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Fast and simple Kubernetes cluster deployments


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

Linode Kubernetes Engine (LKE)

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 infrastructure efficiency. You can now get your infrastructure and workloads up and running in minutes instead of days.


Easily Deploy and Manage

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


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.


No Management Fees

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

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


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 Bundled Services

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

LKE Demonstration

Linode Pricing

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

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.



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, Linux & Kubernetes Author, Trainer

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