Rafay Systems Creates Kubernetes Fleet Management Automation

Rafay Systems is launching a set of fleet automation and monitoring enhancements to its flagship Kubernetes Management Cloud (KMC), expanding the scope and scale of mission-critical Kubernetes (K8s) deployments across global enterprise environments.

These features and upgrades were developed to meet growing user demand, and collectively automate and streamline critical Kubernetes operations workflows, creating a repeatable and reliable Kubernetes practice for enterprise IT and DevOps teams, according to the vendor.  

“Now that Kubernetes is taking center stage for mission-critical applications, many global enterprises that originally adopted a DIY strategy for Kubernetes Management are rethinking their plans of record. At the level of scale many of them are finding themselves needing, traditional methods of manual provisioning, DIY maintenance of clusters, homegrown app deployment tooling, to name a few, are resulting in a net-negative return on investment,” stated Haseeb Budhani, CEO of Rafay. “Rafay is proud to introduce the industry’s first set of fleet management capabilities that can be consumed as a service and are specifically designed to make operating 100s of clusters as simple as a handful of clusters.”

Rafay’s enterprise-wide dashboards ensure reliable operations with a single, organization-wide view of resources consumed, user and access activity, critical alerts, and the overall health of every Kubernetes cluster deployed across all environments.

Each internal team is also provided a dashboard that helps them visualize sub-fleets tied to Rafay’s existing native RBAC support. Visibility spans across any environment, including on-premises and public cloud environments such as AWS, Azure, GCP, and OCI.

With Rafay KMC, administrators gain seamless, in-place, 1-click upgrade workflows for Amazon EKS environments.

Fine-grained controls enable admins to upgrade EKS control planes, worker node groups, and critical cluster add-ons (core-dns, kube-proxy and aws-node), as well as the worker node AMIs in a controlled, phased manner.  A detailed upgrade history is automatically maintained for auditability.

Rafay simplifies the creation and management of overrides, enabling easier, more reliable and repeatable Kubernetes operations.

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