Kubernetes Infrastructure & Modern Application Automation

Automate Lifecycle Management for Both K8s Clusters and Apps

As the number of modern applications grows so does the operational burden of managing the lifecycle of Kubernetes clusters and Kubernetes applications. By uniquely adding automation capabilities across both clusters and applications, Rafay allows enterprises to speed the delivery and reduce the complexity of managing modern applications.

Key Features for Kubernetes Clusters & Application Lifecycle Automation

Rafay uniquely provides numerous automation features to standardize operations, reduce the time to deploy, streamline Day 2 operations, and increase reliability and repeatability of Kubernetes cluster and application lifecycle management

Features for Kubernetes Infrastructure

Cluster Provisioning

Distribution agnosic k8s lifecycle management with upstream k8s on bare metal, VM and cloud k8s distributions such as EKS, EKS-D, AKS, GKE, OKE, OpenShift. Prepackaged form factor for OpenStack and VMWare environments

Infra as Code

Leverage declarative model, infrastructure as code (IaC) and GitOps to ensure the standardized and compliant desired states

1-Click Add-On Integrations

Open and unopinionated integrations with existing automation tools such as Terraform, Ansible, CI platforms (such as Jenkins, CircleCI, GitHub, GitLab) and REST APIs

Cluster Templates and Blueprints

Standardize and govern clusters with reusable blueprints. Apply them across your infrastructure and either block or get notified when clusters are noncompliant

Automated K8s Upgrades

Manage and seamlessly upgrade your Kubernetes clusters & OS in-place from a single console across all of your on-premises, bare metal, cloud, and edge environments

Features for Modern Applications

K8s Application Deployments

Unified approach to deploy and operate different application types (e.g., K8s YAML, helm charts, VMs)

CI/CD Pipeline Integrations

Turnkey integrations with your existing CI/CD pipelines based on Jenkins, CircleCI, GitLab, GitHub etc.

Native GitOps Pipelines

Drive application deployments and updates using Git as the source of truth

Intent-Based Application Deployments

Intelligently deploy applications where they are needed based on policy, labels, namespaces, geography, etc.

Workload Templates

Standardize and govern applications with reusable templates

Ecosystem Integrations

Open and unopinionated integrations with popular application components such as Hashicorp Vault and DataDog, etc.

Benefits of Rafay’s Kubernetes Operations and Kubernetes Application Lifecycle Automation

Standardize Clusters & Apps

Centrally define, manage and enforce cluster blueprints and workload templates across your environments. Get notified if they change in the wild.

Reduce Time-to-Deploy

Leverage Rafay’s GitOps pipelines, Terraform integration, CLI and APIs to continuously provision Kubernetes clusters and for multi-cluster application deployment.

Fast Track Day-2 Operations

Utilize Rafay’s 1-Click Kubernetes cluster upgrades and 1-click, turnkey Kubernetes ecosystem tool integrations to upgrade Kuberentes versions and add-ons in minutes, not days.

Increase Repeatability & Reliability

Rafay combines declarative specifications with popular workflows to create a repeatable and reliable Kubernetes practice for enterprise IT and DevOps teams.

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"The big draw was that you could centralize the lifecycle management & operations."

Beth Cohen

Cloud Technology Strategist, Verizon Business

"Rafay’s thought leadership and white glove support has been fantastic."

Kumud Kalia


"Rafay’s unified view for Kubernetes Operations & deep DevOps expertise has allowed us to significantly increase development velocity."

Alec Rooney


"Rafay stood out from the crowd with their deep integration with Amazon EKS."

Jayant Thakre

VP Products