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Partnership VSHN & Rancher

23. Jun 2020

Zurich, June 23, 2020: VSHN is proud to announce a strategic partnership with Rancher Labs.

Who or what is Rancher?

Rancher Labs delivers open-source software that enables organizations to deploy and manage Kubernetes at scale, on any infrastructure across the data center, cloud, branch offices, and the network edge. With 30,000 active users and greater than 100 million downloads, its flagship product, Rancher, is the industry’s most widely adopted Kubernetes management platform. For additional information, visit and follow @Rancher_Labs on Twitter.   
With Rancher, we are adding another Kubernetes distribution to our portfolio besides Red Hat OpenShift. An extensive article with many more details about Kubernetes can be found here and Sebastian Plattner from Puzzle explains in his blog post, how to build a Kubernetes Cluster with the help of Ansible and Rancher.

Why Rancher?

VSHN has been working successfully with Rancher since 2018 and is now officially a Rancher Partner.
With Managed Rancher, VSHN takes care of the setup, 24/7 operation, monitoring, backup and maintenance of a Rancher cluster. Hosted in a public cloud of your choice or on-premise in your own data center. We offer our Managed Rancher Services under the brand APPUiO.
Tobias Brunner, Head of DevOps & Partner of VSHN – The DevOps Company said about the partnership: 

„With the addition of Rancher, we are diversifying VSHN – The DevOps Company’s portfolio by adding another Kubernetes distribution and listening to both the market and our partners who have asked for Managed Rancher.”

Rancher Rodeo event 2020 in Zurich

VSHN and Rancher Labs have already had joint appearances, for example at the first official Rancher Rodeo Event in Zurich on February 19, 2020, where our VSHNeer Adrian was able to hold a talk:


About Rancher

Rancher was started in 2014 to create software that would simplify the lives of teams who were building applications using containers. The market was new, Docker had just been introduced and questions about how to manage, secure and orchestrate containers were pressing and exciting problems to solve. Within a year we introduced the first version of Rancher, an open-source software platform for teams innovating around containers. By 2016 we had adopted Kubernetes as an orchestrator and had thousands of teams using Rancher to run containers in production. As our community has grown, we haven’t stopped innovating. Rancher 2.0 became the first enterprise-grade platform for delivering Kubernetes as an enterprise service. Projects like K3s and submariner continue to push the Kubernetes community forward. All along we’ve maintained a commitment to building open-source software that supports users as they innovate everywhere.

About VSHN – The DevOps Company

VSHN (pronounced ˈvɪʒn like “vision”) is Switzerland’s leading DevOps, Docker, Kubernetes and 24/7 cloud operations partner.
VSHN was founded with the intention to fundamentally shake up the hosting market. As a lean startup, we have focused on operating IT platforms through automation, agility and a continuous improvement process. Completely location-independent and without our own hardware, we operate extensive applications according to the DevOps principle agilely and 24/7 on every infrastructure, so that software developers can concentrate on their business and IT operations are relieved.

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