Managed Rancher

What is Rancher?

Rancher from SUSE is an open source software platform that enables organizations to run and manage Docker and Kubernetes in production. With Rancher, organizations no longer have to build a container services platform from scratch using a distinct set of open source technologies. Rancher supplies the entire software stack needed to manage containers in production.

Rancher is a Kubernetes distribution. An extensive article with many more details about Kubernetes can be found here.

VSHN Managed Rancher

VSHN is an official Rancher Partner. With Managed Rancher, VSHN takes care of the setup, 24/7 operation, monitoring, backup and maintenance of an Rancher cluster. Hosted in a public cloud of your choice or on-premises in your own data center.

Leave the operation to the professionals and take care of your core business, the development of your software. We offer our Managed Rancher services under the brand APPUiO.

Contents APPUiO Managed Rancher Services

  • Setup & configuration
  • 24/7 operation
  • Maintenance & patching
  • Monitoring & alarming
  • Backup & recovery in case of emergency


  • APPUiO is Rancher “as a Service”.
  • Benefit from our many years of experience as the first Swiss container platform.
  • Take full advantage of Rancher with many additional Add-Ons and Services
  • Regular maintenance of all components
  • Kubernetes updates and upgrades
  • Backup of all data relevant for the cluster configuration (no application data).
  • Monitoring of all cluster components (no customer applications)
  • Proactive alarming during office hours (24/7 SLA as required)

APPUiO – Swiss Container Platform

We offer our Managed Rancher Services under the brand APPUiO.

Today, APPUiO is the largest Swiss container platform and is used by companies from various industries. APPUiO was created by the DevOps specialists VSHN AG and Puzzle ITC and is further developed together.

VSHN takes care of the operation and Managed Services, Puzzle ITC takes care of consulting and the development of APPUiO solutions for customers on site.

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We are happy to support you with the operation of Rancher. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Our team of experts is available for you. In case of emergency also 24/7.

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