Proof of Concept

Try it yourself

Talos Linux is open source and free to use, even in production, so test it your way.

If you want the simplest way to create a Kubernetes cluster on bare metal or edge devices, sign up for a free trial of Omni.

Self Directed or Assisted Trial

Looking for the easiest way to run Kubernetes on bare metal or edge devices? Try Omni, the SaaS for Kubernetes, here:

To try out Talos Linux or Sidero Metal:

Self trial

Want to try Sidero Metal and Talos Linux out by yourself? We recommend the following steps.

Test Drive Talos Linux

  • Install Talos Linux on your local machine in Docker, using the Quickstart guide. This will give you a full Kubernetes cluster powered by an API managed operating system.
  • Join our community on Slack or Matrix to ask questions.
  • Get support at GitHub Discussions.

Deploy on Bare Metal, Cloud, Hypervisors or SBCs:

Once you are ready to deploy Kubernetes on “real” infrastructure:

If you run into any issues, reach out via Slack or Matrix, or contact us, and we can setup a call to work through any problems.

Assisted Trial or Demo

If you just want to see the software in action, let us know you just want a demo. If you are ready to kick the tires, the most efficient way is a guided proof of concept.

Working with one of our engineers, you define what is meaningful evaluation and success criteria.

You will plan, then install Kubernetes in your infrastructure. The Sidero engineer will be on hand to guide, advise, and make nerdy jokes.*

Most customers can set up a complete Sidero environment within a few hours.

*Note: our engineers are hired for technical skill, not humor. Jokes may not actually be funny.

To start a Guided POC, or request a demo, just let us know how to contact you:

The assisted trial process taught me a lot about Kubernetes, and what to look out for. The Sidero team genuinely wanted to solve my problems.