What is Gardener?
Many Open Source tools exist which help in creating and updating single Kubernetes clusters. However, the more clusters you need the harder it becomes to operate, monitor, manage and keep all of them alive and up-to-date. And that is exactly what project Gardener focuses on.
Gardener is a tool in the Cluster Management category of a tech stack.
Gardener is an open source tool with 1.3K GitHub stars and 178 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Gardener's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Gardener?
9 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Gardener.
Why developers like Gardener?
Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Gardener
- Central dashboard for comfortable interaction - enables users to easily keep track of their clusters’ health, and operators to monitor, debug, and analyze the clusters they are responsible for
- Command line client - simplifies administrative tasks by introducing easy higher-level abstractions with simple commands that allow to condense and multiplex information & actions from/to a set of seed and shoot clusters
Gardener Alternatives & Comparisons
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