Case Study: Equinix Metal Builds on Flatcar

It started as a crazy idea. Back in 2014, the cloud rush had just started. Compute workloads were moving to “virtual machines as a service”. This was the inevitable future of IT. A small team of industry veterans, however, saw things differently. They believed there would be users who wanted the guaranteed performance, security and […]

It started as a crazy idea.
Back in 2014, the cloud rush had just started. Compute workloads were moving to “virtual machines as a service”. This was the inevitable future of IT.
A small team of industry veterans, however, saw things differently. They believed there would be users who wanted the guaranteed performance, security and control of running their own bare metal, but with the experience of the cloud. The idea of a “bare metal cloud” was born, along with the company, Packet, that would define the category.
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