Fast and simple Kubernetes cluster deployments

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

Linode Kubernetes Engine

Linode Kubernetes Engine (LKE) is a fully-managed container orchestration engine for deploying and managing containerized applications and workloads. LKE 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 LKE, you can configure, provision, and manage your Kubernetes clusters in a few easy steps.


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.


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. 


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.


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.


More Kubernetes Bundled Services

LKE comes with a complimentary Kubernetes Master per cluster at no additional fee. This includes a complimentary Kubernetes control plane – including API, scheduler, etcd, and resource controllers.  

Linode Kubernetes Demonstration

Linode Kubernetes Pricing

LKE pricing includes only the resources you consume – Linodes, NodeBalancers, and Volumes. Your cluster’s master services are free of charge.

Additional 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.


We’ll let you know when newer versions of Kubernetes become available so you can stay up-to-date.

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

CNCF Certified

Linode is certified as part of the CNCF Certified Kubernetes Conformance Program. This 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.



Simplicity, Support, and Openness Lead Changelog to Linode Kubernetes Engine

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

Nigel Poulton

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