how why Rancher is central to their infrastructure transformation around Kubernetes and how they have cut development time by 80 percent.

John Armstrong
John Armstrong
Gray Calendar Icon April 16, 2020
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A common challenge in deploying Kubernetes is gaining the necessary visibility into the cluster environment to effectively monitor and troubleshoot networking and security issues. Discover best practices for better cluster visibility to avoid downtime troubleshooting.

William Jimenez
William Jimenez
Gray Calendar Icon April 9, 2020
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The Folding@home project allows you to donate unused compute resources to support research for COVID-19. Join the fight! We’ve published the app in the Rancher catalog so you can easily donate unused compute resources from your Kubernetes clusters in Rancher.

Darren Shepherd
Darren Shepherd
Gray Calendar Icon April 2, 2020
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Fleet is new open source project from the team at Rancher focused on managing fleets of Kubernetes clusters. Ever since Rancher 1.0, Rancher has provided a central control plane for managing multiple clusters. As pioneers of Kubernetes multi-cluster management, we have seen firsthand how users have consistently increased the number of clusters under management. We are already seeing interest from users who want to manage tens of thousands or even millions of clusters in the near future.

Tom Callway
Tom Callway
Gray Calendar Icon March 31, 2020
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Rancher 2.4 includes under-the-hood changes that pave the way to supporting up to 1 million clusters. See what these scale improvements mean for the future of Kubernetes on the edge and in fleet management.

Jimmy Guerrero
Jimmy Guerrero
Gray Calendar Icon March 23, 2020
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Learn how to deploy a completely cloud-native infrastructure stack that consists of Google Kubernetes Engine, Rancher, Longhorn distributed block storage and a YugabyteDB distributed SQL database.

Álvaro Iradier
Álvaro Iradier
Gray Calendar Icon March 17, 2020
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Kubernetes Pod Security Policies are critical for Kubernetes security. See how to harden your Kubernetes security posture using a Pod Security Policy in your Rancher environment and tools from Sysdig.

Álvaro Iradier
Álvaro Iradier
Gray Calendar Icon March 5, 2020
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Kubernetes Pod Security Policies are critical for Kubernetes security. See how to harden your Kubernetes security posture using a Pod Security Policy in your Rancher environment.

Kelly Griffin
Kelly Griffin
Gray Calendar Icon January 17, 2020
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Security is one of the most talked-about topics for Kubernetes users. Google “Kubernetes security” and you’ll find a huge number of articles, blogs and more. The reason is simple: you need to align your container and Kubernetes security with your organization’s existing security profile. Kubernetes has some strong security best practices for your cluster—authentication and authorization, encryption in secrets and objects in the etcd database—to name a few. However, you need to be aware of other risks, such as privilege escalation and secrets obtained.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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