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Managed Kubernetes: Enterprise Kubernetes at Scale

With the plusserver Kubernetes Engine (PSKE), you use a unique solution to orchestrate Kubernetes clusters quickly and easily in self-service. Depending on your requirements, you can operate and centrally manage your workloads in the GDPR-compliant pluscloud open or at a hyperscaler. Thanks to integrated day 2 operations and optional professional services, you can relieve the burden on your DevOps teams and free up space for your digital innovations. You also benefit from high resilience and optimized costs through autoscaling and hibernation.

  • Self-service, multi-cloud K8s orchestration
  • Open source - no vendor lock-in
  • Security by design and data protection according to GDPR
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Managed Kubernetes with PSKE: your advantages

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Container orchestration in the multi-cloud

Always the cloud of your choice - without the tedious complexity of juggling multiple providers and platforms. You can easily control which clouds your containers run in via the web interface or API. This ensures data sovereignty and prevents vendor lock-in.

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Relieve the burden on your DevOps staff

Respond to the shortage of skilled workers and enable your DevOps teams to focus entirely on application development. With PSKE, you benefit from a noticeable relief from day 2 operations, i.e. typical operational tasks such as patching or monitoring.

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The right technology at any time

As a member of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), plusserver develops PSKE closely on the upstream Kubernetes. With us, you remain future-proof, rely on the industry standard and receive extensively tested and current Kubernetes versions regularly via auto-update.

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Efficient use of resources

Use cloud resources on a "pay as you go" basis with PSKE. Benefit from cost-efficient autoscaling when loads increase. Or define specific periods of time when the dev/test environment is automatically shut down (hibernation) to reduce costs.

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Resilience without extra cost

To ensure that your digital offerings are always available, the PSKE control plane is always operated redundantly for you. In addition, the PSKE has effective self-healing mechanisms to automatically replace faulty nodes.

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Security and data privacy

PSKE is based on the principle of "security by design" and is not only fully auditable, but also protects your applications in practice. You can also process sensitive data in a GDPR-compliant manner in our own pluscloud open in Germany.

Managed Kubernetes: Features at a glance

Multi-Cloud ready

The user interface enables unified deployments of Kubernetes clusters to any cloud infrastructure.

  • Cloud-Act-neutral and data-sovereign pluscloud.
  • External cloud providers (e.g. AWS) with billing from a single source (optional).

Self-service

Even without in-depth know-how, you can perform many activities by yourself with PSKE, for example:

  • Cluster provisioning
  • Node up/downscaling
  • User management
  • Kubernetes upgrades
  • OS lifecycle
  • Autoscaling
  • Hibernation

Control plane

The control plane of the PSKE is fully managed by plusserver, operated redundantly and is therefore highly available.

Autoscaling

Pods and nodes can be scaled automatically when the performance of compute resources is no longer sufficient. This ensures high availability of your applications and helps you optimize your cloud costs. Because you only pay for the additional resources when you really need them.

Hibernation

In addition to autoscaling, a time-controlled shutdown of pods and nodes can be set up. This is useful, for example, if a development environment only needs to be available at certain times. In this way, hibernation helps to reduce costs.

Secure by design

The plusserver Kubernetes engine has been developed with security audits in mind. 

  • Automated patching of the OS of the worker nodes and the minor Kubernetes version​
  • Integrated end-of-life process of the Kubernetes version​
  • Encryption of the Persistent Storage by default​
  • Automated backup of the control plane 

Monitoring + logging

Prometheus monitoring and ELK logging are possible via the control plane.

Open source

PSKE is based on SAP Gardener and is fully open source. You also get CNCF-compliant Kubernetes clusters and a solution that is closely developed on the upstream Kubernetes.

Self-healing

Built-in self-healing mechanisms detect and fix problems on Kubernetes clusters for smooth operation around the clock. This includes an auto-replace of the control plane and worker nodes by default.

GUI, CLI and API

Choose to use a single, convenient web interface for container orchestration across multiple clouds, or create and manage Kubernetes clusters via Infrastructure as Code.

Gardener

PSKE is based on SAP Gardener. This includes the following components:

  • Garden Cluster - contains the central control plane for the Gardener ecosystem
  • Seed Cluster - contains the control plane of the Shoot Cluster
  • Shoot Cluster - contains the Worker Nodes

Managed Kubernetes prices

Free trial

30 days free trial

  • Use all features of the PSKE without restrictions
  • Hibernation & autoscaling
  • Integrated day 2 operations
  • Security by design
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PSKE

  • PSKE: 0.09€/cluster hour
  • CPU: from 0.008€/vCPU per hour
  • RAM: from 0.003 €/GB per hour
  • Storage: from 0.063 €/GB per month
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The prices listed apply to the use of the plusserver Kubernetes Engine on the basis of the plusserver cloud infrastructure. Additional costs apply for traffic, IP addresses and load balancers. The prices of resources at other cloud providers may differ.

Multi-cloud ready: Your workloads in the clouds of your choice - centrally managed with PSKE

Multi-cloud is a reality in many enterprises today. However, the complexity inevitably increases with the number of Kubernetes clusters in different clouds. DevOps teams have to juggle different management tools that are not compatible with each other. Often, however, there is a lack of valuable specialists for this task.

With the plusserver Kubernetes Engine, we provide you with a unique way to manage all clusters via a central and convenient web interface.

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Put your trust in Kubernetes made in Germany

Trust in highest security and availability of your Kubernetes clusters in our certified data centers in Germany. As a founding member of Gaia-X and Sovereign Cloud Stack as well as a CNCF member, we offer you future-proof open source solutions that focus on your digital sovereignty and innovative power.

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What our clients say

Kubernetes is currently the leading platform for container orchestration and additionally has the widest adoption among cloud platform providers. We can use Kubernetes as needed on AWS, in the Google Cloud or in the pluscloud. As part of Managed Kubernetes, we can additionally cede routine tasks around Kubernetes clusters to our Managed Cloud partner plusserver.

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Daniel Thoma
Head of Technical Operations
Travian Games