A Lightweight Certified Kubernetes Distribution
Built for IoT and Edge Computing
Take Kubernetes to the Edge
Optimized for edge and IoT applications, k3s is a highly available, certified Kubernetes application geared for use in unattended, remote, resource-constrained environments. K3s bundles all k8s components into combined processes and presents it all in a simple server-and-agent model that’s easy to use and fast to deploy. It’s so lightweight you could run it on a Raspberry Pi.
Why K3s and Rancher?
Simplified & Secure
Packaged as a single binary smaller than 40 MB, choosing k3s means you can spin up a Kubernetes cluster—or several, if you pair k3s with Rancher’s management platform—in fewer steps.
Modular & Flexible
All the components of K3s are swappable, meaning you can get started with exactly what you need and adapt to any changes later.
Optimized for ARM
Whether you’re running Arm64 or Armv7, k3s has you covered with binaries and multiarch images available for both.
24x7 support options available for call center or
on-site - our team is U.S. based and holds active clearances to meet you at your mission.
Boost the power of K3s with Rancher and manage up to one million
production-grade clusters with a single Rancher control plane.
Define your Edge Computing Roadmap
Looking to incorporate edge computing into your cloud-computing plans? Download this Gartner report to see how you can take advantage of IoT and transformational digital applications to advance your edge strategy url.