Rafay Updates Kubernetes Management Cloud
May 04, 2021

Rafay Systems announced new enhancements to its flagship Kubernetes Management Cloud (KMC).

The updated capabilities include: Private datapath support for Zero-Trust Kubectl Access (ZTKA), cluster blueprinting for fleet management, application drift detection to protect against costly application downtimes due to misconfigurations, and infrastructure provisioning via GitOps for end-to-end deployment automation.

As Kubernetes plays an increasingly important role in mission critical enterprise environments, deployments are gaining in size and complexity, making modern application development costly and time-consuming, and exposing DevOps teams to added security and compliance risks. Rafay’s Kubernetes Management Cloud was designed to meet these needs with a SaaS approach and a focus on turnkey workflows, Zero-Trust security, and enterprise-grade support.

The latest round of additions to the Rafay KMC are focused on helping enterprises securely manage Kubernetes clusters across clouds and data centers, standardize Kubernetes fleets of clusters, and automate both application and infrastructure deployments at scale. With these additions, Rafay has further strengthened mission-critical Kubernetes management capabilities for use in large-scale, complex enterprise environments.

“Enterprises across a broad range of verticals are adopting Kubernetes as their orchestration platform of choice for production deployments of mission-critical applications. CTOs want such an important part of the stack to be enterprise-grade,” said Mohan Atreya, VP of Product and Solutions for Rafay. “The new features we’re introducing...enhance the security, standardization and automation capabilities required for organizations looking to implement Kubernetes in a scalable way.”

Rafay’s newly added support for private datapaths to ZTKA allows companies for the first time to more easily comply with security policies while continuing to leverage a SaaS-based Kubernetes management platform such as Rafay. Companies in regulated industries at times find themselves unable to leverage a cloud-based datapath for access to critical infrastructure even though the platform in use natively offers end-to-end security and encryption capabilities. With this new capability, enterprises can enjoy the best of both worlds for Kubernetes management: leverage a SaaS platform with a heightened security and privacy model for all Kubernetes control-plane interactions.

Rafay’s new cluster blueprinting capability for configuration enforcement across cluster fleets, and configuration reconciliation and drift detection for applications help enterprises simplify ongoing operations for Kubernetes environments. With cluster blueprints, enterprises can rapidly provision standardized Kubernetes clusters that are automatically configured with enterprise-sanctioned tools across clouds and data centers, a major issue faced by infrastructure operations teams as part of day-2 activities. With configuration reconciliation and drift detection for applications, infrastructure operations teams can ensure that no unsanctioned or erroneous configuration changes are made in production environments. These capabilities make it easy for enterprises to streamline deployments and enforce standard application and cluster configurations across their infrastructure, setting a new standard in Kubernetes management.

GitOps Support for Infrastructure Provisioning and Management makes it easy for customers already leveraging Rafay’s built in GitOps pipelines for application deployment to implement an end-to-end automation methodology. GitOps is an efficient and effective approach to continuous deployment that leverages a Git repository as the source of truth, allowing for a declarative approach to infrastructure and application lifecycle management.

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