Rafay Systems Launches New Capabilities to Power Developer Self-Service for the Modern Enterprise

Rafay supercharges developer productivity by allowing application teams to immediately utilize dedicated or shared Kubernetes clusters with the controls enterprises require

SUNNYVALE, Calif., August 2, 2022Rafay Systems, the leading platform provider for Kubernetes Management and Operations, today announced new capabilities that empower enterprise platform teams to provide developer self-service for faster application deployments with the necessary guardrails enterprises require. With these new features, Rafay’s Kubernetes Operations Platform (KOP) provides platform teams with the most efficient way to establish Kubernetes standards and best practices while freeing developers to rapidly innovate.

Today’s enterprise developers want autonomy in order to innovate and deploy their modern applications quickly. Platform teams want standardization and control for repeatability and governance. Finding the right balance between these requirements has been elusive for today’s enterprises, until now. With Rafay, platform teams empower development teams with the ability to provision clusters using Terraform or GitOps workflows, as well as create and manage namespaces for their teams on dedicated or shared clusters. At the same time, platform teams maintain control through pre-approved, curated cluster blueprints, centralized Kubernetes policy definition and enforcement, and more. Platform teams also benefit from central visibility, health status and policy violation notifications across the entire Kubernetes fleet.

Developer self-service capabilities replace slow, ticket-based processes for requesting new infrastructure, or access to existing infrastructure. As a result, development teams can eliminate the largest developer productivity impediment – waiting for central IT to provision or provide access to Kubernetes clusters and infrastructure. According to Lydia Leong, Distinguished VP and Analyst with Gartner for Technical Professionals, “Self-service — and more broadly, developer control over infrastructure — isn’t an all-or-nothing proposition. Responsibility can be divided across the application life cycle, so that you can get benefits from ‘You build it, you run it’ without necessarily parachuting your developers into an untamed and unknown wilderness and wishing them luck in surviving because it’s not an Infrastructure & Operations (I&O) team problem any more.”

“Platform teams can leverage Rafay’s KOP to create standardized and repeatable automation that developers can consume as a service,” said Mohan Atreya, SVP of Products and Services for Rafay. “This allows developers to focus on building transformational products and rolling them out faster to customers versus spending valuable time trying to tame the complexity of Kubernetes management and operations.”

To read more about how Rafay powers developer self-service, visit: https://rafay.co/solutions/developer-self-service/

Rafay offers enterprises the following benefits:

  • Velocity without sacrificing stability: Platform teams that empower application development teams with self-service enable fast and easy container-based application development. Since all Kubernetes cluster namespaces are created within predefined standards, Rafay reduces human error which improves the stability of the underlying Kubernetes cluster.
  • Creating autonomy while reducing risk: The self-service aspect enables developers to work asynchronously with the appropriate infrastructure configurations and quotas in place. This prevents excessive usage in terms of CPU and memory to control costs and avoid a monopoly of Kubernetes cluster resources.
  • Accelerating deployments and innovation: By offloading Kubernetes cluster namespace creation and management to the development team, central IT and platform teams are no longer seen as a bottleneck to the engineering workflows using Kubernetes. The independence that developers gain makes it possible to spend more time innovating instead of worrying about infrastructure.
  • Soft multi-tenancy with guardrails: Instituting quotas and the ability for development teams to have self-contained workspaces allows platform teams to reduce operational overhead and costs by taking advantage of shared clusters across teams with workspace isolation. This eliminates the need for platform teams to provision a cluster for each development team, thereby reducing cloud compute costs.
  • Hard multi-tenancy: Rafay enables platform teams to allow development teams to create and operate multiple clusters to comply with isolation requirements. This enforces stricter lines of ownership, reduces infrastructure dependencies and prevents any negative consequences from other applications or application teams.

To learn more about Rafay KOP and to start enabling developer self-service today, visit https://rafay.co/start/.

About Rafay Systems

Rafay delivers the first Kubernetes management and operations platform purpose-built for platform teams. Rafay’s cloud-made solution, Kubernetes Operations Platform, provides the automation and governance capabilities that platform teams need to standardize Kubernetes toolsets and workflows. With Rafay, platform teams at MoneyGram, GuardantHealth, Verizon and many other companies are operating Kubernetes environments across data centers, public cloud and Edge environments with centralized visibility and access control, environment standardization, and guardrail enforcement. As a result, platform teams are able to deliver self-service and automation capabilities that delight developer and operations teams. For more information, please visit www.rafay.co.

Olivia Heel
Catapult PR-IR
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