ThreeFold Grid Primitives: Empowering Your Solutions

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Within the ThreeFold Grid, we offer a range of low-level constructs known as Primitives. These powerful functionalities enable you to create diverse and customized solutions atop the grid, opening up a world of possibilities. It's important to note that any application compatible with Linux can seamlessly run on the ThreeFold Grid, ensuring maximum flexibility.


Harness the power of computation with our compute primitives, measured in compute units (CU).

  • ZKube: Deploy and manage Kubernetes clusters effortlessly.
  • ZMachine: Run your applications within containers or virtual machines powered by the Zero-OS operating system.
  • CoreX (optional): Gain remote access to your ZMachine by utilizing the CoreX process manager.


Leverage our robust storage Primitives, measured in storage units (SU), to meet your data storage requirements efficiently.

  • ZOS Filesystem: Enjoy a deduplicated and immutable filesystem for secure and reliable data storage.
  • ZOS Mount: Utilize a portion of a high-speed SSD (Solid State Drive) as a mounted disk directly accessible within your ZMachine.
  • Quantum Safe Filesystem: Secure your data with an unbreakable storage system, ideal for secondary storage needs.
  • Zero-DB: Experience a powerful key-value storage mechanism that serves as the foundation for other storage mechanisms.
  • Zero-Disk (OEM only): Employ a virtual disk format designed exclusively for original equipment manufacturers.


Harness our network Primitives, measured in network units (CU), to enable seamless communication and connectivity.

  • ZNET: Establish private networks between ZMachines, ensuring secure and efficient communication.
  • ZNIC: Access and manage network interfaces within the Planetary Network, enabling efficient data transfer and communication.
  • WebGateway: Connect your ZNET to the internet with ease, facilitating seamless integration with the wider network.

Zero-OS Advantages

Enjoy the numerous advantages that Zero-OS brings to the table.

  • Zero Install: Experience hassle-free deployment without the need for complex installations.
  • Unbreakable Storage: Ensure the integrity and security of your data with our robust storage mechanisms.
  • Zero Hacking Surface: Benefit from a minimized attack surface, bolstering the security of your infrastructure.
  • Zero Boot: Enjoy lightning-fast boot times, allowing for swift and efficient system initialization.
  • Deterministic Deployment: Achieve consistent and predictable deployments, streamlining your development process.
  • ZOS Protect: Experience enhanced protection and security measures to safeguard your infrastructure.


With these powerful Primitives and Zero-OS advantages, the ThreeFold Grid empowers you to build, scale, and secure your solutions with ease. Unleash your creativity and unlock limitless possibilities within the ThreeFold ecosystem.

Last change: 2024-02-28