Dec 28, 2020

Throughout the year, the Vultr team expanded driver support and added new tooling for Kubernetes. If you want to deploy Kubernetes on our worldwide platform, you can now integrate any of the the available Vultr plugins and native tooling and get your cluster online in minutes.

We are also thrilled to announce a brand new option — Vultr Kubernetes Engine (VKE). VKE is Vultr's managed Kubernetes offering and it will be available as a closed beta in early 2021. We encourage anyone interested in using Kubernetes to join the beta and try it out!

What is Kubernetes?
Kubernetes, also known as K8s, is a self-healing, load-balanced, automated orchestration platform that manages containers, storage, DNS, and scales your infrastructure to meet changing loads. Just as the standard 40-foot shipping container and cargo ship revolutionized intercontinental trade and made the merchant clipper ship a relic, standardized software containers and orchestration platforms like Kubernetes are replacing manual configuration methods. If you manually configure your servers, you should see how Kubernetes can streamline your operation.

There is a wide range of K8s solutions available in the Vultr ecosystem. You can browse all first-party integrations and managed services by visiting the Kubernetes solutions page.

Why use Vultr Kubernetes Engine?
Our Vultr Kubernetes Engine runs your container workloads in a cluster that's integrated with Vultr's DNS, Block Storage, and Load Balancers. We manage the Control Plane and worker nodes for you so you can focus on scaling your applications seamlessly based on storage required or public traffic. Stop worrying about the complexity of managing Kubernetes — we'll maintain your cluster and provide the Control Plane.

Vultr Kubernetes Engine Pricing
Vultr Kubernetes Engine pricing is straightforward — you only pay for the resources you deploy. Your instances, block storage, and load balancers are billed at regular hourly rates. Plus, Vultr provides and manages the Control Plane for no additional charge!

Join the Beta
If you have containerized your applications, or want to, then Vultr Kubernetes Engine is right for you. Focus entirely on deploying and managing your application. Eliminate the daunting task of maintaining Kubernetes clusters and let VKE manage that infrastructure.

Please join the waitlist and the Kubernetes team will send you a welcome kit as soon as the beta starts. Or, learn more by visiting the Kubernetes solutions page.

If you have questions or feedback, we'd love to hear from you! Reach us on our contact page or tweet @Vultr.