SUSE Rancher

Open Source Container Management Platform

Your organization is deploying Kubernetes clusters to accelerate digital transformation. SUSE Rancher unifies these clusters to ensure consistent operations, workload management, and enterprise-grade security – from core to cloud to edge.

What are we trying to achieve with containers?

Enable application teams to innovate faster

Time to Market

Achieve consistent, immutable ops
Cost Reduction

Disconnect apps from infrastructure dependencies

Primary Use Cases

Building cloudnative apps
Fast and scalable
Mostly customer facing
Differentiate in ultracompetitive market

Modernizing & scaling infra
Use best infrastructure for each use case
Optimized costs, scalability and resiliency

Re-architecting monoliths
Redesign to leverage microservices
Rehost parts of traditional application using containers

Survey: container use cases are expanding

Designing microservices

Customer facing apps

Modernizing legacy apps

Moving legacy apps to cloud

Edge use-cases emerging

Multi-cluster Kubernetes Management Everywhere

SUSE Rancher addresses the needs of DevOps teams deploying applications with Kubernetes and IT operations delivering enterprise-critical services.


Supports any Certified Kubernetes Distribution

SUSE Rancher supports any CNCF-certified Kubernetes distribution. For on-premises workloads, we offer the RKE. We support all the public cloud distributions, including EKS, AKS, and GKE. At the edge, we offer K3s.


Simplifies Multi-Cluster Operations

SUSE Rancher provides simple, consistent cluster operations, including provisioning, version management, visibility and diagnostics, monitoring and alerting, and centralized audit.


Unifies Security, Policy, and User Management

SUSE Rancher lets you automate processes and applies a consistent set of user access and security policies for all your clusters, no matter where they’re running.


Drives Adoption with Shared Tools & Services

SUSE Rancher provides a rich catalogue of services for building, deploying, and scaling containerized applications, including app packaging, CI/CD, logging, monitoring, and service mesh.

Top 4 Features

The Enterprise Kubernetes Management Platform

Streamlined Day 2 Kubernetes Operations

Once you’ve provisioned a Kubernetes cluster with SUSE Rancher, operations are centralized and administrators can deal with all aspects of Day 2 operations. From one console, administrators can monitor any cluster in any location, upgrade Kubernetes versions, backup etcd and recover degraded clusters.

Full lifecycle management for hosted Kubernetes clusters

Run on SUSE for superior reliability and security for your business-critical workloads on AWS EKS, Microsoft AKS and Google GKE. Give operators full lifecycle management of the most popular cloud-hosted distributions including node management and autoscaling, from a single pane of glass. Import, provision, upgrade, and configure and secure clusters across all three providers directly using the SUSE Rancher’s new unified, intuitive user experience. Additionally, SUSE Rancher managed deployments support CIS templating and scanning to minimize configuration drift between clusters.

Centralized Kubernetes Security

SUSE Rancher admins can work with their security team to centrally define how users should interact with managed Kubernetes clusters and how containerized workloads should operate. Once polices have been defined, assigning them to any Kubernetes cluster is instantaneous.

GitOps at Scale for Edge Clusters

SUSE Rancher Continuous Delivery allows for maximum cluster consistency from core to cloud to edge. SUSE Rancher supports from 1 to 1,000,000 clusters from a single console with built-in security capabilities, running any CNCF-certified Kubernetes distribution. By streamlining application delivery across any infrastructure in any location, enterprises can use SUSE Rancher to accelerate their journey towards true digital transformation.