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Create and control your Kubernetes clusters on the high performance 1&1 Cloud platform with just a few clicks.

Cluster Hosting
  • Intuitive container management
  • Highly flexible Docker hosting solution
  • Optimal orchestration with Kubernetes
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Flexible, fast, and intuitive:
Kubernetes-as-a-Service with the 1&1 Cloud Panel

Create, orchestrate, or scale your clusters in just a few clicks.

Here's how clusters work:
The 1&1 Cloud Panel displays the interface and functions of the Kubernetes system in the simplest way. With the innovative smart administration, you can configure, scale, and update your individual Kubernetes cluster with just a few clicks. The clearly explained user guide lets you launch container-based applications quickly and easily.
A solution for everything
The Kubernetes-as-a-Service helps you hit the ground running with a suite of solutions automatically installed and configured with a single click. These solutions help you manage your Kubernetes cluster with minimal effort, allowing you to focus on writing your business applications, and spend less time managing the platform.

Managed Cloud Nodes for your Cluster

To set up your Kubernetes-as-a-Service, select the desired specs for your master and worker nodes, plus how many workers you would like. The master organises the orchestration of your containers and can also deploy containers as necessary. You only pay for what you use: to-the-minute billing of your selected configuration, and after deleting the node the package price will be calculated to the minute.

All the advantages at a glance
Kubernetes clusters: industry leading container orchestration for optimum application uptime.
High performance
Optimal utilisation
of resources
Fast provisioning of
Kubernetes clusters
DevOps productivity
1&1 Cloud Server only uses the latest storage technology from SolidFire – compared to HDD, this provides over 10 times faster access times for your data. All virtual machines (VMs) are stored via storage area network (SAN).
The rule-based control system allows for a flexible infrastructure.

Dynamic workload planning optimises resource distribution for your applications.
With just a few clicks, you can start developing in the Container Cloud! For with the intuitive 1&1 user interface, you can set up and efficiently manage your container clusters based on the 1&1 infrastructure in the shortest possible time.
The smooth integration of containers within the CI/CD pipeline (continuous integration and delivery) helps to maximise productivity, and to develop consistent, reusable, ready-for-use software modules.
First class operational
The efficient solution
for container hosting
Gain an increase in operational efficiency through automation and container tool set. The activation of DevOps processes leads to an improved management of the application's life cycle because of the close work between developers and operational department.
With Docker, multiple applications can share the same dependencies and so save disk space, so alternative versions of applications can also be saved in Docker containers. 1&1's high-performance cloud server infrastructure offers the best possible foundation.
Save your data permanently with persistent storage. The containers can be linked to and access the persistent storage flexibly and even during operation. Benefit from scalable volumes, for example, for backups, databases, and photos, since the persistent storage is not connected to specific nodes.
Our 1&1 experts take care of all matters concerning the creation and usage of the Kubernetes-as-a-Service in the Cloud Panel. If you have any questions about Kubernetes or the installed solutions, the 1&1 Cloud Community can help you. Here you can exchange, network, and discuss the latest topics with other people interested in containers as well as with 1&1 experts.
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Top-of-the-line processors for your project

The Kubernetes-as-a-Service offers optimised processors for you and your infrastructure, with maximum flexibility in terms of peak loads and functions. They are designed for professional continuous use.

