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Chart Your Kubernetes Journey with Packet Bare Metal

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

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Why Run K8s on Bare Metal?

The leading companies in the world run container workloads on bare metal. Here's why:

Why Run K8s on Bare Metal?
  • 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.

Official Kubernetes Plugins

CSI

CSI

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

CCM

CCM

cloud controller manager (CCM) implementation for Packet. Please read through the requirements carefully!

Sample K8s Installation

KUBERNETES + METAL LB + CALICO

Sample K8s Installation

Use Terraform to deploy Kubernetes on Packet bare metal in a single facility. This will deploy a cluster of 3 (1 master and 2 worker nodes).

View the guide on GitHub

Fabulous K8s Partners

It's a multi-cloud world, and there are plenty of fine folks to help smooth out the rough edges. We work with a variety of partners to ensure 1st class Packet support, allowing you to deploy Kubernetes with confidence across any infrastructure.