Features of RancherOS


Minimalist OS

Eliminates unnecessary libraries and services, decreasing complexity and boot time

Comprehensive System Services

Uses Compose file format to define and deploy system services such as networking and storage options

Improved Security

Small code base and decreased attack surface lead to improved security

Up-to-Date Version of Docker & Linux

Minimizes the hassle of updating, patching, and maintaining a container host OS

Automated OS Configuration

Simplifies OS configuration by using cloud-init to parse the cloud-config file, reducing administrative burden

24x7 Enterprise-level Support

Ensures around-the-clock support from technical experts when you need it

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