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Canonical Announces Cloud Native Platform, Powered by Rancher


Partnership Combines Rancher 2.0 with Canonical Kubernetes and Leading Cloud OS, Ubuntu

Today, we joined Canonical in
the Canonical Cloud Native Platform, a new offering that provides
complete support and management for Kubernetes in the Enterprise. The
Cloud Native Platform combines
Rancher 2.0 container management software with Canonical Ubuntu and
Ubuntu Kubernetes, and will be available when Rancher 2.0 launches next
spring. This announcement is an enormous accomplishment for our team
here at Rancher. By partnering with Canonical around Kubernetes, we hope
to expose the thousands of organizations that rely on Ubuntu to the
impact a container management platform like Rancher can have on how they
build and run their applications. All the power of Rancher 2.0 will be
included in the new product, including Kubernetes deployment on any
infrastructure; support for hosted Kubernetes from Amazon, Google, and
Microsoft; security policy management; centralized access control and
RBAC; workload management UI; centralized application catalog;
integrated Prometheus monitoring; log management; and CI/CD. As Dustin
Kirkland, VP of Product Development at Canonical, said during our recent
Rancher 2.0 announcement, “with Canonical’s experience deploying
Kubernetes on Ubuntu in the enterprise, we see first-hand the tremendous
opportunity for Rancher 2.0 to solve container management at scale.”
This announcement comes right on the heels of the Amazon
EKS announcement,
further reinforcing Kubernetes as the leading orchestration choice for
running containerized applications. With this offering, Rancher Labs and
Canonical can support and manage the entire software stack, from the OS
to the containers delivering your application, whether running on your
own infrastructure or as a managed service from your favorite service
provider. Like most partnerships, our work with Canonical started with
joint users who validated early on the use of Rancher with Ubuntu and
Canonical’s Kubernetes distro. Today, according to user-supplied data,
more than half of the tens of thousands of hosts powering Rancher
deployments run Ubuntu as the OS. Internally, we’ve tested on Ubuntu
since the very first release of Rancher, and have worked closely with
the Canonical team on joint customers for more than a year. As we got to
know the team at Canonical, we were thrilled to hear they were also big
fans of Rancher and have been using our open-source software internally
on their web development team.

Did you know that
web dev team uses
to stage and test changes before pushing to
@ubuntu .com?

— Dustin Kirkland (@dustinkirkland) August 25,

I’m convinced 2018 is going to be a massive year for Kubernetes adoption
in the enterprise. I think for many organizations, this combination of
Canonical and Rancher will provide an excellent platform for providing
Kubernetes as a secure service to developers and operations teams. If
you’d like to see how all of this fits together, you can learn more at
the Ubuntu Enterprise
the special Kubernetes announcement from
or come by our booth G3 at KubeCon and let us know what you think.

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