The Kubernetes Current Blog

Read our thoughts on all things Kubernetes and stay current on the latest news from Rafay

Kubernetes Monitoring with Prometheus

by Kyle Hunter
May 12, 2022

Kubernetes monitoring is the process of gathering metrics from the Kubernetes clusters you operate to identify critical events and ensure that all hardware, software, and applications are operating as expected. Monitoring is essential to provide insight into cluster health, resource… Read More

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Choosing the Best Kubernetes Cluster and Application Deployment Strategies

by Kyle Hunter
May 5, 2022

As your Kubernetes environment grows into a multi-cluster, multi-cloud fleet, cluster and workload deployment challenges increase exponentially. It becomes critical to streamline, automate, and standardize operations to avoid having to revisit decisions or perform the same, error-prone manual tasks over… Read More

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What’s New in Kubernetes v1.24?

by Adolfo Delorenzo
April 22, 2022

Kubernetes v1.24 is almost here. In fact, it’s only taken this long because the official release was pushed back twice, from April 15th to 19th and then from April 19th to May 3rd. But it’s finally on the way. So,… Read More

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How to Standardize Kubernetes Clusters with EKS Blueprints and Rafay

by KutumbaRao Manne
April 22, 2022

EKS Blueprints helps companies configure Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) clusters that are fully bootstrapped with the operational software that is needed to deploy and operate workloads. Once an EKS blueprint is configured, you can use it to deploy… Read More

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Rafay Kubernetes Lifecycle Management with Cluster Templates

by Ankur Pandita
April 8, 2022

In our Kubernetes journey, where Rafay makes it easy to provision and manage cluster lifecycle, we have seen end-users creating unique and sometimes unusual Kubernetes cluster configurations that do not comply with corporate security guidelines and generate increased infrastructure costs.… Read More

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Top Six Kubernetes Best Practices for Fleet Management

by Kyle Hunter
April 7, 2022

Provisioning a Kubernetes cluster is relatively easy. However, each new cluster is the beginning of a very long journey and every cluster you add to your Kubernetes fleet increases management complexity. Many enterprises are struggling to keep up with a… Read More

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Simplify Policy Management with Rafay and OPA Gatekeeper

by Naveen Chakrapani
April 6, 2022

In a previous blog post, we described how OPA Gatekeeper can be leveraged to enforce policies and strengthen governance in Kubernetes environments. We also covered the challenges customers face when implementing OPA Gatekeeper at scale across many clusters. To summarize,… Read More

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The Hidden Costs of Building and Managing Kubernetes Clusters with Rancher Open Source

by Adolfo Delorenzo
April 5, 2022

Enterprise IT departments are always on the quest for the best return on investment (ROI) for any technology investment. Understanding the ROI with an open source technology provides its own unique challenges because one important factor in determining the ROI… Read More

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Rafay Systems has been recognized as a Representative Vendor in the 2022 Gartner® Market Guide for Container Management

by Kyle Hunter
March 31, 2022

Rafay Systems has been recognized as a Representative Vendor in the 2022 Gartner® Market Guide for Container Management Rafay Systems has been recognized as a Representative Vendor in the 2022 Gartner® Market Guide for Container Management.* We believe that being… Read More

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Multi-cluster Kubernetes Management and Access

by Kyle Hunter
March 24, 2022

As cloud and Kubernetes have become a standard, security remains one of the top inhibitors to modern application development. To reduce security risks, organizations can’t manage access control on a cluster-by-cluster basis. And not finding a scalable approach leads to… Read More

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How a Hosted Software Delivery Model Differs from SaaS for Kubernetes Management and Operations

by Adolfo Delorenzo
March 14, 2022

Over the past several decades a debate has raged between software as a service (SaaS) and on-premises (or in VPC) software delivery models. Both approaches make sense depending on the use case for the reasons that will be described below,… Read More

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Run Containers and VMs Together with KubeVirt

by Kyle Hunter
March 8, 2022

Although many enterprises have deployed Kubernetes and containers, most also operate virtual machines. The two environments will likely co-exist for years, creating operational complexity, adding cost in terms of time and infrastructure. Without going into the pros and cons of… Read More