SaaS based VMware solution on Metal similar to VMC on AWS
For customers seeking a more seamless experience consuming VMware on Metal, offer an integrated / aligned offering with VMware similar to VMC on AWS that simultaneously allows customers to easily take advantage of Equinix's advantages (i.e. interconnection, geographic reach) as well as allow for high performance extensibility of a customer's environments beyond their existing colocation based deployments.
Offer Managed VMware offering (VCPP) via Equinix Managed Services or 3rd Party VCPP
Many customers exploring the possibility of leveraging Equinix Metal are looking for the ability to deploy VMware on those bare metal instances through a managed services provider certified under VMware's VCPP offering. Equinix Metal should have an integrated offering or set of offerings that leverage Equinix Managed Services as that VCPP provider, and/or one or more 3rd party VCPP providers.
Harvester as an Officially Supported OS
Support the "one click" deployment of (Rancher / SUSE) Harvester on Equinix Metal. Harvester implements HCI on bare metal servers. It ships as an integrated bootable appliance image that can be deployed directly to servers through an ISO or PXE boot artifact.