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Building your own data lake? Our latest generation storage box is perfect for CEPH, ZFS, object storage, Kafka and more!

Not too Hot, Not too Cold

This storage box is just right.  :)

Depending how you look at it, storage is the building block of your application, or the Achilles heel. We've listened hard to our most demanding users about their storage needs, and the result is an upgrade to our previous configuration with 400% more storage, 50% more memory, and 55% faster CPU. 

With a reasonable per hour price of $1.85, the s3.xlarge.x86 is perfect for CEPH, ZFS, object storage, Kafka and other bulk data storage use cases

Hardware Specs

  • 24 Physical Cores @ 2.2 GHz
    (2 x Intel Xeon 4214)
  • 192 GB of ECC RAM
  • 2 x 240GB NVMe Flash
    (One for the OS, another free to use)
  • 2 x 960GB SSD
  • 96TB HDD
    (12 x 8TB 7,200RPM HDD w/ Instant Secure Erase)
  • 20 Gbps Bonded Network
    (2 x 10Gbps Ports w/ LACP)


  • IAD2
  • SJC1
  • AMS1
  • DFW2

OS Support

Custom iPXE

Custom iPXE allows you to install a custom operating system manually or via automated kickstart.

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Ubuntu 19.04

CentOS 7

Flatcar Linux - Alpha

Flatcar Linux - Stable

Flatcar Linux - Edge

Flatcar Linux - Beta

NixOS 17.03

NixOS 18.03

NixOS 19.03

RedHat Enterprise Linux 7

Licensed OS ($)

Debian 10

Debian 9

Debian 8

Ubuntu 19.10

VMware ESXi 6.7

Windows 2019 Standard

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

CentOS 8

RedHat Enterprise Linux 8

VMware ESXi 6.5

Windows 2016 Standard

$0.24/hr Licensed OS ($)

“With Packet’s developer-friendly bare metal, we’re able to take our Curiosity IoT platform to any city in the United States in 90 days or less.  This is simply unheard of.”

Ivo Rook | SVP of IoT @ Sprint