Press release: 42on Partners with Sidero Labs to Accelerate Kubernetes Implementations with Talos Operating System

Press release: 42on Partners with Sidero Labs to Accelerate Kubernetes Implementations with Talos Operating System

Date: 27-02-24

Location: Baarn – The Netherlands / Goleta – USA

42on, a leading provider of open-source storage solutions and a subsidiary of Fairbanks International Group (FIG), is thrilled to announce its strategic partnership with Sidero Labs, the pioneering developer behind cutting-edge cloud-native technologies. This partnership is poised to deliver unparalleled value to businesses leveraging Kubernetes and Ceph scale out storage, ensuring their infrastructure is not just ready for today’s challenges but future-proofed for tomorrow’s opportunities. By bringing together 42on’s implementation prowess and Sidero Labs’ technological innovation, enterprises can look forward to a seamless, secure, and scalable experience.

Ruud Harmsen, founder & CEO of FIG says: “This collaboration marks a significant milestone in the advancement of Kubernetes-based infrastructures, focusing on the implementation and support of Talos Linux, a revolutionary operating system designed exclusively for Kubernetes and now extended with cloud native, managed storage by 42on.”

Kubernetes has transformed the landscape of application deployment and management, and Sidero Labs is at the forefront of extending this revolution to the infrastructure layer. Sidero Labs was founded on real-world Kubernetes experiences and challenges, leading to the development of Talos Linux. Talos Linux is a minimal, hardened, and immutable operating system, crafted from the ground up to run Kubernetes. This partnership leverages 42on’s specialization in delivering scalable, secure, and high-performance storage solutions with Sidero’s expertise in Kubernetes infrastructure, epitomized by their Talos Linux operating system.

The collaboration between 42on and Sidero Labs is set to redefine the standards of Kubernetes deployments. 42on will serve as the implementation and support partner for organizations looking to harness the power of Talos Linux. This partnership aims to streamline the deployment and management of Kubernetes clusters, reducing operational headaches associated with security and system fragility that are often encountered in traditional operating systems.

“We created Sidero labs to address the growing need for enterprise support for Talos Linux based Kubernetes infrastructures. ” said Steve Francis, CEO of Sidero Labs. “Our partnership with 42on is a testament to our shared vision of making Kubernetes based infrastructures more accessible and manageable for enterprises. Together, we’re not just solving real-life problems; we’re setting new benchmarks for security and efficiency in Kubernetes ecosystems.”

Wout van Heeswijk, CTO of 42on, added, “Our expertise in open-source storage solutions, combined with Sidero’s paradigm shifting approach to Kubernetes infrastructures, makes this partnership a powerhouse for transformation. With Sidero labs, we are equipped to offer our clients a supported or even fully managed Kubernetes infrastructure that is secure, manageable, and optimized for the modern cloud native landscape. This is the future of Kubernetes and Ceph deployments, and we’re proud to be at the helm of this evolution.”

For more information about the partnership and the benefits of implementing Talos Linux through 42on, please visit and

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