Can My Business Benefit from Helm?

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March 5, 2019

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What is Helm?

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.

Can My Business Benefit from Helm?

Use this checklist as a guide to determining whether or not your business can benefit from Helm. If you agree with any of the statements below, your organization can benefit from Helm.

  • I want to increase the velocity of the release process by minimizing complexity.
  • I want the Kubernetes application’s manifest files to be version controlled.
  • I want to create reproducible builds for Kubernetes applications.
  • In-place upgrades are a primary concern for the Kubernetes applications.
  • I’m interested in a single command rollback solution at any point in time.
  • I’m interested in implementing a lightweight Kubernetes deployment pipeline.

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Authored By

Surya Lolla

DevOps Consultant

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