Kubernetes Office Hours

Kubernetes is the de facto container orchestration tool, but running it in enterprise environments demands specialized skills. Join Rafay Systems for Kubernetes Office Hours and learn Kubernetes best practices from the experts. One signup gives you access to all live and archived events.

Join us live on Tuesday June 29th, 2021!

Best Practices for Upgrading Amazon EKS Clusters

Updates to Amazon EKS deliver new features, support for the latest K8s patches, and security updates. So, it is always best practice to have a strategy to keep your EKS clusters updated once updates are available. But there are a number of important considerations and approaches to upgrading your clusters. For example, should you upgrade your clusters in-place or use a blue-green or canary strategy?

Attend June’s K8s Office Hours with Amazon to answer this question and more. Amazon’s Partner Solution Architect, Andrew Park & Rafay’s VP of Products & Solutions, Mohan Atreya will describe best practices for upgrading Amazon EKS clusters. Come with upgrade questions or anything K8s-related! By attending you will learn:

  • Critical considerations prior to upgrading Amazon EKS cluster
  • Pros and cons, as well as tips, for various Amazon EKS upgrade strategies
  • How AWS and Rafay partner to streamline the upgrade process

Register Now (& get access to the archive below)!



Date & Time:

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

10:00 AM Pacific Time / 1:00 PM Eastern Time

Office Hours Archive:

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Streamlining EKS Cluster Lifecycle Management on AWS

Provisioning your first EKS cluster on AWS is the start of a journey called cluster lifecycle management. Each provisioned cluster will need ongoing maintenance, upgrades and support. And as the number of clusters increases so does the time and cost of managing them across your enterprise. So how do you best scale your Kubernetes operations without being tied down by time-consuming day-2 operations?

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Best Practices for Using GitOps on Amazon EKS

Combining GitOps and Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Services (EKS) can dramatically accelerate processes, help teams easily create and manage applications, and take control of Kubernetes infrastructure. Learn best practices and key principles from Mohan Atreya, Rafay’s VP of Products and Solutions.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Demystifying Amazon EKS and EKS-D in Hybrid Environments

AWS recently launched EKS-Distro (EKS-D), a Kubernetes distribution based on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS). Companies can use EKS-D to self-manage clusters. But what are the details of this new offering and how should you use it alongside EKS in a hybrid environment?

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Best Practices for Securing and Governing KUBECTL Access to Your Clusters

Securing access to the Kubernetes infrastructure and clusters is difficult, potentially leaving your infrastructure, and company, vulnerable. Learn best practices for a secure Kubernetes infrastructure from a hands-on practitioner and CKA Lan Nguyen, Sr. Principal Solution Architect at Rafay.

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Enterprise-Grade Kubernetes Management, Finally

A SaaS-first Kubernetes management solution with enterprise-class scalability, zero-trust security and interoperability for managing apps across public clouds, data centers, and edge.

SaaS-First Approach

Realize all the benefits of the cloud including instant scalability, automatic updates and the lowest TCO for Kubernetes management with Rafay’s SaaS-first Kubernetes Management Cloud (KMC). Companies requiring air-gapped deployments for compliance and regulatory reasons can deploy KMC on-premises.

Zero-Trust K8s Architecture

The Kubernetes Management Cloud does not require inbound access to your Kubernetes clusters. No need to poke holes in firewalls or set up SSH access or reverse-tunnels. Zero-Trust Kubectl Access governs Kubectl activity by end-users as well as CI/CD systems with role-based access control (RBAC) and auditing of all actions.

Scalability & Fleet Management

Why manage clusters one by one? It’s time-consuming and prone to errors that result in non-standard environments. With the KMC, you can manage your fleet collectively. Create, deploy, operate, monitor, upgrade and retire 1 or 1,000+ clusters just as easily across any number of multiple, heterogeneous regions, clouds and environments.

Deep Distro Interoperability

Don’t get locked into a single Kubernetes distro across clouds. Freely use GKE in GCP, AKS in Azure, and EKS in AWS. Avoid vendor lock-in and preserve your company’s ability to deploy, manage & move containerized workloads between cloud, data center, and the edge.

Enterprise Integrations

Your Kubernetes deployments can’t be considered enterprise-class without integrating them with the Kubernetes, security and governance systems enterprises use most. Rafay includes integrations with Okta, AzureAD, Jenkins, Hashicorp Terraform & Vault, Datadog and a number of others that are just a few clicks away.

World-class Services & Support

When blogs and community resources aren’t enough, partner with Rafay’s deep bench of certified Kubernetes experts to jump-start & customize your Kubernetes journey.