Best performance for your
server applications
Latest processor technologies from Intel® ensure maximum efficiency and performance for your applications. With an Intel® Xeon® processor tuned to your chosen infrastructure and matched to your needs, you can achieve fantastic computing performance and maximum uptime.
Our cloud service is based on the following processors: Intel® Xeon® E5-2660 v2 und Intel® Xeon® E5-2683 v3.
Be prepared for data- and transaction-intensive applications.
For example, advanced analytics, seasonal peak loads, marketing campaigns, and other mission-critical services.
What is a container?
Virtual machines vs containers
Fields of application
KaaS helps you organise, scale, manage, and, most importantly, orchestrate your application Docker containers. This allows your business to deploy applications quickly and flexibly across heterogeneous and distributed environments. You only pay for the resources you actually need. The short start time of the servers, which take just a few seconds to get going, gives you flexibility while you make the most of the Kubernetes-as-a-Service solution with an extremely efficient and economical use of resources.
Maximum security and
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Secure data transaction
Secure Data Centres
DigiCert SSL certificates are now included with all 1&1 packages, providing maximum protection of your website.
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The 1&1 Data Centres are among the safest and most modern in Europe - verified with ISO-27001:2013 certification from TÜV Nord.
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FAQ - Frequently asked questions about the topic

Cluster Hosting

  • What is the difference between Containers as a Service (CaaS) and Cluster as a Service (ClaaS)?

    Containers as a Service is a form of "container-based virtualisation", also known as "operating-system-level-virtualisation". Containers as a Service is when a hosting service provider provides physical server hardware on which several isolated packages of software known as "containers" run simultaneously and independently of one another. They not only share the system resources, but also share access to the core of the host operating system, the kernel.

    Each container emulates its own isolated IT environment and works with its own virtualised version of the hosting operating system. The containers do not only run isolated from one another, but can also be moved, copied and allocated to other servers; the name "container" is derived from these properties. Applications, services and guest operating systems running within a container do not affect other containers or the host operating system (host OS).

    In comparison to classic server virtualisation, whereby virtual machines (VMs) are coordinated by a hypervisor (virtual machine monitor), container-based applications start much faster and enable highly automated management of IT environments. There is no need for a separate operating system for each container. Additionally, higher density containers can be placed on servers. This, in turn, enables the efficient and need-based use of computing power, saves energy and hardware, simplifies backups, and facilitates the speedy replacement of containers.

    Cluster as a Service on the other hand, is an extension of Containers as a Service: it is a development and hosting platform for container-based applications and services. Containers that belong to an application can be grouped into logical units, or clusters, and can then be managed accordingly. For example, ClaaS enables IT departments and developers to deploy, manage, and scale container-based applications and services in order to achieve business goals faster.
  • Which applications can cluster hosting be used for?

    Cluster as a Service has established itself as the standard in the development of IT applications. Thanks to high-performance infrastructure, ClaaS increases the efficiency of virtual (production) environments – as can be seen in design, simulation or data-supported science for example. Microservices can also be tested easily and inexpensively. With the help of cluster hosting and the use of reusable and modular software components, you can streamline operations and development processes, reduce the complexity of the required infrastructure, and facilitate quality assurance.

    Containers are based on a compiled Docker image and can therefore be created very quickly and transferred to almost any hardware. For example, developers who want or need to make sure that their software builds run identically anytime, anywhere. In container-based applications you can create identical containers with the same software equipment and environment (including operating systems, libraries, languages, versions, etc.) and thus create a uniform, consistent basis for repeatability and reproducibility. Cluster web hosting enables applications to be developed, tested and deployed faster and with fewer risks.
  • Why should I choose 1&1 as my Docker hosting solution?

    The term Docker hosting has practically become a synonym for container-based virtualisation but there are other alternatives to the open source project. Docker is a command line tool based on the "Libcontainer" programming interface. It can be used to start, stop and manage containers.

    Docker container hosting or Docker cloud hosting with 1&1 is quick and easy and comes with clear pricing. We offer a "safe haven" for your containers – a complete solution for managing heterogeneous cloud computing environments and controlling all your applications. Customers will have full access to containers and will be able to manage clusters independently. The necessary resources can be scaled according to your needs – both dynamically and independently for each individual container. With the intuitive control panel, you can create, scale and update clusters in just a few clicks, as well as control container engines, link services to one another and manage dedicated system resources. This way, you can increase the productivity and flexibility of your projects, minimise the infrastructure costs, accelerate resource deployment and simplify management. Our team of 1&1 experts will be more than happy to help you along the way.
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