Under the Hood of Rancher

Discover if Rancher is the right solution for your team’s container management needs. By learning the technical components of Rancher, you can start to take advantage of the power of its core features: Rancher Kubernetes Engine (RKE), Unified Cluster Management, and Workload Management.

A Detailed Overview of Rancher's Architecture

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.) across RKE or cloud Kubernetes services like GKE, EKS, and AKS.

Application Workload Management

Rancher offers an intuitive UI, enabling users to run containers without learning all Kubernetes concepts up-front.

Rancher offers an application catalog, enabling one-click deployment of Helm and compose templates.

Rancher implements integrated alert and log aggregation and turn-key CI/CD pipelines.

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