Rancher vs. OpenShift – A Consultant’s View

Caroline Kvitka
Caroline Kvitka
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In any rapidly emerging market, consultants can be a great source for vendor-neutral insights, as they typically work with multiple technologies to help their customers make informed decisions. In that vein, Derya (Dorian) Sezen of kloia, a new-era consulting organization that provides services toward transition of legacy workloads to frontline technologies in Cloud, DevOps and Microservices, recently wrote a blog summarizing his experience with Rancher and Red Hat OpenShift. In his blog, Dorian compared and scored the two Kubernetes management tools across 13 categories including installation easiness, CNCF/industry standards, open-source, licensing, multi-cluster, upgrades, Kubernetes version, vendor-lock, Windows container support, support, sales, partner ecosystem and bundle options.

Find Security Vulnerabilities in Kubernetes Clusters

Security is one of the most talked-about topics for Kubernetes users. Google “Kubernetes security” and you’ll find a huge number of articles, blogs and more. The reason is simple: you need to align your container and Kubernetes security with your organization’s existing security profile. Kubernetes has some strong security best practices for your cluster—authentication and authorization, encryption in secrets and objects in the etcd database—to name a few. However, you need to be aware of other risks, such as privilege escalation and secrets obtained.

January 17, 2020
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Rancher 2.3: Istio and Kiali

This article discusses Istio support offered out of the box through the Rancher UI. We'll see an example deployment and visualize it via the Kiali dashboard.

January 7, 2020
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Rancher Security: 2019 Recap

It’s that time of year again, the time for retrospective articles and “Top 10 of the Year” posts. We decided to focus our recap on how CVEs and changes in the threat landscape affected Kubernetes in 2019, and what changes that brought about inside of Rancher.

December 19, 2019
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