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Why Rancher?

The First Real Answer For Multi-Cloud Computing The people who depend on you demand that your services stay up, no matter what. The best way to ensure you meet demand is to deploy services in multiple regions, on multiple providers. You'll need an efficient and reliable platform, built to manage multiple Kubernetes clusters in production. Rancher not only deploys Kubernetes clusters anywhere, on any provider, but it also unites them under centralized authentication and access control. Read More…


What Rancher adds to Kubernetes

Cluster Operations & Management ApplicationWorkload Management Enterprisesupport Get free training from an expert through our classes on Kubernetes and Rancher Sign Up Now Multi-Cluster Operations and Workload Management Rancher introduces a centralized control plane that unifies management of every Kubernetes cluster running across your organization. Rancher solves operations challenges, such as cluster provisioning, upgrades, user management, and policy management. Install and manage Kubernetes clusters on any infrastructure. Read More…


Under the Hood of Rancher 2.0

Deploy, Manage and Secure any Kubernetes Rancher Kubernetes Engine (RKE) RKE is an extremely simple and lightning fast Kubernetes installer. It works with any public cloud, private cloud, virtualized servers, or bare metal servers. Unified Cluster Management Rancher manages multiple Kubernetes clusters across any cloud. Rancher can provision cloud Kubernetes services like GKE, EKS, and AKS. Rancher implements centralized authentication (such as GitHub, AD/LDAP, SAML, etc. Read More…


Security and Compliance

Management Across The Platform Ensuring Security and Compliance Rancher enables IT administrators to specify centralized security and access control policies. Rancher adds a user authentication layer to any Kubernetes cluster so access to all clusters will be authenticated through a single source such as Active Directory. Rancher integrates with all layers of the technology stack, including Kubernetes RBAC, node configuration, network policy management, and cloud security configuration. Rancher distributes the centralized security policy to all layers of the technology stack to enforce the security and compliance policies. Read More…


Kubernetes Workload Management, Simplified

Workload Management Kubernetes introduces a powerful set of primitives for orchestrating containers and guaranteeing the high availability of applications. As Kubernetes gains massive adoption in organizations, there is a great deal of interest in offering a simplified workload management experience. Read the Intro Guide Workload UX Rancher provides an intuitive user interface for deploying workloads on Kubernetes clusters. The Rancher UI is intent-based. A user, for example, says “I want to deploy a container on every node” as opposed to “I want to deploy a DaemonSet. Read More…


Kubernetes Cluster Operations

Cluster Provisioning You don’t need to leave Rancher to provision cloud Kubernetes clusters -- Rancher invokes the appropriate cloud APIs for you, automatically deploying popular cloud container services like GKE, AKS or EKS. As an alternative, you can automatically deploy an RKE cluster and automatically leverage node-drivers pre-built for your favorite cloud. Cluster Upgrades Typically, cloud Kubernetes services upgrade the Kubernetes master automatically, but leave it to users whether to upgrade worker nodes. Read More…


Hybrid Cloud and Multi Cloud

Get a unified experience across public and private providers, VMWare clusters, and bare metal servers Amazon Web Services Google Cloud Microsoft Azure VMware Bare Metal Servers Amazon Web Services You have a variety of ways to setup Kubernetes clusters on AWS. The easiest way will be EKS, which is integrated with Rancher. You get more control over cluster setup with tools like RKE, Kops, or one of many other Kubernetes installers. Read More…


How Rancher is Different from Other Tools

How is Rancher different from: Cloud Kubernetes Services like GKE, EKS and AKS? Open source Kubernetes installers like Kops and KubeSpray? PaaS platforms like Pivotal CloudFoundry and Red Hat OpenShift? Commercial Kubernetes operations platforms like CoreOS Tectonic? Get free training from an expert through our classes on Kubernetes and Rancher Sign Up Now How Rancher is different from cloud-hosted Kubernetes Services like GKE, EKS and AKS Cloud Kubernetes services implement Kubernetes for a specific cloud. Read More…


100% Open Source

User Community We thank the tens of thousands of people who use Rancher every day. You inspire us to make the product better. You can find an active Rancher user community on our forum, public Slack channel, GitHub, and StackOverflow. Visit the forums The forums are incredibly active, and the beset place to chat with other users about issues you might be facing. Visit the forums. Chat on Slack If you want to chat with other community members and contributors, you can often find them on the Rancher users channel on Slack. Read More…


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