Rancher Doubles Down on Docker for App Virtualization Deployment

Tuesday Jun 16th 2015 by Sean Michael Kerner
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Shannon Williams, co-founder of Rancher Labs, discusses why Docker is likely to remain the application container virtualization technology of choice.

Startup Rancher Labs formally announced the beta availability of its Rancher container orchestration and management solution on June 15, providing users with a preview of the platform.

Rancher Labs recently announced a $10 Million Series A round of funding. Rancher Labs officially started in September 2014 and in addition to its Rancher solution, the company also develops the Rancher OS, a container-optimized Linux distribution that runs on servers and in the cloud.

Now in beta, the Rancher tool enables multiple features, including container load balancing, networking, storage management and service discovery.

While there are now multiple efforts for containers, including Docker and CoreOS's Rocket, Rancher is firmly committed to Docker. In a video interview, Shannon Williams, co-founder of Rancher Labs, emphasizes and explains why Docker is the key.

Watch the full video with Shannon Williams below:

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Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at ServerWatch and InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.

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