United States Air Force’s Kessel Run Selects Rancher Government Solutions (RGS) to Provide Kubernetes Support Services as Part of a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase III Contract Award

RGS September 12, 2022

Rancher Government Solutions (RGS) has been chosen by USAF Kessel Run to provide Kubernetes Support Services to accelerate digital transformation and mission success at the Air Force’s IT Life Cycle Management Center’s Digital Directorate.

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Edge Computing for National Security & Defense

RGS August 11, 2022

While the federal government and U.S. military are innovative in many ways, they don’t like to live on the edge when it comes to information technology. Stable, reliable, and secure are the name of the game. But in order to support the most advanced technology, such as next-gen warfare and highly complex supply chains, agencies need the power of edge computing with more choices that go beyond

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NeuVector Protect First: Container Security for the Federal Government

RGS August 1, 2022

RGS NeuVector is the Kubernetes security and protection solution that moves you from reactionary security to preventative zero-trust protection across the full lifecycle, including end-to-end vulnerability management, automated CI/CD pipeline security, runtime scanning, Contextual Zero-Trust Runtime.

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Simple RKE2, Longhorn, and Rancher Install

Andy Clemenko June 9, 2022

Throughout my career there has always been a disconnect between the documentation and the practical implementation. The Kubernetes (k8s) ecosystem is no stranger to this problem. This guide is a simple approach to installing Kubernetes and some REALLY useful tools. We will walk through installing all the following

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Cloud Computing: Trends Toward Containerization

RGS May 26, 2022

Federal organizations are trying to strike a scalable balance between cloud modernization and data security. How can agencies keep up with the latest advances in technology while protecting their infrastructure? IT Brand Pulse surveyed more than 200 IT professionals for SUSE to identify trends in cloud readiness and container adoption. One of the key takeaways is that there is an epic migration to cloud-native applications—containerized applications—which is driving the growth of container management. IT Brand Pulse estimates that the worldwide market for container management software and services will reach $1 billion within the next five years.

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How to Manage Enterprise-wide Containerization

RGS April 26, 2022

Containerization provides a consistent way to package application components and their dependencies into a single object that can run in any environment. Containers provide the flexibility needed for scaling applications and building workflows in hybrid on-premise and cloud environments. But with numerous containers deployed throughout your organization, you may start to feel that you have too much of a good thing. That's when an Enterprise Container Management (ECM) tool becomes an essential part of your IT strategy. Kubernetes is the standard for open-source, cloud container orchestration, providing a platform for automating deployment and allowing large numbers of containers across multiple clusters of hosts to work together. Originally developed by Google and now managed by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), it reduces your operational burdens and the time and perils of putting new software into production

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DISA Validates Rancher Government Solutions' Security Technical Implementation Guide for the Rancher Multi-cluster Manager 2.6 for Kubernetes

RGS April 25, 2022

DISA Validates Rancher Government Solutions' Security Technical Implementation Guide for the Rancher Multi-cluster Manager 2.6 for Kubernetes. In a major validation of Rancher Government Solutions (RGS) security posture, the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has announced that it has published and validated the Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) for the Rancher Multi-cluster Manager version 2.6 (MCM) for Kubernetes.

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Leveraging RKE2 with TLS Passthrough

Andy Clemenko December 17, 2021

Leveraging RKE2 with TLS Passthrough What did I do? As a new engineer at Rancher Federal (Suse Rancher Government Solutions) I wanted to setup Keycloak with TLS Passthrough on my shinny new RKE2 cluster. For the uninitiated TLS Passthrough is a way for the ingress or proxy to all TLS to passthrough. Meaning the pod a way for the ingress or proxy to all TLS to passthrough. Meaning the pod

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SUSE Rancher Government Solutions (RGS) Appoints Sima Shahin As New Regional Vice President of System Integrators

SUSE RGS October 5, 2021

SUSE Rancher Government Solutions (RGS) Appoints Sima Shahin As New Regional Vice President of System Integrators SUSE RGS continues to accelerate its business offerings with the launch of its customer advisory board, designed to support operational & market development — WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 5, 2021 – SUSE Rancher Government Solutions (RGS®), a leader in

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Stop Breaches and Secure Your Applications in the Cloud

SUSE RGS September 24, 2021

SUSE One Partner, Crowdstrike, has an offering live in the SUSE Rancher Apps and Marketplace and we’ve invited Crowdstrike to author a guest blog so you can learn more about their breach prevention solution. ~Bret Guest Blog Author: Gabriel Alford, Senior Solution Architect, Crowdstrike How do you ensure your containers and microservices remain secure and

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Enhancing your Rancher monitoring experience with Grafana Loki

