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K3s - Rancher Labs K3S technology

  • Private Initiative
  • Global
  • Edge
Last updated: 2021-09-27 12:00

Strategic Goals

“The work for k3s started as a component of Rio, an experimental project we started last year. We started seeing real demand for Kubernetes on the edge and a growing interest in k3s itself, so we decided to pull it out of Rio and make it a first-class open source project.”

Solutions Developed / Used

K3s is a highly available, certified Kubernetes distribution designed for production workloads in unattended, resource-constrained, remote locations or inside IoT appliances.


Start Date 01/01/2019
Project Focus
  • Enabler
Geographical Scope
  • Global
  • Edge
Cloud Delivery Model
  • IaaS
Cloud Deployment Model
  • Hybrid
Project Life-Cycle Stage
  • Operational Deployment
  • Finance
  • Health
  • Information and Communication
  • Manufacturing
  • Public Administration
  • Retail
  • Transport
  • Utilities
  • Edge Computing
  • Internet of Things (IoT)


  • United States of America
    Rancher (United States of America)

  • two subscription plans: Standard and Platinum
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