Rafay Systems has announced support for running both Virtual Machines (VMs) and containers on Kubernetes through its Kubernetes Operations Platform (KOP). To help enterprises that rely upon existing VM-based workloads, Rafay accelerates application modernization and increases operational efficiency for legacy applications by empowering enterprises to deploy, manage and operate containerized and VM-based applications within one platform.
With Rafay’s KOP, users can run legacy applications with the same underlying orchestration as cloud-native applications across a fleet of clusters that are distributed across cloud, data center and remote/edge environments. This eliminates the complexity of running two different modes of orchestration or having to completely re-architect legacy applications.
Rafay’s support for VMs includes streamlined admin experience: simply select the virtualization managed add-on in a cluster blueprint and apply it to a fleet of clusters and Rafay will automatically deploy the necessary virtualization components on the target clusters. Also, including the virtualization add-on as part of a cluster blueprint enables organizations to achieve standardization and consistency across a fleet of clusters.
Moreover, the status and health of VMs deployed across a fleet of clusters is centrally monitored, and generates alerts and notifies administrators if there are operational issues. Application operators can remotely diagnose and repair operational issues with their VMs operating on remote clusters behind firewalls.