Why Palette

An open source soul

Although we’re a commercial software company, we’re proud to be a part of the cloud-native and open source communities

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We wear our badges with pride

We’re paid up members of the CNCF and Linux Foundation’s LF Edge, and supporters of the standards they work to build. We’re a CNCF-certified service provider, and our Palette Kubernetes distribution, PXK, is CNCF-conformant. Many of our team have gained CKA, CKAD and CKS certifications. As part of our work in security, we contribute to the Confidential Computing Consortium.

We show up to share

Go to any K8s community event and there’s a good chance you’ll meet a Spectronaut there — delivering a talk, running a workshop, or manning a table. We’re proud sponsors of DevOpsDays, Kubernetes Community Days and DevOpsCons, and help organize Meetups around the world.

We share online, too

Led by our Open Source Office, we regularly deliver webinars and podcasts on community topics, from Cluster API to GPT and AI.

We contribute to projects that matter

Through our Open Source Office and our engineering teams, we directly contribute to and sponsor a range of community projects tackling the hardest challenges in computing.


We’re lead sponsor of the Kairos project, a Linux meta-distribution for building immutable edge images, and the heart of the groundbreaking Secure Edge-Native Architecture.

Local AI

With Local AI, you can take advantage of large language models without the privacy concerns of sending your queries or data outside your cluster.

Cluster API

We contribute to the Cluster API project for declaratively managing Kubernetes, including building the Cluster API provider for Canonical MAAS, a key innovation in bare metal Kubernetes.

Crossplane and Terraform

We maintain open source Providers for integrating Palette with HashiCorp Terraform and the Crossplane universal control plane


We’re also passionate about helping our customers discover and use the very best of the cloud-native landscape. We test, support and promote dozens of OSS integrations that customers can access from directly within our platform when building and deploying their Kubernetes clusters.

Spectro Cloud uniquely enables organizations to manage Kubernetes in production, at scale. Our Palette management platform gives effortless control of the full Kubernetes lifecycle, across clouds, data centers, bare metal and edge environments.
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