Get Started with Redpanda in Kubernetes
To start with a local development cluster and learn how Redpanda works in Kubernetes, see Deploy a Local Development Cluster with kind or minikube.
For end-to-end guides on secure deployments of Redpanda on managed Kubernetes services, see:
Or, if you're ready to go into production, see the production deployment workflow.
Looking for the Redpanda Operator?
If you're an existing user of the Redpanda Operator, see the Redpanda Operator documentation.
Redpanda recommends the Helm chart for new users and for those who are getting started. The Redpanda Operator is for experienced users. The Redpanda Operator was built for Redpanda Cloud and has unique features and workflows for that specific use case.