Rancher Container Management Now Available on AWS Marketplace
In December 2020, SUSE acquired Rancher. Since then, those of us on the SUSE Amazon Web Services (AWS) team have been anxiously awaiting Rancher’s arrival on the AWS Marketplace. Rancher is the number one Kubernetes Orchestration solution on the market, with over 100 million downloads and able to stand up over a million containers at the touch of a button. It also includes multi-cluster Kubernetes Management everywhere, unified security, and Policy and User Management. You can now get it directly from the Marketplace! I mean, what’s not to like?
AWS is the world’s largest cloud platform, forever changing how engineers operate by making infrastructure available as a service. You can simplify and speed up procurement by procuring SUSE Rancher on the AWS Marketplace. Not only that, but you can also get Rancher in minutes and pay only for what you consume. By taking advantage of approved purchase routes, you can accelerate your time to market, benefit from flexible pricing (such as EDP draw-downs) and maintain complete control and governance.
Now onto some of the more technical details:
Rancher is open source, so technically, the product is free. What you are paying for is the expertise of the support engineers. With this new listing, you can buy Rancher’s support directly through the AWS marketplace. You can set up a supported Rancher environment – all self-service in minutes, without contacting SUSE. Support will be sold in one-year contracts, which are paid upfront.
Support contracts are sold in increments of 20 nodes, of any type, under management. The node price includes an entitlement to one Rancher Management Server instance per contract. You can add additional nodes to an existing agreement at any time by “modifying” the contract. Nodes managed by Rancher can exist in AWS or any other Kubernetes environment on other clouds or on-premise. The only component that must be on AWS is the Rancher Management Server.
In addition, we are launching a curated installer for AWS called “SUSE Rancher Setup.” This is the fastest way to deploy Rancher on AWS. The curated installer is not required to use our marketplace support listing, but we recommend it for the best possible experience.
Where do I get it?
EU/UK listing: bit.ly/RancherEUAWS
Rest of the World: bit.ly/RancherAWS
Lastly, here is the Rancher Set Up. It is a curated installer designed to make deploying a best practice, production-ready Rancher Manager to AWS easier. The best part? It’s free! You can access it here: https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace/pp/prodview-go7ent7goo5ae
Phew, I think that about covers it! I am super excited about this addition to our AWS Marketplace offerings and can’t wait to see what you will use your container applications for!