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Top Six Kubernetes Best Practices for Fleet Management

Provisioning a Kubernetes cluster is relatively easy. However, each new cluster is the beginning of a very long journey and every cluster you add to your Kubernetes fleet increases management complexity. Many enterprises are struggling to keep up with a… Read More

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Simplify Policy Management with Rafay and OPA Gatekeeper

In a previous blog post, we described how OPA Gatekeeper can be leveraged to enforce policies and strengthen governance in Kubernetes environments. We also covered the challenges customers face when implementing OPA Gatekeeper at scale across many clusters. To summarize,… Read More

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The Hidden Costs of Building and Managing Kubernetes Clusters with Rancher Open Source

Enterprise IT departments are always on the quest for the best return on investment (ROI) for any technology investment. Understanding the ROI with an open source technology provides its own unique challenges because one important factor in determining the ROI… Read More

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Rafay Systems has been recognized as a Representative Vendor in the 2022 Gartner® Market Guide for Container Management

Rafay Systems has been recognized as a Representative Vendor in the 2022 Gartner® Market Guide for Container Management Rafay Systems has been recognized as a Representative Vendor in the 2022 Gartner® Market Guide for Container Management.* We believe that being… Read More

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Multi-cluster Kubernetes Management and Access

As cloud and Kubernetes have become a standard, security remains one of the top inhibitors to modern application development. To reduce security risks, organizations can’t manage access control on a cluster-by-cluster basis. And not finding a scalable approach leads to… Read More

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How a Hosted Software Delivery Model Differs from SaaS for Kubernetes Management and Operations

Over the past several decades a debate has raged between software as a service (SaaS) and on-premises (or in VPC) software delivery models. Both approaches make sense depending on the use case for the reasons that will be described below,… Read More

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Four Pillars of Kubernetes Fleet Management

With the success of Kubernetes (K8s), many teams have gone from operating just a handful of clusters to operating “fleets” of K8s clusters—both on-premises and in the cloud. As if the growing pains that come with scaling clusters rapidly aren’t… Read More

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AKS vs. EKS: The Battle of Managed Kubernetes Services

Developers love containerization, and Kubernetes (K8s) is the best open-source system for deploying and managing multi-container applications at scale.  However, a significant challenge is choosing the best managed Kubernetes service for your application development.  In this guide, we compare the… Read More

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What is a Shared Services Platform for Kubernetes?

Enterprises around the globe are modernizing their IT architecture and applications for many well-known business reasons, including boosting productivity, increasing agility, and reducing capital costs. By centralizing the delivery of Kubernetes (K8s) services, IT is able to standardize workflows, enable… Read More

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Apiiro Warns Companies of ArgoCD 0-Day Vulnerability

Argo CD is a popular open-source continuous delivery (CD) platform that is used by thousands of organizations globally. Recently, a serious vulnerability was uncovered by Apiiro which enables attackers to access sensitive information, such as secrets, passwords, and API keys.… Read More

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Best Practices, Tools, and Approaches for Kubernetes Monitoring

In a Kubernetes environment, applications operate across multiple nodes within a cluster, and application services can be distributed across multiple clusters and multiple clouds, making tracking the health of an application and the infrastructure it depends on quite challenging. Kubernetes… Read More

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What’s New in Kubernetes v1.23

Many people already have eyes on the upcoming Kubernetes v1.24, which is scheduled for an official rollout on Tuesday, April 19, 2022. Indeed, the release schedule is already ongoing. Week one of the release cycle started on January 10, 2022,… Read More