The Kubernetes Current Blog

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

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

by Adolfo Delorenzo
April 5, 2022

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

by Kyle Hunter
March 31, 2022

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

by Kyle Hunter
March 24, 2022

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

by Adolfo Delorenzo
March 14, 2022

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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Run Containers and VMs Together with KubeVirt

by Kyle Hunter
March 8, 2022

Although many enterprises have deployed Kubernetes and containers, most also operate virtual machines. The two environments will likely co-exist for years, creating operational complexity, adding cost in terms of time and infrastructure. Without going into the pros and cons of… Read More

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Four Pillars of Kubernetes Fleet Management

by Kyle Hunter
February 22, 2022

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

by Adolfo Delorenzo
February 21, 2022

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?

by Adolfo Delorenzo
February 17, 2022

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

by Adolfo Delorenzo
February 4, 2022

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

by Kyle Hunter
January 26, 2022

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

by Adolfo Delorenzo
January 10, 2022

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

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3 Steps to Streamline Kubernetes Multi-Cluster Management

by Kyle Hunter
December 22, 2021

The footprint of Kubernetes is expanding rapidly in all industries. Many enterprises already operate multiple Kubernetes clusters in multiple regions to address the needs of global operations and reduce application latency for customers worldwide. You may already have a large… Read More