Source: https://github.com/strimzi/strimzi-kafka-operator

Strimzi is an operator for deploying, manage and upgrade Apache Kafka on Kubernetes. It allows you to configure your Kafka deployment to fit well into the K8s cluster, namespaces and RBAC. Furthermore, it supports you in the management of topics, user and certificates.

Source: https://strimzi.io/docs/latest/#overview-str

Strimzi got listed at the CNCF Sandbox page. The request for presenting it at the technical oversight committee (TOC) of the CNCF has been closed a couple of months ago. As we know the pain of operating Kafka on K8s very well, we are looking forward for this project and its development.