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CoreOS Essentials by Rimantas Mocevicius

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Another cloud alternative for running CoreOS clusters

To bootstrap our Test/Staging and Production clusters, we used the Google Cloud Compute Engine's virtual instances, but sometimes you might want to run your servers on real servers (bare-metal servers) that are not stored at your premises.

There are a number of different bare-metal server providers out there, but one that caught my eye was https://www.packet.net.

I recently came across these while I was investigating hosting solutions for CoreOS and containers. They're interesting in the sense that, instead of going the typical cloud/hypervisor route, they've created a true, on-demand, and bare-metal cloud solution. I'm able to spin up a CoreOS server from scratch in less than 5 minutes, and ...

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