Flatcar Container Linux Pro for Azure

The ideal OS for production container environments on Azure

Flatcar Container Linux Pro for Azure, available in Azure Marketplace, is an optimized version of Flatcar Container Linux. Ideal for production container environments requiring the highest performance, security and support.

Certified Azure-Tuned Linux Kernel, optimally configured for Azure out of the box.

Highest possible network performance, thanks to Azure Accelerated Networking support.

Built-in drivers for all Azure GPU-enabled instance types, enabling access to accelerated graphics hardware for workloads such as machine learning.

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HyperV telemetry, enabling reporting of boot-time and other issues through the hypervisor for ease of troubleshooting and support.

Coming Soon

Optional support for Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS), to enable organizations to meet security compliance requirements.

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Channels

Flatcar Pro follows Flatcar Container Linux release versions and is delivered to the Stable and Beta channels.

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Support

All Pro images come with standard support provided by Kinvolk.

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Pricing

Prices start at $0.01 per core per hour.

Pricing

At a small fraction of your infrastructure costs you can have the peace of mind of running a commercially supported OS, that delivers the features you need on the platform of your choice.

Instance Cores RAM Infrastructure Cost Flatcar Pro Cost Total Hourly Total Monthly
DS1 1 3.5 GB $0.077 $0.010 $0.087 $64.728
D2SV3 2 8 GB $0.110 $0.020 $0.130 $96.720
E2SV3 2 16 GB $0.146 $0.020 $0.166 $123.504
D4SV3 4 16 GB $0.220 $0.040 $0.260 $193.440
E4SV3 4 32 GB $0.292 $0.040 $0.332 $247.008
F8SV2 8 16 GB $0.408 $0.060 $0.468 $348.192
D16SV3 16 64 GB $0.880 $0.080 $0.960 $714.240

For the full pricing scheme, check out Flatcar Container Linux Pro plans and pricing on Azure.

More information

Offer name: flatcar_pro (you can use it in your terraform templates, or to list the latest sku using the az command). More information in this blog post.

Which one is the right version for me?

Flatcar Flatcar Pro for Azure Flatcar LTS for Azure
Container optimized OS including a minimal image and immutable file-system
Built-in security features and automatic updates
Standard Commercial Support by Kinvolk
FIPS support to meet security compliance requirements
Cadence for new major releases 2 months 2 months 12 months
Timespan for security updates Until next release Until next release 18 months
Marketplace-delivered with platform specific optimizations
Certified Azure-Tuned Linux Kernel, optimally configured for Azure out of the box
Built-in drivers for all Azure GPU-enabled instance types, enabling access to accelerated graphics hardware for workloads such as machine learning
HyperV telemetry, enabling reporting of boot-time and other issues through the hypervisor for ease of troubleshooting and support

Enterprises that require 24x7 support can set up a direct support agreement with Kinvolk. Get in touch with us if you want to know more.

Other Platforms

Flatcar Container Linux Pro is delivered through the marketplaces of major cloud platforms, with platform-specific optimizations on each of them.
  • Out of the box EKS integration
  • Built-in GPU drivers
  • Commercial support by Kinvolk
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  • Built-in GPU drivers
  • Commercial support by Kinvolk
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