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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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
Complementary Paid Services
- Production applications that scale rapidly
- Workloads with multiple containers
- CI/CD development
- Microservice applications
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
Self-Service Version Upgrades
Aggregation Layer & Metrics Pipeline
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.
FREE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
Learn Kubernetes with Linode
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Scaling Kubernetes Across RegionsCreate, connect, and operate three Kubernetes clusters in North America, Europe, and Southeast Asia.
How to Safely Upgrade Minor LKE VersionsThis guide will go over the Kubernetes upgrade process, provide a brief introduction to the public Kubernetes changelog as it applies to LKE, and discuss tools like Popeye that can highlight incompatibilities or other issues within a cluster’s configuration both before and after upgrading.
Proactive Scaling for Kubernetes ClustersLearn how to size and proactively create nodes for faster scaling in a Kubernetes cluster.
Learnk8s Lab: CI/CD for Kubernetes with Jenkins XLearn how migrating a monolithic open source project to microservices using Jenkins X can help speed up development practices and train teams.
Use Terraform to Provision Linode EnvironmentsThis guide will show you how to install and use the Terraform client software from a Linux system and how to use Terraform to provision a Linode.
Deploying a Linode Kubernetes Engine Cluster Using TerraformThis guide will walk you through the steps needed to deploy a Kubernetes cluster using LKE and the popular infrastructure as code (IaC) tool, Terraform.
Linode LIVE! Understanding Kubernetes: Working with Persistent Data and the Linode Storage BackendListen on demand to this free three-week course from the author of The Kubernetes Book, Nigel Poulton. Learn how to build clusters, deploy apps, set up NodeBalancers, and more. Make sure to tune into all three webinars as learning will be progressive with work assigned in between each session. Attendees will also receive free access […]
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