Delivering  Kubernetes for the Federal Government

Rancher Federal provides US government-ready distributions of open source software that allows organizations to run Kubernetes in even the most sensitive environments. .

Rancher is the leading open source platform for running Kubernetes in any environment. Now with full support for Windows containers, Prometheus, Istio service mesh, and enhanced security for cloud-native workloads, Rancher is the ideal platform for organizations implementing Kubernetes as a core technology in datacenter, cloud or edge environments.

Rancher Federal offers a supported distribution of Rancher for government clients that is validated and available with cleared support and services.

RKE is a lightning-fast, CNCF-certified Kubernetes distribution that is built for stand alone deployment to any infrastructure, including secure air-gapped networks. RKE can be fully automated for configuration as code to baremetal infrastructure, VMware environments, and both public and secure regions of AWS and Microsoft Azure. It builds a cluster from a single command in just a few minutes, and its declarative configuration makes Kubernetes upgrades atomic and safe.

Rancher Federal provides a distribution of RKE to the US government that is independently validated, and available with cleared support and services.

K3s is a lightweight, certified Kubernetes distribution built for running production workloads inside IoT appliances in edge locations. K3s is packaged as a single < 40MB binary for both x86 and Arm processors, and it works great on something as small as a Raspberry Pi or as large as an AWS a1.4xlarge 32GiB server.

Rancher Federal provides a distribution of K3s to US Government clients that is independently validated and available with cleared support and services.

Rio is the application deployment engine for Kubernetes that makes it easy to build, test, deploy, scale and version stateless applications in any Kubernetes cluster. By handling all the wiring for common services like Istio, Knative and Prometheus, Rio helps your team deliver the best possible application release experience to your developers.

RIO is still in Beta testing. Rancher Federal is currently working with US Government organizations to review Rio use cases and understand government specific requirements.

As the enterprise command center for Kubernetes, Rancher centrally manages your on-premise or hybrid clusters to ensure security and accelerate transformation. Rancher is built to address the needs of both the DevOps teams deploying applications with Kubernetes and the IT staff responsible for delivering enterprise-critical services. Businesses that use Rancher see a marked improvement in Kubernetes reliability and adoption over alternative solutions.

RKE is a lightning-fast, CNCF-certified Kubernetes distribution that runs entirely within containers and solves the common problem of installation complexity. With RKE, the operation of Kubernetes is easily automated and entirely independent of the operating system and platform you’re running in your datacenter. It builds a cluster from a single command in only a few minutes, and its declarative configuration makes Kubernetes upgrades atomic and safe.

K3s is an ideal Kubernetes distribution for agile development in the cloud. Its lightweight architecture means it can spin up a production-grade cluster is less than a minute. Its speed and simplicity mean DevOps teams can go even faster. With Rancher’s enterprise-grade support services, DevOps teams can deploy workloads on K3s with confidence.

Rio is the application deployment engine for Kubernetes that makes it faster and easier to build, test, deploy, scale and version stateless applications in any Kubernetes cluster, both on-premises and in the cloud. By handling all the wiring for common services like Istio, Knative and Prometheus, Rio helps IT staff deliver the best possible application release experience for developers.

As the enterprise command center for Kubernetes, Rancher centrally manages clusters in any public cloud or managed Kubernetes environment, including AKS, EKS and GKE. Rancher is built to address the needs of both the DevOps teams deploying applications with Kubernetes and the IT staff responsible for delivering enterprise-critical services. Businesses that use Rancher see a marked improvement in Kubernetes reliability and adoption over alternative solutions.

RKE is a lightning-fast, CNCF-certified Kubernetes distribution that runs entirely within containers and solves the common problem of installation complexity. It builds a cluster from a single command in only a few minutes, and its declarative configuration makes Kubernetes upgrades atomic and safe. Deploying RKE also ensures greater consistency across your cloud-based Kubernetes environments.

Rio is the application deployment engine for Kubernetes that makes it faster and easier to build, test, deploy, scale and version stateless applications in any cloud-based cluster. By handling all the wiring for common services like Istio, Knative and Prometheus, Rio helps IT staff deliver the best possible application release experience for developers.

As the enterprise command center for Kubernetes, Rancher centrally manages your edge-deployed clusters to ensure maximum security and reliability. Rancher is built to address the needs of both the DevOps teams deploying applications with Kubernetes and the IT staff responsible for delivering mission-critical services to the edge. Businesses that use Rancher see a marked improvement in Kubernetes reliability and adoption over alternative solutions.

K3s is Kubernetes for the edge. As a single 40 MB binary, K3s makes it possible to run Kubernetes on x86 and Arm computers with 1 GB or less of RAM. It’s the perfect solution for remote locations, wind farms, telco installations or other remote deployments where it’s essential to get as much power and reliability as possible into the smallest form factor.