Gardener is SAP's portable Kubernetes distribution and management framework, which aims to create a common base layer for current and future SAP applications and services. Rancher is the leading management framework for arbitrary Kubernetes distributions. Wouldn't it be great if Rancher and Gardener could work together, and Gardner became a first-class citizen in Rancher?
Containers are great for scaling stateless services and making them robust. However, stateful services like databases continue to pose challenges. In particular, upgrading a running database service to a new version with near zero downtime is not trivial. Wouldn't it be great if a helm chart or K8S operator could automatically take care of this for you? This would allow you to fire up a database in your K8S cluster and consume it as-a-service. And put us one step closer to building a private cloud that runs anywhere, powered by pure open source.