zarf VS Flux

Compare zarf vs Flux and see what are their differences.


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zarf Flux
3 11
430 6,956
5.8% -
9.4 7.6
7 days ago about 1 month ago
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Posts with mentions or reviews of zarf. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.

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Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Flux. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-05-23.
  • Interesting tools?
    30 projects | | 23 May 2022
    CI/CD: Tekton Flux
  • What You Should Know Before Setting Up Your First CI/CD Pipeline
    7 projects | | 18 May 2022
    Use ArgoCD or Flux for Kubernetes, and Serverless Stack for your serverless Lambda applications.
  • Top 200 Kubernetes Tools for DevOps Engineer Like You
    84 projects | | 15 Jan 2022
    HybridK8s Droid - Intelligence foor your favourite Delivery Platform Devtron - Software Delivery Workflow for Kubernetes Skaffold - Easy and Repeatable Kubernetes Development Apollo - Apollo - The continuous deployment solution over kubernetes Helm Cabin - Web UI that visualizes Helm releases in a Kubernetes cluster flagger - Progressive delivery Kubernetes operator (Canary, A/B Testing and Blue/Green deployments) Kubeform - Kubernetes CRDs for Terraform providers Spinnaker - Spinnaker is an open source, multi-cloud continuous delivery platform for releasing software changes with high velocity and confidence. werf - GitOps tool to deliver apps to Kubernetes and integrate this process with GitLab and other CI tools Flux - GitOps Kubernetes operator Argo CD - Declarative continuous deployment for Kubernetes Tekton - A cloud native continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) solution Jenkins X - Jenkins X provides automated CI+CD for Kubernetes with Preview Environments on Pull Requests using Tekton, Knative, Lighthouse, Skaffold and Helm KubeVela - KubeVela works as an application delivery control plane that is fully decoupled from runtime infrastructure ksonnet - A CLI-supported framework that streamlines writing and deployment of Kubernetes configurations to multiple clusters CircleCI - A cloud-based tool that helps build continuous integration and continuous delivery pipelines to Kubernetes.
  • Automation assistants: GitOps tools in comparison
    28 projects | | 12 Aug 2021
    The blog post by Weaveworks, which coined the term GitOps in 2017, also names the first GitOps operator: Flux. In the meantime, this has been completely rewritten as Flux v2. In addition to Flux and Flux v2, the associated project "Flux" develops other components. Weaveworks has now handed the project over to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). By now, the project is in the second maturity level: incubator phase.
  • Open source Heroku Like Platform on premises
    4 projects | | 25 Mar 2021
    Looks really neat. We have a not-super-trivial rails app that I want to move to docker one day, but kinda scared to make the jump. We're already using docker for development, plus even have a home-grown docker-compose setup for ephemeral labs, but it's clunky at best.

    This seems like something that might provide a simple jumping board hopefully... Also bumped into fluxCD[0] recently which also looks interesting.


  • Kubernetes State Checker
    3 projects | | 10 Mar 2021
    > It doesn't make all the other yaml files happen. It doesn't make the yaml files you no longer want happening, stop happening. It doesn't even tell you "these things were created by 'old' yaml files" and should be garbage collected (since it doesn't seem to have a sense of old yaml files).

    This is definitely one piece of Kubernetes that is getting a lot of attention recently. The three tools I've been paying attention to are Argo CD[0], Flux[1], and Config Sync[2].

    All of these allow you to point your repository to a cluster and sync resources from the repo to the cluster, including deletes.




    Disclaimer: I work at GCP, but not on the GKE team. Opinions are my own.

  • Best ways to self-host containers on a personal server
    4 projects | | 15 Feb 2021
    Otherwise, Kubernetes would be my suggestion. It doesn't have to be that complicated. I can recommend Flux ( for managing deployments. It makes everything a lot easier.
  • The pains of GitOps 1.0
    3 projects | | 18 Nov 2020
    In all cases, the promotion process is very cumbersome and current GitOps tools do not have an easy answer on what is the correct approach.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing zarf and Flux you can also consider the following projects:

argo-cd - Declarative continuous deployment for Kubernetes.

fleet - Manage large fleets of Kubernetes clusters

vault-secrets-operator - Create Kubernetes secrets from Vault for a secure GitOps based workflow.

argo-rollouts - Progressive Delivery for Kubernetes

kubernetes-external-secrets - Integrate external secret management systems with Kubernetes

Bazel - a fast, scalable, multi-language and extensible build system

argocd-operator - A Kubernetes operator for managing Argo CD clusters.

flagger - Progressive delivery Kubernetes operator (Canary, A/B Testing and Blue/Green deployments)

keel - Kubernetes Operator to automate Helm, DaemonSet, StatefulSet & Deployment updates

Gitkube - Build and deploy docker images to Kubernetes using git push

atlantis - Terraform Pull Request Automation

k3d - Little helper to run CNCF's k3s in Docker