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100% Open Source
Cloud-Native Infrastructure

The community’s favorite Container Linux

Self-hosted security-centric Kubernetes

Cloud-native consulting services, from kernel to cluster

Open-source engineering and technology innovation

Continuing the Kinvolk mission as part of Microsoft

Same team, different company.

From inception, Kinvolk has been committed to building and improving open source Linux and cloud native technologies. We continue that mission as a team within the Microsoft Azure organization.

Open Source, always


Driven by collaboration

Flatcar Container Linux

A community Linux distribution designed for container workloads, with high security and low maintenance

Secure by Design

Immutable filesystem, minimal footprint, automated security updates are just some of the built-in security features

Enterprise Support

Get 24x7 support from the people that build it. Includes the Kinvolk Update Service for managing release rollout.

Automated Updates

Keep your cluster secure by always running an OS with the latest security updates and features


A self-hosted, security-centric and composable Kubernetes distribution for bare-metal and cloud platforms

Fully self-hosted

All Kubernetes components run in Kubernetes, making Kubernetes updates as simple as application updates

Focused on security

With Lokomotive, security is a forethought. We package and integrate best-in-class security tools and practices

Modular design

Lokomotive can run as a full-stack Kubernetes cluster atop Flatcar Container Linux or on a managed Kubernetes offering

Why turn to Kinvolk?

  • World-class engineering team
  • Solid, documented track record
  • Fully transparent and open

Who trusts Kinvolk?

What folks are saying about us!

CoreOS strives for the highest technical standards in our open source projects, and the developers at Kinvolk have consistently met and surpassed these standards. The expansive technical depth of the Kinvolk team has helped ensure that rkt is optimally integrated with the core Linux technologies rkt relies on, such as systemd and the kernel itself.

Jon Boulle · CoreOS

If you're looking for a top-tier team of seasoned open source contributors in the container space (from Linux kernel to Docker to Kubernetes and everything in between), hire Kinvolk. Each time I visited their office in Berlin, I left smarter than I walked in.

Jérôme Petazzoni, Former SRE Manager @ Docker, leading Kubernetes trainer

We are glad we chose to work with Kinvolk. They delivered what they promised, to a tight schedule. Kinvolk’s Lokomotive sets us up with a flexible multi-cloud architecture for the future, enabling us to cost-effectively deliver superior solutions to our customers.

Bruno Wozniak · PubNative

Open Source Engineering · Kubernetes support · Security Assessments

Engineering Services

Cloud native infrastructure services

We offer services for initial deployment of Kubernetes, security reviews, soundness assessment, training, troubleshooting and more Learn more »

Kinvolk Labs is the heart of innovation at Kinvolk.

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