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.” The Rancher Partner Network The Rancher Partner Network provides tools and support to meet the unique needs of each of type of partner. The Network includes:
- Consulting partners such as consultancies, system integrators (SIs), and agencies focused on helping customers successfully embrace digital transformation and rapidly deliver software using modern, open processes and technologies.
- Resellers and OEMs that include Rancher in solutions they deliver to customers.
- Managed services providers (MSPs) and cloud providers offering Rancher-based Containers-as-a-Service (CaaS) environments to end-users.
- Application services providers (ASPs) delivering Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and hosted applications on a Rancher-powered platform.
Partners benefit from a variety of sales, marketing, product, training and support programs aimed at helping them ensure customer success while capturing a greater share of the rapidly growing container marketplace. Additionally, members of the service provider program can take exclusive advantage of a unique pricing model specifically designed for and exclusively available to that community. Prospective partners can learn more about the program and apply by visiting www.rancher.com/partners. Customers can visit the same page to identify Rancher-authorized consultancies, resellers and service providers in their area. Supporting Quotes “At Apalia, we have extensive experience delivering software-defined infrastructure and cloud solutions to a variety of enterprise customers in France and Switzerland. As those customers began looking to take advantage of containers, we needed a partner that supported the full range of infrastructure we deliver, as well as emerging options in the space. We’re thrilled to be partnering with Rancher to do so.” Pierre Vacherand, CTO, Apalia \“As a container and cloud company our clients have diverse levels of expertise and support workloads utilizing Mesos, Kubernetes and Docker. With Rancher’s ease-of-use and excellent support for multiple schedulers this partnership was a natural fit for us.\” Steven Borrelli, Founder & CEO, Asteris “Our business is delivering mission-critical infrastructure and software solutions to government and enterprise customers in Brazil. To do this, we partner with a variety of IT industry leaders such as Oracle, IBM, Microsoft and Amazon Web Services. Adding the capabilities of Rancher Labs complements all of these and allows us, as a service provider, to easily support the emerging container needs of these customers.” Hélvio Lima, CEO, BRCloud “Since 2001, Camptocamp has established itself as a leading supporter of, and contributor to, open source software. Our infrastructure solutions team uses open source to deliver a full range of cloud migration, IT & DevOps automation, and application deployment solutions to customers in Switzerland, France, Germany and beyond. Rancher helps us deliver modern, containerized applications across a wide range of cloud and on-premises infrastructure, and easily works with the other open source products we like.” Claude Philipona, Managing Partner, Camptocamp “Containers are an important element of the emerging enterprise execution platform. Rancher’s Application Catalog allows Data Essential customers to deploy custom applications as well as big data and analytics software with a single click, allowing their staff to get more done, more quickly. As one of Rancher Labs’ first partners in Europe, the relationship has been invaluable in helping us address this need.\” Jonathan Basse, Founder, Data Essential “At Industrie IT, we are committed to helping companies succeed with, and benefit from, top technologies available today. Containers and DevOps have become a major part of this, and we’re thrilled to be partnering with Rancher Labs to enable customers to take advantage of the benefits.” Ameer Deen, Director of On Demand Platforms, Industrie IT “We were quick to recognize the extremely vibrant community that has formed around Rancher and its products, having leaned on it for support during an early deployment. Establishing ourselves as experts through active contributions in the community has led to a number of opportunities for us in Europe and Asia. We’re excited to take advantage of new ways to engage with Rancher through this program.” Girish Shilamkar, Founder and CEO, InfraCloud “Nuxeo is a fast-growing company offering an open source, hyperscale digital asset platform used by customers like Electronic Arts, TBWA, and the U.S. Navy. Containers are an important part of our cloud strategy, and we depend on our partner Rancher to make them easy to use and manage. The Service Provider program provides a flexible product with an equally flexible pricing model and support, making it a perfect & future-proofed fit for our cloud computing efforts.” Eric Barroca, CEO, Nuxeo “Object Partners has been developing custom software solutions for our clients since 1996. Our solutions enable our clients to leverage the latest in language, framework, and cloud technologies to lower costs and maximize profits. Rancher is helping us to bring the latest in container technologies to our clients. Its intuitive, comprehensive, and easy-to-manage platform is enabling our clients to create scalable, highly available, and continuously deployed platforms for their applications. Rancher’s new partner program will be a great resource for us as we continue to grow our DevOps business.” John Engelman, Chief Software Technologist, Object Partners “The Persistent ‘Software 4.0’ vision is about helping enterprises in healthcare, financial services and other industries put the people, processes and tools in place in order to build software-driven businesses and manage software-driven projects at speed. The container technology that Rancher has developed is enabling DevOps teams in realizing this vision.” Sudhir Kulkarni, President Digital at Persistent Systems “Our engineers and consultants have come to love Rancher’s open source product, leading to multiple successful customer deployments and happy customers. We’re excited for the launch of Rancher’s formal partner program and looking forward to continued success with their team.” Josh Lindenbaum, VP, Business & Corporate Development, Redapt “Treeptik is building upon an extensive history of delivering cloud and Java/JEE-based solutions for European enterprises, helping customers transform all aspects of the software development process. We were early to recognize the significance of containers, and our team has been early pioneers of using Docker, Mesos and Kubernetes. We’re big fans of Rancher because it makes this easier than any other tool out there, and we’re excited to be a part of the company’s partner program.” Fabien Amico, Founder & CTO, Treeptik
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 commercially-supported distributions of Kubernetes, Mesos, and Docker Swarm, 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. Contact Eleni Laughlin Mindshare PR