We at Rafay have received our Kubernetes conformance results from CNCF, joining many other service providers building upon the Kubernetes platform for distributed application management. Kubernetes® is a registered trademark of The Linux Foundation in the United States and other countries, and is used pursuant to a license from The Linux Foundation.
The Rafay team has built a cool platform that enables DevOps and SRE teams to automate application lifecycle and cluster configuration management across on-premise and cloud-based clusters through a turnkey SaaS platform. We are big believers in cloud-native platforms and participatory open source software development, and happy to be members of CNCF and the Kubernetes community.
Rafay's product includes an interface (web GUI, API, CLI) that allows DevOps to manage applications in a multi-cluster environment across public cloud, private cluster, or hybrid environments. We help address the challenges of intent-based distribution and placement of containerized microservices. We can run on any conformant Kubernetes by installing a set of custom resource descriptors (CRDs) and applications that we feel are essential to easily get a distributed applications up and running.
A really cool thing is, you don't need to be a Kubernetes expert, or write extensive YAML or infrastructure-as-code configurations to be able to run your containers in one or a lot of locations. We provide a sandbox environment you can try out, or run your applications in your own, controlled and managed locations.
Several of us at Rafay have put sample applications up on our sandbox. I am interested in distributed systems performance, so I created a perftest application that can visualize application performance from many points of presence, and extended that into a pingmesh application that measures RTT to itself in a mesh of peers running in many locations. These are the toys I like in my toolbox – what about you?
We're glad to be part of the vibrant and growing Kubernetes ecosystem, and hope you'll find our offering helpful if you want to join the party. You can learn more on our blog on rafay.co, posts on LinkedIn at Rafay Systems, on twitter @rafaysystemsinc, or email email@example.com. As always we would love to hear from you.
This blog was originally published on LinkedIn.