In 2020, SUSE announces close acquisition for Rancher Labs. The collaboration between the two introduces container management platform with the objective to empower enterprises to ‘innovate everywhere through the power of many’. Learn more about this powerful container management platform through our SUSE Rancher Overview.
What is SUSE Rancher?
SUSE Rancher is a container management platform built for organisations that deploy containers in production that addresses the operational and security challenges of managing multiple Kubernetes clusters across any infrastructure.
It is a platform that comes from the collaboration between SUSE and Rancher. Two companies with one objective, empowering enterprises to Innovate Everywhere through the power of many.
Key features in SUSE Rancher
1. Streamlined Day 2 Kubernetes operations
With SUSE Rancher being provisioned to a Kubernetes Cluster, operations become centralized allowing administrators to deal with every aspects of Day 2 operations. It also allows administrators to be able to monitor any cluster at any location, upgrade Kubernetes versions, backup etcd and recover degraded clusters all from one console.
2. Full lifecycle management for hosted Kubernetes clusters
Running critical workloads on AWS EKS, Microsoft AKS and Google GKE on SUSE give your organisation reliability and security.
SUSE rancher provides you with full lifecycle management from the most popular cloud-hosted distribution which include node managment and autoscaling. And this is achievable from a single pane of glass.
The new intuitive user experience allows you to directly import, provision upgrade and even configure and secure clusters using all three providers.
In addition, SUSE Rancher managed deployments support CIS templating and scanning helps enterprise lowers configuration drift between clusters.
3. Centralised Kubernetes Security
SUSE Rancher admins and the security team are can work together to centrally define:
- the way their users should interact with the managed Kubernetes clusters
- the way containerized workload should operate
Once Kubernetes security is centralized, these properties can be assigned to any cluster instantaneously.
4. GitOps at Scale for Edge Clusters
SUSE Rancher continuous delivery makes it possible for maximum consistency from core to Cloud and to edge.
It supports from 1 to 1,000,000 clusters from a single console with built-in security capabilities as well as running any CNCF-certified Kubernetes distribution.
By using SUSE Rancher, enterprises are able to streamline application delivery across any infrastructure in any location to accelerate their transition journey towards digital transformation.
Capabilities of SUSE Rancher
1. Supports for any CNCF-certified Kubernetes distribution
SUSE Rancher provides support for any CNCF-certified Kubernetes distribution. For example,
- On-premises workload – RKE
- Public cloud distributions -EKS, AKS, and GKE
- At the edge – K3s
2. Simplifies Multi-Cluster Operations
SUSE Rancher offers simple, consistent cluster operations which include provisioning, version management, visibility and diagnostics, monitoring and alerting, and centralised audit.
3. Unifies Security, Policy, and User Management
SUSE Rancher allows organisations to automate processes and applies a consistent set of user access and security policies for your entire clusters anywhere (on-premise, cloud or edge).
4. Drives Adoption through Shared Tools and Services
SUSE Rancher gives varieties of options of services for building, deploying, and scaling containerised applications such as app packaging, CI/CD, logging, monitoring, and service mesh.