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Rancher: Enterprise management for Kubernetes

rancher architecture

Rancher Desktop

  • Rancher Desktop 🌟 Kubernetes and container management to the desktop. Rancher Desktop is an open-source project to bring Kubernetes and container management to the desktop. Windows and macOS versions of Rancher Desktop are available for download.

Rancher Academy (online training)

Rancher 2

Rancher Networking and CNI Providers

Rancher 2 RKE

K3S

K3S Use Cases

  • K3S Use Cases:
    1. Edge computing and Embedded Systems
    2. IOT Gateway
    3. CI environments (i.e. Jenkins with Configuration as Code)
    4. Single-App Clusters

K3S in Public Clouds

K3D

K3OS

  • k3OS k3OS is a Linux distribution designed to remove as much OS maintenance as possible in a Kubernetes cluster. It is specifically designed to only have what is needed to run k3s. Additionally the OS is designed to be managed by kubectl once a cluster is bootstrapped. Nodes only need to join a cluster and then all aspects of the OS can be managed from Kubernetes. Both k3OS and k3s upgrades are handled by the k3OS operator.
  • K3OS Value Add:
    • Supports multiple architectures
      • K3OS runs on x86 and ARM processors to give you maximum flexibility.
    • Runs only the minimum required services
      • Fewer services means a tiny attack surface, for greater security.
    • Doesn’t require a package manager
      • The required services are built into the distribution image.
    • Models infrastructure as code
      • Manage system configuration with version control systems.

K3C

  • K3C Lightweight local container engine for container development. K3C is a local container engine designed to fill the same gap Docker does in the Kubernetes ecosystem. Specifically k3c focuses on developing and running local containers, basically docker run/build. Currently k3s, the lightweight Kubernetes distribution, provides a great solution for Kubernetes from dev to production. While k3s satisifies the Kubernetes runtime needs, one still needs to run docker (or a docker-like tool) to actually develop and build the container images. k3c is intended to replace docker for just the functionality needed for the Kubernetes ecosystem.

Hosted Rancher

Rancher on Microsoft Azure

Rancher RKE on vSphere

Rancher Kubernetes on Oracle Cloud

Rancher Software Defined Storage with Longhorn

Rancher Fleet to manage multiple kubernetes clusters

Kubernautic

  • Kubernautic Kubernetes For Everyone, Free Forever! Start your CloudLess Journey and get free access to Rancher Shared as a Service (RSaaS) or apply to get access to your own Dedicated Rancher Dashboard (RDaaS) and save up-to 90% of your cloud costs with Auto Scaling of Spot Instances and Kubernauts Kubernetes Services KKS!

Harvester Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software