SUSE Rancher 2.6 Helps Customers Better Manage Their Growing Kubernetes Environments

SUSE, a global provider of enterprise-grade open source solutions, is launching SUSE Rancher 2.6, the latest release of SUSE's open source enterprise Kubernetes management platform.

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.
  • 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.
  • Greater confidence to build applications and scale environments with strengthened enterprise security and compliance capabilities.

SUSE Rancher is 100% open source and free from vendor lock-in, giving users the flexibility and ability to manage their containers across any certified Kubernetes distribution, according to the vendor.

SUSE Rancher helps IT professionals address the operational and security challenges of managing certified Kubernetes clusters in the data center, in the cloud and at the edge. It also provides DevOps teams with integrated tools for building and running containerized workloads at scale.

SUSE Rancher 2.6 is the first major Rancher-related release from SUSE since its acquisition of Rancher Labs in December 2020.

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