Fast and simple Kubernetes cluster deployments

Linode Kubernetes Engine is a fully-managed container orchestration engine for deploying and managing containerized applications and workloads. Linode Kubernetes is currently available in beta, and customers can qualify for $100/mo credit during the beta period.




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Linode Kubernetes Engine

The Linode Kubernetes Engine 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 Linode Kubernetes Engine, you can configure, provision, and manage your Kubernetes clusters in a few easy steps.


Autoscale to Meet Demand

Kubernetes Horizontal Pod Autoscaling scales your instances in real-time to meet changing demands, so you can effortlessly match your resources with your workload.


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.


Deploy Popular Apps Using Helm charts, Operators, and Controllers

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


Only Pay for What You Use

Enjoy the power of Kubernetes without breaking the bank. You only pay for Linodes, Nodebalancers, and Block Storage. You don’t pay a penny for your cluster’s master services.


Kubernetes Master Services On Us

Linode Kubernetes Engine comes with a complimentary Kubernetes Master to get your cluster up and running at no additional fee. This includes all of the Kubernetes control plane processes – including API, scheduler, resource controllers, and more.

Linode Kubernetes Pricing

Linode Kubernetes Engine pricing includes only the resources you consume – Linode VMs, NodeBalancers, and Volumes. Your cluster’s master services are free of charge.


CNCF Certified

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

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Access Kubernetes Beta Now

Linode Kubernetes Engine beta is now open.  Follow the three steps below for immediate access and take advantage of $100/month infrastructure credits.

Step 1

Step 1: Create Free Linode Account

For new customers, simply create your free Linode account by signing up here. If you are an existing Linode customer skip to step 2.

Step 2

Step 2: Request Access to Kubernetes

Linode Kubernetes is currently in beta. You must request access to have it activated in your account. To do this, open a general support ticket with a request to be added to the Linode Kubernetes Engine Beta Program.

Step 3

Step 3: Login and Deploy Cluster

Once you receive email confirmation that Kubernetes has been added to your account, simply login to Cloud Manager, select "Kubernetes" on the left-hand navigation bar, and deploy your first cluster. A $100 infrastructure credit will automatically be added to your account.



Our Special Thanks to You

All Linode Kubernetes participants will receive special swag as a thank you for your time and feedback.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I activate my $100 per month credits?

Once you have submitted your support ticket requesting access to the Linode Kubernetes beta program, you will receive a confirmation email. Once your first cluster is create, a $100/month credit will be added to your account. Credits will continue based on active clusters until the conclusion of the beta program, after which you will be responsible for any future infrastructure charges.

How do I provide feedback during the beta program

As part of the Linode Kubernetes beta, you will be included in “Linode Green Light,” an exclusive program connecting beta users with our product and engineering teams via a private Slack channel.

How do I sign up for a free Linode account?

Create a new Linode account by entering your email address, username, and password on the Linode sign up page here. To complete your account setup, you will need to input a valid credit card.  A credit card is required to validate your identity, but we will not charge your card during the beta program period.

What can I do with my Kubernetes trial?

Once you complete the sign-up process and agree to the Terms of Service, you can setup a new cluster that uses any of Linode’s Compute plans, Object Storage, Block Storage, or NodeBalancers offerings. When Kubernetes services are active during the beta, you will receive $100 USD credit toward your infrastructure. If you exceed the credit within the month period, the overage will be charged at standard rates as outlined on our Pricing page.

Do I qualify for the Kubernetes beta?

New or existing customers can sign up for the Kubernetes program.

What happens after my Kubernetes beta period ends?

You must spend your service credits during the trial period with Linode. Unused service credits will automatically expire, and we will charge you our standard rates for any service over $100 USD. For more information on our prices, visit our Pricing page.