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Tooling

Packet's Kubernetes ecosystem is very diverse and flexible. It works with a wide variety of open source and enterprise solutions.

Community Open Source

As the Kubernetes ecosystem matures, it has adopted formal specifications to help ensure a consistent experience across infrastructure providers and third-party solutions. We support, create, and contribute to various open-source projects and integrations to give you more control over Kubernetes on Packet.

Core Kubernetes
Name Description Link
Upstream Kubernetes The official open-source project owned by the CNCF.
Cluster Autoscaler for Packet Autoscaling for worker node groups in your Kubernetes clusters.
Packet Cloud Controller Manager Allows clusters to interface and authenticate with Packet's APIs.
Packet Cluster API provider The Cluster API is a Kubernetes project to bring declarative, Kubernetes-style APIs to cluster creation, configuration, and management. It provides optional, additive functionality on top of core Kubernetes.
Packet Container Storage Interface Create Persistent Volumes for Kubernetes from Packet's block storage offering using the CSI standard.
3rd-Party
Name Description Link
Calico Networking and network security solution. GitHub
Crossplane Manage cluster deployments across cloud providers.
Gardener SAP’s Kubernetes Control Plane Manager. GitHub
K3s Lightweight certified Kubernetes distribution made by Rancher for IoT & Edge computing. GitHub
Kubeadm kubeadm bootstraps a minimal Kubernetes cluster, meeting conformance standards, and automating many cluster operations through its toolchain. GitHub
Kubespray Runs perfectly on Packet, using Ansible as its substrate for provisioning and orchestration. kops performs the provisioning and orchestration itself, and as such is less flexible in deployment platforms. GitHub
MetalLB A load-balancer implementation for bare metal Kubernetes clusters, using standard routing protocols. GitHub

Commercial Open Source

There are a host of excellent commercial services which are built on an open-source base giving peace of mind.

Service Description
Cloud66 London-based Cloud66 offers a managed Kubernetes container service called Maestro, which is tested against Packet.
Kubermatic Automated multi cloud Kubernetes and related services.
Lokomotive An open-source project by Kinvolk which distributes pure upstream Kubernetes.
Platform9 Packet works closely with Platform9, a managed cloud provider, to enable users with Kubernetes, Openstack, and Serverless solutions.
Rancher Managed Kubernetes as a service for on-prem or hybrid clusters.
Weave Kubernetes Platform Managed Kubernetes service with GitOps in the cloud or on prem.

Enterprise Solutions

For enterprise-level support and services these are your first port of call.

Service Description
Google Anthos Manage Kubernetes workloads across on-prem and public cloud environments.
Red Hat OpenShift OpenShift is an open source container application platform by Red Hat based on the Kubernetes container orchestrator for enterprise app development and deployment.
VMware Tanzu Use VMware’s ESXi platform to enable cloud native deployments across on-prem and public cloud compute.

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