SUSE has announced the integration of SUSE Rancher with Harvester, forming an open source hyperconverged solution (HCI) that accelerates digital transformation by allowing enterprises to consolidate, simplify and modernize their existing IT operations.
Harvester is designed to leverage SUSE Rancher’s GitOps-powered continuous delivery capabilities to manage potentially thousands of HCI clusters running a mix of virtual machines (VM) and containerized workloads from core to edge. SUSE Rancher users can now create Kubernetes clusters on Harvester VMs. Harvester, on the other hand, can leverage SUSE Rancher to provide centralized user authentication and multi-cluster management.
SUSE also announced a host of additional open source projects, including:
- Rancher Desktop: Rancher Desktop makes running Kubernetes and Docker workloads on a local development PC or Mac significantly easier by removing the startup barrier.
- Epinio: Designed to allow engineers to write code that will be deployed on Kubernetes without spending the time or money to teach everyone a new platform, Epinio allows users to bring an application from source code to deployment. It does this by providing the correct abstractions to developers while allowing operators to continue working in an environment they are comfortable with.
- Opni: SUSE is positioned to provide anomaly detection by applying Artificial Intelligence to Kubernetes through Opni, which provides log and metric anomaly detection for Kubernetes clusters.
- Kubewarden: Kubewarden provides more flexibility compared to other solutions in today’s market as it allows for policies to be written in any language that can compile to WebAssemblies (WASM), including OPA’s rego language. It allows operations and governance teams to codify the rules of what can and cannot be run in their environments. Policies are distributed through container registries, and workloads and policies can be distributed and secured in the same way – ultimately removing bottlenecks organizations face and reducing the time DevOps teams need to spend reviewing policies.