Early in the founding days of Packet, we looked at how we could leverage Openstack as part of our core automation technology. The reason? Two words: open source. In the end, we failed at Openstack (here's our blog post) for the reason that many others have: complexity. We simply found that Openstack was at once everything you needed, and more than you wanted. And so we built our own automation tooling from scratch, and have been happily deploying bare metal at scale for the last few years.
There are plenty of excellent reasons to love and use Openstack - and the quality of the experience is light years ahead of where it was. But if what you're looking for an infrastructure underlay, so that you can deploy VM's, containers, or whatever else comes next - we think you'll find Packet to be a great fit.
|Native IPv6 Support|
|Cloud-init / Metadata Support|
|Full Hardware Access||No|
|Spot Market Feature||No|
|Simple, Clean API|
|Deploys in Minutes||No|
|Private Deployment Option|
|Extensive DevOps Integrations|
|Local & Global BGP||No|
|BYO IP Space|