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 16.6K GitHub stars and 2.1K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Rancher's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Rancher?
163 companies reportedly use Rancher in their tech stacks, including Alibaba Travels, trivago, and Oxylabs.
589 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Rancher.
GitHub, Docker, Jenkins, Amazon EC2, and Kubernetes are some of the popular tools that integrate with Rancher. Here's a list of all 32 tools that integrate with Rancher.
Pros of Rancher
Easy to use
Open source and totally free
Multi-host docker-compose support
Load balancing and health check included
Rolling upgrades, green/blue upgrades feature
Dns and service discovery out-of-the-box
Only requires docker
Multitenant and permission management
Easy to use and feature rich
Cross cloud compatible
Does everything needed for a docker infrastructure
Simple and powerful
Support Kubernetes and Swarm
Application catalogs with stack templates (wizards)
Supports Apache Mesos, Docker Swarm, and Kubernetes
Rolling and blue/green upgrades deployments
High Availability service: keeps your app up 24/7
Easy to use service catalog
Very intuitive UI
IaaS-vendor independent, supports hybrid/multi-cloud
Requires less infrastructure requirements
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- 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
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