Rancher Labs April 18, 2017
Docker Enterprise Edition technology and support now available from Rancher Labs
Cupertino, Calif. – April 18, 2017 – Rancher Labs, a provider of container management software, today announced it has partnered with Docker to integrate Docker Enterprise Edition (Docker EE) Basic into its Rancher container management platform. Users will be able to access the usability, security and portability benefits of Docker EE through the easy to use Rancher interface. Docker provides a powerful combination of runtime with integrated orchestration, security and networking capabilities. Rancher provides users with easy access to these Docker EE capabilities, as well as the Rancher platform’s rich set of infrastructure services and other container orchestration tools. Users will now be able to purchase support for both Docker Enterprise Edition and the Rancher container management platform directly from Rancher Labs. Read more
Rancher Labs April 12, 2017
Rancher Labs delivers fast, ultra-lightweight container operating system
Cupertino, Calif. – April 12, 2017 – Rancher Labs, a provider of container management software, today announced the general availability of RancherOS, a simplified Linux distribution built from containers, for containers. RancherOS eliminates any unnecessary libraries and services, resulting in a footprint three times smaller than that of other container operating systems. The simplified container environment reduces container boot time, increases efficiency and improves security by reducing the number of components that can be exploited.
“At BRCloud Services, we strive to deliver the best solutions to address our customers’ needs,” said Helvio Lima, CEO at BRCloud Services. “RancherOS epitomizes what modern infrastructure should look like. We’re thrilled to integrate the container operating system into our portfolio.”
RancherOS makes it simple to run containers at scale in development, test and production. By containerizing system services and leveraging Docker for management, the operating system provides an incredibly reliable and simple to manage container-ready environment. System services are defined by Docker Compose and automatically configured using cloud-init, reducing administrative burden. Unneeded libraries and services are eliminated, significantly reducing the OS footprint and minimizing the hassle of updating, patching and maintaining a container host operating system. Containers running on RancherOS boot in seconds, making the operating system ideal for running microservices or auto-scaling. Teams can use the Rancher container management platform to easily manage RancherOS at large scale in production. Read more
Rancher Labs January 25, 2017
Open source container management company exceeds revenue goals by twenty percent, reports 19 million software downloads.
Cupertino, Calif. – January 25, 2017 – Rancher Labs, a provider of container management software, today announced momentum in 2016, doubling its employees, exceeding revenue targets by twenty percent and surpassing 19 million software downloads. This growth underscores the heavy demand for its popular open source software that simplifies the deployment and running of containers in production, on any infrastructure.
“2016 was a successful and rewarding year for us, with much of it achieved by the support from our deeply engaged community of developers, users, partners and customers, for which we are incredibly appreciative,” said Sheng Liang, co-founder and CEO of Rancher Labs. “The container industry is fast-moving, and we have a number of plans for this year to ensure we are even better positioned for success. We have a complete and easy-to-use solution, and are the only product on the market that supports Swarm, Kubernetes and Mesos, runs containers on all clouds and delivers these capabilities via an incredibly simple user interface.”
General Availability and Product Enhancements
In March, the company announced the general availability of Rancher, its open source container management platform, including several key enhancements since its original beta release in June 2015. Since Rancher was introduced, Rancher Labs pushed 553 releases which includes key new features such as modular infrastructure services and the ability to use the Rancher orchestration features or the integrated Kubernetes, Docker Swarm or Mesos distributions. In its most recent releases, Rancher Labs extended the Rancher infrastructure services capabilities with Read more
Rancher Labs October 18, 2016
Consulting and reseller partner programs expand company’s global reach;
Service provider program helps partners deliver Containers-as-a-Service and other Rancher-powered offerings
Cupertino, Calif. – October 18, 2016 – Rancher Labs, a provider of container management software, today announced the launch of the Rancher Partner Network, a comprehensive partner program designed to expand the company’s global reach, increase enterprise adoption, and provide partners and customers with tools for success. The program will support consultancies and systems integrators, as well as resellers and service providers worldwide, with initial partners from North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
As the only container management platform to ship with fully supported commercial distributions of Kubernetes, Docker Swarm and Mesos, Rancher is unique in its ability to enable partners to deliver container-based solutions using the customer’s choice of orchestration tool.
