Tools for easing the handoff between AI/ML and App/SRE teams.



The world needs a standard packaging / versioning system for AI/ML projects.

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What is KitOps?

KitOps is a packaging and versioning system for AI/ML projects that uses open standards so it works with the AI/ML, development, and DevOps tools you are already using.

KitOps simplifies the handoffs between data scientists, application developers, and SREs working with LLMs and other AI/ML models. KitOps' ModelKits are a standards-based package for models, their dependencies, configurations, and codebases. ModelKits are portable, reproducible, and work with the tools you already use.


  • šŸŽ Unified packaging: A ModelKit package includes models, datasets, configurations, and code. Add as much or as little as your project needs.
  • šŸ­ Versioning: Each ModelKit is tagged so everyone knows which dataset and model work together.
  • šŸ¤– Automation: Pack or unpack a ModelKit locally or as part of your CI/CD workflow for testing, integration, or deployment.
  • šŸ”’ Tamper-proofing: Each ModelKit package includes a SHA digest for itself, and every artifact it holds.
  • šŸŒˆ Standards-based: Store ModelKits in any container or artifact registry.
  • šŸ„§ Simple syntax: Kitfiles are easy to write and read, using a familiar YAML syntax.
  • šŸ˜» No GPU or internet: Kit doesn't require GPUs, internet connectivity, your email, or favorite limb. It's a free tool you can use anywhere.
  • šŸ¤— Flexible: ModelKits can be used with any AI, ML, or LLM project - even multi-modal models.
  • šŸ§° Data science + DevOps: Simplify asset management and versioning for training, experimentation, integration, deployment, and operations.
  • šŸƒā€ā™‚ļøā€āž”ļø Run locally: Kit's Dev Mode lets your run an LLM locally, configure it, and prompt/chat with it instantly (coming soon).
  • šŸ³ Deploy containers: Generate a Docker container as part of your kit unpack (coming soon).
  • šŸš¢ Kubernetes-ready: Generate a Kubernetes / KServe deployment config as part of your kit unpack (coming soon).
  • šŸ“ Signed packages: ModelKits and their assets can be signed so you can be confident of their provenance.

See KitOps in Action

What is in the box?

ModelKit: At the heart of KitOps is the ModelKit, an OCI-compliant packaging format for sharing the artifacts involved in the AI/ML model lifecycle: datasets, code, configurations, and models. By standardizing the way these components are packaged, versioned, and shared, ModelKits facilitate a more streamlined and collaborative development process that is compatible with nearly any tool.

Kitfile: A ModelKit is defined by a Kitfile - your AI/ML project's blueprint. It uses YAML to describe where to find each of the artifacts that will be packaged into the ModelKit along with metadata about each of them. Reading the Kitfile gives you a quick understanding of what's involved in each AI project.

Kit CLI: Your magic wand for AI/ML collaboration. The Kit CLI not only enables users to create, manage, run, and deploy ModelKits -- it lets you pull only the pieces you need. Just need the serialized model for deployment? Use unpack --model, or maybe you just want the training datasets? unpack --datasets. Whether you are packaging a new model for development or deploying an existing model into production, the Kit CLI provides the flexibility and power to streamline your workflow.

Try Kit in under 15 Minutes

First, download the Kit CLI. Choose the latest tagged version for the most stable release, or explore the next tag for our development builds.

For installation instructions and selecting the right binary for your platform, please refer to our Installation Guide.

To launch Kit, simply open a terminal and type:


This command will display a list of available actions to supercharge your AI/ML projects.

The Kit Quick Start will guide you through the main features of kit in under 10 minutes. If you need help check out our support guide.

Building Kit from Source

For those who prefer to build from the source, follow these steps to get the latest version directly from our repository.

āœØ What's New? šŸ˜

We've been busy and shipping quickly!

šŸ“™ New page explaining how to use KitOps in an AI project workflow šŸ“™ Improved Why KitOps? page šŸ“™ Improved Quick Start, and new Next Steps pages šŸ’ Read Kitfile from stdin šŸž Check directory exists before unpacking šŸž Fix license header automation

You can see all the gory details in our release changelogs.

Your Voice Matters

Need Help?

If you need help there are several ways to reach our community and Maintainers outlined in our support doc

Reporting Issues and Suggesting Features

Your insights help Kit evolve as an open standard for AI/ML. We deeply value the issues and feature requests we get from users in our community :sparkling_heart:. To contribute your thoughts,navigate to the Issues tab and hitting the New Issue green button. Our templates guide you in providing essential details to address your request effectively.

Joining the KitOps Contributors

We ā¤ļø our Kit community and contributors. To learn more about the many ways you can contribute (you don't need to be a coder) and how to get started see our Contributor's Guide. Please read our Governance and our Code of Conduct before contributing.

A Community Built on Respect

At KitOps, inclusivity, empathy, and responsibility are at our core. Please read our Code of Conduct to understand the values guiding our community.

Join KitOps community

For support, release updates, and general KitOps discussion, please join the KitOps Discord. Follow KitOps on X for daily updates.


We share our roadmap openly so anyone in the community can provide feedback and ideas. Let us know what you'd like to see by pinging us on Discord or creating an issue.