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Supercharge Kubernetes with Bare Metal

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

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Solution Highlights
  • Automated, single tenant bare metal.
  • K8s integrations: CSI, CCM, Autoscaler.
  • Deep cloud native community ties.
  • Outstanding personalized support.

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Why Run K8s on Bare Metal?

Want to give it a try? Check out our resources, including a simple guide using Terraform, Calico and BGP. Get Started.

  • 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 & mounting of Packet storage volumes as persistent volume claims in a cluster.
  • CCM
    Our cloud controller manager (CCM) implementation for Packet, helps keep your clusters running smoothly.

Partners & Distributions

The Kubernetes ecosystem is growing daily - here are some of the outstanding projects that maintain formal support for Packet.

Lokomotive

Lokomotive

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

Kubeone

Kubeone

a CLI tool and a Go library for installing, managing, and upgrading Kubernetes High-Available (HA) clusters, including on Packet bare metal.

k3s

k3s

Lightweight Kubernetes that is easy to install. A binary of less than 40 MB. Only 512 MB of RAM required to run.

Rancher

Rancher

An open source multi cluster management platform that makes it easy for operations teams to deploy, manage and secure Kubernetes everywhere.

Kubermatic

Kubermatic

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

Platform9

Platform9

Fully managed Kubernetes as well as Openstack and Serverless solutions.

Kontena Pharos

Kontena Pharos

The simple, solid, certified Kubernetes distribution that just works.

Gardener

Gardener

The Kubernetes botanist - seed Kubernetes clusters across cloud providers at scale.

Kubespray

Kubespray

Deploy a production ready Kubernetes cluster, including on Packet bare metal.

Kinvolk

Kinvolk

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

WeaveWorks

WeaveWorks

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

Loodse

Loodse

Deploy, manage and run multiple Kubernetes clusters with a production-proven platform.