SUSE Rancher supports any certified Kubernetes distribution. For on-premises workloads, SUSE Rancher offers the RKE1(1.x version of RKE), a CNCF-certified Kubernetes distribution that runs entirely within docker containers. SUSE Rancher also offers RKE2, a fully conformant Kubernetes distribution that focuses on security and compliance within the U.S. Federal Government sector. RKE2 works on bare-metal and virtualized servers. RKE2 solves the problem of installation complexity, a common issue in the Kubernetes community. With RKE2, the installation and operation of Kubernetes is both simplified and easily automated and it is entirely independent of the operating system.
SUSE Rancher provides simple and consistent cluster operations including provisioning, version management, visibility and diagnostics, monitoring and alerting, and centralized audit.
SUSE Rancher lets you automate processes and applies a consistent set of user access and security policies to all your clusters, no matter where they are running.
SUSE Rancher provides a rich catalog of services for building, deploying, and scaling containerized applications, including app packaging, CI or CD, logging, monitoring, and service mesh.