Announcing NeuVector and Rancher Kubernetes Solutions on the Azure Marketplace
Microsoft Azure users can now find SUSE NeuVector and Rancher products on the Azure Marketplace. This strategic move not only expands the Azure ecosystem but also offers users enhanced security and container orchestration capabilities.
SUSE NeuVector: Fortifying Container Security
SUSE NeuVector Prime, a leading container security solution, is now accessible directly through the Azure Marketplace as a marketplace monetized offering. With a focus on threat detection and prevention in containerized environments, SUSE NeuVector provides a comprehensive security blanket for your Azure workloads.
Benefits of SUSE NeuVector on Azure Marketplace:
- MACC Advantage: Leveraging Microsoft Azure Committed Consumption (MACC) discounts, users can optimize their costs while ensuring top-notch container security. This not only enhances financial efficiency but also aligns with Microsoft’s commitment to providing flexible and cost-effective solutions.
- Approved Purchase Method: The availability of SUSE NeuVector on the Azure Marketplace streamlines the procurement process. Users can benefit from an already approved purchase method, reducing the complexity of acquiring cutting-edge security solutions.
SUSE NeuVector on Azure Marketplace offers flexible pricing options to cater to various user needs. Whether you’re a small business or an enterprise, you can choose a plan that aligns with your requirements.
This is the first fully enterprise supported NeuVector presence on Azure’s Marketplace where support comes directly from SUSE. Monetization is through Azure and leverages a monthly on-demand usage model. And to make the usage model cloud friendly, discount tiers are built-in to the pricing model and are automatically applied as usage grows.
There are six price tiers that govern the usage discounts. Note, usage is based on average monthly rate, not the maximum monthly count, keeping this as a cloud friendly and burst friendly usage model.
The usage tiers are:
- 5-15 nodes: $112 per node per month*
- 16-50 nodes: $105 per node per month
- 51-100 nodes: $98 per node per month
- 101-250 nodes: $91 per node per month
- 251-1000 nodes: $84 per node per month
- >1000 nodes: $78 per node per month
* There is a 5 node minimum on monthly usage.
Explore SUSE NeuVector on Azure Marketplace
NeuVector on Azure marketplace: https://azuremarketplace.microsoft.com/en-us/marketplace/apps/suse.neuvector-prime-llc?tab=Overview
Rancher: Simplifying Container Orchestration
Rancher Prime, a widely acclaimed container management platform, has joined the Azure Marketplace, a solution to efficiently deploy, manage, and scale container applications on Azure.
Like NeuVector, Rancher benefits as an Azure Marketplace monetized offering:
- MACC Efficiency: Users can capitalize on MACC discounts, ensuring cost-effectiveness in orchestrating containers on Microsoft Azure. Rancher’s integration with MACC aligns with Azure’s commitment to providing value-driven solutions.
- Streamlined Procurement: By choosing Rancher from the Azure Marketplace, users benefit from a simplified procurement process. The already approved purchase method ensures a seamless experience in acquiring and implementing Rancher for container orchestration.
Rancher also has a six tier pricing model that offers the same cloud and burst friendly attributes. Monetization is through Azure 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.
Rnacher on Azure marketplace: https://azuremarketplace.microsoft.com/en-us/marketplace/apps/suse.rancher-prime-llc?tab=Overview
Deployment Flexibility for both NeuVector and Rancher
With both of these marketplace offerings, 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 AKS. With the control plane within AKS, it is possible to protect and manage downstream Kubernetes clusters as a single logical deployment. (Downstream clusters can run anywhere, but will appear as a logical extension of the application’s control plane residing in AKS.)
This means that the downstream clusters can monetize through the Azure marketplace regardless of where they are deployed. If they are all in AKS, all is good. But even if they are not, with logically controlled downstream clusters on-premise, in a hybrid deployment, you are still good. The bottomline, with the application’s AKS controlled control plane, you get to take advantage of the node usage discounts and apply them to your entire logical deployment, monetizing through the marketplace regardless of the deployment scenario.
The availability of SUSE NeuVector and Rancher on Azure Marketplace marks a significant step forward in the collaboration between these industry-leading solutions and Microsoft Azure. Users can now fortify container security and streamline orchestration with the assurance of MACC benefits and approved purchase methods.
Take the leap towards enhanced container security and orchestration on Microsoft Azure by exploring SUSE NeuVector and Rancher on the Azure Marketplace today.