From Cloud to Edge, Packet is the Bare Metal Expert
From our global public cloud to customized deployments and edge computing, Packet is on a mission to help make fully automated physical infrastructure your competitive advantage.
The automation and DevOps experience of the cloud, but with the benefits of dedicated hardware and pro networking features usually only found in colocation.
Packet offers two ways for you to customize your infrastructure while retaining the benefits of our automation platform, operational management, and global network.
Lightweight & flexible software to tackles the grunt work of datacenter automation without the lock-in and other side effects that can accompany comprehensive solutions.
Packet's platform was built for automating a wide variety of hardware in hundreds or thousands of locations, making it a perfect fit for the demands of distributed edge computing.
Why People Like Bare Metal
"Because Packet is giving us the actual bare metal machines, we still have that first layer of virtualization extensions that we can use to isolate our guest machines from one another. None of the other cloud providers provide that."
"We started looking for where we could get physical hardware but with cloud-style provisioning, and we quickly found Packet. Their on-demand provisioning was unique and the pricing was great, which also factors in when you’re a small startup."
"One of the reasons we chose Arm was because no one else is doing it. As the support and community grows we’re seeing a lot more interest in Arm, so it’s a selling point for us to be on a platform like Packet that supports it as a 1st class citizen."
"The Packet team was super helpful in getting things set up, including working with us to deploy a custom kernel built to help with rpi1 compatibility. They were also really good about letting us try out the hardware for quite a long time to make sure it fit our requirements fully."
"Packet’s offerings seemed ideally suited for GeoSpace Labs’ needs. Everyone else seemed oriented towards uploading pictures and shopping carts and stuff, and that’s just not what we’re about. Our system is very processing-heavy, so we need the CPU cores."
Packet Delivers the Best of Both Worlds
The experience of the cloud, paired with the benefits of single-tenant infrastructure.
All the Benefits of a Virtualized Platform
60 Second Installs
Deploy a 100% dedicated server in under a minute from 18 global locations, from New York to Frankfurt. Not bad, eh?
From our API to the dozens of integrations like Terraform & Ansible, you can tell we built Packet for developers.
But With the Benefits of Bare Metal
No Noisy Neighbors
At Packet, each instance is literally dedicated 100% to your workload. Bring multi-tenancy if you want - but we won't force it!
Your network-sensitive applications and IOPS hungry Postgres database will love physical infrastructure.
How We Compare
We love and respect our competition, and as such we're always hustling to provide a world-class experience.
|Packet||DigitalOcean||Rackspace||IBM Cloud||Amazon Web Services|
|Native IPv6 Support||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Cloud-init / Metadata Support||Yes||Yes||Limited||No||Yes|
|Full Hardware Access||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||Limited|
|Spot Market Feature||Yes||No||No||No||Yes|
|Simple, Clean API||Yes||Yes||Limited||No||Yes|
|Deploys in Minutes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Private Deployment Option||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|BYO IP Space||?||?||?||?||?|
|Local & Global BGP||?||?||?||?||?|
|Extensive DevOps Integrations||?||?||?||?||?|