Chapter 1: Introduction to Rancher and Kubernetes

This chapter will focus on the history of Rancher and Kubernetes. We will cover what products and solutions came before Rancher and Kubernetes and how they have evolved into what they are today. At the end of this chapter, you should have a good understanding of the origins of Rancher and Kubernetes and their core concepts. This knowledge is essential for you to understand why Rancher and Kubernetes are what they are.

In this chapter, we're going to cover the following main topics:

  • The history of Rancher Labs as a company
  • Rancher's earlier products
  • What is Rancher's core philosophy?
  • Where did Kubernetes come from?
  • What problem is Kubernetes trying to solve?
  • Comparing Kubernetes with Docker Swarm ...

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