Lightweight Kubernetes. 5 less than k8s (by Rancher Labs)

What is k3s?

Certified Kubernetes distribution designed for production workloads in unattended, resource-constrained, remote locations or inside IoT appliances. Supports something as small as a Raspberry Pi or as large as an AWS a1.4xlarge 32GiB server.

k3s is a tool in the Container Tools category of a tech stack.

k3s is an open source tool with 6.47K Github Stars and 322 Github Forks. Here’s a link to k3s's open source repository on Github

Who Uses k3s?

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k3s's Features

  • ARM64 and ARMv7 support
  • Simplified installation
  • SQLite3 support
  • etcd support
  • Automatic Manifest and Helm Chart management
  • containerd, CoreDNS, Flannel support

k3s's alternatives

  • Kubernetes - Manage a cluster of Linux containers as a single system to accelerate Dev and simplify Ops
  • Docker Compose - Define and run multi-container applications with Docker
  • Rancher - Open Source Platform for Running a Private Container Service
  • Docker Swarm - Native clustering for Docker. Turn a pool of Docker hosts into a single, virtual host.
  • Docker Machine - Machine management for a container-centric world

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