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Rancher has won $40 million in round D financing, and the next step is to improve the k8s ecology of continuous innovation!

Reprint of the article CSDN Official blog of Cloud Computing

2020 year 3 month 17 Japan , Widely used in the industry Kubernetes Management platform Creator Rancher Labs( hereinafter referred to as Rancher) Announce the completion of a new round 4000 Thousands of dollars D Round of funding .

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This round of financing is from Telstra Ventures Lead investment , Existing investors Mayfield、Nexus Venture Partners、 Guofu Lvjing Venture Capital Co., Ltd (GRC SinoGreen) and F&G Ventures To vote for .Telstra Venture One of Telstra's investors (Telstra Corporation) Is the largest telecommunications company in Australia , It's also Rancher The customer . before ,Rancher I was in 2019 year 7 In may C round 2500 Ten thousand dollar financing ,2016 received B round 2000 Ten thousand dollar financing ,2015 received A round 1000 Ten thousand dollar financing , A new round of financing makes Rancher Total amount of financing accumulated to 9500 Thousands of dollars ( More than 6 Billion 6 Ten million yuan ).

Regarding this Rancher According to , This round of financing is used to further promote the continuous innovation of products , Step up to Go-To-Market Investment , And broaden Kubernetes Unlimited possibilities in new markets and industries .

Rancher Founded on 2014 year , from CloudStack The father of Liang Sheng created , Is the industry's enterprise level container management software provider , Help users easily and uniformly manage in the data center 、 cloud 、 Branches and edges running Kubernetes colony . Thanks to the company Kubernetes Strong demand for , as well as Rancher Innovative and unique function and value proposition ,2019 year ,Rancher Global revenue growth year on year 169%, The number of customers increased year on year 100%.

“ This round of financing shows again , The investment organization is right Kubernetes Market and Rancher Our technical strength is full of confidence .”Rancher Co-founder and CEO Liang Sheng said :“ just as Linux stay 21 At the turn of the century, it became a data center 、 The cloud is the same as the standard computing platform for devices , We have full faith in ,Kubernetes Will be in 2020 Rapidly growing to be cloudy and heterogeneous in IT The ubiquitous enterprise computing platform in the environment .”

Rancher, Driving computing everywhere

Third party statistics company 451 Research In the study pointed out that , To 2022 year ,76% The company will adopt Kubernetes As a standard infrastructure computing platform . This data shows that ,Kubernetes Will become a business with IT The platform with the highest correlation between strategy and cloud native application .

Rancher Our flagship product Rancher Is the industry's most widely used Kubernetes Management platform , More than 100 million downloads worldwide , We have more than 40,000 home . besides ,Rancher Still around Kubernetes Ecology has carried on a series of extension and exploration , among Rancher The introduction of lightweight Kubernetes Distribution version k3s Is currently recognized as the edge of the industry Kubernetes The best solution . among Rancher+k3s Make up the Rancher “Kubernetes Namely service (Kubernetes-as-a-Service)” Solution stack , take Kubernetes From the data center 、 The cloud extends to the edge , Fully empower the enterprise to deploy... On any infrastructure Kubernetes Freedom .

In terms of products , Rancher Will continue to work to make Kubernetes Further become the general calculation standard , stay Kubernetes Continuous innovation in key areas , Including heterogeneous cluster Federation (heterogenous cluster federation)、 Fleet Management (fleet management) And in the edge computing environment Kubernetes Landing, etc . what's more ,Rancher Will also rely on its own in Kubernetes Status of the field , Work with other leading technology companies , stay 5G、 Digital factory 、 Car networking 、 Video surveillance and medical research and other fields are jointly developed based on Kubernetes Industry solutions , expand Kubernetes Unlimited possibilities in new industries and fields .

In terms of global expansion and team building ,Rancher Will expand existing sales 、 market 、 financial 、 operating 、 Customer success and customer support team . Besides ,Rancher Global team distribution currently covers 14 A country , In the future, it will further expand the coverage of the country and the city on the geographical map , To provide more professional technical services for global enterprise customers .

It is particularly worth mentioning that ,2019 In the year ,Rancher The annual compound growth rate of business in Greater China exceeds 300%, China is expected to become Kubernetes The fastest growing enterprise market in the world .

It's based on Kubernetes Good market ,Rancher Has been in 2020 year 2 China's localization and localization were completed in May , from 2020 year 3 month 1 The day begins ,Rancher On Chinese mainland 、 Hong Kong and Macao 、 Business in Taiwan , All by Chinese companies Rancher China yunche information technology ( Shenzhen ) Ltd. bearing , And provide Chinese enterprise version to Chinese enterprise customers Rancher Products and Chinese version k3s Edge computing platform .

Liang Sheng said , future Rancher Will be in the product 、 Industry solutions and team building work in three directions , For the enterprise in the production environment Kubernetes Provide a more solid foundation .

Telstra Ventures, Distinctive “ Customers become investors ”

Telstra (Telstra Corporation) With Rancher Based on , Build the core customer contact center of the enterprise 、 Customer network and customer service center . It's the success story of Telstra , And in the meantime Rancher The strong technical strength demonstrated attracted Telstra Ventures, Make it to Rancher There was a strong interest in .

Telstra Ventures As a global well-known strategic venture capital organization , Focus on the investment of high growth technology enterprises with leading market and excellent products , By the world 20 Telstra, one of the big telecom operators (Telstra Corporation) And one of the largest private equity funds in the world HarbourVest Two strategic investors make up . The well-known technology enterprises involved in the investment include open source code base GitLab、 Enterprise cloud file management Box、 Electronic signature authentication DocuSign And terminal security platform CrowdStrike etc. .

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“ Besides Google ,Rancher It's the first time in the world to realize Kubernetes Will be right IT One of the companies whose market has a profound impact . When we talk about early investment , Liang shengzeng said ‘Kubernetes Have become cloud computing TCP/IP The potential of the agreement role ’, This is an attractive and impressive description .” be responsible for Telstra Venture An investment partner in a business Steve Schmidt Exclaim .

For things like Telstra The same is being deployed 5G As far as leading telecom companies are concerned ,Rancher There is no doubt that it can not be ignored .“ We believe that ,Rancher Will be putting Kubernetes introduce 5G It plays a unique role as a bridge .”

On the other hand , Liang Sheng's rich experience and technical charm in the field of cloud computing also contributed to Telstra Venture investment Rancher Another key element of . As a well-known venture capital organization in the world ,Telstra Ventures Has been committed to looking for world-class Entrepreneurs . They think that , World class entrepreneurs can create excellent products , At the same time, it can also be successfully promoted to the market . “ Our mission ‘ Work with extraordinary people ’, After contacting Liang Sheng , We firmly believe that he is a world-class entrepreneur .”Steve Schmidt added :“ More obvious is ,Rancher Under the leadership of Liang Sheng and his founding team, we are striving for excellence .”

just as Rancher China CEO Qin Xiaokang concluded :“ Container technology in the world a new round of technological innovation and application of the broad prospects are gradually unfolding , We are especially optimistic about achieving localization and localization Rancher China's strong development prospects . In a new stage of development and the next generation of technology ,Rancher China will also work with a large number of Chinese users and partners , Practice ‘Computing Everywhere’ The new generation of computing platform concept , To continue to innovate the technical capacity for the Chinese customer digital information construction escort .”

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