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Fast and simple Kubernetes cluster deployments


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

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Linode Kubernetes Engine (LKE)

LKE is a fully-managed K8s container orchestration engine for deploying and managing containerized applications and workloads. LKE combines our 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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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Developer Friendly and Portable

Create and manage your LKE cluster directly through our 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.

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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.

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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 CLI
  • Programmatic management via our 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

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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 our 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 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

We are 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.

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

Nigel Poulton, Linux & Kubernetes Author, Trainer

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