Bringing Secure by Default Enterprise Software Solutions to the U.S. Government

Rancher Government Solutions (RGS) delivers an Enterprise Software solely focused on U.S. government missions through a subscription model. Fueled by the innovation of upstream Rancher Open-Source communities, their Enterprise Kubernetes Platform offerings are security hardened and ready for deployment on any U.S. Government mission critical system.

RGS simplifies Kubernetes and empowers government IT teams to streamline cluster deployment on bare metal, private clouds, public clouds, vSphere, and at the edge while securing them using strict global security policies. It addresses the operational and security challenges of managing multiple Kubernetes clusters across any infrastructure while providing DevSecOps teams with integrated tools for running containerized workloads.

Together with TD SYNNEX Public Sector, RGS brings state of the art technology to government, enhancing operational efficiency, accessibility, and security.


Harvester is a modern, open, interoperable hyper-converged infrastructure solution designed to help operators simplify their stack. Built on a foundation of cloud-native solutions, when Harvester is used with Rancher, virtual and container workloads can be easily managed side by side, helping enterprises consolidate their infrastructure’s complexity and scale with confidence using new cloud-native solutions.


Optimized for edge and IoT applications, K3s is a highly available, certified Kubernetes application geared for use in unattended, remote, resource-constrained environments. K3s bundles all k8s components into combined processes and presents it all in a simple server-and-agent model that’s easy to use and fast to deploy. It’s so lightweight you could run it on a Raspberry Pi.


Longhorn is a cloud-native, lightweight, and powerful distributed storage platform for Kubernetes that can run anywhere. When combined with Rancher, Longhorn makes the deployment of highly available persistent block storage in your Kubernetes environment easy, fast and reliable.


NeuVector is an automated inline preemptive defense platform for Kubernetes designed to apply zero trust policy enforcement in live Kubernetes traffic without the use of latent runtime scanning or image comparisons. The NeuVector platform provides full life cycle DevSecOps security including comprehensive vulnerability and compliance management, admission control, and pushbutton security as code, but also gives our agencies the technical superiority needed to defend any hybrid, airgap, and cloud-based container deployment. Inline and real time policy enforcement accuracy enabled by the world’s only Container Deep Packet Inspection provides concise real time zero trust protection.

Rancher Government Carbide

Rancher Government Carbide is an add-on support service to the existing Rancher products suite that delivers cutting-edge capabilities to ensure software supply chain security and support federal security compliance requirements. Carbide simplifies Kubernetes management by providing a better, more standardized way for users to verify and validate software. Its pipelines utilize tools for vulnerability scanning and generating SBOMs. Carbide supports Rancher MCM 2.7 and RKE2.

Rancher Kubernetes Engine 2 (RKE2)

RKE2 is a certified Kubernetes distribution focused on security to adhere to the robust compliance requirements of the U.S. government. Leveraging the best components of RKE and K3s, RKE2 is easy to install, secure by default, and built to run on mission critical infrastructure whether on prem, in the cloud, or at the edge. RKE2 is Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) enabled, SE Linux supported, and DISA STIG certified for the Department of Defense (DoD), Intelligence Community and civilian agencies.

Rancher Manager

Rancher is the world’s most popular open source Kubernetes management platform and can be deployed by users from core to cloud to edge. Rancher is a complete software stack for teams adopting containers. It addresses the operational and security challenges of managing multiple Kubernetes clusters, while providing DevOps teams with integrated tools for running containerized workloads. Through Rancher Government Solutions enterprise software subscription, agencies can leverage a hardened version of Rancher, exclusively built to meet the unique security requirements of the federal government paired with and U.S. based cleared support.

SUSE Linux

SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 is a multimodal operating system that paves the way for IT transformation in the software-defined era. The modern and modular OS helps simplify multimodal IT, makes traditional IT infrastructure efficient and provides an engaging platform for developers. Using SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, you can easily deploy and transition business-critical workloads across on-premise and public cloud environments. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is available on the x86_64, AArch64, ppc64le, IBM z hardware architectures. In addition, Just enough Operating System (JeOS) images, to run as guest on hypervisors, are available for KVM, XEN, Microsoft Hyper-V, OpenStack Cloud and VMware.

SUSE Manager

SUSE Manager, the genuine open-source infrastructure management solution. Seamlessly manage your diverse Linux environment, whether it's at the core of your operations, on the edge of innovation, or in the cloud. With SUSE Manager, maintain security and compliance effortlessly across any scale, from small to enterprise-level deployments, all from a single console. Empower your DevOps and IT operations teams to collaborate efficiently and manage your Linux infrastructure without disruption.

Contract Name Contract Number Sector State
2GIT 47QTCA21A000Y Federal
CIO-CS HHSN316201500012W Federal
Department of Defense Rancher Government Solutions DevSecOps Phase 2 DoD ESI NNG15SC98B Federal
GSA Multiple Award Schedules GS-35F-267DA Federal, State
Information Technology Enterprise Solutions - Software2 (ITES-SW2) W52P1J-20-D-0047 Federal
OMNIA Partners, Public Sector Software IDIQ R190902 State Texas
SEWP V Group A: NNG15SC07B; Group D: NNG15SC98B Federal
State of California Multiple Award Schedule (CMAS) 3-16-70-1047B State California
State of New Mexico Multi-Vendor IDIQ 60-000-16-00075 State New Mexico
TIPS 210101 State Texas