Illumina Innovates with Rancher and Kubernetes
Platinum Partner LSD shares their views on Rancher 2.5. They believe the new Rancher 2.5 release addresses both the needs for standards and security across a hybrid environment while enabling efficiency in just getting the job done.
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.
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.
Amazon EKS is the most popular managed Kubernetes solution. Rancher 2.5 can help ease the full lifecycle management of all your Amazon EKS clusters. You can now provision new EKS Clusters in AWS and configure public and private endpoints, the IP access list to the API, control plane logging and secrets encryption with AWS Key Management Service.
As part of Rancher 2.5, we are excited to introduce a new, simpler way to install Rancher called RancherD. This is a single binary you can launch on a host to bring up a Kubernetes cluster bundled with a deployment of Rancher itself. This means you just have one thing to manage: RancherD. Configuration and upgrading are no longer two-step processes where you first have to deal with the underlying Kubernetes cluster and then deal with the Rancher deployment.