k3s — The Lightweight Kubernetes Distribution Built for the Edge


Kubernetes is pushing out of the data center into stores, networks and factories. DevOps teams are excited about Kubernetes because it provides predictable operations and a cloud-like provisioning experience on just about any infrastructure. For the last year Rancher Labs has been working with organizations to create a lightweight implementation of Kubernetes that is easy to operate and can run on x86 and ARM infrastructure without using more than 512 MB of memory. To meet these requirements we’ve developed a new distribution of Kubernetes that is designed for teams that need to deploy applications quickly and reliably to resource-constrained environments. We’ve called it k3s.

In this meetup, Rancher co-founders Shannon Williams and Darren Shepherd demonstrate k3s’ features and answer any questions. Join us to discuss:

–What you need to run k3s on the edge
–How to develop an operational model for single-node and clustered edge environments built using k3s
–How to manage hundreds of micro-clusters using k3s