Supercharge Kubernetes with Bare Metal

Unleash a new level of performance for your container workloads with dedicated infrastructure that scales

Kubernetes on Bare Metal

Interested in Kubernetes on Bare Metal?

Why Kubernetes?

  • Simplicity

    Because VM-based container environments have more layers to manage, bare metal can be simpler to troubleshoot and support, reducing operating costs.

  • Horsepower

    Individual containers deliver up to 30 percent greater compute and I/O performance in a bare metal environment.

  • Density

    The number of containers per server is far higher in a bare metal environment than a VM-based environment.

  • Utilization

    Higher utilization translates to a smaller data center footprint, lower power and cooling costs, as well as further reductions in management expenses.

  • CSI

    Our CSI plugin allows the creation and mounting of Metal storage volumes as persistent volume claims in a cluster.

  • CCM

    Our cloud controller manager (CCM) implementation for Equinix Metal™, helps keep your clusters running smoothly.

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Together, Kubernetes and Equinix Metal deliver:

  1. Automated, single tenant bare metal
  2. K8s integrations: CSI, CCM, Autoscaler
  3. Deep cloud native community ties
  4. Outstanding personalized support

Partners and Distributions

The Kubernetes ecosystem is growing daily. Check out the projects that maintain formal support for Equinix Metal.

  • Lokomotive Lokomotive is a 100% open source Kubernetes distribution from the folks at Kinvolk.

  • Kubeone A CLI tool and a Go library for installing, managing, and upgrading Kubernetes High-Available (HA) clusters, including on Equinix Metal.

  • Kubermatic Kubermatic eliminates resource-intensive builds and supports smooth cross-team collaboration, while ensuring isolation and control.

  • Platform9 Fully managed Kubernetes as well as Openstack and Serverless solutions.

  • Kontena Pharos The simple, solid, certified Kubernetes distribution that just works.

  • Gardener The Kubernetes botanist — seed Kubernetes clusters across cloud providers at scale.

  • Kubespray Deploy a production ready Kubernetes cluster, including on Equinix Metal.

  • Kinvolk Kinvolk is a Berlin-based company workin on the technologies at the core of modern Linux systems.

  • Weaveworks Weaveworks makes Kubernetes management easy with tools, support and GitOps focus.

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We’re building really large Cassandra and Kubernetes clusters so we need tremendous storage and memory capabilities. The heavier the workload, the more Equinix Metal shines.

Anthony Woods, CTO and Co-founder, Grafana
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