Simple, Secure, Multi-Cluster Kubernetes with Rancher Prime

Scale your containers with confidence. Get more value with Rancher Prime and start securely managing your Kubernetes clusters anywhere.

Comprehensive Value Across Entire subscription

Build with confidence and get more out of your subscription with Rancher Prime. Access a fortified Rancher and leverage the experience of our world-class team of Kubernetes experts from support to professional services.  

Security, Compliance and Policy Management

Deploy Rancher Prime from our trusted private registry and start to fortify clusters from Day One. Learn from our team of experts and minimize misconfigurations and set consistent policies with Rancher Prime’s automated processes and role-based access controls.  

Multi-Cluster Kubernetes Everywhere

Experience consistent cluster operations anywhere with Rancher Prime. Run on any certified Kubernetes distribution and simplify your Day 2 cluster operations with centralized provisioning, diagnostics, audits, monitoring and alerts.

Shared Tools & Services

Enrich your container ecosystem with Rancher Prime’s catalog of services. Utilize industry-leading tools and solutions as you build, deploy and scale your containerized applications. 

Our Rancher Editions

Compare editions and choose which one is right for you  


The community’s favorite Kubernetes management platform — free forever

  • 100% Open Source
  • Full Rancher Platform Experience
  • Community Support
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Get the same Rancher platform experience with added value from Rancher Prime

  • 100% Open Source
  • Full Rancher Platform Experience
  • Enterprise Support
  • Access to Professional Services including Go-Live
  • Deploy from trusted private container registry


Prime Hosted

The premium white-glove service for managing Rancher Prime

  • 100% Open Source
  • Full Rancher Platform Experience
  • Enterprise Support, Expert-managed Rancher Prime control plane
  • Access to Professional Services including Go-Live
  • Deploy from trusted private container registry
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Features & Capabilities

Get more value from your Kubernetes deployments with Rancher Prime. Fully supported and backed by a team of world-class experts, start scaling your clusters with confidence.   

Fortified Container Management

Build resilience across your production container supply chain from Day One by deploying Rancher Prime from our trusted private registry. 

Day Two Kubernetes Operations

Centralized console designed for simple cluster operations. With access to our onboarding services, admins can quickly learn how to manage, upgrade, back up, define policies and recover clusters. 

Unify your hybrid and multi-cloud workloads

Implement best practices from our team of experts and minimize configuration drift with Rancher Prime’s full lifecycle management capabilities across any workloads including Amazon EKS, Microsoft AKS and Google GKE. 

World class support and service from our team of experts

Insure your mission-critical workloads with Rancher Prime.  Troubleshoot roadblocks from implementation to expansion with our Kubernetes experts and guarantee continuity across your business. 

Join our Community

Connect with your peers and learn more about Kubernetes. Rancher is 100% open source backed by our enormous community of users.  

Connect with Us

We host free meetups and master classes regularly. Check out our event calendar. 

Join our Slack

Connect with fellow users and the Rancher team. Hang out with us, ask questions or troubleshoot problems with your person peers.

Check out GitHub

Check out Rancher on GitHub. Submit a feature request or give us feedback via our repo. 

Our Blogs

Learn the latest tips from our engineers and keep up to date with all things Rancher. 

Get Started with Rancher Prime

Simplify your Kubernetes with Rancher Prime today. 

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Experience why Rancher is the community’s favorite Kubernetes management platform. 

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Talk to an Expert

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Read our Technical Architecture Guide

Learn more about the technology behind Rancher. Read our technical architecture guide to understand how Rancher works.  

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