David Vigil June 28, 2021

Monitoring and gathering metrics on your systems is an essential part of the lifecycle of any machine, application, or cluster. It provides us with the insight needed to be more proactive and less reactive to what our systems are doing. Gathering and viewing numerical data, like CPU load or memory usage, is something that is

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How to monitor Kubernetes costs for on-premise clusters

Brandon Gulla June 22, 2021

To the uninitiated, Kubernetes does a fairly simple thing: it provides the scaffolding to effortlessly run applications with very complex architectures. Rancher has built on top of this scaffolding, making it easy not only to deploy and manage Kubernetes clusters but also applications. With Kubernetes, a lot of established paradigms of software development are evolving

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Defense in Depth with RKE2 and Sysdig

Jennifer Power June 15, 2021

With the widespread adoption of Kubernetes throughout the DevOps space it is important to prioritize security using principles like defense in depth to safeguard your technology stack. Kubernetes was created for developers to ease the friction of code deployment. Traditionally, additional security measures would mean additional time spent taking manual steps to enable and validate

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SUSE Rancher Government Solutions (RGS) launches with Industry veteran Lynne Chamberlain in Command

SUSE RGS April 21, 2021

SUSE Rancher Government Solutions (RGS) Launches With Industry Veteran Lynne Chamberlain In Command As President of Regulated Markets & Government, Chamberlain Will Focus on Expanding Linux, Kubernetes & Edge Adoption to Accelerate the Pace of Innovation in the U.S. Government — WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 21, 2021 – SUSE Rancher Government Solutions (RGS®), a leader

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Hypergiant and SUSE RGS, taking Kubernetes to the final frontier

SUSE RGS April 20, 2021

“We’re on course to put a Kubernetes cluster in space in 2021.” Bren Briggs, Director of DevOps and Cybersecurity, Hypergiant Industries. Hypergiant Industries focuses on solving humanity’s most challenging problems by delivering best-in-class artificial intelligence solutions and products in a host of sectors, including space science and exploration. Hypergiant’s SUSE RGS (Rancher Government Solutions)-supported SatelliteONE

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Using the new Rancher Backup Operator to protect your cluster

Matthew Kirk January 28, 2021

Introduction It goes without saying that backing up Kubernetes Components is an essential part of any Kubernetes Administrator, especially in production enviroments. While it has always been possible to write a home-grown solution, we here at Rancher want to make it as easy as possible to protect your Rancher-based clusters. Not only does backing up

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Installing RKE Government in Air-gap Environments

Mike D'amato December 3, 2020

Introduction There are many deployment environments where internet access is just not possible. RKE Government was designed from the ground up with cases like this in mind. Out of the box, RKE Government supports several ways of injecting its dependencies for easy installations and upgrades in air-gapped networks. In this tutorial, we’ll walk through a

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SUSE and Rancher – Enabling our Customers to Innovate Everywhere

Shannon Williams December 1, 2020

In July, we announced SUSE's intent to acquire Rancher Federal, and now that the acquisition is final, today we embark on a new journey with SUSE. We couldn't be more excited about our future and what this means for our customers around the world. Just as Rancher made computing everywhere a possibility for our customers

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Mitigate the Docker Dilemma with a Proxy Cache

Jason van Brackel November 11, 2020

Mitigate the Docker Dilema with a Proxy Cache The Docker Dilemma For the better part of a decade, we developers and operators have relied on the Docker Hub and their image repository for our needs. This has been great for the growth of the technology, but this growth has necessitated a change to how Docker

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Implementing GitOps on Kubernetes Using AWS, K3s, Rancher, Vault, and ArgoCD

Adam Toy October 20, 2020

As Kubernetes continues to establish itself as the industry standard for container orchestration, finding effective ways to use a declarative model for your applications and tools is critical to success. In this write-up, I’m going to walk through setting up a K3s Kubernetes cluster in AWS, then implement secure GitOps using ArgoCD and Vault. Check

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Introducing RKE Government: Security-Driven Kubernetes Engine

Brandon Gulla October 5, 2020

Rancher Federal is proud to announce RKE Government, a FIPS-140-2 secure distribution of Kubernetes for cloud-native government enterprises.

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Why SUSE Acquired Rancher Federal

Brandon Gulla July 9, 2020

In order to meet the challenge of the ever-evolving mission landscape, our US Federal customers demand innovative solutions that can accelerate, not degrade, their mission velocity. Whether it’s civilian agencies looking to adopt cloud-native strategies, IC-partners looking to extend AI/ML pipelines to the tactical-battlefield or the USAF changing the conversation on how we all can

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Rancher Federal to be Acquired by SUSE

Shannon Williams July 8, 2020

I’m thrilled to announce that Rancher Federal and Rancher have signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by SUSE. Rancher is the most popular Kubernetes Management platform in the world and has quickly become the choice of US government organizations building secure, scalable solutions on Kubernetes. SUSE is the largest independent open source software

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