A Scalable Topology
Packet operates a pure Layer-3 network design with each server directly attached to a physical switch via either a 2 x 1 Gbps copper or 2 x 10 Gbps SFP + connections.
This provides elastic, cloud-style networking without the sluggish characteristics often associated with multiple overlays. Each Packet server has dedicated dual network connections going into two Top-of-Rack (ToR) switches.
Bandwidth & Global Connectivity
Network bandwidth is always a prime concern for customers. Packet builds and operates our own global network with a focus on capacity and redundancy to meet your concerns.
We offer tiered and custom bandwidth options based on customer usage with transparent information on data rates. Bandwidth pricing is dependant on data center location so customers in Asia will have higher rates.
Contact us to create a customized plan based upon volume or other needs. Generally, it makes sense for us to chat if you plan to push more than 250TB, or you have particular regional or business concerns
From BGP to using your own IP space, we love it when you tap into the power of our network!
Choice in IP address usage and routing options
Packet's platform supports a variety of IP address options and offers powerful routing features via both our portal and API.
- IP Addressing
- Routing Options
|FEATURE||Management IP||Packet IP - Local||Packet IP - Global||Customer Provided IP (BYO-IP)|
|Included for free||X||X||X|
|IPv4 + IPv6 Support|
|Routing Type||Static management IP, lives and dies with server||Static configureable on portal or API||Static configureable on portal or API||Static configureable on portal or API|
|Movable between Servers||X|
|Movable between Packet Datacenters||X||X|
|IP Owner||Packet||Packet||Packet||Customer Provided|
|Portable to other Providers||X||X||X|
|Minimum Quantity||1 IP||1 IP||1 IP||/24 (256 IPs) + /48 (v6)|
|Per IP Cost||First Free||$0.005/hr $3.60/mo||$0.15/hour||-|
|Transfer Cost (per-GB)||N/A||N/A||$.05/GB||? Customer will be charged for inter-facility (“backbone”) transfer at the published rates.|
|FEATURE||Management IP||Elastic IP||BGP|
|Included for free||No$0.005/hr ($3.60/mo)|
|IPv4 + IPv6|
|Routing Type||Static Management IP, lives and dies with server||Static Configureable on portal or API||BGP|
|Monthly Service Charge||Free||Free||Free|
Direct Connect, Transit & Peering
Packet supports a wide variety of interconnection options from partners like PacketFabric. We operate an open peering policy seeking to connect with networks that share in our passion for building a superior user experience.
We are also active members of Open-IX working with industry colleagues to facilitate a densely interconnected internet ecosystem. Packet connects with networks via public peering (on shared exchange switches) and private interconnects depending on capacity requirements and specific use cases.