The Kubernetes Current Blog

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

Rafay Joins Amazon EC2 Spot Ready Program to Provide Cost-Saving Solutions for AWS Customers

by Anne Colbeck
November 30, 2022

Rafay is pleased to announce that we have been named a Pilot Partner in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Service Ready Program for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) Spot Instances. This designation recognizes that the Rafay Kubernetes Operations Platform… Read More

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Rafay Extends Support for Amazon EKS Anywhere with Turnkey Automation and Governance Capabilities

by Sean Wilcox
November 7, 2022

While the growth in cloud computing over the past decade is undeniable, many enterprises expect to continue running some applications in datacenters or colocation environments due to legal, security or regulatory reasons. Examples of such scenarios are listed below: Highly… Read More

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Rafay Launches Service Mesh Manager and Network Policy Manager for Traffic Management and Transport Security for Kubernetes

by Sean Wilcox
October 25, 2022

Kubernetes usage continues to experience record growth. According to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), 96% of organizations are either using or evaluating Kubernetes. This surge has also led to an increase in security risks as enterprises are forced to… Read More

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Paralus Applies to Become a CNCF Sandbox Project

by Haseeb Budhani
October 19, 2022

For organizations managing user access to numerous Kubernetes clusters at once, maintaining security while ensuring that users can access only the resources they need is a complex balancing act. Oftentimes, teams manage access to each cluster separately, sometimes using jump… Read More

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Streamline Network Security with Centralized and Automated Network Policy Management

by Abhinav Mishra
October 4, 2022

In a previous blog post, Securing Your Kubernetes Environments via Network Policies, we alluded to the value that network policies bring to Kubernetes environments in terms of isolation and reducing the lateral attack surface area, while also articulating some of… Read More

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Top 7 Reasons Why a Centralized Management Platform is Key to Overcoming Day 2 Kubernetes Challenges

by Kyle Hunter
September 23, 2022

Your organization has committed to modernize its software efforts, you’ve successfully deployed Kubernetes, and you have applications in production. Perhaps you’ve even established a platform team with the goal of implementing a shared services model and improving operational efficiency. While… Read More

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Goodbye PodSecurityPolicy, Hello OPA Gatekeeper

by Naveen Chakrapani
September 1, 2022

The recently released version of Kubernetes v1.25 removed the ‘PodSecurityPolicy (PSP)’ capability. The intent behind PodSecurityPolicy (PSP) was to control security-sensitive aspects of pod specifications by defining the requirements that Pods must meet. If the PSP requirements aren’t met, the… Read More

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IaC vs GitOps: What’s the Difference?

by Cliff Malmborg
August 19, 2022

A platform team can face significant challenges when it comes to operating a dynamic Kubernetes environment with multiple clusters spanning development, testing, and production. Frequent code deployments: In modern application environments, code changes frequently—often multiple times per day. Frequent infrastructure… Read More

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Webinar Follow-Up: Secure your Kubernetes Infrastructure with Zero Trust Principles

by Naveen Chakrapani
August 17, 2022

During this webinar, Ashish Kar, VP of Product Management at Aarali Networks, and Naveen Chakrapani, Director of Product Management at Rafay Systems, covered securing K8s environments with Zero Trust principles. You can access the recording of the webinar here. A… Read More

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What Makes Kubernetes Cost Management Difficult?

by Ramyakant Desabattula
August 11, 2022

Kubernetes as a platform allows teams to scale up applications at a rapid pace but this may come at a significant cost if done inefficiently. According to the 2021 CNCF survey, more than 68% of organizations reported an increase in… Read More

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Unlocking Four Requirements for Enterprise-Grade Kubernetes

by Kyle Hunter
August 10, 2022

For enterprises of all shapes and sizes, Kubernetes has become a go-to-choice for shipping software and improving delivery time, visibility, and control of CI/CD workflows. With more organizations enjoying the benefits of Kubernetes, it is all the more crucial to… Read More

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Securing Your Kubernetes Environments via Network Policies

by Abhinav Mishra
August 5, 2022

Today, one of the most significant benefits of Kubernetes is the ability to quickly deploy and connect applications, whether across namespaces in a cluster or across different cloud environments. By default, a pod/application running in a Kubernetes cluster has the… Read More