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What is Rancher?

Rancher is an open source container management platform that includes full distributions of Kubernetes, Apache Mesos and Docker Swarm, and makes it simple to operate container clusters on any cloud or infrastructure platform.
Rancher is a tool in the Container Tools category of a tech stack.
Rancher is an open source tool with 13.3K GitHub stars and 1.5K GitHub forks. Here鈥檚 a link to Rancher's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Rancher?

126 companies reportedly use Rancher in their tech stacks, including Starbucks, Packet, and Redox Engine.

357 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Rancher.

Rancher Integrations

GitHub, Amazon EC2, Drone.io, Docker, and Jenkins are some of the popular tools that integrate with Rancher. Here's a list of all 29 tools that integrate with Rancher.

Why developers like Rancher?

Here鈥檚 a list of reasons why companies and developers use Rancher
Rancher Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Rancher in their tech stack.

Henning Schwister
Henning Schwister

We use Rancher because its has a simple installation and good ui and many other features out of the box

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Philipp-Michael Radl
Philipp-Michael Radl
System Engineer at DIMOCO Europe GmbH | 2 upvotes 5.4K views
atDIMOCO Europe GmbHDIMOCO Europe GmbH

Rancher Powerful, easy to use. Enabled us to provide KaaS with less overhead. We now provide multiple clusters to multiple DevOps enviornments. With our own monitoring stack we are able to run multiple stage clusters in our vSphere, and feel quite ready to move into the #cloud soon

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Orchestration of containers for our environments. Remote deployment from Jenkins. Rancher

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Kenneth Noisewater
Kenneth Noisewater
| 1 upvotes 9.6K views

We use Rancher for container orchestration and automated deployment pipelines. Rancher

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Currently looking to move to Swarm or Kubernetes due to a few issues I have with Rancher. Rancher

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The whole infrastructure is managed through Rancher. It provides a simple interface to all the underlying tools - Docker, HAProxy (automatically configures load balancer from the containers). Rancher

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Rancher's Features

  • Manage Hosts, Deploy Containers, Monitor Resources
  • User Management & Collaboration
  • Native Docker APIs & Tools
  • Monitoring and Logging
  • Connect Containers, Manage Disks, Deploy Load Balancers
  • Docker App Catalog
  • Included Kubernetes Distribution
  • Included Docker Swarm Distribution
  • Included Mesos Distribution
  • Infrastructure Management

Rancher Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Rancher?
Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers. It handles scheduling onto nodes in a compute cluster and actively manages workloads to ensure that their state matches the users declared intentions.
Unlike traditional operating systems, DC/OS spans multiple machines within a network, aggregating their resources to maximize utilization by distributed applications.
Docker Compose
With Compose, you define a multi-container application in a single file, then spin your application up in a single command which does everything that needs to be done to get it running.
Docker Swarm
Swarm serves the standard Docker API, so any tool which already communicates with a Docker daemon can use Swarm to transparently scale to multiple hosts: Dokku, Compose, Krane, Deis, DockerUI, Shipyard, Drone, Jenkins... and, of course, the Docker client itself.
Docker Machine
Machine lets you create Docker hosts on your computer, on cloud providers, and inside your own data center. It creates servers, installs Docker on them, then configures the Docker client to talk to them.
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Rancher's Followers
487 developers follow Rancher to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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