Rancher is a technology company that provides a complete container management platform built for organizations that deploy containers in production. The company offers such products as Rancher Kubernetes Engine, a CNCF-certified Kubernetes distribution that runs entirely within Docker containers, and RancherOS, a Linux operating system designed for running containers. It also offers solutions Submariner, K3s, Longhorn, and k3OS that are widely used by Kubernetes. 

HQCupertino, US
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Rancher was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Cupertino, US

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Key People/Management at Rancher

Sheng Liang

Sheng Liang

Co-Founder and CEO
Shannon Williams

Shannon Williams

Co-Founder, President, and Chief Revenue Officer
Peter Smails

Peter Smails

Darren Shepherd

Darren Shepherd

Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer
James Walbom

James Walbom

VP Finance & Operations
Dave Getzler

Dave Getzler

VP, Customer Success
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Rancher Office Locations

Rancher has offices in Cupertino, Franklin, Nashville, New York and in 4 other locations
Cupertino, US (HQ)
19409 Stevens Creek Blvd #260
Cupertino, US
10050 N Wolfe Rd
Franklin, US
3401 Mallory Ln #200
Nashville, US
3102 West End Ave #400
New York, US
54 W 40th St 5th Floor
Tempe, US
1400 E Southern Ave #1020
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Rancher Financials and Metrics

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$95 m


In total, Rancher had raised $95 m

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Sep, 2019Mar, 2020

Active Users

30 k


100 m




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Rancher News and Updates

Donkey Love: Colorado Rancher Who Fled Fire Celebrates After Finding Pals Alive

Donkey Ennis and buddy Adam, a draft horse, survived CalWood fire just fine.

Rancher Labs’ new release enables GitOps at scale for Kubernetes

Container software company Rancher Labs Inc. launched a major update to its Kubernetes management platform today. In particular, it added an easier installation experience and new capabilities such as GitOps at scale for edge clusters, as well as full lifecycle management of Amazon Elastic Kubernet…

Rancher Labs’ K3s becomes the latest CNCF sandbox project

Container management software company Rancher Labs Inc. said today that its lightweight Kubernetes distribution K3s has been accepted as a sandbox project by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. Rancher Labs, which was recently acquired by SUSE Group, launched K3s last year in order to meet the g…

SUSE to Acquire Rancher Labs


SUSE acquires Kubernetes management platform Rancher Labs

SUSE, which describes itself as ‘the world’s largest independent open source company,’ today announced that it has acquired Rancher Labs, a company that has long focused on making it easier for enterprises to make their container clusters. The two companies did not disclose the price of the acquisit…

Linux company SUSE outbids competitors for fast-growing start-up Rancher Labs

A recession isn't getting in the way of a smaller technology company picking up a fast-growing start-up.
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Rancher Blogs

What’s Cool in Rancher 2.5? A Partner Perspective from SVA

What’s Cool in Rancher 2.5? A Partner Perspective from SVA Since 2014, Rancher Labs has been making it easier for IT professionals to handle containers. Until now, every release of their flagship product, Rancher, brought features that you wouldn’t want to be without. But the latest releases have re…

Three Reasons Why Hosted Rancher Makes Your Life Easier

Today’s generation of makers, artists and creatives have reinforced the idea that great things can happen when you roll up your sleeves and try to learn something new and exciting. Kubernetes was like this only a couple of years ago: the mere act of installing the thing was a rewarding challenge. Ke…
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Rancher Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Rancher founded?

    Rancher was founded in 2014.

  • Who are Rancher key executives?

    Rancher's key executives are Sheng Liang, Shannon Williams and Peter Smails.

  • How many employees does Rancher have?

    Rancher has 235 employees.

  • Who are Rancher competitors?

    Competitors of Rancher include Qt Group, Heroku and Mapbox.

  • Where is Rancher headquarters?

    Rancher headquarters is located at 19409 Stevens Creek Blvd #260, Cupertino.

  • Where are Rancher offices?

    Rancher has offices in Cupertino, Franklin, Nashville, New York and in 4 other locations.

  • How many offices does Rancher have?

    Rancher has 9 offices.