About Rafay Systems
Rafay Systems provides cloud environment service. The company offers automated lifecycle management for containerized applications. It was founded in 2017 and is based in Sunnyvale, California.
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The containers as a service (CaaS) market refers to the use of containers, which are lightweight, portable, and scalable software units, as a cloud-based service. CaaS allows developers to create, deploy, and manage containerized applications without having to manage the underlying infrastructure. It provides a more agile and flexible development environment, allowing for faster time to market, gr…
Rafay Systems's Products & Differentiators
Kubernetes Operations Platform
Rafay’s Kubernetes Operations Platform (KOP) provides a holistic approach to managing modern infrastructure by dramatically simplifying the lifecycle management of Kubernetes clusters and modern applications located in data centers, public clouds or at the edge. Building, integrating and supporting separate stovepipe services such as continuous deployment (CD), logging, monitoring, policy management, authorization, and backups are a thing of the past. Whether you’re new to Kubernetes or an expert, you’ll appreciate the easy-to-use, integrated services that can be deployed in minutes via the cloud or air-gapped. With Rafay, you get all the value of enterprise-grade Kubernetes services combined with peace of mind provided by Rafay’s 24x7 customer service and support. Platform teams can operate modern application infrastructure at
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Rafay Systems has filed 1 patent.
Cloud infrastructure, Cloud computing, Cloud platforms, Cloud storage, Cloud applications
Cloud infrastructure, Cloud computing, Cloud platforms, Cloud storage, Cloud applications
Latest Rafay Systems News
Dec 14, 2023
Augmenting existing talent using automation and generative AI SHARE As IT teams grapple with oversight and governance challenges, having the right tooling and setting up controls are game-changers. As a result, Rafay Systems Inc. and Accenture PLC have teamed up to bridge the skills gap and add value to existing talent through cutting-edge technologies, such as automation and generative artificial intelligence, according to Michael Quale (pictured, right), AABG global container lead and senior manager at Accenture. “Our enterprise customers are not looking to spend those $100 million, $200 million transformation deals,” Quale said. “They’re looking to shave costs internally to accelerate their developers’ abilities by using automation as much as possible, or generative AI where it makes sense. There’s just a lot of good that comes out of Rafay, our teams want to be able to do more with less resources. They look to automation, they look to things that handle the audit capabilities, the compliance capabilities that can standardize these environments.” Quale and Haseeb Budhani (left), co-founder and chief executive officer of Rafay, spoke with theCUBE industry analyst Rebecca Knight at the “Supercloud 5: The Battle for AI Supremacy” event , during an exclusive broadcast on theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s livestreaming studio. They discussed how automation and gen AI enhance human capability and the role that Accenture, Rafay and Amazon Web Services Inc. play in the realization of this objective. The power-of-three methodology To help enterprises in the Kubernetes journey, Accenture avails the relevant resources needed to manage clusters by partnering with Rafay and AWS. This partnership plays an instrumental role in providing go-to-market solutions to a vast number of Fortune 100 enterprises, according to Quale. “We look at a list of clients where we have established relationships, we come to them with a power of three kind of methodology where we partner with AWS, we partner with Rafay, we partner with Accenture’s vast experience and deep expertise in many different fields of technologies,” he stated. “Enterprises are just now starting to see the benefits of containers to help them lower costs and move quickly and give them a developer-friendly experience with Kubernetes. Rafay really fits the needs very well.” Since automation improves the human situation, Rafay offers a platform that makes it easy for teams and enterprises to offer new capabilities to data scientists, developers and internal users in a controlled fashion, according to Budhani. This plays an instrumental role in taking governance a notch higher. “We are essentially in the cloud automation business,” he stated. “We help enterprises as they move to the cloud, make it easy for their developers and their data scientists to consume computing. That job revolves around a few technologies, Kubernetes being one of them and, of course, generative AI. Developers get the autonomy to do what they want, but the platform gets the control and the efficiencies so that everybody keeps moving fast with all the governance that they want in place.” The need for transparent oversight Even though developers should have the liberty to go as fast as they want, requisite controls should be put in place to tame issues, such as data exposure and costs. As a result, AWS Bedrock comes in handy by offering transparent oversight, according to Budhani. “We’ve been working closely with AWS to make it easy for enterprises to consume a platform called Bedrock, which is essentially a tooling or platform to try out different generative AI foundation models,” he said. “How do we bridge that chasm so that the things that developers want to try, they continue to try, but with essentially transparent oversight, and that’s what we’ve sort of enabled with our product.” To avoid gen AI from moving from a high point to a low one, companies need to do it right. This is why the right tooling and controls are needed so that it follows in the footsteps of Kubernetes in becoming a standard since it delivers significant impact, Budhani pointed out. “There’s a venture fund called Melo Ventures,” he noted. “They published a state of the generative AI report a few days ago and actually fascinating information. The total cloud spend [in] 23 was 400 billion … AI spend was about 70 billion of which gen AI spend was two and a half billion, a lot less. That’s actually not surprising because it’s early. We all forget that it takes time for enterprises to do these things and the classic example of that is Kubernetes.” (* Disclosure: Rafay Systems Inc. sponsored this segment of theCUBE. Neither Rafay Systems nor other sponsors have editorial control over content on theCUBE or SiliconANGLE.) Photo: SiliconANGLE A message from John Furrier, co-founder of SiliconANGLE: Your vote of support is important to us and it helps us keep the content FREE. One click below supports our mission to provide free, deep, and relevant content.
Rafay Systems Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
When was Rafay Systems founded?
Rafay Systems was founded in 2017.
Where is Rafay Systems's headquarters?
Rafay Systems's headquarters is located at 530 Lakeside Drive, Sunnyvale.
What is Rafay Systems's latest funding round?
Rafay Systems's latest funding round is Incubator/Accelerator - II.
How much did Rafay Systems raise?
Rafay Systems raised a total of $33M.
Who are the investors of Rafay Systems?
Investors of Rafay Systems include NVIDIA Inception Program, Ridge Ventures, Costanoa Ventures, Moment Ventures, ForgePoint Capital and 5 more.
Who are Rafay Systems's competitors?
Competitors of Rafay Systems include Spectro Cloud, Wiz, Flox, Platform9, Docker and 7 more.
What products does Rafay Systems offer?
Rafay Systems's products include Kubernetes Operations Platform.
Who are Rafay Systems's customers?
Customers of Rafay Systems include Verizon and Norwegian Cruise Lines.
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