About Rancher Prime

Rancher Prime is the enterprise, production-ready platform based on the world’s most popular multi-cluster Kubernetes management solution – Rancher.

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Run Kubernetes Everywhere™

Built on the community’s favorite cloud native platform - Rancher

Rancher is the unified cloud-native platform helping teams manage their Kubernetes from infrastructure to applications. 100% open source, Rancher streamlines cluster deployment, offering centralized authentication, access control and observability across your deployments anywhere – from bare metal, private clouds, public clouds or vSphere. Get more value out of Rancher and start optimizing infrastructure workflows, maintain application reliability, and fortify your organization's cloud-native environments with Rancher Prime.

Who uses Rancher Prime?

Most developers don’t care about IT infrastructure. They just want to write code and build their apps securely using their preferred workflow. Rancher Prime makes it simple to deliver Kubernetes-as-a-Service to development teams with push button deployment of their containerized workloads on-premises, in the cloud, in hybrid deployments or at the edge. Meanwhile, operators can maintain full administrative control and observability.

Unified multi-cluster management

Rancher Prime unites Kubernetes clusters with centralized authentication and access control, enterprise security, auditing, backups, upgrades, observability and alerts. Deploy and secure clusters consistently in minutes anywhere using our intuitive UI or powerful CLI.

Hybrid & multi-cloud support

Manage on-prem clusters and those hosted on cloud services like AKS, EKS & GKE from a single pane of glass. Centrally configure security policy, audit logs and monitor performance. Deploy multi-cluster apps consistently from our app catalog. Control access by connecting them to your internal identity provider like Active Directory, LDAP or Okta.

Application Catalogs and Integrations

Leverage Helm for turnkey multi-cluster deployment of popular open source tools or apps from our bespoke Rancher Prime library of integrations and curated catalog.

Accelerate DevOps adoption

Rancher Prime supports tools that DevOps teams already love like Jenkins, Gitlab or Travis for building CI/CD pipelines, Prometheus and Grafana for observability, Fluentd for logging, and Istio for service mesh.

Consistent security policy and compliance

Rancher Prime allows direct enablement of the encryption provider, and configuration of audit logging and rate-limiting. Scan and assess cluster configurations against CIS benchmark best practices. Consistently deploy securely provisioned clusters with full lifecycle container management integration with NeuVector by SUSE.

Freedom to innovate

The Rancher Prime platform is powered by Rancher the community’s favorite open Kubernetes management platform. There is no lock in to a single vendor eco-system. If you change your mind about using Rancher Prime, you can remove it with minimal disruption to services.

Rancher Prime makes it easy for developers to securely deploy containerized applications no matter where your Kubernetes infrastructure runs – on-premises, in the cloud or at the edge.

Works with the tools you already love

Rancher Prime seamlessly integrates with established CI/CD pipelines such as Fleet and Jenkins, alongside popular open-source tools like Rancher Desktop, Prometheus, Grafana, Fluentd, and Istio.

Confidently deploy complex microservices applications

Our powerful UI and CLI help you build complex workloads at scale by giving you easy access to your Kubernetes environments, hosts, stacks, services and containers.

Maximize developer productivity

When cluster deployment and management is automated and immutable across clouds, on premises and the edge, developers can focus on writing code that delivers differentiating services, not worrying about the infrastructure that runs them.

Customization and Extensibility

Developers can benefit from the ability to customize and extend the Rancher Prime platform to fit specific use cases and development requirements with our extension catalog and integrations library.

By allowing operation teams to focus on infrastructure and developers to deploy code the way they want too, Rancher Prime helps you bring products to market faster and accelerate your organization’s digital transformation.

DevOps transformation

Emerging cloud-native DevOps tools drive enterprise IT transformation. Rancher Prime, a cornerstone of this toolset, enhances team agility and speeds up time-to-market for customer-centric services.

Cloud-native economics

Leverage Rancher Prime for consistent containerized app orchestration across diverse infrastructures, delivering substantial cost savings for enterprises. Easily track, monitor, and customize your cloud-native infrastructure to align with your business requirements.

Increase productivity & collaboration

Rancher Prime provides a secure container environment with enterprise support. It enables developers to run code seamlessly and facilitates collaboration across technology teams by automating Kubernetes cluster deployment.

Built on 100% Open Source

Integrate Rancher's community spirit with the assurance of enterprise support via the Rancher Prime subscription. Manage your full Kubernetes ecosystem, encompassing virtualized workloads, containers, and application deployment, with an all-inclusive platform.

Total Economic Impact ™ of Rancher Prime

Rancher Prime is helping enterprises simplify the management of their Kubernetes at scale. In this Forrester TEI Report, see how teams are yielding a 200% return on their investment in Rancher Prime. Explore the quantified benefits and cost savings of Rancher Prime.

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IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Container Data Management 2023 Vendor Assessment", By: Johnny Yu, Philip Goodwin, Greg Macatee, November 2023, IDC # US51367723

Recognized by IDC as a leader in container data management

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