A number of customers want to provision images that are not on the standard operating system list. While Equinix Metal allows for provisioning custom images via iPXE this requires maintaining a PXE server.
This feature would allow customers to upload images to a hosted registry that would be distributed across the Metal platform for reliable, scalable, and secure installation on server instances.
Similar to Amazon Elastic Container Registry and similar cloud offerings, it would be ideal if this service supported private repositories with resource-based permissions.