Rancher Labs Introduces Global Partner Network

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Consulting and reseller partner programs expand company’s global reach;
Service provider program helps partners deliver Containers-as-a-Service
and other Rancher-powered offerings
**Cupertino, Calif. – October 18,
2016 – **Rancher Labs, a provider of container
management software, today announced the launch of the Rancher Partner
Network, a comprehensive partner program designed to expand the
company’s global reach, increase enterprise adoption, and provide
partners and customers with tools for success. The program will support
consultancies and systems integrators, as well as resellers and service
providers worldwide, with initial partners from North and South America,
Europe, Asia and Australia. As the only container management platform to
ship with fully supported commercial distributions of Kubernetes, Docker
Swarm and Mesos, Rancher is unique in its ability to enable partners to
deliver container-based solutions using the customer’s choice of
orchestration tool. “Community interest in Rancher’s open and
easy-to-use container management platform has shattered expectations,
with over a million downloads and over ten million Rancher nodes
launched since this year alone,” said Shannon Williams, co-founder and
vice president of sales and marketing at Rancher Labs. “To help us meet
demand within the enterprise, we’re partnering with leading DevOps
consultancies, system integrators and service providers around the
world. We’re excited and humbled by the strong interest we’ve seen from
the partner community, and we’re looking forward to working with our
partners to help make containers a reality for our joint customers.”
The Rancher Partner Network The Rancher Partner Network provides
tools and support to meet the unique needs of each of type of partner.
The Network includes:

  • Consulting partners such as consultancies, system integrators (SIs),
    and agencies focused on helping customers successfully embrace
    digital transformation and rapidly deliver software using modern,
    open processes and technologies.
  • Resellers and OEMs that include Rancher in solutions they deliver to
    customers.
  • Managed services providers (MSPs) and cloud providers offering
    Rancher-based Containers-as-a-Service (CaaS) environments to
    end-users.
  • Application services providers (ASPs) delivering
    Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and hosted applications on a
    Rancher-powered platform.

Partners benefit from a variety of sales, marketing, product, training
and support programs aimed at helping them ensure customer success while
capturing a greater share of the rapidly growing container marketplace.
Additionally, members of the service provider program can take exclusive
advantage of a unique pricing model specifically designed for and
exclusively available to that community. Prospective partners can learn
more about the program and apply by visiting
www.rancher.com/partners. Customers
can visit the same page to identify Rancher-authorized consultancies,
resellers and service providers in their area. Supporting Quotes “At
Apalia, we have extensive experience delivering software-defined
infrastructure and cloud solutions to a variety of enterprise customers
in France and Switzerland. As those customers began looking to take
advantage of containers, we needed a partner that supported the full
range of infrastructure we deliver, as well as emerging options in the
space. We’re thrilled to be partnering with Rancher to do so.” Pierre
Vacherand, CTO, Apalia
“As a container and cloud
company our clients have diverse levels of expertise and support
workloads utilizing Mesos, Kubernetes and Docker. With Rancher’s
ease-of-use and excellent support for multiple schedulers this
partnership was a natural fit for us.” Steven Borrelli, Founder & CEO,
Asteris
“Our business is delivering
mission-critical infrastructure and software solutions to government and
enterprise customers in Brazil. To do this, we partner with a variety of
IT industry leaders such as Oracle, IBM, Microsoft and Amazon Web
Services. Adding the capabilities of Rancher Labs complements all of
these and allows us, as a service provider, to easily support the
emerging container needs of these customers.” Hélvio Lima, CEO,
BRCloud
“Since 2001, Camptocamp has
established itself as a leading supporter of, and contributor to, open
source software. Our infrastructure solutions team uses open source to
deliver a full range of cloud migration, IT & DevOps automation, and
application deployment solutions to customers in Switzerland, France,
Germany and beyond. Rancher helps us deliver modern, containerized
applications across a wide range of cloud and on-premises
infrastructure, and easily works with the other open source products we
like.” Claude Philipona, Managing Partner,
Camptocamp
“Containers are an important
element of the emerging enterprise execution platform. Rancher’s
Application Catalog allows Data Essential customers to deploy custom
applications as well as big data and analytics software with a single
click, allowing their staff to get more done, more quickly. As one of
Rancher Labs’ first partners in Europe, the relationship has been
invaluable in helping us address this need.” Jonathan Basse, Founder,
Data Essential
“At Industrie IT, we
are committed to helping companies succeed with, and benefit from, top
technologies available today. Containers and DevOps have become a major
part of this, and we’re thrilled to be partnering with Rancher Labs to
enable customers to take advantage of the benefits.” Ameer Deen,
Director of On Demand Platforms, Industrie
IT
“We were quick to recognize the extremely
vibrant community that has formed around Rancher and its products,
having leaned on it for support during an early deployment. Establishing
ourselves as experts through active contributions in the community has
led to a number of opportunities for us in Europe and Asia. We’re
excited to take advantage of new ways to engage with Rancher through
this program.” Girish Shilamkar, Founder and CEO,
InfraCloud
“Nuxeo is a fast-growing company
offering an open source, hyperscale digital asset platform used by
customers like Electronic Arts, TBWA, and the U.S. Navy. Containers are
an important part of our cloud strategy, and we depend on our partner
Rancher to make them easy to use and manage. The Service Provider
program provides a flexible product with an equally flexible pricing
model and support, making it a perfect & future-proofed fit for our
cloud computing efforts.” Eric Barroca, CEO, Nuxeo
“Object Partners has been developing custom software solutions for our
clients since 1996. Our solutions enable our clients to leverage the
latest in language, framework, and cloud technologies to lower costs and
maximize profits. Rancher is helping us to bring the latest in container
technologies to our clients. Its intuitive, comprehensive, and
easy-to-manage platform is enabling our clients to create scalable,
highly available, and continuously deployed platforms for their
applications. Rancher’s new partner program will be a great resource for
us as we continue to grow our DevOps business.” John Engelman, Chief
Software Technologist, Object Partners

“The Persistent ‘Software 4.0’ vision is about helping enterprises in
healthcare, financial services and other industries put the people,
processes and tools in place in order to build software-driven
businesses and manage software-driven projects at speed. The container
technology that Rancher has developed is enabling DevOps teams in
realizing this vision.” Sudhir Kulkarni, President Digital at
Persistent Systems
“Our engineers and
consultants have come to love Rancher’s open source product, leading to
multiple successful customer deployments and happy customers. We’re
excited for the launch of Rancher’s formal partner program and looking
forward to continued success with their team.” Josh Lindenbaum, VP,
Business & Corporate Development, Redapt

“Treeptik is building upon an extensive history of delivering cloud and
Java/JEE-based solutions for European enterprises, helping customers
transform all aspects of the software development process. We were early
to recognize the significance of containers, and our team has been early
pioneers of using Docker, Mesos and Kubernetes. We’re big fans of
Rancher because it makes this easier than any other tool out there, and
we’re excited to be a part of the company’s partner program.” Fabien
Amico, Founder & CTO, Treeptik

Supporting ResourcesIntroducing the Rancher Partner
Network

Partner Network Program page
Partner Network directory
Company Blog
Twitter

About Rancher Labs Rancher Labs builds innovative, open source
container management software for enterprises leveraging containers to
accelerate software development and improve IT operations. With
commercially-supported distributions of Kubernetes, Mesos, and Docker
Swarm, our flagship Rancher platform allows users to manage all aspects
of running containers in development and production environments. For
additional information, please visit
www.rancher.com. Contact Eleni Laughlin
Mindshare PR

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