Rafay is the leading Rancher alternative:
Switch to a Single Controller for Your Entire Organization
With Rancher, customers end up running multiple controllers to maintain isolation.
Provide business units and teams completely isolated operating environments without the installation, configuration and ongoing maintenance of dedicated controllers/servers. Simplify development and app modernization by consolidating management, monitoring, and tooling with Rafay.
Switch to Simplified Governance and Drift Detection/Remediation at Scale
With Rancher, customers need to manage policies for each cluster, leading to fleet-wide inconsistencies.
Reduce operational overhead and business risk ensuring your fleet of clusters is consistent and standardized through blueprints. Streamline provisioning and management by centralizing security policy and software add-on configurations via Git.
Switch to Centralized Auditing of Administrative and Kube API Activity across Your Fleet
With Rancher, customers end up implementing bespoke solutions and custom code for auditing.
Chronologically catalog activities with a centralized, immutable audit trail of all user actions including kubectl operations performed on clusters. Simplify documentation and history used to authenticate security and operational actions.
Switch to Using Every Single Feature In Your Favorite Managed Kubernetes Service
With Rancher, customers end up compromising on EKS/AKS features & capabilities.
Leverage Rafay’s comprehensive lifecycle management features for managed Kubernetes services delivered by public cloud providers such as Amazon EKS and Microsoft AKS, while benefiting from the 99.95% SLAs commitments from EKS and AKS.
Best-in-Class Customer Success with Kubernetes and Ecosystem Experts Available 24x7
With Rancher, customers face significant support challenges, resulting in project delays and unhappy internal users.
Stop struggling to find and retain the talent needed to manage Kubernetes clusters, ecosystem tooling and the underlying infrastructure. Leverage Team Rafay as an extension of your team; we are available 24×7, and have experience running Kubernetes at scale.
Frequently Asked Questions
Rafay’s SaaS solution is built with cloud infrastructure in mind which means that updates and maintenance are safer and easier to provide, time-to-market is shorter, TCO is lower, and governance and security of clusters and workflows are defined in the core application and easily applied across your entire fleet of Kubernetes clusters.
As stated in our recent announcement, we are open sourcing a few of our core services, starting with Zero Trust and GitOps. The cloud-native open-source community will soon be able to take advantage of, and contribute to, these battle-tested services that significantly reduce the complexity of securing access across Kubernetes clusters and automating deployments for modern applications.
Each Rancher server will manage a set of resources, such as nodes, control plane components, and monitoring and logging. If you have several controllers, you have to manage available resources on each of your environments for these functions. This will create an inefficient resource usage and result in higher costs. Additionally, management of authentication, authorization, and upgrades will have to be performed per controller/cluster set that creates complexity and can allow for human error, vulnerabilities, and potential incompatibilities.
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Multi-Cluster Management Blogs from the Kubernetes Current
Top 7 Reasons Why a Centralized Management Platform is Key to Overcoming Day 2 Kubernetes Challenges
September 23, 2022 / by Kyle Hunter
Your organization has committed to modernize its software efforts, you’ve successfully deployed Kubernetes, and you have applications in production. Perhaps you’ve even established a platform team with the goal of implementing a shared services model and improving operational efficiency. Read More
Goodbye PodSecurityPolicy, Hello OPA Gatekeeper
September 1, 2022 / by Naveen Chakrapani
The recently released version of Kubernetes v1.25 removed the ‘PodSecurityPolicy (PSP)’ capability. The intent behind PodSecurityPolicy (PSP) was to control security-sensitive aspects of pod specifications by defining the requirements that Pods must meet. If the PSP requirements aren’t met,… Read More
IaC vs GitOps: What’s the Difference?
August 19, 2022 / by Cliff Malmborg
A platform team can face significant challenges when it comes to operating a dynamic Kubernetes environment with multiple clusters spanning development, testing, and production. Frequent code deployments: In modern application environments, code changes frequently—often multiple times per day. Frequent infrastructure… Read More