Skip to main content

Fast and simple Kubernetes cluster deployments

KUBERNETES

Deploy Kubernetes clusters with our fully-managed container orchestration engine.

Linode Kubernetes Engine (LKE)

LKE is a fully-managed K8s container orchestration engine for deploying and managing containerized applications and workloads. LKE combines Linode’s ease of use and simple pricing with infrastructure efficiency. You can now get your infrastructure and workloads up and running in minutes instead of days.


linode-splash-kubernetes-maximum-efficiency

Enjoy Maximum Efficiency From Your Resources

Automatically get the most out of your resources. Seamlessly distribute containers across your cluster to ensure you get the most efficient utilization of your resources.

linode-splash-kubernetes-autoscale-instances

Automatically Scale Clusters to Meet Demand

Create and destroy resources in real time based on set limits with Horizontal Cluster Autoscaling. Efficiently manage node pools, resulting in highly available and stable applications.

linode-splash-kubernetes-pay-use

No Management Fees

You only pay for Compute Instances, NodeBalancers, and Block Storage Volumes. You don’t pay a penny for your managed Kubernetes control plane, unlike other Cloud providers.

Amazon EKS & GKE charge a per cluster management fee of $.10/hour or $73/month. 

linode-splash-kubernetes-kubernetes-master

Developer Friendly and Portable

Create and manage your LKE cluster directly through the Linode API, enabling you to integrate Kubernetes management with your own infrastructure. Since LKE is built on Kubernetes, you can quickly move your existing applications and workloads to Linode’s platform.

linode-splash-kubernetes-deploy-apps

Deploy Popular Apps Using Helm charts, Operators, and Controllers

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

Video Thumbnail

Specifications

Technical Specifications

  • Plans supported: Dedicated CPU, Shared CPU, High Memory
  • Nodes per node pool: 1-100 nodes
  • Recommended node pool minimum: 3 nodes
  • Memory per node: 4GB - 512GB
  • SSD Storage per node: 50GB - 7200GB
  • Transfer per node: 4-20TB
  • Network In: 40 Gbps
  • Network Out: 2-12 Gbps
  • Dedicated IPv4 and IPv6 addresses
  • Full root access for cluster nodes
  • Direct console access through Lish for cluster nodes
  • Provision via Cloud Manager or Linode CLI
  • Programmatic management via Linode API
  • Deploy via Terraform Provider
  • Multi-queue NIC support
  • Availability: across all regions

Free Bundled Services

Complementary Paid Services

Recommended Workloads

  • Production applications that scale rapidly
  • Workloads with multiple containers
  • CI/CD development
  • Microservice applications
Video Thumbnail

Introduction to Linode Kubernetes Engine

Linode Kubernetes Engine Plans

LKE pricing include only the resources you consume – Compute Instances, NodeBalancers, and Volumes. The service provides a free Kubernetes Control Plane, which can be upgraded to high-availability for $60 per cluster, per month.

Additional LKE Features

etcd Backups

A snapshot of your cluster's metadata is backed up continuously, so your cluster is automatically restored in the event of a failure.

Self-Service Version Upgrades

Get the latest Kubernetes features and security by easily upgrading your clusters' Kubernetes versions on your own schedule in the Linode Cloud Manager.

Automated Recovery

All of your master and node components are monitored and will automatically recover if they fail.

Persistent Storage

Block Storage Volumes are automatically provisioned, attached as workloads, and deployed to your LKE cluster.

DNS Management

DNS records are assigned to new resources upon creation and removed when those resources are deleted.

Load Balancing

LKE can automatically provision and configure Linode NodeBalancers to route traffic from the public internet to your cluster's distributed workloads.

Aggregation Layer & Metrics Pipeline

The API server connects to LKE workloads allowing you to see real-time metrics for your cluster.
CNCF Kubernetes Certified

CNCF Certified

Linode is certified as part of the CNCF Certified Kubernetes Conformance Program. This means your LKE 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, Linux & Kubernetes Author, Trainer

FREE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
Learn Kubernetes with Linode

Getting Started

K8s in Production

Advanced
Configuration

More Kubernetes Content

Linode Content Resources

Ready to get started or have questions?

Set up your free account today or contact a Linode sales consultant to learn more.

Looking for pricing and comparisons? Explore our interactive pricing tools