How to Think about DigitalOcean and Packet
Packet and DigitalOcean both do a great job of making it easy to deploy infrastructure. From a simple UI, to the use of teams and collaborators, it’s easy to get your work done with both providers.
Where Packet and DigitalOcean start to differ is when it comes to scale. Packet got its start building for large scale use cases, whereas DigitalOcean got its start with $5 VMs. You can see those differences in our platform features - features like single tenancy (bare metal), global networking capabilities (Global Anycast IPs, BYO IP space), and the option to customize hardware (Private Deployments) tends to matter most to those with larger workloads.
|Cloud-init / Metadata Support|
|Simple, Clean API|
|Deploys in Minutes|
|Native IPv6 Support|
|Extensive DevOps Integrations|
|Full Hardware Access||No|
|Spot Market Feature||No|
|Local & Global BGP||No|
|BYO IP Space||No|
|Private Deployment Option||No|