SUSE Rancher 2.6 Brings Enterprise Customers Improved Interoperability Across Multi-Cloud Cluster Environments

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  • SUSE Rancher 2.6 is the first major Rancher-related release from SUSE since its acquisition of Rancher Labs in December 2020
  • SUSE Rancher 2.6 features major updates across the platform that will help enterprise customers better manage their growing Kubernetes environments

SUSE has announced the availability of SUSE Rancher 2.6, the latest release of SUSE’s open source enterprise Kubernetes management platform. SUSE Rancher 2.6 is the first major Rancher-related release from SUSE since its acquisition of Rancher Labs in December 2020.

Thomas Di Giacomo, SUSE Chief Technology and Product Officer said, “Kubernetes and container solutions are booming in popularity, environments are becoming more sophisticated, and there is no slowdown in sight. We recognize that SUSE Rancher is a big part of that growth, having proven itself as a leading Kubernetes management technology and customer solution for thousands of enterprises. A key part of its success is its openness and interoperability. We continue to see customers innovate best when they have freedom to choose the products they believe best fit their needs, with flexibility to easily define and adapt their IT strategy. SUSE and SUSE Rancher 2.6 give businesses the opportunity to simply build, scale and transform their infrastructures with Kubernetes.”

SUSE Rancher 2.6 features major updates across the platform that will help enterprise customers better manage their growing Kubernetes environments. Enhancements include a redesigned platform experience complete with a new crisp user interface with improved logic-based workflows, full lifecycle management of hosted Kubernetes clusters in Microsoft AKS and Google GKE alongside existing Amazon EKS capabilities, plus new security, risk and compliance features.

Important new customer benefits provided by SUSE Rancher 2.6 include savings in time and resources with further simplification of users’ Kubernetes deployments and management of their clusters. Professionals who build within or manage growing environments now have access to a new crisp user interface and rearchitected workflows across the platform, the company added.

It added, “Broader choice and infrastructure freedom with full lifecycle management of clusters hosted in Microsoft AKS and Google GKE, adding to SUSE Rancher’s existing support for hosted Amazon EKS clusters. Users with multi-cloud environments can now easily manage, secure and operate their hosted clusters within SUSE Rancher. Existing hosted clusters can also be imported and managed with the same proficiency level of SUSE Rancher deployed clusters, giving users true interoperability across their multi-cloud environments by empowering them to freely choose the right infrastructure and technology solutions fit for their organisation.”

SUSE Rancher 2.6 has begun integration with SUSE Linux Enterprise Base Container Images (SLE BCI) to deliver a free, open, flexible and secure foundation. SUSE Rancher 2.6 also features enhanced audit log traceability to help operators satisfy audit compliance requirements.

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