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

3 Steps to Streamline Kubernetes Multi-Cluster Management

by Kyle Hunter
December 22, 2021

The footprint of Kubernetes is expanding rapidly in all industries. Many enterprises already operate multiple Kubernetes clusters in multiple regions to address the needs of global operations and reduce application latency for customers worldwide. You may already have a large… Read More

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Why Run Virtual Machines on Kubernetes?

by John Whitley
December 21, 2021

Containers and Kubernetes are technologies that provide a repeatable, standard way to run applications. The main differences are in terms of scale and portability. The lightweight nature of containers and their shared operating system (OS) makes them very easy to… Read More

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Automating Backup for Your K8s Workloads with Rafay and CloudCasa

by Ben Topolski
December 20, 2021

Having a backup and disaster recovery plan for enterprises has long been a best practice to minimize business risk and be able to quickly recover in the event of a cyber attack, system outage/failure, natural disaster, and more.  With enterprises… Read More

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Rafay Extends Amazon EKS Operations Support for 5G Edge Applications using AWS Wavelength

by Ben Topolski
December 14, 2021

As deployment of 5G networks continues to expand and become more widespread globally, technologies such as AWS Wavelength are an integral part of supporting applications on the edge of these networks. First launched in August of 2020, AWS Wavelength allows… Read More

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7 Common Kubernetes Backup & Recovery Mistakes

by Kyle Hunter
December 8, 2021

As enterprises move Kubernetes into production and increase the number of Kubernetes clusters and applications in use, they need to deliver the same “enterprise-level” services as for other production applications. Implementing Kubernetes backup is critical to protect your applications in… Read More

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Top 5 Takeaways from DZone’s 2021 Kubernetes and the Enterprise Report

by Sean Wilcox
December 1, 2021

It's hard to believe that Kubernetes (K8s) is not yet even a ten year-old system, as it has fundamentally changed the way thousands of organizations automate their deployment, scaling, and development operations. Recently, DZone -- one of the top media… Read More

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GitOps Principles and Workflows Every Team Should Know

by Kyle Hunter
November 30, 2021

An Operating Model for Dynamic, Distributed Kubernetes Environments Kubernetes clusters have a lot of moving parts—and so does each application running on a cluster.  With frequent application and environment updates, the state of every cluster can change rapidly. Operating at… Read More

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Kubernetes Cost Visibility and Analytics with Kubecost and Rafay

by Ben Topolski
November 19, 2021

Kubernetes is a powerful container orchestration system that enables organizations to automate modern applications across public clouds, data centers, and the edge. While Kubernetes allows teams to quickly deploy and scale applications, it presents a challenge for IT departments in… Read More

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Managing Policies on Kubernetes using OPA Gatekeeper

by Naveen Chakrapani
November 16, 2021

As customers scale up their Kubernetes (K8s) environments by adding more clusters and applications, it becomes critical to solve for a consistent, repeatable process to enforce policies and strengthen governance without sacrificing development agility. The OPA Gatekeeper project was conceptualized… Read More

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Securing Kubernetes: Applying Zero-Trust Principles to Your Kubernetes Environment

by Kyle Hunter
November 9, 2021

Controlling Kubernetes Access Becomes More Challenging by the Day The footprint of Kubernetes is expanding rapidly as IT teams take advantage of its power, efficiency, and flexibility to develop modern applications quickly and deliver them at scale. You may already… Read More

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Intel Partners with Rafay to Help ISVs Deploy Cloud-First Client Infrastructure

by Stephan Benny
October 27, 2021

Today, Intel, along with several partners including Rafay, announced its Cloud-First Client (CFC) initiative at the Intel Innovation event. We are incredibly excited to be working with Intel, ISVs and enterprises to help enable this ground-breaking strategy and capability. Today,… Read More

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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