SUSE Rancher

Your organization is deploying Kubernetes clusters to accelerate digital transformation. SUSE Rancher unifies these clusters to ensure consistent operations, workload management, and enterprise-grade security – from core to cloud to edge.

Multi-cluster Kubernetes Management Everywhere

SUSE Rancher addresses the needs of DevOps teams deploying applications with Kubernetes and IT operations delivering enterprise-critical services.

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Supports any Certified Kubernetes Distribution

SUSE Rancher supports any CNCF-certified Kubernetes distribution. For on-premises workloads, we offer the RKE. We support all the public cloud distributions, including EKS, AKS, and GKE. At the edge, we offer K3s.

Simplifies Multi-Cluster Operations

SUSE Rancher provides simple, consistent cluster operations, including provisioning, version management, visibility and diagnostics, monitoring and alerting, and centralized audit.

Unifies Security, Policy, and User Management

SUSE Rancher lets you automate processes and applies a consistent set of user access and security policies for all your clusters, no matter where they’re running.

Drives Adoption with Shared Tools & Services

SUSE Rancher provides a rich catalogue of services for building, deploying, and scaling containerized applications, including app packaging, CI/CD, logging, monitoring, and service mesh.

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Steve Elliot, Performance & Reliability Specialist |
"Moving from VMs to Rancher’s orchestration has been a massive benefit for us."
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Top 4 Features

The Enterprise Kubernetes Management Platform

Streamlined Day 2 Kubernetes Operations

Once you’ve provisioned a Kubernetes cluster with SUSE Rancher, operations are centralized and administrators can deal with all aspects of Day 2 operations. From one console, administrators can monitor any cluster in any location, upgrade Kubernetes versions, backup etcd and recover degraded clusters.

Full lifecycle management for hosted Kubernetes clusters

Run on SUSE for superior reliability and security for your business-critical workloads on AWS EKS, Microsoft AKS and Google GKE. Give operators full lifecycle management of the most popular cloud-hosted distributions including node management and autoscaling, from a single pane of glass. Import, provision, upgrade, and configure and secure clusters across all three providers directly using the SUSE Rancher’s new unified, intuitive user experience. Additionally, SUSE Rancher managed deployments support CIS templating and scanning to minimize configuration drift between clusters.

Centralized Kubernetes Security

SUSE Rancher admins can work with their security team to centrally define how users should interact with managed Kubernetes clusters and how containerized workloads should operate. Once polices have been defined, assigning them to any Kubernetes cluster is instantaneous.

GitOps at Scale for Edge Clusters

SUSE Rancher Continuous Delivery allows for maximum cluster consistency from core to cloud to edge. SUSE Rancher supports from 1 to 1,000,000 clusters from a single console with built-in security capabilities, running any CNCF-certified Kubernetes distribution. By streamlining application delivery across any infrastructure in any location, enterprises can use SUSE Rancher to accelerate their journey towards true digital transformation.

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Your modernization journey is as unique as your business. We work with you and your team to identify starting points, design solutions, implement best practices, and optimize for continual success.

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Blended Services

Disruptive technologies help you stay ahead of your competition but can require new skills and resources. Select Services blends consulting and premium support services to jumpstart your modernization efforts.

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Training Services

If skills are inhibiting your transformation, SUSE Training is your answer. Our comprehensive portfolio of courses and certification paths provide the training that fits your needs, your schedule, and your business.

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Premium Support Services

Extend your SUSE support with direct, named access to a resource who know you, your team and your infrastructure. Keep up with the pace of change and customer expectations, while still taking care of every day business.

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Quick Start

SUSE Rancher is based on Rancher, the world’s most popular Kubernetes management platform. Rancher is 100% open source and can be deployed by you from core to cloud to edge.

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