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What is Okteto for Teams?

If you’ve been following Okteto for any length of time, you’ve probably heard us talk about Okteto Enterprise. Enterprise is for teams of any size who want to run Okteto with their own self-hosted Kubernetes cluster (and is free for teams of 3 or less!).

But what do teams do when they want all the benefits of Okteto, but don’t want or need to self host a Kubernetes cluster?

Okteto for Teams! Okteto for Teams is our Cloud based offering that gives your team all the functionality of Okteto, but hosted and managed in the Cloud by Okteto.

White glove service

When you choose Okteto for Teams, we handle all the setup, installation, and maintenance for your cluster. There’s no need to learn Kubernetes, or worry about having an administrator in charge of your Okteto experience. Each member of your team will have access to namespaces, preview environments, and every other feature developers love about Okteto, but without the hassle of self hosting.

Your team will also have access to a private Slack channel where you can get support from Okteto team members.

Customer success stories

One of our Okteto for Teams customers recently wrote about their experiences working with us, and we’re excited to share their story. Our goal is always to make the developer experience easier, and we were happy to learn how we helped accomplish their goals.

Learn more about’s experience and how Okteto for teams helped them manage their application with over 30 microservices without burning their laptops.

Enterprise vs. Teams

One question we get asked often is, what is the difference between Okteto for Teams and Okteto Enterprise. Here’s what you need to know:

Okteto for Teams is hosted by Okteto in our cloud. You do not need to have a self-hosted instance of Kubernetes to use this service. Your administrator for Okteto for Teams is an Okteto team member. Okteto will manage infrastructure, upgrades and configuration, and the customer manages the application (tasks like user provisioning, development environment deployments, etc...).

Our team will help you not only get started, but will also be available for you in your own Slack channel to answer any questions or to help you troubleshoot issues and customize Okteto to work for your organization’s needs.

Okteto Enterprise offers the same features as our Cloud offering, but instead of running on our cluster in the cloud, it runs on your own self-hosted cluster, which means your company will need to be set up with Kubernetes before you can use Okteto Enterprise. This is a great option for organizations that already use Kubernetes, or that have certain security requirements that prevent them from being able to use cloud-based services.

Features in both Teams and Enterprise

Some features common to both Okteto Enterprise and Okteto for Teams are:

  • Preview environments with every pull request
  • Development environments that are realistic replicas of production
  • Single sign on capabilities so you can integrate with your preferred authentication and authorization provider
  • Namespace sharing for real-time collaboration
  • Custom roles and security policies
  • Premium support from the Okteto team

Do you have questions about whether Okteto for Teams is right for you? Would you like to see a demo and have a chance to chat with our team? Not sure whether you need Enterprise or Teams? Schedule a call and we’d be happy to walk you through both Okteto for Teams and/or Enterprise and show you how Okteto can help your team code faster!

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