The Kubernetes Current Blog

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

Definitive Requirements for Telcos, CDNs and CSPs Launching Kubernetes-as-a-Service

by Haseeb Budhani
April 27, 2020

Something has changed in the industry. The number of cloud service providers, Content Delivery Networks and telecommunications companies that are exploring options to offer Kubernetes-as-a-service (KaaS) to enterprise customers is growing at a surprising pace. Here’s what driving them to… Read More

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A Differentiated Approach to Scaling Kubernetes Cluster Management & Operations

by Sarat Chandra
April 21, 2020

How Team Rafay is extending Kubernetes to meet the needs of large enterprises and service providers It's been a fast-paced 2 years here at Rafay, with the company maturing into a healthy startup with engaged customers and a very busy… Read More

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Rafay Joins CNCF’s Kubernetes Certified Service Provider Program

by Sean Wilcox
April 8, 2020

Rafay Systems is excited to share the news that we are an official Kubernetes Certified Service Provider (KCSP) under the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) program. With this certification, Rafay Systems joins an elite group of experienced, field-tested and vetted… Read More

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Kubernetes Best Practices

by KutumbaRao Manne
April 1, 2020

As a Solution Architect here at Rafay Systems, I get to work with customers and prospects across a wide spectrum of industries. Some of these customers are very early in their Kubernetes journey, while others have been actively using K8s… Read More

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“We can build this In-house” is the new Mythical Man Month

by Haseeb Budhani
March 18, 2020

The best part of my job is talking to really smart DevOps and Ops/SRE engineers who understand Kubernetes and the surrounding ecosystem well. They understand that running Kubernetes in any meaningful way requires a significant investment in the right people,… Read More

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Getting started with Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE)

by Sean Wilcox
December 19, 2019

Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) is a managed environment for deploying, managing and scaling containerized applications using the Google Cloud Platform infrastructure. The environment that Google Kubernetes Engine provides consists of multiple machines, specifically Google Compute Engine instances, which are grouped… Read More

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#Kubecon 2019 Takeaway Part 2: It’s a Multi-Cluster, Multi-Distro World

by Haseeb Budhani
December 3, 2019

This blog was co-authored by Rupinder (Robbie) Gill and Haseeb Budhani. In a previous blog, we discussed reasons why companies are choosing to operate many small clusters. As we’ve been following up with engineers we met at Kubecon 2019, we… Read More

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#Kubecon 2019 Takeaway Part 1: We Live in a Multi-Cluster World

by Haseeb Budhani
December 2, 2019

This blog was co-authored by Rupinder (Robbie) Gill and Haseeb Budhani. Kubecon 2019 was an incredibly engaging event where we had the pleasure of engaging with Kubernetes enthusiasts from a variety of different verticals. Here’s a trend we noticed across… Read More

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Getting started with Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

by Sean Wilcox
November 21, 2019

Azure Kubernetes service (AKS) maintains your hosted Kubernetes environment, making it quick and easy to deploy and manage containerized applications without having a proficiency in container orchestration. It also eliminates the burden of ongoing operations and maintenance by provisioning, upgrading,… Read More

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Getting Started with HashiCorp Vault

by Sean Wilcox
November 13, 2019

Every business needs to pay special attention to security matters. Secrets management is one of the leading security tasks. In this tutorial, we will introduce you to the basics of using the Hashicorp Vault, a powerful tool for securing accessing… Read More

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Getting started with Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS)

by Sean Wilcox
November 12, 2019

Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) is a managed Kubernetes to deploy, scale and monitor containerized applications on AWS. Amazon EKS auto-scales worker nodes, including the API servers and back-end persistence layer, across multiple AWS availability zones for high availability… Read More

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Getting started with Pivotal Container Service (PKS)

by Sean Wilcox
November 12, 2019

Pivotal Container Service (PKS) is a managed Kubernetes service for developers to operate and manage enterprise-grade Kubernetes clusters using BOSH and Pivotal Ops Manager. PKS uses the On-Demand Broker to deploy Cloud Foundry Container Runtime, a BOSH release that offers a uniform way to… Read More