Today! PRXMTY! Get Closer!

[Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Forty Nine]

Starting this afternoon and running across the globe, Equinix Metal is running its first ever Online Technical User Conference, PRXMTY streaming LIVE on

And for the EMEA time zones, I’m totally one of the co-hosts along with the dazzling Mark Coleman and the exceptional David McKay.


But first the news:

The entire schedule is at but I’m particularly chuffed about quite a few talks and activities.

K3s and Metal for IoT

At Qubitro, our goal is to build the next generation IoT Cloud for devices and device data to help developers at any scale.

To fully realize the value of IoT, you need to incorporate systems that support rapid change, flexibility, and immense scale and performance and that is what we do at Qubitro.

Join us to learn more about how do we get the benefit of Kubernetes to meet dynamically changing requirements with Equinix Metal, including specific use-cases for K3S and K8S.

Create a Mobile Core Telecom for Breakfast

At Travelping we know about creating telco networks. Using Cloud-Enabled Network Service Operation (ceNNso), we’re going to show you how to create a global, 5G-ready, mobile-core deployment by selecting the right food from the menu. Our menu today includes Equinix Metal bare metal servers, IBM Telco Edge Satellite Management and Cloud Location, RedHat Openshift, a classic telco co-location in Hamburg, Travelping cloud native CNFs, and Equinix Fabric.

Your chef, Holger Winkelmannn, founder, C(E)TO and EPC network geek of Travelping, creates a veritable feast – be sure to bring your cloud native appetite.

How We Got Close to the Metal with OpenFaaS

Join Alex from the OpenFaaS project as he presents a deep-dive into how moving closer to the metal gave the new faasd project superpowers that were not available in Kubernetes. 

faasd gets closer to its containers by removing clustering altogether and working directly with containerd. Cold starts are a thing of the past, idle functions can be frozen and immediately thawed out, 20x more containers can be packed into a single host, stateful workloads can be co-located for low latency, and bare-metal makes secure VM isolation practical at scale.

Learn what happens when you challenge the assumptions of the status quo, and what kinds of benefits you can get from running workloads closer to the metal.




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