SUSE Rancher 2.6 delivers interoperability across multi-cloud environments with redesigned user experience, hosted cluster support, and improved security posture.
This latest release is a testimony to SUSE’s goal of removing operational complexity, streamlining application delivery, and accelerating digital transformation within the enterprise using best-of-breed open source technologies. As such, SUSE Rancher 2.6 delivers a new crisp user experience alongside full lifecycle support for Kubernetes clusters hosted on Microsoft AKS and Google GKE, plus a fortified security and compliance posture.
Newly redesigned user experience across the SUSE Rancher platform
Environments become more complex as they shift towards multi-cloud or hybrid strategy. Kubernetes management platforms like SUSE Rancher continue to play a vital role in helping IT operators and developers alike to navigate and scale their organization’s environment. Although SUSE users loved Rancher’s intuitive user experience, there was still room for improvement, especially as use cases became increasingly complex.
TOP features include:
- Redesigned platform- whether they are managing one cluster or thousands across multi-environments
- Clean, crisp user interface- designed to reduce visual noise significantly and cognitive load for operators to help them save time and resources when managing clusters
Full Lifecycle Management across Microsoft AKS and Google GKE clusters
By the end of 2021, Gartner predicts that over 75% of midsize and large organizations would be adopting a multi-cloud or hybrid IT strategy. Driven by this demand, in SUSE Rancher 2.6, SUSE has extended the full lifecycle management of Amazon EKS clusters available in Rancher 2.5 to Microsoft AKS and Google GKE. This new capability provides SUSE customers with the ability to import, provision, upgrade, configure, observe, secure and auto-scale applications across any hosted cluster from a single pane of glass.
Strengthening security and compliance posture
Security is still a top priority for IT operators as enterprises invest more resources into their cloud-native infrastructure strategy. The latest release of SUSE Rancher 2.6 helps IT operators support a proactive stance against any security or compliance risks they may face within their environments while providing development teams with greater confidence to build and deploy applications. These releases include new image scans across releases, improved log traceability, and a refined hardening guide.