The cloud native service provider

Enabling companies to host core applications with ease. Helping speed up development, increase productivity and reduce costs.

Our story

Civo was born from a team who already had decades worth of experience in the hosting and data centre sector. Mark Boost our CEO was the founder of which grew to become the 5th largest hosting company in the UK, before being sold in 2019.

Back in 2018 we were building a cloud platform for, when we saw the need for a community-led cloud platform, focussing purely on Kubernetes. Born from necessity - this was the start of Civo.

We quickly turned our attention to Rancher Labs K3s – the lightweight Kubernetes distribution – and realised it was a great fit for our goal of creating a quick and easy platform for developers to integrate with their CI/CD and edge scenarios.

So in 2019 we launched the world’s first K3s-powered, managed Kubernetes service into beta.

The beta was a huge success (learn more about our progress here), with a thriving community of passionate Kubernetes users; from beginners to battle-hardened k8s veterans.

Over the next 18 months we continued to improve and refine the Civo platform, listening to feedback from our amazing community along the way.

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Civo Kubernetes logo with circular vector icons surrounding it

Fast forward to early 2021 and the time had arrived to take Civo from beta to an early access phase, which we did at KubeCon EU back in May 2021 to a fantastic reception.

Since then things have moved fast! Here are just some of the highlights of 2021...

Recent developments at Civo, especially the investment from THG Ingenuity, will accelerate our plans for 2022 and beyond. With new products, data centre regions, tools and features all on our roadmap in the near future.

What we stand for

Civo isn’t just a Kubernetes platform. It’s a community, and it’s a vision of how we think cloud industry should be.

We’re on a mission to help simplify Kubernetes and make it more accessible for developers of all levels.

Our goal has always been to develop a simplified, open cloud platform shaped by a global community in an ethical and transparent manner, while empowering positive social and environmental change.

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Our values

Always innovate

We find innovative and creative ways to solve our user’ problems with simplicity in mind.

Act with integrity

We speak honestly to our users and colleagues alike, and ensure our actions match our words.

Achieve excellence

We take pride in our work, always striving to do our best and deliver the highest standards.

Support each other

We build and maintain an encouraging, fun and supportive relationship with both our staff and wider community.

Stay positive

We start each day enthusiastic and full of positive energy to drive us forward.

Meet the team

Just a few of the people that help make Civo what it is

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CTO (Co-Founder)
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CEO (Co-Founder)
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HR Manager
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Director of Innovation
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Principal Engineer
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Site Reliability Engineer
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Site Reliability Engineer
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Technical Support Engineer
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Technical Support Engineer
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Cloud Developer
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Cloud Developer
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Developer Advocate
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Director of Technical Evangelism
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Web Developer
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Web Developer
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Go Developer
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Go Developer
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Developer Advocacy Intern
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Marketing Manager
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Digital Marketing Executive
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PPC & Marketing Executive
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SEO Manager
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Strategic Account Manager
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People Manager