The Kubernetes Current Blog

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

The Ultimate Guide to Helm Charts

by Naren Narendra
January 25, 2021

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

by Naren Narendra
January 22, 2021

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

by Phani Mahavrathayajula
January 20, 2021

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

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Top 5 Trends for DevOps & Kubernetes in 2021: Welcome the KubeMaster

by Sean Wilcox
December 30, 2020

2020 has been a challenging year for many companies due to the global pandemic, which has had a varying impact on businesses. The software technology industry, for the most part, has been able to react faster to the changing landscape,… Read More

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Kubernetes Cluster Backup & Restore with Velero and Rafay

by Lan Nguyen
December 24, 2020

Kubernetes cluster backup and restore is one of the top priorities for DevOps teams and KubeMasters running containerized applications in production. Without this critical capability, organizations run the risk of a disruption of service and unplanned downtime.  The Rafay Kubernetes… Read More

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Using Kubernetes (and not VMs) for Edge Computing and Machine Learning

by Sean Wilcox
December 8, 2020

There is near-universal agreement in IT circles that containers and Kubernetes are de facto technologies used for managing modern applications both for on-premises and cloud deployments. But what about emerging use cases such as edge computing and machine learning? Edge… Read More

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What is Amazon EKS Distro (EKS D)?

by Sean Wilcox
December 3, 2020

At re:Invent this week, Amazon announced Amazon EKS Distro (AKA EKS-D). But what is EKS-D all about and where or when should you use it? Read on to learn the basics about EKS-D. What is Amazon EKS Distro (EKS-D)? Amazon… Read More

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How to Provision and Manage Amazon EKS Distro (EKS-D) Using Rafay

by Mohan Atreya
December 1, 2020

Today Amazon announced Amazon EKS Distro (EKS-D), a Kubernetes distribution based on and used by Amazon EKS. EKS-D enables organizations to create reliable and secure Kubernetes clusters using the same versions of Kubernetes and its dependencies deployed by Amazon EKS.… Read More

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Zero-Trust Kubectl Access: The Easiest & Most Secure Option For Managing Kubernetes Clusters

by Stephan Benny
October 27, 2020

This post was authored by Stephan Benny, Bheema “Sarat” Kaki and Avinash Varma. Rafay delivers a SaaS-first Kubernetes management approach that enables companies to deploy and manage modern applications across data centers, public cloud, and edge environments. Our customers leverage… Read More

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Verizon Partners with Rafay Systems to Power Cutting-“Edge” Application Kubernetes Platform

by Haseeb Budhani
October 22, 2020

Today we are extremely excited to publicly talk about the work we’ve been doing with Verizon over the last year: Verizon announced a new managed offering called Application Edge, which is powered by Rafay Systems’ Kubernetes Management Cloud for MSPs product. … Read More

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Rafay Systems Achieves Advanced Technology Partner Status in the AWS Partner Network

by Sean Wilcox
October 19, 2020

Today I am excited to announce that Rafay Systems has achieved Advanced Technology Partner status in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN). The Advanced tier is the highest designation APN Technology Partners can achieve and includes companies that… Read More

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Rafay Product Bytes: Zero-Trust Security for Kubectl, Deeper Amazon EKS Integration, Enhanced Fleet Management and More!

by Mohan Atreya
October 15, 2020

Welcome to our new, ongoing blog series called Product Bytes that highlights recent product enhancements we’ve made to our Kubernetes Management Cloud (for enterprises) and Kubernetes Management Cloud for MSPs (for service providers) products so you can stay up to… Read More