Overview of Rudder
How does it work?
Rudder works with baselines dynamically defined for your infrastructure. The scalability offered by node groups and dynamic configurations lets you easily specify these states.
Then Rudder continuously checks the degree of compliance of your systems with your defined baseline. This gives you global visibility and control of your infrastructure. Rudder also helps you to keep systems updated, detect vulnerabilities and apply patches if necessary.
Secure and efficient architecture
Designed to provide a continuous view of systems compliance, Rudder uses a lightweight agent installed on each system and connected to the Rudder central server. Systems communicate directly to the root server or through relay servers. This model ensures data security, optimized execution and reliable service even in case of network failure.
Please note that you can install the Rudder root server on-premises if you require all data to remain physically on-site.
Hybrid and traditional infrastructures management
Rudder is very effective for hybrid platforms management, from remote laptops to containers in public cloud or even physical industrial servers in a factory. It relies on resilient and secure communication protocols with the managed systems. As an agent-based solution, Rudder is network-failure and low-bandwidth proof: agents still ensure that your systems are compliant with the desired-state and they will send reports as soon as the network is re-established.