Rancher is a complete software stack for teams adopting Containers. It addresses the operational and security challenges of managing multiple Kubernetes clusters across any infrastructure, while providing DevOps teams with integrated tools for running containerized workloads.
Most developers don’t care about IT infrastructure. They just want to write code and build their apps securely using their preferred workflow. Rancher makes it simple to deliver Kubernetes-as-a-Service to development teams with push button deployment of their containerized workloads On-Premises, in the cloud, in hybrid deployments or at the edge. Meanwhile, operators can maintain full administrative control and observability.
Rancher not only deploys production-grade Kubernetes clusters from datacenter to cloud to the edge, it also unites them with centralized Authentication, access control and observability.
Rancher lets you streamline cluster deployment on bare metal, Private Clouds, Public Clouds or vSphere and secure them using global security policies.
Use Helm or our App Catalog to deploy and manage applications across any or all these environments, ensuring multi-cluster consistency with a single deployment.
Unified multi-cluster management
Rancher unites Kubernetes clusters with centralized Authentication and access control, enterprise security, auditing, backups, upgrades, observability and alerts. Deploy and secure clusters consistently in minutes anywhere using our intuitive UI or powerful CLI.
Hybrid & multi-cloud support
Manage on-prem clusters and those hosted on cloud services like AKS, EKS & GKE from a single pane of glass. Centrally configure Security Policy, audit logs and monitor performance. Deploy multi-cluster apps consistently from our app catalog. Control access by connecting them to your internal identity provider like Active Directory, LDAP or Okta.
Centralized App Catalog
Leverage Helm for turnkey multi-cluster deployment of popular Open Source tools or apps from our partner ecosystem right within Rancher.
Rancher supports tools that DevOps teams already love like Jenkins, Gitlab or Travis for building CI/CD pipelines, Prometheus and Grafana for observability, Fluentd for logging, and Istio for service mesh.
Rancher allows direct enablement of the Encryption provider, and configuration of audit logging and rate-limiting. Scan and assess cluster configurations against CIS benchmark best practices. Consistently deploy securely provisioned clusters using cluster templates across multiple substrates. Includes support for air-gapped environments.
Freedom to innovate
There’s only one version of Rancher; it’s 100% free and open-source software. We won’t lock you in to a single vendor eco-system. If you change your mind about Rancher, you can remove it with minimal disruption to services.