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Linode Kubernetes Engine

The Linode Kubernetes Engine combines Linode’s ease of use and simple pricing with the infrastructure efficiency of Kubernetes. You can now get your infrastructure and workloads up and running in minutes instead of days.


Easily Deploy and Manage Kubernetes Clusters

Using Linode Kubernetes Engine, you can configure, provision, and manage your Kubernetes clusters in a few easy steps.


Scale to Meet Demand

Kubernetes Horizontal Pod Scaling scales your instances in real-time to meet changing demands, so you can effortlessly match your resources with your workload.


Enjoy Maximum Efficiency From Your Resources

Automatically get the most out of your resources. Kubernetes seamlessly distributes containers across your cluster to ensure you get the most efficient utilization of your resources.


Deploy Popular Apps Using Helm charts, Operators, and Controllers

Harness the strong open source ecosystem of Kubernetes tooling. Linode Kubernetes Engine supports integration with popular K8s-related tools, such as Rancher, Helm, Operators, and more.


No Kubernetes Management Fees

Enjoy the power of Kubernetes without breaking the bank. You only pay for Linodes, Nodebalancers, and Block Storage services. You don’t pay a penny for your cluster’s master services.  Amazon EKS & GKE charge a per cluster management fee of $.10/hour or $73/month.


More Kubernetes Bundled Services

Each LKE cluster comes with a complimentary Kubernetes control plane – including API, scheduler, etcd, and resource controllers. Your clusters are not subject to a management fee.

Linode Kubernetes Pricing

Linode Kubernetes Engine pricing includes only the resources you consume – Linode VMs, NodeBalancers, and Volumes. Your cluster’s master services are free of charge.

CNCF Kubernetes Certified

CNCF Certified

Linode is part of the CNCF Certified Kubernetes Conformance Program. This certification means your Linode Kubernetes workloads conform to portability standards, and you'll always have access to the latest updates and features. Linode is a silver sponsor of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), where Kubernetes is a Graduated Project.

"I honestly think Linode Kubernetes Engine might be the simplest hosted Kubernetes I've ever used."

Nigel Poulton

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign up for the free trial?

Create a new Linode account by entering your email address in the form at the top of the page. To complete your account setup, you will need to input a valid credit card. A credit card is required to validate your identity, but we will not charge your card during your free trial.

What can I do with my free trial?

Once you complete the sign-up process and agree to the Terms of Service, you can use your credit towards any of Linode’s Compute plans, Kubernetes, Object Storage, Block Storage, or NodeBalancers offerings within the first 60 days. If you exceed the $100 USD credit within the 60-day period, the overage will be charged at standard rates as outlined on our Pricing page.

Do I qualify for a free trial?

Only new customers who have never been a paying customer of Linode and have not previously signed up for a free trial can qualify.

What happens after my trial period ends?

You must spend your service credits during the trial period with Linode.  Unused service credits will automatically expire, and we will charge you our standard rates for any service over $100 USD.  For more information on our prices, visit our Pricing page.