Rancher Labs, Inc. develops an open source container management software platform for enterprises leveraging containers to accelerate software development and improve information technology operations.
Its platform allows users to manage various aspects of running containers in development and production environments.
Rancher Labs announced that Rancher, the companyâ€™s product for building a private container service, has introduced support for orchestrating Persistent Storage Services for Docker, making it possible for developers to deploy storage reliably in conjunction with containerized applications.
When used in conjunction with a Docker volume plugin, Rancher users are now able to: Orchestrate the deployment and configuration of storage services directly on container hosts, utilizing any software defined storage platforms shipped as containers, including, for example, Gluster, Ceph and NexentaEdge.
Utilize any vendor-specific advanced storage features offered by storage services such as snapshot, backup, remote replication and data analytics.
Deploy an application with all of its necessary storage services on any virtual machine or bare metal server, running in any public cloud or private data center.
With the introduction of Persistent Storage Services in Rancher, developers can define the exact storage capabilities necessary for their applications.
The company was incorporated in 2014 and is based in Cupertino, California.