Edge Computing is a breakthrough concept driving a new class of high-value applications to deliver improved user experiences and drive new IoT and AR/VR use cases. But for Edge Computing to deliver on its promise, it has to be easy to consume by developers – the Edge needs to be Programmable.
Rafay’s platform is the world’s first implementation of a developer-friendly Programmable Edge™. The platform simplifies the deployment, orchestration and ongoing operations of containerized microservices across tens of thousands of Kubernetes clusters – i.e. at the Edge.
The Rafay platform can drive containerized application deployment and operations across managed Kubernetes clusters deployed across cloud, telco and enterprise edge environments. Rafay’s platform is the fastest path for enterprises and service providers to deliver Programmable Edge offerings to companies, driving net-new revenue streams.
Rafay’s platform is built around a number of foundational elements that collectively provide the ideal abstraction layer capable of spanning disparate Edge infrastructure within and across provider networks. Rafay’s platform makes it easy for developers to:
— Automate operations of self-hosted container clusters across any number of regions in any number of public/private cloud, hosting or service provider environments.
— Scale clusters within a region or across a global footprint based on intent-based performance policies or geographical requirements.
— Manage a global, cross-cloud footprint through a single pane of glass while leveraging built-in pipelines to collect application logs & metrics, along with system and application health.
— Leverage built-in pipelines to distribute container images, application configuration & state, crypto artifacts, and a variety of other data sets needed by the app for ongoing operations.
Telecommunications companies (telcos) and service providers (SPs) have an incredible opportunity to monetize existing and future compute and network investments. The monetizable infrastructure not only central offices and multi-access edge computing (MEC) nodes, but also managed retail, factory and healthcare environments that can host high-value applications. Telcos and SPs can leverage Rafay’s platform to deliver a turnkey Programmable Edge platform-as-a-service (Paas) spanning a heterogeneous mix of compute environments.