Announcing a new usage-based Rancher Prime listing on the AWS Marketplace
AWS users can now find a usage-based Rancher Prime listing on the AWS Marketplace. Like the previous contract listing, this is a fully supported version on Rancher, but now offered on a pay-as-you-go basis.
Rancher Prime: Simplifying Container Orchestration
Rancher Prime, a widely acclaimed container management platform, has joined the AWS Marketplace, a solution to efficiently deploy, manage, and scale container applications from AWS.
Rancher Prime benefits as an AWS Marketplace monetized offering:
- EDP Efficiency: Users can capitalize on EDP discounts, ensuring cost-effectiveness in orchestrating containers from AWS. Rancher’s integration with the marketplace ensures it aligns with AWS’s commitment to providing value-driven solutions.
- Streamlined Procurement: By choosing Rancher Prime from the marketplace, users benefit from a simplified procurement process. The already approved purchase method ensures a seamless experience in acquiring and implementing Rancher Prime for container orchestration.
Rancher Prime has a six tier pricing model, the same as the one used for data center implementations. This pricing approach is very cloud friendly and was designed to properly support bursting use-cases. Monetization is through AWS and leverages a monthly on-demand usage model based on the same average node count model.
The usage tiers that govern pricing discounts are:
- 5-15 nodes: $450 per node per month*
- 16-50 nodes: $321 per node per month
- 51-100 nodes: $221 per node per month
- 101-250 nodes: $175 per node per month
- 251-1000 nodes: $142 per node per month
- >1000 nodes: $100 per node per month
* There is a 5 node minimum on monthly usage.
You can find the marketplace offers at:
With this new usage-based marketplace offering, you have several deployment options, all of which take advantage of the inherent usage discounts. This is made possible by leveraging the control plane for each product that is installed into EKS. With the control plane within EKS, it is possible to manage downstream Kubernetes clusters everywhere. (Managed clusters can run anywhere, but will appear as a logical extension of the control plane in AWS EKS.)
This means that the downstream clusters will monetize through the AWS marketplace regardless of where they are deployed. If they are all in EKS, all is good. But even if they are not, with managed clusters on-premise, in a hybrid deployment, or elsewhere, the marketplace control plane will still govern and monetize all managed clusters. The bottomline, with this new usage-based marketplace offering, you get to take advantage of the node usage discounts and apply them to your entire federated deployment, and monetize through the marketplace regardless of the deployment scenario.
Take the leap towards enhanced container management and orchestration on AWS by exploring Rancher Prime on the Marketplace today.