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Accelerating DevOps adoption in the Nordics


week we announced a partnership
with EVRY, one of the leading IT companies in the
Nordics, to deliver Rancher’s container management platform as a service
to EVRY customers. This is an exciting moment for Rancher as the
service will introduce our software to a new audience looking to embrace
DevOps and transform how they deliver IT. Not surprisingly, our
relationship with EVRY began last year when a couple of their cloud
architects downloaded
and built a
small test deployment. Like so many Rancher fans, they were looking for
a simple way to use containers to accelerate the adoption of DevOps and
continuous delivery for customers. As we got to know the team at EVRY,
they shared with us their vision to build a platform that would make it
simple for companies to use Docker, Kubernetes, and Rancher to build
applications quickly, improve application testing, continuously release
new features, and operate services reliably. They asked great questions
about Rancher capabilities and began contributing to the open source
project. In December, I visited Oslo to meet the EVRY team, including
Tuomo Louhivuori, the EVP who is leading EVRY Cloud Services. Tuomo
described numerous discussions with customers across the Nordics who
were looking to transform their IT organizations to be more agile and
deliver innovative services to their customers. He explained his
team’s vision to create a “Distributed Container Service” which would
make it simple for users to containerize applications and operate them
identically on all different infrastructure, including:

  • Public clouds like Amazon, Google, Softlayer, and Azure
  • Dedicated VMWare deployments
  • Dedicated servers
  • Any other infrastructure a customer might have

Tuomo’s vision aligned perfectly with our goal here at Rancher to
develop a container platform that would make it simple to run containers
reliably on any infrastructure. We shared with the EVRY team our roadmap
and plans for Rancher later this year and agreed on a partnership to
collaborate on building the next generation of container management
software. This partnership is an exciting sign of how quickly container
adoption is maturing. EVRY has more than 9000 IT professionals across
the Nordics, providing world-class services to thousands of companies
across every industry. At Rancher, we’re thrilled to be working closely
with EVRY to build a world class platform for running innovative
software everywhere.