Caddy Server, Let’s Encrypt, & Cattle Migration: Rancher to Adopt Kubernetes Native Orchestration

Caddy Server, Let’s Encrypt, & Cattle Migration: Rancher to Adopt Kubernetes Native Orchestration

Easy HTTPS Server Settings for Caddy Boosts Users - RancherOS to Abandon Cattle

The Caddy web server package is one of the strongest trending new entries into the data center landscape this year with user rates skyrocketing due to the low installation footprint & ease of configuring HTTPS with Let's Encrypt SSL/TLS certificates. Caddy can be automated with a three line configuration file that makes container orchestration at enterprise scale more efficient. Caddy can be optimized as stack software for loading cloud SaaS/PaaS applications from containers. RancherOS announced this week that they would be discontinuing their own proprietary Cattle application for container orchestration and replacing it with a Kubernetes-native approach. This requires some existing applications using Cattle to be ported & re-coded for future upgrades. Cattle was not adopted widely in data centers globally and has been overrun by Kubernetes market share in the cloud orchestration engine sector. RancherOS will seek to continue popularity as a Docker container solution by specializing in Kubernetes integration with the core distribution package. Systems administrators & web/mobile app developers will be recommended to follow developments in the Rancher ecosystem for using their low-footprint Linux OS in containers. Deploying Caddy is a great solution where multiple domain names or sub-domains need free encryption support on a web server or for Software Defined Networking (SDN) between multi-cloud hardware elements in support of dependent microformat installs.

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Containers-as-a-Service (CaaS): Docker & Kubernetes Platform Comparison

Containers-as-a-Service (CaaS): Docker & Kubernetes Platform Comparison

Red Hat OpenShift, CoreOS Tectonic, Cloud Foundry, Fabric8, Canonical, & Mirantis Cloud

Docker was founded in 2010 by Solomon Hykes as an internal project of the PaaS company dotCloud and part of the Y Combinator start-up fund. In 2013, Benjamin Golub joined the company as CEO and the pair navigated a hugely successful pivot to focus on container software development, leading to a total of $237 million USD in venture capital seed funding in Silicon Valley. According to Sramana Mitra, Docker received funding from Goldman Sachs, Coatue, Northern Trust, Lightspeed Venture Partners, AME Cloud Ventures, Trinity Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Greylock Partners, Benchmark, Sequoia Capital, Jerry Yang, and Insight Venture Partners, ultimately leading to a valuation of the company of over $1.3 billion USD and "unicorn" status. Kubernetes was first announced in 2014 as an open source project growing out of Google's internal "Borg" platform, with version 1.0 released in 2015 under the management of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). Kubernetes automates cloud orchestration for containerized applications, allowing them to scale beyond the single server model to support the highest levels of enterprise web traffic. Both Docker and Kubernetes have seen huge adoption across all business sectors internationally in the last few years, becoming the foundation of best practices in DevOps as companies seek to modernize their legacy software applications and transition to fully embrace advanced cloud computing web server architecture. This year, Steve Singh moved from his role as Docker's Chairman of the Board to replace Golub as the CEO of the company.

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