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In this interview with Stu Miniman, Alexandre McLean, Technical Architect at French video game company Ubisoft, reveals why the company chose to run its Ubisoft Kubernetes Service in Rancher.

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Thomas Ornell, Systems Engineer at ABAX, describes why ABAX invested in a pre-configured commercial management platform (Rancher), after spending months wrangling Vanilla Kubernetes.

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Alan Shimel kicks off this episode of TechStrong TV with a chat with his good friend Sheng Liang, Co-founder and CEO of Rancher Labs, about the company's launch of Longhorn – Rancher’s new cloud-native, lightweight and powerful distributed storage platform for Kubernetes.

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In this episode of Channel Happy Hour, Mike Vizard and Frank Ohlhorst discuss the new Rancher Academy and what it means to the industry. Skip ahead to the 18-minute, 50-second mark to get the lowdown.

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One way to prepare your IT organization for the next crisis is to deploy more containers, Rancher CMO Peter Smails tells Cynthia Harvey.

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TFiR's Swapnil Bhartiya talks to BoxBoat CEO, Tim Hohman, one of Rancher's Platinum Partners, for a deep-dive into the value Rancher's Platinum Partner program brings to the ecosystem.

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Rancher Labs Inc. closed on a $40 million late-stage round of funding, which was led by Telstra Ventures, bringing Rancher’s total funding to $95 million to date.

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Christian Frank explores two options for building a Rancher Kubernetes cluster on OpenStack: with the OpenStack node driver or through a custom node setup.

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Rancher now has added support for Huawei Cloud Container Engine (CCE), Alibaba Cloud Container Service for Kubernetes (ACK) and Tencent Kubernetes Engine (TKE). The integration will be available in Rancher 2.2, scheduled to ship in early 2019.

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At full scale Chick-fil-A will be running Kubernetes at the Edge in each of our 2000 restaurants. That means roughly 6000 devices at the Edge running Kubernetes.

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Partnership Combines Rancher 2.0 with Canonical Kubernetes and Leading Cloud OS, Ubuntu Today, we joined Canonical in announcing the Canonical Cloud Native Platform, a new offering that provides complete support and management for Kubernetes in the Enterprise. The Cloud Native Platform combines Rancher 2.0 container management software with Canonical Ubuntu and Ubuntu Kubernetes, and will be available when Rancher 2.0 launches next spring. This announcement is an enormous accomplishment for our team here at Rancher.

Gray Calendar Icon November 29, 2017
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Today, we are announcing a new open-source project called the Rancher Kubernetes Engine (RKE), our new Kubernetes installer. RKE is extremely simple, lightning fast, and works everywhere. Why a new Kubernetes installer? In the last two years, Rancher has become one of the most popular ways to stand up and manage Kubernetes clusters. Users love Rancher as a Kubernetes installer because it is very easy to use. Rancher fully automates etcd, the Kubernetes master, and worker node operations.

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Following my journey in evaluating and building Enterprise-grade Kubernetes from scratch on VMware ESXi hypervisor with different software stacks / frameworks, my next stop is to take a good look at what Rancher Labs has to offer.

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Many organizations run Kubernetes clusters in a single public cloud like GCE or AWS, and as a result have reasonably homogenous infrastructure needs. In these situations deploying Kubernetes clusters is relatively straightforward.

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[I am excited to announce that Rancher officially supports Mesos, one of the most popular distributed cluster managers on the market today. Mesos is able to manage a large number of computing hosts and schedule computing jobs to these hosts according to their CPU, memory, and storage needs. ] [But Mesos is much more than a distributed resource manager and scheduler. In the past few years, the ][Mesos community][ has developed a rich set of frameworks to automate the deployment and operations of large-scale distributed applications such as Hadoop, Elasticsearch, Spark, and Kafka.

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Users have submitted thousands of issues to help us improve Rancher these last 18 months. This morning, we announced that Rancher Labs has raised \$20 million in series B funding to accelerate our growth in response to the incredible Rancher adoption we’ve seen over the last year. It is an exciting day for our entire team, as it validates so much hard work, and gives us an opportunity to continue the work we are so passionate about.

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In the first part of this post, I created a full Node.js application stack using MongoDB as the application’s database and Nginx as a load balancer that distributed incoming requests to two Node.js application servers. I created the environment on Rancher and using Docker containers. In this post I will go through setting up Rancher authentication with GitHub, and creating a webhook with GitHub for automatic deployments. []Rancher Access Control Starting from version 0.

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So last week I finally got out from my “tech” comfort zone, and tried to set up a Node.js application which uses a MongoDB database, and to add an extra layer of fun I used Rancher to set up the whole application stack using Docker containers. I designed a small application with Node, its only function is to calculate the number of hits on the website, you can find the code at Github

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Today Docker acquired SDN software maker SocketPlane. Congratulations to both Docker and SocketPlane teams. We have worked closely with SocketPlane team since the early Docker networking discussions and have a great amount of respect for their technical abilities. We are also happy to see Docker Inc. make a serious effort to bring SDN capabilities to the Docker platform. Many customers have told us that the lack of multi-host networking is one of the last remaining gaps that impede the wide-spread production use of Docker containers.

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[Usman is a server and infrastructure engineer, with experience in building large scale distributed services on top of various cloud platforms. You can read more of his work at techtraits.com, or follow him on twitter @usman_ismailor on GitHub.] Magento is an open-source content management system (CMS) offering a powerful tool-set for managing eCommerce web-sites. Magento is used by thousands of companies including Nike and Office Max. Today we are going to walk through the process of setting up a Magento cluster using Docker and Rancher on the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).

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Today I would like to announce a new open source project called RancherOS – the smallest, easiest way to run Docker in production and at scale. RancherOS is the first operating system to fully embrace Docker, and to run all system services as Docker containers. At Rancher Labs we focus on building tools that help customers run Docker in production, and we think RancherOS will be an excellent choice for anyone who wants a lightweight version of Linux ideal for running containers.

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Hussein Galal is a Linux System Administrator, with experience in Linux, Unix, Networking, and open source technologies like Nginx, Apache, PHP-FPM, Passenger, MySQL, LXC, and Docker. You can follow Hussein on Twitter @galal_hussein. I recently used Docker and Rancher to set up a Redis cluster on Digital Ocean. Redis clustering provides a way to share data across multiple Redis instances, keys are distributed equally across instances using hash slots. Redis clusters provide a number of nice features, such as data resharding and availability between instances.

Gray Calendar Icon December 3, 2014
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In addition to managing container networking across cloud providers, we are excited to announce the following features in Rancher v0.2. First up, the team has exposed the building blocks for storage management.

Gray Calendar Icon November 14, 2014
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Almost one year ago I started Stampede as an R&D project to look at the implications of Docker on cloud computing moving forward, and as such I’ve explored many ideas. After releasing Stampede, and getting so much great feedback, I’ve decided to concentrate my efforts. I’m renaming Stampede.io to Rancher.io to signify the new direction and focus the project is taking. Going forward, instead of the experimental personal project that Stampede was, Rancher will be a well-sponsored open source project focused on building a portable implementation of infrastructure services similar to EBS, VPC, ELB, and many other services.

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