Rafay Systems, a platform provider for Kubernetes operations, is adding support for running both virtual machines (VMs) and containers on Kubernetes through the Kubernetes Operations Platform (KOP).
“By allowing users to deploy virtual machines and containers on a fleet of Kubernetes clusters across a single pane of glass, Ravi removes the operational headache of managing them separately,” said Mohan Atria, Senior Vice President of Products and Solutions at Ravi Systems. “Introducing this flexibility to enterprises means that Ravi is able to help organizations accelerate their modernization journey. Through our platform, users gain operational efficiency and simplicity in their deployment and operations.”
Rafay virtual machine support includes the following unique features and benefits:
- Simplified management experience: Simply select the default managed add-on in the group schema and apply it to a fleet of groups. Rafay will automatically deploy the necessary virtualization components to the target groups.
- Standardization and consistency: Including the virtualization add-on as part of the cluster schema enables organizations to achieve standardization and consistency across a fleet of clusters.
- VM Wizard: Application owners don’t have to deal with the Kubernetes learning curve. They simply provide an ISO image of their VMs and use the VM processor provided by Rafay to configure, deploy, and run virtual machines on Kubernetes.
- Multi-cluster deployments: Application operators can use complex, multi-cluster Rafay mode policies to deploy and run virtual machines across a fleet of remote Kubernetes clusters in a single operation.
- Integrated Monitoring and Secure Remote Diagnostics: The status and status of VMs deployed across a fleet of clusters is centrally monitored, generates alerts and notifies administrators if there are operational issues. Application operators can remotely diagnose and fix operational issues with their virtual machines running on remote clusters behind firewalls.
With Rafay’s KOP, users can run legacy applications in the same basic format as cloud-native applications across a fleet of clusters distributed across the cloud, data center, and remote/edge environments.
This eliminates the complexity of running two different modes of formatting or having to completely redesign old applications, according to the vendor.
To help companies that rely on VM-based workloads, Rafay accelerates application modernization and increases operational efficiency of legacy applications by enabling companies to deploy, manage, and run container-based and VM-based applications under a single platform.
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