Rackspace has a long and storied history with infrastructure, but in recent years they have moved decisively towards managing and supporting workloads on other clouds like AWS and Azure. This matches up well with their brand for rigorous support, and a track recording of helping people run their IT workloads.
Packet is laser focused on delivering infrastructure primitives (compute, network, and storage) and enabling you to manage that through automation.
|Full Hardware Access|
|Native IPv6 Support|
|Deploys in Minutes|
|Simple, Clean API||Limited|
|Spot Market Feature|
|Private Deployment Option|
|Cloud-init / Metadata Support||Limited|