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A single gaming server? A full Kubernetes cluster? No sweat! We've reduced most installs to under 60 seconds, so you can tap into bare metal at software speed.
While we love monthly and annual commitments (seriously, call us!), all of our servers and add-on products are billed based upon hourly usage.
We’ve announced a roadmap to bring Equinix Metal™ to key metros around the world. From Silicon Valley to Singapore, or Ashburn to Amsterdam, we have you covered!
Consume bare metal with a guarantee of getting the exact same physical hardware each time. Don’t forget: we offer discounts of 5-40% based upon term length and volume. Nice!
Bid on spare capacity to reduce the cost of dynamic workloads by deploying additional capacity at reduced rates. Set the conditions of your bid, and submit!
Enjoy the benefits of custom RAM and disk options, while retaining the operational and automation benefits of our developer-friendly public cloud. Contract required.
Provision a fresh instance on the same hardware, which is perfect if you want to keep the assigned IP addresses, user data, etc. Consider it a "do over."
Equinix Metal provides an automated process to provision multiple bare metal servers in batch mode to rapidly install and deploy your application.
Out of band access, for use when a server becomes unreachable due to broken networking, a bad install, misconfiguration, a kernel upgrade, bad firewall rules, etc.
In addition to SSH only access, users can tap into our open source Doorman VPN to (more) securely manage their infrastructure.
Tagging is a feature allowing you to apply custom labels to a single device or multiple devices. Device tagging is purely for filtering purposes at this time.
We staff our IRC and Slack channels (in addition to email) 24 hours per day with experienced developers and network geeks ready to assist.
We offer industry leading OEM / ODM partner hardware running x86 (Intel and AMD) in a variety of sizes to meet workload requirements. Powerful Arm-based machines available by request.
Spread out and relax as your isolated bare metal server is fully utilized by your workload without any virtualization overhead or noisy neighbors.
All of our server configurations include a variety of local storage, mainly enterprise-grade SSD's or high performing NVMe flash drives.
Our configs feature the latest NICs from Mellanox and Intel providing massive throughput as well as direct access to advanced features like DPDK & VPP.
Leverage Intel’s Software Guard Extensions (SGX) or AMD's Secure Encrypted Virtualization (SEV) to provide hardware level security for sensitive workloads.
Interact programmatically with all aspects of our platform using conventional HTTP requests. Whatever you can do via our portal, you can also do via our API!
Consume our API with client libraries in popular languages like Golang, Ruby, Python, Java and PHP. See something that is missing? Let us know!
Our metadata service allows you to provide user data during provisioning time to customize your server during the boot process.
From Terraform and Ansible, we're the most "integrated" bare metal platform on the market. Don't see an integration you use? Let us know!
The Equinix Metal CLI wraps our Golang SDK, allowing interaction with the Equinix Metal platform from an intuitive and powerful command-line interface.
We work closely with the Kubernetes community to ensure a 1st class experience on Equinix Metal, including official Cluster API, Cloud Controller Manager (CCM), Cluster Autoscaler and kube-vip for load balancing.
Seamlessly create private, secure and low-latency connections to thousands of partners using Equinix Fabric.
We support the ability for customers to use both IPv4 and IPv6. Just remember: they aren't making more v4 address space, so at some point IPv6 is going to rule! ;-)
Need some magic, floating IPs? Request them on a per-facility basis and assign them programmatically to your infrastructure. No more waiting for DNS!
The magic of an elastic IPv4 address, but flexible across our global data centers. Useful for Anycast scenarios when you don't have your own AS to announce.
Each Equinix Metal project includes backend (non-routable) IP address space for direct server to server communication over an easy to use private network.
Extend your private backend transfer setup across our global facilities. Customers can use the same secure "backend transfer" approach to communicate across locations.
We designed our network with a full Layer 3 topology to increase performance and flexibility. Extend to Layer 2 with our powerful VLAN capability.
We support "Bring Your Own" IP space (/24 or larger block), so you can leverage your own AS instead of Equinix Metal IPs. We can suggest reputable IP brokers if you are in the market!
Power dynamic, resilient setups using Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), either within an Equinix Metal facility (local) or across many facilities (global). Note: Global BGP requires your own AS, whereas Local BGP does not.
Enable a highly available setup of 2 networking interfaces that supports both Layer 2 and Layer 3 modes at the same time (view docs).
Equinix Metal offers customers the ability to use a custom operating system image as well as a customized iPXE boot image.
We support industry standard licensed operating systems from leading vendors including Microsoft and Red Hat, as well as a 1st-class experience for VMware ESXi.
Equinix Metal offers and supports the most well-known (and well-loved) open source Linux operating systems.
With image pinning, you can reference and install a particular release version of any of Equinix Metal official image (or even a custom image). This allows you to test and move to newer images at your own pace.
If you're a fan of containers, we offer on-demand access to Flatcar Linux, NixOS and other minimalist operating systems.
While each new Equinix Metal server has a root password assigned, it is removed from the customer portal after 24 hours—after which point you’ll need to leverage SSH or to have added a new root password to the machine.
We're sorry, but we just don't trust you all! That's why each deleted instance goes through a robust automated process to completely wipe all data, check firmware and validate BIOS settings.
We've architected our provisioner to work without a public IP, which means that provisions and deprovisions don't require access to the public internet during installation.
Our configurations feature physical TPM chips—a hardware security layer that can be paired with the latest standards library to help secure your environment.
Once we provision a server, it's 100% yours—no agent or keys are installed. Nada, zilch, zero.
We are proud to contribute to the projects we all rely upon, including Kernel.org, Golang, Wireguard, and NixOS. Get in touch if your project needs support!
We've partnered with ARM to make powerful ARM servers available to the software community for testing, porting and continuous integration. Learn more.
Many cloud providers compete with the larger software ecosystem. We stay focused on "boring" foundational infrastructure, and work with partners to help them build amazing software experiences on us.
Equinix provides $1M per year in cloud services for CNCF members to consume for testing, benchmarking, porting and more. Learn more.