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How to Bring Shadow Kubernetes IT into the Light

Shadow IT continues to be a challenge for IT leaders, but perhaps not in the sense that companies have seen in the past. Traditionally, shadow IT occurs within the application stack, which creates problems because the use of IT systems… Read More

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Securing Access to Kubernetes Environments with Zero Trust

Modern IT environments are becoming more dynamic by the day. Kubernetes, for example, is pushing the boundaries of what’s possible for many IT organizations. The benefits of the open source technology to automate deployment, scalability and management of containerized applications… Read More

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Critical Factors for Managing Applications and Kubernetes at the Edge

Business is being driven to the network’s edge because of several advantages it provides. Autonomous vehicles, remote asset monitoring, in-hospital patient monitoring, and real-time defect detection in factories are just a few examples of business applications that leverage the responsive… Read More

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DIY Access Management Using Dex and KubeLogin

As the usage of Kubernetes grows, its complexities and risks also grow. In one of our earlier blog posts, Multi-cluster Kubernetes Management and Access, we spoke about the challenges of managing access to multiple Kubernetes clusters. We discussed how managing… Read More

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Dynamically Provisioning Persistent Volumes with Kubernetes

Storage in the Kubernetes and container world is handled differently than it is with virtual machines (VMs) or other types of infrastructure. Containerized applications typically scale by running multiple instances of containers in parallel. As a result, you have many… Read More

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Securing Your Kubernetes Clusters with Rafay and Araali

As enterprises modernize with cloud-native, they find themselves vulnerable to serious impact due to application vulnerability coupled with a lack of secure runtime configuration (AKA shared responsibility). A single pod or application compromise can put the whole cluster at risk.… Read More

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Container Orchestration Tools Comparison

Containers have become increasingly popular as software development shifts from traditional methods to cloud native development and DevOps. In a containerized environment, a single instance of an operating system is shared across apps. For those more familiar with virtual machines,… Read More

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Kubernetes Monitoring with Prometheus

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

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?

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

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

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