At Packet, you can currently deploy servers under three pricing models:
- On Demand - Simple hourly pricing for stock configs available in our global pool.
- Reserved - Contracted servers, reserved on a monthly or annual basis for a discount.
- Spot Market - Dynamically priced instances that can be revoked based upon other bids.
To provide better visibility into these three options we have enhanced the deploy screens in our portal. When you click to add a new server, you can now “Choose Your Own Adventure.” Select the desired option and you’ll be taken to a deployment flow customized for that option.
Spot Market Request Management
To make it easier to deploy and manage spot instances, we have rolled out a few improvements. Previously, deploying a spot instance was mainly an API experience. You can now bid / deploy easily through our portal. Yay!
We have also created a section under Project Settings so that you can view, edit and terminate any active Spot Market requests.