You want to run Kubernetes in a sustainable and affordable way? Then this Kubernetes hosting is for you: Built specifically on low power components, your Kubernetes cluster is not only friendly to your wallet, but even more to the environment.
Each Kubernetes node has been tested to consume less than 20W at maximum performance. While our data center is using 100% renewable energy, we try to even make an extra effort to reduce impact on the environment.
The low power Kubernetes hosting not only is very environment friendly, but also very friendly to the budget. By using significantly less resources, you contribute to saving the environment as well as spending money on resources you don't need.
When starting small, you always have the possibility to grow your cluster in the future, reacting to the actual needs.
Your Kubernetes cluster is running on dedicated hardware. No interruption, no rescheduling, no peer pressure. All resources are completely usable by you.
All our Kubernetes cluster are fully ready for the IPv6 world: all nodes are running on an IPv6-only network. For IPv4 reachability we offer you dedicated mapped IPv4 addresses.
Our Kubernetes Hosting might be the world's most environment friendly Kubernetes hosting out there. Not only are all components carefully chosen to use as little energy as possible, but additionally the electricity is coming from 100% renewebale energy sources.
Other providers are dealing with Carbon Certificates, offsetting their energy and claiming to be green. None of that makes sense to us, as the emissions are produced nonetheless, fossil fuels are used or nuclear energy contributes to running your Kubernetes cluster elsewhere.
Here at ungleich we start from the beginning and continue to improve our energy usage every day. Not only are we using a 100% renewable energy (locally produced!), but we also research specific hardware to optimise the energy usage required by Kubernetes clusters.
Each Kubernetes cluster consists of 3 or more k8s nodes. While you can grow it with adding individual nodes, we recommend to grow it in numbers of 3. The reason for this is the underlying storage technology Ceph that saves each of your data blocks 3 times.
As your workload is running on any of the k8s nodes, maintenance work and failovers can be executed without interrupting the services (assuming your workload is deployed accordingly).
Using a built-in dedicated Ceph cluster we provide you with persistent storage that can be accessed using standard Kubernetes PVCs.
As every k8s node contains a dedicated SSD, by adding new nodes, your storage cluster automatically grows as well.
As the Ceph cluster stores every object 3 times, the 1 TB SSD of each node contributes about 300GiB usable storage.
Our pricing is very simple: Each pack of 3 node nodes is 225 CHF/month. This includes rental of the hardware, network traffic, electricity and maintenance of the kubernetes cluster.
You don't have to worry about additional storage, network fees or other hidden costs.
When you start with our low power Kubernetes hosting and at some point in the future you realise that your applications need more resources, you can even combine the low power Kubernetes hosting with the High Performance Kubernetes Hosting.
The Kubernetes control plane access is available via IPv6 and IPv4. All pods are running in a dedicated /64 IPv6 network. Service IPs are IPv6 only and are located in a second /64 IPv6 network.
The cluster does not support type=LoadBalancer, because it is not necessary in IPv6 only environments. ClusterIPs are already world reachable.
IPv4 reachablity can be configured in two ways:
The current stack uses Calico as the CNI.