The Kubernetes Current Blog

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

A Kubernetes Sea Change: The Path to Enterprise-Grade Kubernetes

by Haseeb Budhani
September 13, 2020

Our mission at Rafay is pretty simple: empower enterprises and service providers to support modern applications that are critical to them keeping up with the fast-digitizing economy. Why is this important now? Well, because modern (or containerized) applications are deployed… Read More

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What We Learned from the Gartner Forecast Analysis: Container Management (Software and Services), Worldwide

by Sean Wilcox
July 28, 2020

In June 2020, Kubernetes celebrated its 6th birthday. In just a few short years, Kubernetes has become the dominant technology employed to manage clusters and their container-based applications. Not only that, the number of clusters under management keeps growing. In… Read More

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Rafay and Amazon Accelerate SonicWall’s Adoption of Containers and Amazon EKS

by Haseeb Budhani
June 22, 2020

Rafay and Amazon Accelerate SonicWall’s Adoption of Containers and Amazon EKS When we first talked to Sonicwall, they were already in the process of embracing the cloud and modern application architectures for their products. In addition to standardizing on Docker… Read More

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All Things Kubernetes: 3 Instances When Kubernetes Namespaces Don’t Work

by Mohan Atreya
June 5, 2020

We continue to capture concepts that enterprise customers struggle with in our “All Things Kubernetes” blog series, which we kicked off with a discussion on log aggregation. In each of these blogs, we also focus on highlighting best practices to overcome… Read More

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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