K3s

Hussein Galal
Hussein Galal
Gray Calendar Icon May 16, 2021
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Meet K3s, a lightweight CNCF-certified Kubernetes distribution. We'll look at what makes K3s different from other Kubernetes distributions. Built for resource-constrained environments like network edge devices, K3s is lightweight and simple yet ready for production from day one.

Thorsten Klein
Thorsten Klein
Gray Calendar Icon March 3, 2021
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k3d is a small program made for running a K3s cluster in Docker. K3s is a lightweight, CNCF-certified Kubernetes distribution and Sandbox project. In this post, we'll provide an introduction to k3d.

Nuno do Carmo
Nuno do Carmo
Gray Calendar Icon December 21, 2020
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Discover k3d, a tool for deploying K3s clusters, and learn how K3s high availability resists nodes degradation. Plus, see which components K3s deploys in a cluster by default.

Darren Shepherd
Darren Shepherd
Gray Calendar Icon November 11, 2020
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We created the Fleet Project to provide centralized GitOps-style management of a large number of Kubernetes clusters. A key design goal of Fleet is to be able to manage 1 million geographically distributed clusters. In this blog, I will cover Fleet’s architecture, the method we used to test scale and our findings.

Alex Ellis
Alex Ellis
Gray Calendar Icon November 2, 2020
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In this post, we will outline a reference architecture for setting up K3s in a High Availability (HA) configuration on DigitalOcean. This means that your K3s cluster can tolerate a failure and remain up and running and serving traffic to your users.

Adam Toy
Adam Toy
Gray Calendar Icon October 29, 2020
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As Kubernetes continues to establish itself as the industry standard for container orchestration, finding effective ways to use a declarative model for your applications and tools is critical to success. In this blog, we'll set up a K3s Kubernetes cluster in AWS, then implement secure GitOps using Argo CD and Vault.

Keith Basil
Keith Basil
Gray Calendar Icon October 14, 2020
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Rancher is cohosting the Computing on the Edge with Kubernetes conference on October 21 with Arm, AWS and Microsoft. We’re bringing together thought leaders and customers to share their knowledge and insight about Kubernetes and the edge. If you’re thinking about the edge (or know you should be) you don’t want to miss this free event.

Keith Basil
Keith Basil
Gray Calendar Icon October 6, 2020
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The growing popularity of Kubernetes has led to challenges in managing complexity in an environment that is conducive to cluster sprawl. Rancher 2.5 simplifies deployment and management with Rancher Continuous Delivery, a new capability that adopts a GitOps approach toward streamlining the process across any infrastructure—private, public, hybrid or multi-cloud environments—by using a Git repository to store and manage application and configuration information automatically, ensuring consistency in deployments while taking a lot of the load off of the customer.

Tom Callway
Tom Callway
Gray Calendar Icon October 6, 2020
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Rancher 2.5 delivers major new capabilities that simplify and enhance the Kubernetes user experience, whether the user is starting with a single, local cluster or managing many clusters across a hybrid cloud infrastructure. Other new capabilities include: GitOps at scale for edge clusters, full lifecycle management for Amazon EKS clusters and security hardening for public sector applications.

William Jimenez
William Jimenez
Gray Calendar Icon September 14, 2020
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Gartner analysts claim that Kubernetes doesn’t make applications portable and you’ll need luck to avoid lock-in. We provide a counter argument – and tell you how to avoid Kubernetes lock-in with Rancher.

Richard Li
Richard Li
Gray Calendar Icon July 28, 2020
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Learn how to deploy open source Ingress controller Ambassador on K3s.

James Bohrman
James Bohrman
Gray Calendar Icon July 20, 2020
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Deploy k3OS to the edge and set up a Rancher control plane using Argo Workflows.

Gray Calendar Icon March 11, 2020
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Learn to use K3s, lightweight Kubernetes geared towards teams that need to deploy applications quickly and reliably to resource-constrained environments.

Gray Calendar Icon March 4, 2020
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Join this online meetup as we discuss how to automate K3s cluster upgrades at scale and at the edge, using Rancher's new technology the System Upgrade Controller.

Gray Calendar Icon February 12, 2020
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Learn to use K3s, lightweight Kubernetes geared towards teams that need to deploy applications quickly and reliably to resource-constrained environments.

Gray Calendar Icon January 30, 2020

StackShare named K3s the #1 New Tool of the Year in their annual developer tools roundup. They outlined the top 140 tools of 2019 based on four million data points shared by the StackShare community.

Gray Calendar Icon January 15, 2020
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Learn to use K3s, lightweight Kubernetes geared towards teams that need to deploy applications quickly and reliably to resource-constrained environments.

Gray Calendar Icon December 17, 2019
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In this Kubernetes Master class, we'll discuss how to deploy and manage Kubernetes infrastructure using Rancher and Spotinst Ocean

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.

Mark Abrams
Mark Abrams
Gray Calendar Icon September 27, 2019
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Rancher Labs and Arm are working together to help organizations take advantage of the transformative capabilities of Kubernetes for edge computing.

Gray Calendar Icon September 24, 2019
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Learn how to benefit from using K3s and Traefik together in order to speed up validation of your cloud native applications in Kubernetes, allowing for production-grade setups at a glance. Join the training.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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