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Use this lightweight Kubernetes distro to run apps in resource-constrained environments like IoT devices or edge sites.
In a nutshell
- K3s is a highly available, certified Kubernetes distribution designed for production workloads in unattended, resource-constrained, remote locations or inside IoT appliances. When K3s is used with SUSE Rancher, organizations are equipped with an easy, complete and reliable solution for Kubernetes at the edge.
- After two years of research and development, K3s was donated to the CNCF in June 2020. The donation is a testament to SUSE’s commitment to the open source community and their mission to run Kubernetes everywhere.
Why we love it
- K3s when combined with Equinix Metal’s on-demand bare metal hardware can be used for development & testing environments to simplify your Kubernetes SDLC (Software Development Lifecycle)
- K3s is packaged as a single <40MB binary that reduces the dependencies and steps needed to install, run and auto-update a production Kubernetes cluster.
- K3s is perfectly suited to Kubernetes deployments in resource constrained edge deployments in Equinix Metal Edge Metro DCs.
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