Rancher Labs Recognized by 451 Research as a ‘451 Firestarter’

Provider of enterprise container management software recognized by leading analyst firm for innovation and vision in the container industry

CUPERTINO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Containers–Rancher Labs, the leading provider of enterprise container management software, today announced it has received a 451 Firestarter award from leading technology research and advisory firm 451 Research, recognizing its trailblazing work within the Kubernetes industry.

451 Research’s Firestarter program recognizes exceptional innovation within the information technology industry. Introduced in 2018, and awarded quarterly, the program is exclusively analyst-led, allowing its team of technology and market experts to highlight organizations they believe are significantly contributing to the overall pace and extent of innovation in the technology market.

Rancher Labs harnesses containers and Kubernetes to truly unleash all of their power. With Rancher Labs, enterprises have the control and confidence they need to more swiftly develop and deploy applications and services that drive business value. The company’s flagship product Rancher is the industry’s most widely adopted Kubernetes management platform and provides enterprises global control and visibility of all their containers no matter where they are running – from the data center, to the cloud, to the edge.

“This has been an extraordinary year for Rancher and we are honored to be an industry 451 Firestarter, recognized by the 451 Research team, alongside other distinguished peers,” said Sheng Liang, co-founder and CEO of Rancher Labs. “Kubernetes has become a critical pillar of most enterprises’ digital transformation strategies, and this recognition is strong validation of our commitment to innovation around Kubernetes management and our laser focus on helping enterprises realize all the transformative benefits of Kubernetes.”

“451 Research built its reputation on helping clients understand innovation in the technology industry, and the Firestarters program is further demonstration of this,” said Jean Atelsek, analyst, Cloud Transformation and Digital Economics Unit, 451 Research. “Rancher has earned this recognition for developing lightweight, elegant, and platform-agnostic options for multi-cluster orchestration, making it possible to handle a range of Kubernetes implementations from a common management platform.”

About Rancher Labs

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 27,000 active users and greater than 100 million downloads, their flagship product, Rancher, is the industry’s most widely adopted Kubernetes management platform. For additional information, visit www.rancher.com and follow @Rancher_Labs on Twitter. All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.

About 451 Research

451 Research is a leading information technology research and advisory company focusing on technology innovation and market disruption. More than 100 analysts and consultants provide essential insight to more than 2,000 client organizations globally through syndicated research, advisory services and live events. Founded in 2000 and headquartered in New York, 451 Research is a division of the 451 Group. Learn more about the 451 Research Firestarters.

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