SAP releases Kubernetes Gardener

SAP has released an open source project called "Gardener", which allows Kubernetes clusters to be managed on multiple platforms. SAP has been working on the project since mid-2017 and hopes that more developers will attracted through the release of the software.

Gardener itself is a service running on Kubernetes. The clusters can be managed with Kubectl, but Gardener also offers a web-based dashboard for a better overview. Gardener currently supports AWS, Azure, Google Cloud and OpenStack. To install Kubernetes on these platforms, the Gardener team offers a Terraform-based tool called Kubify.

Gardener implements the automated management and operation of Kubernetes clusters as a service and aims to support that service on multiple Cloud providers (AWS, GCP, Azure, OpenStack).