Illumina Innovates with Rancher and Kubernetes
Kubernetes management platforms from RedHat, VMware and Cisco add features that restrict
you to their environment. Some legacy vendors even insist on bundling in their own
expensive, proprietary tooling. Choosing one of these platforms means that you will
drift away from the core of Kubernetes, making it harder to move to a different platform
should your requirements change.
By contrast, Rancher supports any CNCF-certified Kubernetes distribution including
RKE and K3s. It also integrates popular open-source projects like Prometheus,
Grafana, Fluentd and Istio to make Kubernetes even more useful.
If you ever decide to stop using Rancher, we provide a clean uninstall process
that leaves you able to manage each cluster independently, as if we were never
Rancher, RKE, K3s and all other Rancher products are 100% free and open
Use Rancher to install and configure multiple production-grade Kubernetes clusters
on-prem, in the cloud and at the edge. Once up and running, Rancher handles all aspects
of day-2 operations for your multi-cluster Kubernetes deployment:
Hybrid and multi-cloud are the ‘new normal’ of IT. While cloud-hosted Kubernetes
services like GKE, EKS, and AKS are an excellent way to operate Kubernetes within a
single cloud, they are, by definition, silos. Rancher works closely with these cloud
services and enhances what they offer, providing you a common management platform for
all your Kubernetes distributions.
Rancher supports any number of on-prem or hosted Kubernetes installations running on
any certified distribution. It not only enables you to import and manage clusters
through a single interface, apply uniform security policies, centrally audit logs,
and monitor performance across them all. If you have an internal identity provider
such as Active Directory, OpenLDAP or Okta, you can even use those users and groups
to control access to your hybrid cluster operations.
Dive into the technical details
Follow along with our quick start guide to get started with Rancher in just a few easy steps
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