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
"Within a matter of weeks, Packet had built the location. They didn’t have an earlier presence in that data center. About an hour after they had announced that they’d got it up and running, we rolled out our stack and were serving live traffic from there. This actually happened to be a Friday night. Monday, we were in Barcelona, doing live demos at the Mobile World Congress, running from that site."
"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."
"We are processing data, analyzing it, providing a decision and sending the answer back in less time that it takes to light up the LCD on the display telling you we did it."
"Packet has this unique ability to deploy customizable hardware and yet provide it to us with full automation—it literally feels like we are consuming virtual machines, not dedicated servers."
"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 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|
|Extensive DevOps Integrations||Yes||Yes||Limited||Yes||Yes|
|Local & Global BGP||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|BYO IP Space||Yes||No||No||No||No|