What do you like best?
Rancher supports a number of systems that other containerization software does not.
Nodes are set out in an easy to read way, and the other views provide a lot of information.
Creating containers was much simpler than the other software products I've used, with plenty of useful features, like 'Health check'.
Rancher is open source, so does not cost anything
What do you dislike?
Installation and set-up was time and people consuming.
The sheer amount of features on offer may be off putting to new users.
More network information would have been good, such as CPU and RAM specs.
Recommendations to others considering the product
Very feature rich, so set some time out to train users on how to use the system correctly. It's also time consuming to instal / set up for the first time. Other than that Rancher will do everything you need it to!
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
We use Rancher for our main containers and clusters, as it provides much more functionality in comparison with the other products available.
Since Rancher is open source, the product is totally free, saving the University money!