Gardener vs kops: What are the differences?
Developers describe Gardener as "Manage Kubernetes clusters across multiple cloud providers". 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. On the other hand, kops is detailed as "Production Grade K8s Installation, Upgrades, and Management". It helps you create, destroy, upgrade and maintain production-grade, highly available, Kubernetes clusters from the command line. AWS (Amazon Web Services) is currently officially supported, with GCE in beta support , and VMware vSphere in alpha, and other platforms planned.
Gardener and kops can be primarily classified as "Cluster Management" tools.
Gardener and kops are both open source tools. kops with 9.27K GitHub stars and 2.78K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Gardener with 1.09K GitHub stars and 151 GitHub forks.
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