SUSE acquires Rancher Labs

SUSE has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Rancher Labs, a privately held open source company providing a Kubernetes management platform.

“Rancher and SUSE will help organizations control their cloud native futures,” said Sheng Liang, Rancher CEO. “Our leading Kubernetes platform with SUSE’s broad open source software solutions creates a powerful combination, enabling IT and Operations leaders worldwide to best meet the needs of their customers wherever they are on their digital transformation journey from the data center to cloud to edge.”

Rancher’s infrastructure-agnostic architecture supports any Cloud Native Computing Foundation-certified Kubernetes distribution including Google GKE, Amazon EKS, and Microsoft AKS, as well as projects like Gardener.

Besides their Kubernetes management platform Rancher have also developed K3S, a lightweight Kubernetes distribution.