The Kubernetes platform
for internal platforms

Extend the value of Kubernetes to the infrastructure level with a minimal, secure-by-default platform.

When it comes to running Kubernetes, less is more.

If your enterprise is building an internal platform based on Kubernetes, it needs to be reliable. It needs to be stable and available. And you need a platform that assures that.

The promise and pitfalls of Kubernetes

Kubernetes allows you to deploy containerized applications in a declarative, API managed and automated way. It simplifies upgrades and roll-backs. It empowers developers with more autonomy, which leads to greater testing, more agility.

However, the complexity of Kubernetes often leads to:

  • Increased misconfigurations, and a slow learning curve
  • Inconsistencies between dev, staging and live environments lead to deployments failing, throwing a wrench in a team’s timelines
  • Slow processes to deploy and upgrade Kubernetes itself
  • Much expertise and time is needed to secure Kubernetes and the OS on which it runs, diverting resources

Business risks

  • Higher risk of unplanned downtime
  • Unpredictable development delays
  • Lower-quality applications because of less testing
  • Less productive engineering teams
  • Security gaps in applications, Kubernetes or the underlying OS and infrastructure.
  • Deployments that do not work well on bare metal or edge devices 

The Sidero approach

The Sidero platform amplifies the philosophy of Kubernetes. The Sidero platform ensures:

  • Infrastructure supporting Kubernetes follows the same principles as Kubernetes: API-driven, immutable, declarative, and ephemeral
  • Infrastructure is always secure by default
  • Underlying infrastructure is minimal, including only necessary components
  • All infrastructure, from the public cloud to bare metal to VMs, is be treated as cattle
  • Deployments work anywhere – any cloud, bare metal, hypervisors, even edge
  • The platform should both prevent people from doing things the wrong way, and facilitate best practices
  • No OS: The operating system  completely reimagined to provide the correct infrastructure to deploy and operate Kubernetes

Other Kubernetes platforms include everything but the kitchen sink, regardless of whether all those capabilities are desired, adding management complexity and security overhead. The Sidero platform elegantly includes only what you need, allowing you to select your components, while simplifying standard choices.

The  foundation of the Sidero platform is Talos Linux, the minimal operating system for Kubernetes. Talos Linux is secure, image based, immutable, and API managed. It runs everywhere you run Kubernetes, and installs hardened vanilla Kubernetes.

The Sidero platform amplifies the value of Kubernetes, leading to greater uptime, greater agility, and greater efficiency.

Complete visibility and control

Get complete visibility into all your clusters no matter where they run, with adaptive views from a central console.
Upgrade Kubernetes at the click of a button.

Self healing clusters

The SIdero Platform ensures that failed nodes do not impact your operations, transparently recovering and replacing bad nodes, even on bare metal.

Embedded best practices

Built for operational stability, the SIdero platform incorporates knowledge of Kubernetes. Etcd backup and recovery become a trivial API call. Maintaining quorum is automated during upgrades. Your team can move quicker, safely.

Ready to get started?

The Sidero platform is open source. Use it for free.

For production deployments, Enterprise support contracts are available. 

Start a POC by yourself, or in conjunction with our helpful engineers.