Heptio Kubernetes® Subscription

A fully supported Kubernetes deployment with the assurance and stability of a distribution, but the control and flexibility of open source.

Heptio Kubernetes Subscription (HKS) is a production-grade deployment of Kubernetes, supported 24×7 by Heptio. HKS is based on a customized but proven reference architecture centered on upstream Kubernetes, bolstered by Heptio open source tools that fill key gaps in the Kubernetes ecosystem to improve usability. We provide advisory support so you can avoid issues in the first place, and break-fix support for when issues do occur.

No vendor lock-in

We deliver the enterprise grade support you need to safely run your business on open source Kubernetes, without forcing you to accept vendor lock-in.

Run Kubernetes anywhere

Heptio supports deployments on premises or on any major public cloud offering, so you retain the flexibility to run workloads where you want.

Use the tech of your choice

We deliver a strong baseline solution built on open source technology, with the flexibility to adapt or tune your environment to meet unique enterprise operating requirements.

Open source tools

Heptio designs and builds tools that improve the cost and complexity of running Kubernetes; examples include Heptio Ark, Heptio Sonobuoy, and Heptio Contour.

Critical patches

We deliver hot patches to ensure your cluster is production hardened, and work with the community to ensure the fixes are included in the next Kubernetes release.

24×7 coverage

Our support subscriptions are SLA-driven. Business Critical support offers online service available 24x7x365 and Business Day support offers 6 am-6 pm PST service.

Heptio Kubernetes Subscription Pricing

Pricing for Heptio Kubernetes Subscription is designed to provide you the flexibility to grow your Kubernetes footprint and use your resources elastically, without unpredictable costs. Our pricing is based on the size of your environment, and includes either Business Critical (24×7) or Business Day (6 am-6 pm PST) support.


For small teams beginning their cloud native journey

1 supported configuration*
Unlimited tickets
Up to 25 nodes

Business Day: $2,000/month
Business Critical: $3,000/month


For organizations with growing deployments

Up to 3 supported configs*
Unlimited tickets
Up to 250 nodes


For large mission-critical environments

Up to 5 supported configs*
Unlimited tickets
Up to 750 nodes


For the largest web-scale environments

More than 750 nodes

*Configuration defined as unique combination of: 1. Infrastructure (AWS, Azure, GCP, bare metal), 2. Host operating system, 3. Kubernetes version, 4. Container runtime and version, and 5. Container network and version.

Kubernetes® is a registered trademark of The Linux Foundation in the United States and other countries, and is used pursuant to a license from The Linux Foundation.

“As Netskope built a Kubernetes-based infrastructure to power our market-leading security platform we chose Heptio to support our production clusters because we strategically value the flexibility and control inherent in staying close to the Kubernetes community.”

Sanjay Beri
CEO & Founder