Keith Basil is VP, Edge Solutions at Rancher. He brings over 20 years of hands-on experience in cloud and related industries. As Vice President of Edge Solutions, Basil drives strategy and product for Rancher’s k3s and fleet-based offerings. Working with Rancher’s global customer base, he is focused on Kubernetes-driven edge solutions that encompass cluster management, heterogeneous architectures, and zero-trust security approaches at scale.
Basil is also passionate about the next generation of decentralized cloud computing models. As an advocate in this area, he is working with communication service providers and public sector organizations to establish decentralized cloud infrastructure, applications and new revenue models.
Before Rancher, Basil led product management, positioning, and business strategy for security within Red Hat's Cloud Platforms business unit. Prior to Red Hat, he was instrumental in the design of a secure, high-performance cloud architecture that provided compute, storage and application hosting services for US public sector civilian agencies and contractors.
Basil holds a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from Norfolk State University.
The widespread adoption of the Kubernetes standard for container orchestration has redefined how organizations manage computing deployments at the edge. In turn, more innovative use cases have emerged for lightweight Kubernetes distributions ...