Happy Friday everyone. To get you started, we’re releasing some long-awaited additions to our Licensed OS list!
We're happy to announce that, starting today, we're rolling out a new feature to support installations in under 60 seconds.
Our initial support for “60 Second Installs” is centered around the Ubuntu and CentOS distributions, and the t1.small config. We will be expanding this functionality to other machine types as well as Custom iPXE, NixOS, Container Linux (CoreOS) and more in the coming weeks and months. Stay tuned!
API support added for (bulk) deploying on demand in any location or prioritized locations with the option to diversify.
Today is the day you’ve been waiting for….at least if you’re a fan of our Backend Transfer feature. In addition to EWR1, NRT1, and AMS1 Backend Transfer is now available in SJC1.
If you’re a regular in our community slack, you may have seen a number of new handles ending in .packet. We’ve been growing across the organization and it’s time we introduced some of these fine folks who have joined this year.
At Packet we strive to offer the latest and greatest of OSes. Here is a summary of the most recent updates and additions.
You can now create API keys that have access to one specific project, great for "bot" or system accounts that should only have access to a single project and aren't tied to a user.
At Packet we support VMware ESXi 6.5 for our customers’ virtualization needs. The changes we released allow us to seamlessly support most hypervisor use cases including private networking.
Have a project or organization that you do most of your work in, and want to jump to immediately after logging in? Now you can!
You can now provide a custom kernel/initrd combination as opposed to just an image. We have also changed the way a custom image is specified using a cloud-config.
You can now create single or batch spot instances whenever the market price drops below a certain threshold without having to query the API constantly.
If you spend time in our portal, you know that we’re always working to make it more useful and friendly. We’ve deployed a changelog widget as well as a few other new features.
We released a bulk action feature which makes it much easier for you to manage large numbers of servers within a project.
We have released the much requested option to select a different OS when reinstalling a single server or multiple servers when using the bulk action.
As our hardware diversity grew, and we introduce new generations of machines, we found that our lovingly simple “Type X” naming convention wasn’t sustainable. Today we’ve updated our portal and API to reflect our new naming convention.