We're Packet

At Packet, we're out to Build a Better Internet™ by supercharging the container revolution with smart, API-driven bare metal. Our platform brings the price and performance benefits of bare metal servers to the cloud, powering highly-available performance workloads through a unique, never-congested network.

Our goal is to make it easier for online innovators to succeed with infrastructure as they push the envelope of performance and value for their users. We do that by removing complexity wherever we can: elegant software, simple pricing, and forward-looking solutions. And robots - gotta have robots!

We are passionate about building a better Internet.

We are driven ambitious people who find creative solutions.

We are effective at getting things done the right way.

We are excited about leading our industry.

It's Time to Think Beyond Cloud Computing

“It’s a foregone conclusion that giant, centralized server farms that take up 19 city blocks of power are just not going to work everywhere,” says Zachary Smith, a double-bass player and Juilliard School graduate who is the CEO and cofounder of a New York City startup called Packet. Smith is among those who believe that the solution lies in seeding the landscape with smaller server outposts—those edge networks—that would widely distribute processing power in order to speed its results to client devices, like those cars, that can’t tolerate delay.

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Meet Packet, The Elastic Cloud Infrastructure Without The Virtualization Tax

Founded in 2014, Packet is a bare metal cloud platform that promises the power of cloud without the performance penalty. Unlike other IaaS providers that rely on a hypervisor to deliver automation capabilities, Packet aims to offer physical machines as a service. It claims that there are no noisy neighbors, shared resources or hypervisors that interfere with the performance.

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Full-Metal Packet is hosting the future of cloud infrastructure

That’s where Packet comes in. The New York City-based startup’s platform offers a highly-customizable infrastructure for running bare metal in the cloud. Rather than sharing an instance with other users, Packet’s  customers “own” the hardware they select, so they can use all the resources of that hardware.

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CNCF, Packet Provide Free Infrastructure for Cloud Developers

Packet, which offers hosted bare-metal servers for developers, and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation have banded together to offer free infrastructure for projects to advance cloud-native computing. Called the CNCF Community Infrastructure Lab, it’s actually $25,000 a month in resources that Packet is donating on its existing infrastructure. That infrastructure includes high performance compute and storage nodes in more than 15 global locations including New York City, Silicon Valley, Amsterdam, and Tokyo. 

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How Tier 2 cloud vendors banded together to cope with Spectre and Meltdown

Earlier this week news broke of a pair of massive chip vulnerabilities dubbed Spectre and Meltdown. We learned that the larger cloud vendors like Amazon, Google and Microsoft have been in touch with chip vendors and have been working behind the scenes to mitigate the vulnerabilities. But what about smaller cloud hosting vendors like Linode, OVH and Packet who were not in the inner circle? How were they coping with it?

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Packet’s Dell EMC PowerEdge AMD EPYC Server Deployment Accelerating

Recently, Packet announced the public availability of a new AMD EPYC instance type, that is the direct result of a collaboration with Dell EMC and AMD that we highlighted in: AMD EPYC Powered Dell EMC PowerEdge Servers Are Here. For $1/ hour, you can now get a 24 core / 48 thread AMD EPYC 7401P powered Dell EMC R6415 server with 64GB DDR4 memory, a 120GB boot SSD and 2x 480GB SSDs for storage, and dual 10GbE Mellanox networking.

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Packet and ARM Hope to Lure Developers to Bare-Metal ARM Cloud

Bare-metal cloud service provider Packet has partnered with processor designer ARM Holdings for Works on ARM, a project to bring bare-metal ARM processors to developers by way of its cloud. This will supply free on-demand access to Armv8-A bare metal systems from Cavium, Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies, Huawei, and others, opening the door for software projects to test against a variety of data center-grade machines.

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Packet Launches Edge Compute Service to Power Distributed Workloads

 Packet, the leading bare metal cloud for developers, today launched a new Edge Compute service with 11 additional global locations and a dynamic spot-market based pricing feature. The service expands upon Packet’s existing bare metal cloud and is targeted at latency specific workloads and software innovators that require global access to un-opinionated infrastructure without the use of virtualization or multi-tenancy.

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Qualcomm's 10nm ARM Chip Available in Cloud for Developers

Developer platform Packet is set to become one of the first cloud services to deploy a 48-core server ARM-based chip made by Qualcomm. Centriq 2400 is the world’s first CPU built using 10 nanometer process, enabling it to pack more transistors per die. “With blazing-fast innovation occurring at all levels of software, the simple act of giving developers direct access to hardware is a massive, and very timely, opportunity,” said Nathan Goulding, Packet’s SVP of Engineering.

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Backblaze partners with Packet and Server Central to better challenge the big clouds

Backblaze is sweetening the deal today with a partnership with Packet and ServerCentral that will allow for free data transfer. This matchup makes a lot of sense for the three independent cloud providers involved. Packet is mostly known for its bare-metal server offerings, while ServerCentral focuses on helping businesses manage their IT infrastructure.

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The Packet Team

Board of Directors

  • Zachary Smith

    CEO at Packet

  • Jacob Smith

    SVP, Engagement at Packet

  • David Nishida

    Accounting and Finance Industry Expert

  • Phil Shevrin

    VP Technology at SoftBank Capital

  • Roman Mordkovich

    President at Mordkovich Capital, LLC

How We're Funded

To fuel our growth and global expansion, we raised $9.4MM in a Series A funding round in August 2016, led by two of the most respected and visionary technology companies in the world: SoftBank and Dell Technologies Capital.

  • 2016

    SoftBank Corp., a subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp. (TOKYO: 9984), provides mobile communication, fixed-line communication and Internet connection services to customers in Japan. Leveraging synergies with other companies in the SoftBank Group, SoftBank Corp. aims to transform lifestyles through ICT and expand into other business areas including IoT, robotics and energy.

  • 2016
    Dell Technologies Capital is the global investment arm for the Dell Technologies family of businesses (Dell, Dell EMC, Pivotal, RSA, SecureWorks, Virtustream and VMware). Dell Technologies Capital offers deep business and technical expertise and unparalleled go-to-market assistance to portfolio companies. After operating in stealth for 5 years, the firm emerged publicly in 2017 and sustains an investment pace of approximately $100 million a year. Headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., Dell Technologies Capital also has offices in Boston and Israel.
  • 2014

    Packet was founded in 2014 with $1.7MM in seed funding from friends, family, and industry insiders.   We launched our product in August 2015, and grew to over 3000 users during our first year.

Our Stats

  • 8

    minutes to deploy
  • 9

    steps for each provision
  • 15

    global locations
  • 5

    timezones we work in
  • 21

    SaaS tools we use daily
  • 100

    # of installs we do for fun
  • 2015

    year of our birth
  • 33

    contributing team members on github

Press Kit & Assets

For press inquiries, please contact us at press@packet.net

Press Kit




Exec Team

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