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SUSE To Acquire Rancher Labs

by Adam Armstrong
SUSE To Acquire Rancher

SUSE announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Rancher Labs. This would make the former a market leader in enterprise Kubernetes management. The deal is expected to close before the end of October 2020, subject to customary closing conditions including receipt of regulatory approvals.

SUSE announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Rancher Labs. This would make the former a market leader in enterprise Kubernetes management. The deal is expected to close before the end of October 2020, subject to customary closing conditions including receipt of regulatory approvals.

SUSE To Acquire Rancher

Kubernetes has really emerged as a critical tool in IT strategy. Container usage has exploded and will only go up and container management will go up as well. Rancher Labs is a leader in managing Kubernetes at scale and claims it can do so on any infrastructure across the data center, cloud, branch offices, and the network edge. SUSE is a well-known leader in Enterprise Linux, Edge Computing and AI. Combining the two strengths of these companies will be a boon to both sets of customers not to mention the increase in innovation potential.

SUSE customers will benefit from the robust capabilities of Rancher’s cloud native technologies. Rancher’s customers will gain access to SUSE’s global support network and broad open source portfolio.  Both companies are open source, and SUSE will continue on its commitment to the Open Source community. SUSE is 100% true open source while 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.

The acquisition will continue SUSE’s path of inorganic growth.

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