The Kubernetes Current Blog

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

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

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Kubernetes Security: Top 5 Best Practices for Securing Kubernetes Clusters

by Cliff Malmborg
July 26, 2022

As more and more of your business-critical applications run in Kubernetes, securing Kubernetes becomes increasingly critical. The ability to operate and secure clusters in a standardized fashion is essential in a rapidly growing Kubernetes environment. If your team has been… Read More

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Unified Management of Multi-OS Kubernetes Clusters

by Praveen Kashimsetty
July 25, 2022

One of the most common enterprise scenarios that engineers deal with today is managing multi-OS platforms or applications. This requires teams to run separate environments for each workload type based on the operating system (OS) and system architectures leading to… Read More

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Powering Developer Self-Service for Application teams using Workspaces

by Naveen Chakrapani
July 22, 2022

In a previous blog post, we described how platform teams can leverage Rafay’s Cluster Templates capability to enable a self-service model where application teams can provision clusters on demand. And now, platform teams can configure the necessary restrictions on resource… Read More

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Enterprise Best Practices for Solving the Top Kubernetes Security Risks

by Haseeb Budhani
July 20, 2022

Countless developers have adopted Kubernetes to help build cloud-native applications. However, many companies still struggle with managing this new environment. In the last few years, companies were not only eager to implement digital tools like VPNs, and antivirus security measures… Read More

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Shared Kubernetes Clusters for Hybrid and Multicloud

by Kyle Hunter
July 18, 2022

Now more than ever, hybrid and multicloud deployments are quickly becoming key enterprise requirements. As Kubernetes adoption in an enterprise grows, effectively managing multicluster deployments becomes increasingly critical to application delivery. To bring Kubernetes usage and hybrid/multicloud infrastructure together, IT… Read More