Rancher makes it easy to deploy and use

Get Kubernetes running in minutes

Setting up, customizing and running Kubernetes (k8s) can be challenging, with a steep learning curve. Rancher manages Kubernetes, making it easy to deploy and use everywhere you run containers.

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Kubernetes for the real world

See how one of our users automates and simplifies deploying and upgrading Kubernetes clusters across multiple clouds and datacenters.

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Get started with Kubernetes

Follow this step-by-step guide, which provides a detailed introduction to deploying and scaling Kubernetes with Rancher.

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Free online Kubernetes training

Join us as we explain basic Kubernetes concepts and demonstrate how to deploy and manage an application.


Complete Kubernetes management platform

  • Operation
  • Upgrade Management
  • Policy Management
  • User Interface
  • Monitoring
  • CI/CD

Cluster 1

Cluster 2

Cluster N

  • Storage
  • Networking
  • Security


Fully integrated and tested

Rancher is not a container orchestrator—it is a fully integrated container management platform that includes everything you need to run containers and Kubernetes in production. It works out of the box and is easy to use, for both administrators and DevOps teams.

Single management plane for multiple clusters

A single, consolidated management plane enables you to get multiple Kubernetes clusters running in minutes. It simplifies day-to-day operations, making it easy to:

  • Manage the underlying containers.
  • Define policies across the organization.
  • Deploy upgrades.

Unified user services

Rancher plays critical role in the software development pipeline, working with CI/CD tools such as Jenkins to automate all aspect of software deployment. The easy to use interface simplifies the user experience, accelerating user adoption and providing fast access to the latest tools.


No vendor lock-in

Rancher is 100% open source, including the upstream Kubernetes distribution. With Rancher, you avoid vendor lock-in, but keep the flexibility to use the tools and infrastructure add-ons you want. whenever you need them.

Upstream Kubernetes, no forks

Rancher includes a natively implemented upstream Kubernetes distribution with no forks, enabling you to adopt the latest stable release and upstream bug fixes in a timely manner.

Kubernetes lifecycle management

Using Rancher, open source Kubernetes can be easily managed throughout its lifecycle. Kubernetes is deployed with a click of a button and upgrades are automatic.

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Multi-cluster, multi-cloud

Rancher provides a consolidated management interface, making it possible to run multiple Kubernetes clusters spanning a variety of resource pools and clouds.

Complete set of infrastructure services

Rancher Comes Complete with a modular set on infrastructure services, making it easy to define and save different combinations of networking, storage and load balancer drivers and services as environments.

Quickly and easily get started with Kubernetes

  1. Try it out

    You can now try Rancher using the Rancher sandbox. It's publicly hosted and always up to date. Try Rancher

  2. Deploy Kubernetes

    To deploy Kubernetes, simply launch a Rancher server and create a new Kubernetes environment. Read the docs

  3. Get trained

    Want an introduction to using Kubernetes with Rancher? Join us for our free online Kubernetes training courses. Register for training

  4. Take advantage of our awesome community of users

    The forums are the best place to hear about the latest product releases as well as interact with your peers and Rancher engineers. Visit the forums

  5. Join other Kubernetes users in Slack

    Looking to interact with other users in real-time? Join them in the #Kubernetes channel in Rancher public Slack. Request to join

  6. Support

    Kubernetes can be confusing. We're here to help. Request support