Helm is a package manager for Kubernetes, used to simplify the deployment, management, and versioning of applications and services on Kubernetes clusters. It helps in defining, installing, and upgrading even complex Kubernetes applications using pre-configured packages called “charts.”
Charts in Helm are templates that contain the necessary Kubernetes manifest files, configurations, and dependencies required to run an application. Helm enables users to package these charts and easily install or upgrade applications on Kubernetes clusters with a single command. It also allows for parameterization and customization of deployments through the use of values files.
Helm defines a standardized way to package, share, and deploy applications while maintaining consistency and repeatability across different environments.