Rancher Prime

Everything organizations need to to securely deploy, run, and manage their containerized workloads anywhere. Streamlining cluster deployment, Rancher Prime offers centralized authentication, access control and observability across the entire infrastructure.

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Enterprise Lifecycle Management

Consistent release cycles of every four months aligned with upstream Kubernetes releases coupled with an 18 month support lifecycle. Security patches and maintenance updates will be proactively made available throughout the lifecycle.

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Trusted delivery

Built in security critical to enterprises including on-demand Secure Level Software Artifacts (SLSA) certification, Software Bill of Materials (SBOM) available, and an OCI Prime Registry containing signed and trusted artifacts.

Curated Application Delivery

A trusted, enterprise-grade distribution platform, called Application Collection, provides minimal, hardened images of key cloud-native applications complete with signatures and SBOMs.

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Platform Extensibility Through the UI

Integration options with SUSE’s entire secure, open cloud native portfolio, including tooling that enables self-service PaaS and an integrated Neuvector UI Extension providing best-in-class threat detection and security.

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Prime

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  • SLSA certification
  • Consistent release cycles
  • Enterprise lifecycle
  • Platform extensibility
  • Curated app through App Collection
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Prime Hosted

Fully-managed service

  • Full Rancher Platform Experience
  • Enterprise Support with expert-managed Rancher Prime control plane
  • Deploy from trusted private container registry
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Rancher Prime Highlights

Open, Secure, Interoperable Enterprise Container Management anywhere

Cloud Native

Simple, Consistent Multi-Cluster Management

Rancher Prime support for Any Certified Kubernetes Distribution: Whether it's public cloud offerings like EKS, AKS, and GKE, or on-premises deployments with Rancher Kubernetes Engine 2 (RKE2) and K3s, Rancher Prime provides support for any CNCF-certified Kubernetes distribution. Rancher Prime streamlines cluster operations, offering provisioning, version management, monitoring, and centralized audit capabilities. With Rancher Prime you can automate processes and enforce consistent security policies across all clusters, regardless of their location.

Fortified Security and Observability

Curated Application Delivery

The Rancher Prime Application Collection is a trusted, enterprise-grade distribution platform providing minimal, hardened images with signatures and SBOMs. Application Collection is SLSA Level 3 compliance, provides an SBOM and performs daily patches and rebuilds with all zero or near-0 CVEs within hours since official provider updates. The Application Collection provides all the necessary features that give platform engineers confidence to provide internal development teams the use of publicly available open source cloud-native applications.

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Cloud Native

Simplified Cloud Native Infrastructure

Ensure business continuity and optimize infrastructure workflows with the Rancher Prime platform. Unify virtualized workloads with containers, navigate storage, deploy CI/CD workflows and OS management from a single platform.

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Fortified Security and Observability

Fortified Security and Observability

Strengthen your container security with Rancher Prime. Get full lifecycle security capabilities, advanced policy management and AIOps across insights and observability metrics from the platform.

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Streamlined Application Development

Streamlined Application Development

Boost developer productivity and simplify application workflows with Rancher Prime. Enable local development and testing while enhancing collaboration between operators and developers.

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Kubernetes Distributions

Kubernetes Distributions

Run Rancher Prime on our certified and supported Kubernetes distributions built by the Rancher by SUSE team.

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