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, CA, US
Cybersecurity ratingCMore
Rancher was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Cupertino, CA, 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
Dave Getzler

Dave Getzler

VP, Customer Success
Will Chan

Will Chan

Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer
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Rancher Office Locations

Rancher has offices in Cupertino, Nashville, New York, Tempe and in 3 other locations
Cupertino, CA, US (HQ)
19409 Stevens Creek Blvd #260
Cupertino, CA, US
10050 N Wolfe Rd
Nashville, TN, US
3102 West End Ave #400
New York, NY, US
54 W 40th St 5th Floor
Tempe, AZ, US
1400 E Southern Ave #1020
Shenzhen Shi, CN
Da Chong Guo Ji Zhong Xin, Nanshan Qu
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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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Active Users

30 k


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Rancher News and Updates

Slime Rancher 2 announced at Xbox’s E3 event

Microsoft and Monomi Park announced Slime Rancher 2 today at Xbox's E3 event. It's coming to Xbox Game Pass, PC, and consoles in 2022.

A Texas Republican Wants To Legalize Deer Cloning ― For A Rancher Who’s Already Doing It

Texas has long muddled the line between hunting and farming. Now cloning may help ranchers breed big bucks.

Containers could find easy way into enterprises through Rancher, NetApp deal

Where can one go to escape the hype over containers? Enterprises, at least for the moment. Considering containers’ rep as the panacea for everything from multicloud to agile DevOps, enterprise adoption remains lower than one would expect. Will a meeting and mingling of containers and more tradition…

SUSE Steers Rancher Labs Container Wrangling Into Homestead

July saw SUSE acquire Rancher Labs to add its Kubernetes application ‘container’ management technology to the SUSE stack of open source software-defined infrastructure technologies and application delivery tools. This month sees the acquisition complete. So how will these technologies work together?

To battle Red Hat, SUSE completes its acquisition of Rancher Labs

Open-source enterprise software giant SUSE Group today said it has completed its acquisition of Kubernetes management startup Rancher Labs Inc. The deal should put SUSE in a better position to take on rival IBM Corp.’s Red Hat in the fast-growing Kubernetes market, and it may also help it on its wa…

Innovate Everywhere: How SUSE And Rancher Are Powering The Future Of Enterprise

As organizations accelerate their digital transformation initiatives, they are increasingly embracing the power, affordability and versatility of open source software.
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Rancher Blogs

Accelerating Machine Learning with MLOps and FuseML: Part One

Building successful machine learning (ML) production systems requires a specialized re-interpretation of the traditional DevOps culture and methodologies. MLOps, short for machine learning operations, is a relatively new engineering discipline and a set of practices meant to improve the collaboratio…

Rancher Desktop v0.3.0 Release

We are happy to share the v0.3.0 release of Rancher Desktop. This release brings more stability, some new features, and a fresh look to the UI. This screenshot shows the preferences screen while in dark mode on Mac. In the lower left corner the status when performing an action is now displayed. This…

Rancher Desktop – An Open Source App for Desktop Kubernetes and Container Management

For those of us who need to get applications running in Kubernetes, having Kubernetes on the desktop is incredibly useful. When we want to focus on our applications, it’s especially useful when Kubernetes is easy to use. This is where Rancher Desktop comes in. Rancher Desktop provides easy-to-use Ku…

Announcing Harvester Beta Availability

It has been five months since we announced project Harvester, open source hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) software built using Kubernetes. Since then, we’ve received a lot of feedback from the early adopters. This feedback has encouraged us and helped in shaping Harvester’s roadmap. Today, I am …

Tools To Develop Apps On Kubernetes

Containers and Kubernetes have changed the way we operate applications. This has been a boon for Site Reliability Engineers (SREs) and DevOps professionals who handle infrastructure management. Yet, it has come at a cost to many who develop and operate applications. Their experience has become more …

Introducing Kubewarden, an Open Source Policy Engine

Security has always been a wide and complex topic. A recent survey from StackRox about the state of containers and Kubernetes security provides some interesting data on these topics. In this blog post, I’ll dive into some of the findings in that survey and introduce you to Kubewarden, an open source…
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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 99 employees.

  • Who are Rancher competitors?

    Competitors of Rancher include Solverminds, Qt Group and Heroku.

  • Where is Rancher headquarters?

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

  • Where are Rancher offices?

    Rancher has offices in Cupertino, Nashville, New York, Tempe and in 3 other locations.

  • How many offices does Rancher have?

    Rancher has 8 offices.