Managed Bare Metal

Build Bare Metal clouds anywhere instantly

Unleash the full potential of your Bare Metal infrastructure in data centers, co-locations, and edge sites, using Kubernetess.

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Build Bare Metal clouds anywhere instantly

Platform9 brings cloud agility to your Bare Metal infrastructure

Automate and offload your manual bare metal lifecycle management tasks from anywhere with Platform9’s cloud-based delivery model. Realize the full potential of your hosts with elastic and flexible bare metal clouds and the ability to deploy or redeploy instantly.

Bare Metal limitations could slow down your cloud initiatives

Icon: Performance

It takes weeks to deploy

Not easy to change what servers do based on business needs

Icon: Security

Unused capacity

Physical servers sit idle waiting for the next ‘perfect workload’

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Unnecessary license spend

Workloads consume entire hypervisor hosts

There’s a better way

Before Platform9

Traditional Bare Metal Approach

  1. Unpack and Rack
  2. Build
  3. Validate OS
  4. Deploy Applications
  5. Debug Deployments
  6. Repeat steps #2 to #5 for every server

Days and weeks

Wasted resources and missed timeline

After Platform9

Bare Metal Cloud Approach

  1. Unpack, Rack, and Connect to Platform9
  2. Build hundreds of servers. Re-deploy & re-configure OS and applications with one click


High efficiency, repeatable, reliable, automation, faster customer response times

How does it work?

100% remote, 100% managed. Platform9 creates and manages your Bare Metal cloud using two key components:

SaaS management plane

  • Icon: CloudAccess physical or public cloud resources easily
  • Icon: EyeGain visibility to your infrastructure with a single pane of glass
  • Icon: Bare MetalCentralize bare metal deployments, management, and troubleshooting
  • Icon: EdgeManage bare metal cloud, on-prem, and edge from any location

Bare Metal controller

  • Icon: NetworkOperates on your IPMI (or management) network
  • Icon: ServerDetects your servers
  • Icon: Bare Metal CloudBuilds your bare metal cloud
  • Icon: StacksDeploys a variety of stacks including Kubernetes clusters, virtualization stacks, and more
Learn more about how Platform9 Managed Bare Metal can help you.

Make Bare Metal Your Advantage

100% high performance
Let your applications run at maximum performance all the time. No Contention Ever
Build private clouds for Virtual Machines with zero effort
Build a 100+ node cloud in minutes. Upgrade OS with ease
Run Kubernetes on Bare Metal
Orchestrate bare metal to build Kubernetes on Infrastructure as code. Self-healing, seamless movement of nodes between clusters & effortless scaling
Edge runs on metal
Gain complete control of Edge deployments, build, patch, upgrade, monitor and rebuild. 100% remote, 100% Managed

Use cases

High performance computing

High performance computing

Build out a high performance on-premise bare metal cloud with very little effort. Automate deployment of performance-sensitive workloads directly on physical servers, such as:

  • Databases
  • Big Data
  • Analytics
  • AI/ML

Retail edge

Fully automate remote deployment of thousands of retail stores end to end using our remote Bare Metal capability combined with our Virtualization and/or Kubernetes offerings. Deploy and manage any or all of below using automation:

  • Operating system
  • Network configuration
  • Virtualization / Kubernetes
  • Containerized applications for POS and other use cases
Retail edge
Telco / 5G edge

Telco / 5G edge

Fully automate deployment of vRAN or packet core software at tens of thousands of cell tower / remote telco edge locations, using our remote Bare Metal capability combined with our virtualization and/or Kubernetes offerings. Automate deployment and management of:

  • Operating system
  • Telco networking stack
  • Kubernetes / virtualization
  • Containerized applications

Additional resources

Resource: Why Bare Metal can’t be operated like the cloud

Why Bare Metal can’t be operated like the cloud

Resource: The Architect’s guide to building private & edge clouds

The Architect’s guide to building private & edge clouds

Resource: A buyer’s guide to distributed Kubernetes solutions

A buyer’s guide to distributed Kubernetes solutions

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