Press Release: Rancher Labs Named a 'Cool Vendor' in Cloud Infrastructure by Gartner

Gray Calendar Icon Published: May 17, 2017

Leading container management company recognized for innovation within cloud infrastructure industry

Cupertino, Calif. - May 17, 2017 - Rancher Labs, a provider of container management software, today announced they were recognized as one of four \“Cool Vendors\” in the May report by Gartner, Inc., Cool Vendors in Cloud Infrastructure, 2017. “As container adoption continues to grow within the enterprise, the need for simplified container management persists,” said Sheng Liang, CEO and co-founder of Rancher Labs. “With Rancher, we’re providing a turnkey solution that enables organizations to deploy and manage containers in production, and on any choice of infrastructure. We’re thrilled to be named a “Cool Vendor” by Gartner and to be acknowledged for our innovation and execution in the cloud infrastructure space.” Rancher Labs builds innovative, open source software that makes it easy to deploy and manage containers in production, on any infrastructure. The company’s flagship container management platform, Rancher, enables organizations to accelerate all aspects of their software development pipeline, from writing and testing code to running complex microservices-based applications. It includes a fully-supported Kubernetes distribution, making it easy to configure, deploy and manage Kubernetes clusters.  Since launching in 2014, Rancher has received 40 million total downloads and has quickly become the tools of choice for teams serious about running containers in production, including organizations such as EVRY,, USDA, Interoute, and more. Rancher Labs is also the creator 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. For additional information on Rancher and RancherOS, and to learn more about Rancher Labs and the company’s suite of open source products, please visit   Supporting Resources

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