Rafay Systems, the platform provider for Kubernetes Management and Operations, has introduced Environment Manager to empower enterprise platform teams to improve the developer experience by delivering self-service capabilities for provisioning full-stack environments. Environment Manager drives seamless collaboration between platform teams and developers by enabling developers to provision modern application stacks from environment blueprints that are curated, tested and continuously managed by platform teams.
Integrated with Rafay’s Kubernetes Operations Platform (KOP), Environment Manager enhances the developer experience by abstracting the complexity and reducing the time required to provision and access Kubernetes-based environments, while enabling platform teams to operate the same Kubernetes practice that runs in their organization today.
Rafay’s Environment Manager provides developers with a seamless, self-service experience to provision environments and delivers the following benefits:
● Self-service interface abstracts infrastructure complexity. A self-service interface provisions full-fledged infrastructure stacks and deploys cloud-native applications to environments, abstracting complexity for developers that increase the productivity and efficiency of the software delivery lifecycle.
● Environment blueprints govern organization-wide environment standards. Teams can reuse and share environment and resource blueprints built from simple declarative specs. This empowers platform teams to define standards aligned with organizational needs, including service dependencies, access controls, global variable contexts, environment timelines and required configuration parameters.
● Fully integrated with Kubernetes operations support multiple teams at scale. Environment Manager provides best-in-class management, automation and controls for Kubernetes-based environments to support multiple development teams at scale, including shared clusters, network isolation policies, OPA policy management and cost management. This includes managing and orchestrating dependencies between Kubernetes resources and any cloud-based asset such as object storage, databases and queues.
● Flexible Terraform support provides seamless infrastructure configuration. Users can leverage their own Terraform agent, including support for high-availability and history of Terraform plans and runs. This includes consumption of Terraform modules into resource blueprints.
● Maintain role-based access control across the organization. Centralized environment blueprints can be shared with different development teams, while maintaining isolation boundaries between varying developer projects and environments. Teams can also delegate environment creation and modifications to individual developers or DevOps personnel.
● GitOps support increases infrastructure automation. The blueprints and environments managed in Git can automatically synchronize changes from code, thus increasing overall automation and efficiency, while reducing configuration errors.
Rafay Environment Manager will be available to customers globally later this year.