“Community interest in Rancher’s open and easy-to-use container management platform has shattered expectations, with over a million downloads and over ten million Rancher nodes launched since this year alone,” said Shannon Williams, co-founder and vice president of sales and marketing at Rancher Labs. “To help us meet demand within the enterprise, we’re partnering with leading DevOps consultancies, system integrators and service providers around the world. We’re excited and humbled by the strong interest we’ve seen from the partner community, and we’re looking forward to working with our partners to help make containers a reality for our joint customers.” Read more
Rancher Labs May 31, 2016
Rancher is the industry’s only container management platform that supports Mesos, Kubernetes and Docker Swarm
Cupertino, Calif. – June 1, 2016 – Rancher Labs, a provider of container management software, today announced support for Mesos, a popular and well-established scheduler and cluster manager for massively distributed applications. Rancher added support for Mesos based on user and community interest, making Rancher the only container management platform capable of supporting all popular container scheduling and orchestration platforms including Mesos, Kubernetes and Docker Swarm.
Rancher is an open-source platform for deploying and managing containers, across any public or private cloud, virtualization cluster or bare-metal server. Rancher provides a single management experience spanning Kubernetes, Docker Swarm and now Mesos. Rancher provides visibility and management for teams throughout the CI/CD pipeline, from development through production. Additionally, the open-source software provides enterprise readiness via multi-tenancy, role-based access and control, credential management, cross-cloud networking and persistent storage.
“The combination of the Apache Mesos scheduler and Rancher container management platform is a big win for users,” said Josh Bernstein, Vice President Technology, Emerging Technology Division, EMC Corporation. “With the integration of these two open source projects, organizations will be able to spin up Mesos clusters in minutes on any infrastructure, and easily schedule and deploy workloads.”
With this latest update, Rancher now:
- Automates the setup and upgrade of Mesos infrastructure including Zookeeper cluster, Mesos masters, Mesos slaves and Mesos Marathon. Mesos slaves will automatically be added when new hosts are added. When new versions of Rancher are deployed, existing Mesos clusters will be upgraded without impacting the running workload.
- Automates the setup and upgrade of Mesos frameworks, an important benefit of running Mesos on Rancher. Many popular distributed applications are available as Mesos frameworks. Users can deploy Mesos frameworks such as Cronos, Aurora, Hadoop, Elasticsearch and Kafka from the Rancher catalog with a click of a button. Additionally, they can perform a fully automated upgrade of these frameworks as new versions become available.
- Provides a powerful set of infrastructure and management services for Mesos. Rancher networking, storage and load balancing services work with applications running on Mesos. Rancher manages multiple Mesos cluster environments for multiple users and provides Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) for large organizations.
“Modern DevOps practices encourage the use of a diverse set of tools and frameworks based on team expertise and project needs,” said Sheng Liang, co-founder and CEO of Rancher Labs. “By adding support for Mesos, Rancher enables IT organizations to provide choice of orchestration and scheduling frameworks when they deploy and manage containers in production.”
Product Information and Availability
For additional information on Rancher and to learn more about Rancher Labs and the company’s suite of open source products, please visit http://www.rancher.com.
About Rancher Labs
Rancher Labs builds innovative, open-source container management software for enterprises leveraging containers to accelerate software development and improve IT operations. With native support for Docker Swarm, Kubernetes, and Mesos, our flagship Rancher platform allows users to manage all aspects of running containers in development and production environments. For additional information, please visit www.rancher.com.
Shannon Williams May 9, 2016
Led by new investor GRC SinoGreen, with participation from existing investors, funding will help Rancher Labs maintain momentum, and meet sales and marketing goals
Cupertino, Calif. – May 10, 2016 – Rancher Labs, a provider of container management software, today announced $20M in Series B funding led by new investor GRC SinoGreen, with participation from existing investors, Mayfield and Nexus Venture Partners. As the container market continues to experience significant growth, Rancher Labs’ open source platform for managing containers is seeing demand grow exponentially. Last month the company announced the general availability of Rancher, a container management platform that supports both Kubernetes and Docker Swarm, making it possible for hundreds of organizations to run containers in production. This funding will be used in support of sales and marketing initiatives to keep pace with demand for the product.
“We are seeing a lot of attention and demand for our Rancher platform and feel it is due to our unique approach to container management,” said Sheng Liang, CEO of Rancher Labs. “Containerization has enabled organizations to do amazing things to improve application performance, availability and cost. The next piece of this puzzle, which will really help to perfect container technologies, are the tools around the management of containers. We are excited to continue efforts in furthering our goal of providing users with the right tools to take advantage of container technologies, and the financial and organizational benefits they promise.” Read more