Rancher is a powerful platform for running large clusters and deploying complex apps into production. But a growing number of users are starting to run it locally on developer machines as a fully-contained DevOps platform. In our May meetup, we discussed some of the benefits to developers of running Rancher locally.
In this meetup we demonstrated:
Building a local implementation of Rancher
Leveraging CI to run local builds
Deploying complex applications locally for testing
The benefits of isolating dev environments
Our discussion and demonstration was led by Chris Urwin, Rancher's UK DevOps Lead. We were also joined by Mark Matthews, principal at ARKM Enterprise, who discussed how he has implemented Rancher on developer machines at one of the world's largest health care organizations.