October 19, 2017
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Google Container Engine, or GKE for short (the K stands for Kubernetes), is Google’s offering in the space of Kubernetes runtime deployments. When used in conjunction with a couple of other components from the Google Cloud Platform, GKE provides a one-stop shop for creating your own Kubernetes environment, on which you can deploy all of the containers and pods that you wish without having to worry about managing Kubernetes masters and capacity.

June 15, 2015
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Today we announced the beta availability of Rancher, our open source Docker infrastructure and management software. It is an exciting day for our team, and a great opportunity to say thank you to all the people who have worked on the open source Rancher project, blogged and tweeted about using Rancher, and helped other new users on our support groups. For the last seven months, Rancher has been an alpha project, and throughout that time we’ve had a wonderful group of early users and testers trying out the product, suggesting enhancements, documenting bugs, and contributing code.

January 13, 2015
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Hi Everyone, I’m Will Chan, the new VP of engineering here at Rancher, and I wanted to post an update about some of the things we’re working on here at Rancher for release later this quarter. I started at Rancher in early December, and since then I’ve been thrilled to see how many people have downloaded Rancher and are using it to manage and implement networking around Docker. I’m really excited about some of the features we’re working on, and wanted to give you a sneak peek of what’s coming over the next two months.

November 3, 2016
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We’re excited to announce that RancherOS is now available as a first-class operating system on Packet for all instance types. Packet is a bare metal cloud that combines the speed of physical hardware with the flexibility and ease of use of virtualized infrastructure. We’ve always been fans of Packet and we make use of it internally quite often. In fact, we’ve recently decided to move our entire CI/CD pipeline over to Packet instances.

October 25, 2017
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Rancher 2.0 is coming, and it’s amazing. In the Beginning... When Rancher released 1.0 in early 2016, the container landscape looked completely different. Kubernetes wasn’t the powerhouse that it is today. Swarm and Mesos satisfied specific use cases, and the bulk of the community still used Docker and Docker Compose with tools like Ansible, Puppet, or Chef. It was still BYOLB (bring your own load balancer), and volume management was another manual nightmare.

November 17, 2017
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Let’s explore the new software and features in the latest release of Rancher, which you can use by running the rancher/server:v1.6.11{.markup–code .markup–p-code} image. Check our documentation on Installing Rancher Server if you need help running Rancher. NOTE: Keep in mind that Rancher v1.6.11 is tagged as latest, which means it’s not ready for production use. Our current, stable version recommended for use in production is Rancher v1.6.10. Kubernetes Kubernetes 1.