Where to 'play' with k8, free or cheap?

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  • k3d

    Little helper to run CNCF's k3s in Docker

    If you have docker available - you could play around with k3d (https://k3d.io/) or start a k3s on a raspberry pi. You could also setup a minikube on your host.

  • k-andy

    Low cost Kubernetes stack for startups, prototypes, and playgrounds on Hetzner Cloud.

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  • k3s

    Lightweight Kubernetes

    Test it on a real HA K3s cluster on hetzner cloud for 20€/month. You can bootstrap in less than 2min with terraform.

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

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