Illumina Innovates with Rancher and Kubernetes
Rancher 2.3 Preview 1 dropped today, with preview support for Windows Containers in Kubernetes 1.14.
Since Docker launched in 2013, it has brought a level of excitement and innovation to software development that’s contagious. It has rallied support from every corner—enterprises to startups, developers to IT folk, plus the open source community, ISVs, the biggest public cloud vendors, and every tool across the software stack. Since the launch of Docker, many major milestones have served to advance the container revolution. Let’s look at some of them.
Earlier this week, we released [Rancher 1.3]. It includes several new features: user interface fixes, changes to our DNS engines, and improvements when using Kubernetes and associated tooling. However, Rancher 1.3 also begins addressing a frequent request we receive from users: Windows 2016 support. Windows support in Rancher 1.3 is purely experimental and limited in scope (you can [read more in our docs]), but it’s an important step towards serving the needs of our customers as containers become more widely adopted in enterprises.
Learn more about the steps of installing Docker on Windows, and explore the similarities and differences between Windows docker containers and Linux containers.
With the release of Rancher 2.3, Rancher is the first to have graduated Windows support to GA and can now deploy Kubernetes clusters with Windows support from within the user experience.