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  • SUSE Acquiring Rancher Labs

    Phoronix: SUSE Acquiring Rancher Labs

    SUSE is upping their container game by acquiring Rancher Labs...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...s-Rancher-Labs

  • #2
    Also in the news, It seems Suse's former owners are having a rather tough time of it, Microfocus have just posted a $1bn loss.

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    • #3
      *YaST Labs now.

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      • #4
        I did not see that one coming... This should be interesting. I wonder how SUSE will integrate and promote this among their customer base, and with their OS lines and toolchains.

        Cheers,
        Mike

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        • #5
          Originally posted by mroche View Post
          I did not see that one coming... This should be interesting. I wonder how SUSE will integrate and promote this among their customer base, and with their OS lines and toolchains.

          Cheers,
          Mike
          Well, SUSE has been a certified platform for Kubernetes for a while https://www.suse.com/solutions/kubernetes/ and offers features based on it https://www.suse.com/products/cloud-...tion-platform/ while their "free version" OpenSUSE has things like project Kubic https://kubic.opensuse.org/ for easy creation and management of kubernetes clusters.

          Buying off a startup that makes a good Kubernetes management infrastructure probably just means they are fed up with Kubeadm and want to roll their own.
          Last edited by starshipeleven; 07-08-2020, 11:24 AM.

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          • #6
            I thought Rancher was dead technology people were migrating off of. It was originally a competitor to Kubernetes and Docker Swarm. Kubernetes won that fight. I see no point in now running it on top of Kubernetes, it just doesn't seem to add anything of value for me.

            EDIT: I guess good timing for acquiring their assets for cheap.
            Last edited by jntesteves; 07-08-2020, 12:43 PM.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by jntesteves View Post
              I thought Rancher was dead technology people were migrating off of. It was originally a competitor to Kubernetes and Docker Swarm. Kubernetes won that fight. I see no point in now running it on top of Kubernetes, it just doesn't seem to add anything of value for me.

              EDIT: I guess good timing for acquiring their assets for cheap.
              You must be out of the loop.
              Rancher 2 is based off of Kubernetes.
              Rancher 2 is basically providing Kubernetes but extends that ecosystem with some more preinstalled and preconfigured things, which also makes Rancher 2 an easy to set up Kubernetes distribution.

              Similar to Red Hat's OpenShift, which also used to be a Kubernetes competitor until OpenShift 3, when OpenShift integrated Kubernetes as its core technology and now just provides an easy-to-install and preconfigured Kubernetes cluster. With a fancy UI as their selling point, which successfully woos management into using OpenShift.
              Last edited by Degra; 07-08-2020, 01:57 PM.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Slartifartblast View Post
                Also in the news, It seems Suse's former owners are having a rather tough time of it, Microfocus have just posted a $1bn loss.
                Seems irrelevant. Why don't you tell us how Novell is doing while you are at it?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by starshipeleven View Post
                  Well, SUSE has been a certified platform for Kubernetes for a while https://www.suse.com/solutions/kubernetes/ and offers features based on it https://www.suse.com/products/cloud-...tion-platform/ while their "free version" OpenSUSE has things like project Kubic https://kubic.opensuse.org/ for easy creation and management of kubernetes clusters.

                  Buying off a startup that makes a good Kubernetes management infrastructure probably just means they are fed up with Kubeadm and want to roll their own.
                  I admit I don’t pay a lot of attention to the SUSE arena. I know they had some activity in the OpenStack space, but wasn’t aware of their K8s work. The more you know!

                  Cheers,
                  Mike

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by andyprough View Post
                    Seems irrelevant. Why don't you tell us how Novell is doing while you are at it?
                    Well as I'm sat here using OpenSUSE Leap right now and just recently changed all my OpenSUSE accounts over from Microfocus, it's rather relevant to OpenSUSE users don't you think ?

                    Do you live under a stone and not know about the recent divestment ?
                    Last edited by Slartifartblast; 07-08-2020, 04:33 PM.

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