Joint solution designed to address the critical role of containers in the data center to improve density and increase scalability
CUPERTINO, Calif. – November 12, 2015 – Rancher Labs, a developer of Docker infrastructure software, and Redapt today announced the industry’s first hyper-converged infrastructure platform for containers, greatly simplifying and reducing the cost of building a private container service from scratch.
As the de-facto standard for cloud native workloads, Docker enables vendors like Rancher Labs and Redapt to create purpose-built infrastructure stacks for containerized workloads by defining an application packaging and runtime standard. The companies are working together to leverage containers, enabling the new hyper-converged infrastructure platform that is ideal for simplifying operations, and reducing the cost of running container and cloud workloads.
This hyper-converged infrastructure solution for containers provides the following benefits:
- Built on the latest high-performance hardware: Utilizes Intel x86-based servers and SSD disks
- Support for both virtual machines (VMs) and containers: Runs VMs inside containers and at native speed, offering the same consistent management experience for both
- Powerful resource scheduler: Improves density and utilization of computing resources
- Continued use of familiar DevOps tools: Enables developers to utilize the same familiar native Docker CLI and API, and manage applications following their existing DevOps practices and tools such as Chef, Puppet, SaltStack and Ansible
- Support for Docker orchestration frameworks: Includes support for Compose, Swarm and Kubernetes
- Expanded capacity: Enables developers to expand capacity by registering instances in public clouds as computing resources
- Overlay network mechanism: Provides network isolation and connectivity between containers and VMs running on different hosts
- Support for Persistent Storage Services: Provides a rich set of storage features for stateful containers
“At Redapt, we’re focused on developing and delivering solutions that allow our clients to deploy and benefit from new, innovative technologies being brought to market,” said Jeff Dickey, chief innovation officer at Redapt. “Docker is a perfect example of this. Through this partnership with Rancher Labs, we’re enabling users to better leverage Docker containers, while also simplifying and reducing cost at the same time.”
Simplifying How Organizations Build Private Container Services
Rancher and RancherOS are foundational technologies used to build hyper-converged infrastructure for containers. Rancher is an open source software that makes it simple for organizations to deploy a private container service and deliver Docker orchestration to users. Users are then able to create resource pools from any host, and launch containers or application templates from Rancher’s UI or CLI. Users have complete control over how their applications are deployed, and Rancher provides all of the necessary infrastructure services such as networking, load balancing and storage to ensure the application runs seamlessly on any infrastructure. RancherOS is a small footprint Linux distribution built for running Docker containers. The solution runs all system services and user programs as Docker containers. At less than 30MB, it is the smallest and the most secure platform to run Docker in production.
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About Rancher Labs
Rancher Labs is developing the next generation of cloud software. With its flagship product, Rancher, the company is providing the first open source platform for managing container software in production and at scale. Rancher was founded by the team behind Cloud.com, maker of the Apache CloudStack software, which was acquired by Citrix in 2011. With deep roots in the industry, Rancher Labs is helping businesses run their mission-critical production workloads. For additional information, please visit www.rancher.com.