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Cathy Grim Joins Rafay as Customer Success Executive

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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What is Amazon EKS?

Kubernetes has proved an invaluable containerization tool since its inception. It increases application portability, enhances multi-cloud capability, and boosts developer productivity. The best part is that it is open-source.  However, selecting the best public cloud to deploy Kubernetes is a… Read More

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Streamlining Amazon EKS Anywhere Operations with the Rafay Kubernetes Operations Platform

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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The Ultimate Guide to Helm Charts

The declarative model of Kubernetes uses Kubernetes Objects stored in configuration files which are essentially a set of YAML files. For every version and instance of a Kubernetes application that DevOps personnel deploy and run in their environments, a set… Read More

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Kubernetes Secrets Management with HashiCorp Vault and Rafay

Thanks to Lan Nguyen and Mohan Atreya for their contributions to this blog. Kubernetes and containers enable applications to be instantaneously deployed across public clouds, data centers and the edge. While this enables an organization to be nimble and fast,… Read More

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Helm Chart Hooks Tutorial

Helm chart hooks are a useful tool in your Kubernetes deployments and are used to perform certain actions at specific points in a release cycle. Helm supports a variety of hooks and this blog serves as a tutorial to help… Read More