The Kubernetes Current Blog

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

Best Practices for Upgrading Amazon EKS Clusters

by Kyle Hunter
October 9, 2021

Kubernetes is a rapidly evolving open source project with periodic releases. And organizations embracing Kubernetes must adopt the practice of regular upgrades. This is because Kubernetes doesn't follow the Long Term Support (LTS) concept. Instead, they have created a versioning… Read More

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Rafay Systems Named a Global Leader in Cloud Computing for Kubernetes Operations with 2021 Stratus Award

by Sean Wilcox
October 4, 2021

We are thrilled to announce that Rafay has won the 2021 Stratus Award for Cloud Computing! Rafay’s Kubernetes Operations Platform was recognized as a leader in the Kubernetes category for the awards program. The Stratus Awards recognize companies and individuals… Read More

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Operational Simplicity with Equinix Metal and Rafay Kubernetes Operations Platform

by Ben Topolski
October 3, 2021

Equinix Metal is a fully automated and interconnected bare metal service that enables organizations to automate hardware deployments across Equinix's global data center footprint and interconnection fabric. Kubernetes has emerged as the de facto standard for modern applications being deployed… Read More

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Providing Reliable Monitoring of Kubernetes Clusters with Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus and Rafay

by Ben Topolski
September 29, 2021

Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus (AMP) is a new managed service by Amazon launching in general availability and providing an easy, scalable equivalent to the CNCF open-source Prometheus project. With AMP, enterprises get all the container monitoring benefits of open-source… Read More

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Cathy Grim Joins Rafay as Customer Success Executive

by Haseeb Budhani
September 26, 2021

We are excited to announce that Cathy Grim has joined Rafay Systems as our new Vice President of Customer Success! As I’m sure existing customers leveraging Rafay’s Kubernetes Operations Platform will attest, Team Rafay is truly a customer-centric organization. It's… Read More

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Streamlining Amazon EKS Anywhere Operations with the Rafay Kubernetes Operations Platform

by Mohan Atreya
September 6, 2021

Amazon EKS Anywhere is a new deployment option for Amazon EKS that enables enterprises to easily create and manage Kubernetes clusters on premises, both on virtual machines (VMs) and bare metal servers. EKS Anywhere provides an installable software package for… Read More

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A New Chapter for Rafay Systems, and Kubernetes Operations

by Haseeb Budhani
August 31, 2021

Today marks an exciting new chapter for Rafay, as we announce a $25 million Series B funding round led by Alberto, Leo and team at ForgePoint Capital. Our existing investors Ridge Ventures, Costanoa Ventures and Moment Ventures also participated in… Read More

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Getting Started with Amazon EKS

by Mohan Atreya
July 14, 2021

Kubernetes is the leading container orchestration engine. It excels in executing application containers and supports many operational aspects like scalability, self-recovery, service-discovery, secrets configuration, workload management and batch execution, rolling updates, etc. All of this results in distributed systems with… Read More

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etcd & Kubernetes: What You Should Know

by Naren Narendra
May 5, 2021

Kubernetes is architected as a set of microservices that manage the lifecycle of containers and coordinate application management tasks such as configuration, deployment, service discovery, load balancing, scheduling, scaling, and monitoring across a fleet of clusters. The microservices-based architecture of… Read More

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Rafay Enhances Kubernetes Operations Platform with Enterprise-Grade Security, Standardization and Automation Capabilities

by Sean Wilcox
April 27, 2021

Over the past several years we’ve experienced a tremendous amount of change in the Kubernetes management and container orchestration market. Years ago, Kubernetes was used to support a relatively small number of clusters in lab environments, handling mostly corner use… Read More

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Top Kubernetes Takeaways From the 2020 AWS Container Security Survey

by Naren Narendra
March 25, 2021

Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently published the 2020 AWS Container Security Survey results. This survey is a follow-up to the 2019 AWS Container Security Survey. The differences between these two surveys highlight several interesting trends that we will discuss below.… Read More

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It’s Official: Rafay’s Cloud-based Kubernetes Management Solution is a Hit With Enterprises (800% ARR growth YoY)

by Haseeb Budhani
March 17, 2021

Years ago at another company where my co-founder, Hemanth Kavuluru, and I built the security industry’s first software-defined perimeter (SDP) platform, we spent just as much time wrestling with application and infrastructure orchestration as we did developing the solution we… Read More