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How to deploy Managed Kubernetes cluster using Terraform

Managed Kubernetes easily automates the deployment, scaling, and management of container workloads but takes a couple of steps to deploy by itself. So, what better solution to combine with Managed Kubernetes than the simple yet powerful open-source infrastructure management tool, Terraform. In this tutorial, we’ll show to set up a Terraform configuration for a Managed […]


How to get started with Managed Kubernetes

Kubernetes is an open-source container orchestration system which automates the deployment, scaling and management of containerised applications. UpCloud’s Managed Kubernetes offers a fully-managed solution which allows you to create and begin using Kubernetes clusters in just a few minutes. Through Kubernetes, you can manage and orchestrate containers (such as Docker) across multiple hosts. Using Kubernetes […]


How to set up a private VPN Server using UpCloud and UTunnel

UTunnel is an easy-to-setup VPN as a Service (VPNaaS) provider, offering robust VPN and Zero Trust networking solutions targeted towards small and medium businesses. UTunnel enables easy VPN server deployment and administration, as well as trouble-free user management. UTunnel offers two options to set up your VPN server on UpCloud: the Integrated Cloud option and […]


Information on services and features

UpCloud services

UpCloud is a European cloud service provider offering cloud servers on an hourly billed infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS). We provide our users with the computing, storage and networking needed to develop and run applications and workloads in the cloud. We also offer additional services such as a firewall, private networks and backups. On our high-performance IaaS, our […]

Cloud Servers

Cloud Servers offer on-demand availability of computer system resources, including data storage and computational capacity without the need to directly manage the server hardware. UpCloud users are able to deploy Cloud Servers by selecting from the predefined configuration options; General Purpose, High CPU and High Memory plans or by freely allocating resources as needed using […]


The UpCloud infrastructure-as-a-service is designed around redundancy and high availability, and a core part of it is the separation of computation and storage. The redundancy-enabled storage backends are hosted independently from the compute nodes which allows instant operation failover in case of a fault in any part of the system as well as operational load […]


System management and API clients

System imaging

UpCloud Packer Builder

Packer is an easy-to-use automation solution for creating any type of machine images. It embraces modern configuration management by allowing automated software installation and setup within Packer-built images. UpCloud Packer builder integrates Packer with our Cloud Servers and makes creating private templates fast! Packer plugin UpCloud Packer builder is a plugin for Packer to simplify template […]


UpCloud Ansible Collection

Ansible is a popular configuration management tool for provisioning anything from individual cloud servers to entire cloud infrastructures. It executes the requested operation by following user-defined playbooks, lists of customisable actions written in YAML, on specified cloud servers. Using Ansible, you can automate all bootstrapping operations, like installing and updating software, creating and removing users, […]


UpCloud Command-Line Interface

UpCloud Command-Line Interface, or UpCloud CLI for short, is a text-based user interface to UpCloud’s Infrastructure-as-a-service. It provides a fast command-line tool for accessing and managing your UpCloud resources. Save valuable time with quick commands always right at your fingertips! UpCloud CLI UpCloud CLI allows you to control your Cloud Servers, storage and networking from […]

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