Microsoft AKS Operations

Streamline Microsoft AKS Operations With Rafay

Rafay delivers the deepest Microsoft AKS integration in the market, enabling enterprises to operate Microsoft AKS clusters across public cloud regions and data centers. Rafay provides the automation, security, visibility and governance that enterprise platform teams expect in production-grade Microsoft AKS environments running mission-critical modern apps.

Rafay Delivers Critical Services to Microsoft AKS to Streamline Operations

Multi-Cluster Management

Enables the lifecycle management and blueprinting support for Microsoft AKS. This service also incorporates logs/metrics collection, storage management, secrets management, and more.

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GitOps for Kubernetes

Enables the lifecycle management and blueprinting support for Microsoft AKS. This service also incorporates logs/metrics collection, storage management, secrets management, and more.

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Visibility & Monitoring

Enables development, operations and security/governance teams to globally visualize and monitor modern apps and underlying Microsoft AKS infrastructure through dedicated dashboards.

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Zero-Trust Access

Enables controlled, audited access for developers, SREs and automation systems to Kubernetes infrastructure, with just-in-time service account creation and user-level credentials management, including using Microsoft AD.

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Blueprints & Drift Detection

Standardize cluster configurations and software add-ons across environments and clouds to achieve compliance

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Kubernetes Policy Management

Enable policy management for clusters via the Open Policy Agent (OPA) framework for Kubernetes security and governance.

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Network Policy Manager

Enforces isolation boundaries and reduces the lateral attack surface with network flow visualization.

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Backup & Restore

Enables disaster recovery and migration of the Kubernetes control plane and application data.

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Environment Manager

1 in 4 enterprises take three months or longer to deploy a modern application due to challenges with provisioning environments. Environment Manager automates environment provisioning and accelerates app deployment.

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Kubernetes Operations Features for Microsoft AKS

Rafay’s deep Microsoft AKS integration means you have one console to manage the operations of your Microsoft AKS clusters and applications across Azure regions and in data centers

Centralized Multi-Cluster Management

Deploy, view, manage, and upgrade all of your Microsoft AKS clusters in any Azure region using Rafay’s self-service workflows

Native GitOps Pipelines

Drive standardized Microsoft AKS cluster and application deployments and updates using Git as the source of truth

Standardize with AKS Cluster Blueprints & Templates

Use Rafay to easily create and apply cluster blueprints across your fleet of AKS clusters across Azure, data centers and the edge

Intent-Based Application Deployments

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

Spot Instance Optimization

Save costs using spot instances for worker nodes. Admins can leverage built-in Rafay workflows for instance-type diversification, automated instance interruption handling, and leveraging auto-scaling groups.

Nodes and Nodegroups

Easily provision both managed and unmanaged nodegroups, and manage nodegroup scaling up and down to zero, as needed

Secure Zero-Trust Access

Manage Microsoft AKS clusters without inbound access to VPCs or without setting up bastions, while keeping AKS control planes private. Rafay leverages mutually authenticated TLS channels that are spawned dynamically and are tied to enterprise identity systems

SSO & Role-based Access Control

Rafay supports secure AKS credentials as well as delegated IAM capabilities for one-click provisioning/scaling/deprovisioning workflows

Add-On Policies

Easily configure add-on policies for services such as AppMesh, ALB Ingress Controller, etc., through Rafay

Integrate & Automate

Comprehensive automation for Microsoft Azure can be quickly developed by using either our command line interface (RCTL) utility or REST APIs

Centralized Logging & Monitoring

Rafay provides built-in, detailed audit trails for administrative activities across all AKS clusters as well as intuitive, integrated monitoring, visualization and alerts for all AKS clusters under management

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"Easily operate 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 lifecycle management & operations."

Beth Cohen

Cloud Technology Strategist, Verizon Business

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

Alec Rooney


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