SUSE Rancher is the enterprise computing platform to run Kubernetes on-premises, in the cloud and at the edge. It addresses the operational and security challenges of managing multiple Kubernetes clusters everywhere. SUSE Rancher also provides IT operators and development teams with integrated tools for building, deploying, and running cloud-native workloads.
SUSE Rancher not only deploys production-grade Kubernetes clusters from data center to cloud to the edge, it also unites them with centralized authentication, access control and observability. SUSE Rancher lets you streamline cluster deployment on bare metal, edge devices, private clouds, public clouds, or vSphere and secure them using global security policies. Use Helm or SUSE Rancher App Catalog to deploy and manage applications across any or all these environments, ensuring multi-cluster consistency with a single deployment.
Figure 2 SUSE Rancher's recipe for production quality Kubernetes at scale
Certified Kubernetes Distributions
SUSE Rancher supports any certified Kubernetes distribution. For on-premises workloads, Rancher offers the RKE - a CNCF-certified Kubernetes distribution that runs entirely within Docker containers. It works on bare-metal and virtualized servers. RKE solves the problem of installation complexity, a common issue in the Kubernetes community. With RKE, the installation and operation of Kubernetes is both simplified and easily automated and it is entirely independent of the operating system. SUSE Rancher
Simplified Cluster Operations
SUSE Rancher provides simple, consistent cluster operations including provisioning, version management, visibility, and diagnostics, monitoring and alerting, and centralized audit.
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 are running.
Shared Tools and Services
SUSE Rancher provides a rich catalog of services for building, deploying, and scaling containerized applications, including app packaging, CI/CD, logging, monitoring, and service mesh.