What is Rancher?

Rancher is a leading multicloud container development platform

Rancher is a software stack that deploys production-grade Kubernetes clusters from datacenters, to the cloud, to the edge. It unites those clusters with centralized authentication, access control, and observability.

Rancher also lets you streamline cluster deployment on bare metal, private clouds, public clouds or vSphere and secure them using global security policies. Using their App Catalog, your team can deploy and manage applications across any or all these environments, ensuring multi-cluster consistency with a single deployment.

The Rancher platform includes:

  • A comprehensive application catalog
  • Centralized visibility and control of distributed clusters
  • Service mesh innovations
  • Built-in CI/CD pipelines
  • Broad runtime and registry support
  • Proven scalability to 5,000 nodes

What do you get with Rancher?

Rancher key features

100% open-source

Kubernetes management platforms from RedHat, VMware and Cisco add features that restrict you to their environment.

Day-2 multi-cluster Kubernetes operations

Use Rancher to install and configure multiple production-grade Kubernetes clusters on-prem, in the cloud and at the edge. Once up and running, Rancher handles all aspects of day-2 operations for your multi-cluster Kubernetes deployment.

Cloud-hosted Kubernetes services. Only better.

Hybrid and multi-cloud are the ‘new normal’ of IT. While cloud-hosted Kubernetes services like GKE, EKS, and AKS are an excellent way to operate Kubernetes within a single cloud, they are, by definition, silos. Rancher works closely with these cloud services and enhances what they offer, providing you a common management platform for all your Kubernetes distributions.

One Enterprise Platform for Managed Kubernetes Everywhere

Rancher addresses the needs of DevOps teams deploying applications with Kubernetes and IT staffs delivering enterprise-critical services.

Why do we recommend Rancher?

Rancher simplifies Kubernetes management at massive scale

Rancher is consistently praised by customers for their comprehensive application catalog coverage, broad public cloud infrastructure integrations, excellent customer support, and fast time-to-value.

Rancher received top ratings from Forrester in the following categories:

Runtime and orchestration

Security features

Image management

To view the full Forrester report which names Rancher as a market leader, click here.

If you’re looking for a proven multi cloud container management platform—available on a wide variety of cloud platforms and edge environments—Rancher is the best choice for you.

Why power your Rancher software with MasterSolve?

We are a trusted Rancher Consulting Partner

As a Rancher Consulting Partner, we are uniquely qualified to help you bring your products to market faster and accelerate your organization’s digital transformation.

Our experienced team takes on the difficult work of managing your containerized workloads so your organization can focus on other, more important tasks like deploying code and improving infrastructure.

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