by Emad Zand, Product Management Director, Cloud-Native Apps


Editor’s note: On November 6th, 2018, VMware renamed VMware Kubernetes Engine (VKE) to VMware Cloud PKS. To learn more about the change, read here.


Since introducing the VMware Kubernetes Engine (VKE) beta on June 26, 2018, we have onboarded many users while trial requests have come in continuously from all over the world. Today, we are announcing that our beta users can use VMware Kubernetes Engine without any limitations. This change will allow our users to create as many Smart Clusters as they want and to add as many developers and IT operators as they like. This capability is a new milestone for VKE, and to support unlimited usage, users will be charged for their resource consumption moving forward.


VKE is priced as an on-demand service with consumption measured on a per-second basis, enabling users to pay only for what they use. VMware 24×7 global support is included, and users will be billed monthly. With on-demand pricing, users may cancel at any time without any commitments or contracts.


VKE is available globally, and it is currently running in three AWS regions: US-West-2 (Oregon), US-East-1 (N. Virginia) and EU-West-1 (Ireland).


For more information on pricing, please visit our pricing web site.


We would like to thank all the beta participants for evaluating VKE and providing us with feedback to help us improve the service.