Rafay Systems has 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.

Enterprises using Red Hat OpenShift in data centers or in the cloud, or those operating a combination of Red Hat OpenShift and managed Kubernetes services, e.g., Amazon EKS, Microsoft AKS and Google GKE, can consume Rafay’s SaaS offering to standardize Kubernetes configuration and policies across all clusters.

Customers can also leverage Rafay to centrally and easily standardize multi-tenancy models across Red Hat OpenShift and EKS/AKS/GKE, along with more secure access for developers across clouds and data centers. Enterprises using Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS or Microsoft Azure Red Hat OpenShift can also leverage Rafay capabilities for centralized management and control through a single pane of glass.

For enterprises deploying Red Hat OpenShift alongside EKS, AKS and/or GKE, Rafay provides the following automation capabilities:

  • Add-On Management and Standardization: Centrally enforce and create standards for add-ons deployed across all clusters (on-premises and in the cloud) through easy-to-use cluster blueprints that are versioned, auditable and consumable via Terraform, GitOps API, CLI and GUI-based workflows. Cluster blueprints can also detect and prevent configuration drift, making it easy for enterprises to manage 100s or 1,000s of clusters
  • Bi-Modal Multi-Tenancy: Support for both namespace and cluster-based tenancy models that enable platform teams to support mature and early Kubernetes users via a singular platform, enabling delivery of cluster and namespace-as-a-service capabilities through self-service workflows. Customers can easily create ServiceNow and Backstage-based workflows for developer self-service
  • Multi-Cluster Access Management and Auditing: Zero-trust access security that enables developers and site reliability engineers to access multiple clusters or namespaces without requiring VPNs, jumphosts, etc., complete with centralized role-based access control (RBAC) and comprehensive user-level auditing

Further, for enterprises employing EKS, AKS and/or GKE in the cloud, the Rafay KOP specifically adds the following automation capabilities:

  • EKS/AKS/GKE Lifecycle Management: Turnkey cluster provisioning, scaling and lifecycle management of EKS, AKS and GKE clusters through deep integration with managed Kubernetes services from public cloud providers. With this capability set, no prior Kubernetes experience is needed in the cloud operations/SRE team to provision and operate Kubernetes clusters in the cloud, resulting in a 75% TCO reduction for enterprise-grade Kubernetes operations.

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