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Manage Your Multi-cluster Environments With Rafay’s Automated Fleet Operations

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Guest: Mohan Atreya (LinkedIn)
Company: Rafay Systems (Twitter)
Show: Newsroom

Rafay Systems is a Kubernetes management and operations platform aimed at enabling organizations to operate Kubernetes environments seamlessly across data centers, public cloud and Edge environments with policies and controls in place.

In this episode of TFiR: Newsroom, Mohan Atreya, SVP of Products and Services, Rafay Systems, talks about a new capability called Automated Fleet Operations. Available with Kubernetes Operations Platform (KOP), the new capability helps simplify the way enterprises manage multi-cluster environments to achieve operational efficiency.

Atreya also shares details about the availability of its Kubernetes Operations Platform (KOP) in the Red Hat Ecosystem Catalog, an open cloud catalog that makes it easy to find and deploy Red Hat-certified software for container-based environments.

Rafay’s new Automated Fleet Operations capability

  • Atreya explains how operations teams deal with limited availability of automation to manage large Kubernetes cluster environments across the enterprise infrastructure. For an average enterprise having 10s, 50s or 100s of clusters (and even more), the process to keep these clusters updated could be complicated.
  • Kubernetes is typically a multi-tenant environment with four or five application teams. For instance, if there are five applications running on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS), platform and operations teams need to work with five different application teams to make sure that they’re running on the latest supported versions, resulting in a complicated workflow for these organizations.
  • Rafay’s new Automated Fleet Operations capability allows batch automation of lists of actions including cluster upgrades, which can be carried out on a fleet of clusters. “We give superpowers to everyone in an organization rather than just one person, who you know as a Kubernetes expert, and the Fleet Ops is an example of something where the expert can get to encapsulate all these best practices, and create a plan to run this again and again,” explains Atreya. 

Rafay’s Red Hat OpenShift Certification 

  • Rafay Systems has also announced the availability of its Kubernetes Operations Platform (KOP) in the Red Hat Ecosystem Catalog, an open cloud catalog that makes it easy to find and deploy Red Hat-certified software for container-based environments.
  • Large enterprises use Red Hat OpenShift, especially in their on-prem data centers. It’s a flagship platform on which they add and deploy and operate their mission-critical applications.
  • Rafay has been working with the Red Hat team for a while now to make sure that an enterprise using OpenShift guarantees that they can leverage all the capabilities of the Rafay platform for centralized management and control through a single pane of glass.
  • Atreya cites the example of one of the largest toy manufacturers in the world that uses Rafay with OpenShift. They use OpenShift not only in the data centers but also in their factories in China and other places in the world.
  • So effectively, Rafay becomes the single pane of glass or single control plane, helping the toy manufacturer orchestrate and manage its automation and controls in a self-service manner.
  • If a new organization is looking to use Rafay, they can discover Rafay in the OpenShift marketplace, and can easily deploy and evaluate Rafay on top of their OpenShift environment.
  • Rafay makes it easy for customers to trust that they are not going to compromise their Red Hat OpenShift environment.

This summary was written by Monika Chauhan.