How Helm began
Helm is a project that was first introduced in 2015 and was part of Kubernetes prior to the creation of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). It entered the CNCF as part of Kubernetes and grew to eventually become a sister project, alongside Kubernetes, in the CNCF.
Applications are managed through Helm charts. A Helm chart contains resource definitions necessary to run an application or service, and template files used to describe how to configure the resources.
It is a service available to Red Hat partners to verify that a product with a certified Helm chart interoperates with and is supported on Red Hat OpenShift. Certified Helm charts are published in the ecosystem catalog and available to OpenShift users through the developer console.