Kubernetes Management Cloud

Enterprise-Grade Kubernetes Management, Finally

A SaaS-first Kubernetes management solution that is deployed in minutes, not months

SaaS-First Approach

Deploy in minutes. Realize all the benefits of the cloud including instant scalability, automatic updates and the lowest TCO for Kubernetes management. 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.

Day 1 and Day 2 Kubernetes Management Capabilities in a Single Platform

Rafay delivers a production-ready Kubernetes management platform that streamlines ongoing operations as you scale

Centralized Multi-Cluster Management

Deploy, manage and upgrade your Kubernetes clusters from a single console across all of your on-premises, bare metal, cloud, and edge environments.

Automated Lifecycle Management

Users can quickly provision and start using CNCF-compliant Kubernetes clusters in any environment. Cluster updates and upgrades are seamless with no downtime.

MFA, SSO & Role-Based Access Control

The KMC easily integrates with enterprise-class SSO solutions such as Okta, Ping One and AzureAD

Zero-Trust Kubectl Access

Empower operations and development teams to easily access clusters via kubectl while complying with regulatory and governance requirements -- enforced via easy RBAC configuration. All access is audited, and DOES NOT require inbound firewall rules.

Integrate & Automate

Comprehensive automation can be quickly developed by using our Terraform provider, Command Line Interface (RCTL) utility or REST APIs

Standardize Clusters & Workflows

Create and easily apply cluster blueprints so it’s easy to standardize your Kubernetes clusters deployed across clouds, data centers and the edge.

Centralized Logging & Monitoring

Rafay provides turnkey integration with Fluentd, Prometheus, Splunk, Datadog and a number of other logging/metrics platforms for detailed cluster resource visibility and monitoring.

Low Total Cost of Ownership

Rafay is up and running in less than 1 day and requires less than 1 full-time resource to operate & manage all clusters on an ongoing basis.

CNCF-Certified Service Provider

Rafay is certified by the CNCF and the Rafay KMC, supports the same APIs as upstream Kubernetes ensuring compatibility with other distros.

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Simplifying Amazon EKS Deployments & Operation

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Single Pane of Glass Management for all your Kubernetes Clusters

The KMC is a SaaS platform that works natively with cloud-based Kubernetes offerings, e.g. GKE for GCP, AKS for Azure, and EKS for AWS. For on-premises and edge use cases, KMC natively provides a CNCF-compliant upstream K8s to manage the complete lifecycle of Kubernetes clusters.

…With Built-in Zero-Trust Security

The KMC’s unique zero-trust architecture doesn’t require inbound access to your Kubernetes clusters. Rafay’s Zero-Trust Kubectl Access (ZTKA) governs kubectl activity by end-users as well as CI/CD systems with role-based access control and user-level auditing of all actions.

Feature Comparison Chart

Enterprise Requirement Rafay Rancher OpenShift Why It's Important
SaaS-Based Realize all the benefits of the cloud, including being up and running immediately, regardless of whether your clusters are in the cloud, on premises, or at the Edge. A managed/hosted approach isn't SaaS.
Enterprise-Wide Multi-Tenancy Every enterprise has multiple dev teams, and sometimes even multiple prod environments. Native multi-tenancy with clear, control plane isolation boundaries is key for enterprise-grade K8s mgmt.
Zero-Trust Security Whether its application deployment or kubectl access, enterprises expect zero-trust security connectivity. This should work across clouds and data centers.
Native support for EKS, AKS and GKE When deploying in the 3 major clouds, enterprises should expect the managed K8s services available in those clouds. K8s mgmt platforms should support these in addition to their own upstream K8s distros.
Fleet-wide Cluster Blueprinting Ensuring all cluster configuration is consistent and versioned is a critical requirement for enterprises. Whether the clusters are in the cloud or on premises, easy add-on lifecycle mgmt is a must-have.
Infrastructure-as-code aka GitOps-everything K8s management systems should be able to integrate with enterprise CI and automation systems, as well as directly receive git triggers for cluster/app deployments.
K8s Fleet Management No one has a single cluster, nor wants to manage a small number of clusters at a time. K8s management systems must support fleet-wide actions such as K8s upgrades, application deployments, etc.

"Easily and rapidly deploy applications anywhere across multi-cloud and edge environments."

Aamir Hussain

SVP Chief Product Officer, Verizon Business

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

Jayant Thakre

VP Products

"The big draw was that you could centralize the deployment and lifecycle management."

Beth Cohen

Cloud Technology Strategist, Verizon Business

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

Alec Rooney


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Kubernetes Ecosystem Integrations


The Rafay Kubernetes Management Cloud includes turnkey (read: no code) integrations with dozens of technologies across the Kubentes ecosystem to fit within your existing workflows. Immediately connect to the most popular single sign-on (SSO), CI/CD, secrets management, monitoring solutions and more.

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