Helm is an open-source tool used as a package manager to create and manage Kubernetes manifest files as charts. Charts are packaged manifest files that are Kubernetes objects or resources, and they are responsible for running applications as a container in Kubernetes.
Any complex application can be packaged into a Helm chart that is easy to define, install, upgrade, and inspect in Kubernetes. An in-house chart repository can be used to store the Helm charts and also use pre-built Helm charts that are available in the Helm chart repository for quick deployments.
Use this checklist as a guide to determining whether or not your business can benefit from Helm. If you agree with any of the following statements, your organization can benefit from Helm.