Rancher Labs raises $10M in Series A funding

Rancher Labs is a startup providing management on top of the Docker containers, today the company has announced that it has raised $10 million in a series A funding round.

The round was led by Mayfield and Nexus Venture Partners.

This funding round comes only a couple of months after Docker announced its series D fundings, the company stated that the money will be used to further develop its products and expand the company’s engineering and development teams.

Rancher Labs, headquartered in Cupertino, California, was founded by Sheng Liang and Shannon Williams, creators of Cloud.com, a cloud offering which was later acquired by Citrix in 2011 and renamed CloudStack. The company is competing in the container management market with other players like Google and Docker itself. It’s also providing a minimalist OS specifically tailored to run Docker in a fashion similar to Red Hat’s RHEL Atomic Host.

Rancher Labs intent is to run containers across multiple clouds and offering solutions and products at infrastructure level, including networking, load balancing, monitoring and storage to facilitate the adoption of Docker.

Sheng Liang, co-founder and CEO of Rancher Labs, said:

Containers are quickly becoming the de-facto large-scale production platform for application deployment, our goal is to provide organizations with the tools needed to take full advantage of container technology. By developing storage and networking software purpose-built for containers, we are providing organizations with the best possible experience for running Docker in production. As we prepare for the upcoming launch of our flagship Rancher product, we are thrilled to be partnering with investors who truly believe in our unique vision.