A Market for Metal

Packet's Spot Market provides you with access to discounted bare metal compute through a dynamic marketplace.   Set the conditions of your bid, and submit!

Spot Market

What are the Benefits?

Our Spot Market allows you to bid on spare Packet server capacity, reducing the cost of compute for dynamic workloads or allowing you to process more quickly by deploying additional capacity at reduced rates.

Bidding Strategies

Strictly Optimize Cost

Sacrifice availability for the deepest discount. This is great for long-running workloads that have flexible end dates.

Use Case: Research-style tasks

Suggested Bid: Near minimum

Cost/Availability Balance

Slightly higher for big cost savings, but want to increase likelihood of getting and keeping an instance for longer periods of time.

Use Case: Batch jobs that can handle some amount of reclamation

Suggested Bid: 10-20% above minimum

Bid On-Demand Price

Receive a discount anytime the spot price is lower than on-demand, immediately switching to on-demand when it goes higher.

Use Case: Research-style tasks

Suggested Bid: near minimum

Optimize Continuity

Bid very high to ensure availability and continuity.

Use Case: Accept some periods of higher-than-market prices in return for uptime continuity

Suggested Bid: 2-3x on-demand price

  • Get the Best Price for Metal

    Spot Market machines are deployed when your bid price exceeds the Spot Market price.  This allows you to get the reliability, security, performance and control of Packet's dedicated bare metal servers, but at low market-driven prices.
  • Reduce Operating Costs

    Reduce your operating costs by up to 40-90% by pairing your portable workload with marketplace demand.  To see the current prices, query our API or see the pricing trends.
  • Broad DevOps Support

    Packet has official provider support for common DevOps tools such as Terraform and Ansible, enabling you to deploy both on-demand and spot market instances easily and quickly.

Market Snapshot

Although users are encouraged to use our detailed price history data available via our API, a snapshot of the market is provided below.
Location Low Price High Price Current Bid (vs list price) Price Trend Availability
Amsterdam (AMS1) $0.00 $0.00 $0.51 (0%) Low
New York Metro (EWR1) $0.00 $0.00 $0.01 (0%) Good
Tokyo (NRT1) $0.00 $0.00 $0.02 (0%) Good
Sunnyvale (SJC1) $0.00 $0.00 $0.51 (0%) Low
Location Low Price High Price Current Bid (vs list price) Price Trend Availability
Amsterdam (AMS1) $0.02 $0.51 $0.51 (0%) Low
New York Metro (EWR1) $0.01 $0.50 $0.01 (0%) Good
Tokyo (NRT1) $0.01 $0.04 $0.02 (0%) Good
Sunnyvale (SJC1) $0.51 $0.51 $0.51 (0%) Low
Location Low Price High Price Current Bid (vs list price) Price Trend Availability
Amsterdam (AMS1) $0.01 $0.51 $0.51 (0%) Low
New York Metro (EWR1) $0.01 $0.50 $0.01 (0%) Good
Tokyo (NRT1) $0.01 $0.07 $0.02 (0%) Good
Sunnyvale (SJC1) $0.01 $0.51 $0.51 (0%) Low
Location Low Price High Price Current Bid (vs list price) Price Trend Availability
Amsterdam (AMS1) $0.00 $0.00 $0.08 (0%) Good
New York Metro (EWR1) $0.00 $0.00 $0.08 (0%) Good
Tokyo (NRT1) $0.00 $0.00 $0.08 (0%) Low
Sunnyvale (SJC1) $0.00 $0.00 $0.08 (0%) Good
Location Low Price High Price Current Bid (vs list price) Price Trend Availability
Amsterdam (AMS1) $0.08 $0.10 $0.08 (0%) Good
New York Metro (EWR1) $0.08 $0.30 $0.08 (0%) Good
Tokyo (NRT1) $0.08 $0.08 $0.08 (0%) Low
Sunnyvale (SJC1) $0.08 $0.08 $0.08 (0%) Good
Location Low Price High Price Current Bid (vs list price) Price Trend Availability
Amsterdam (AMS1) $0.08 $0.31 $0.08 (0%) Good
New York Metro (EWR1) $0.08 $0.30 $0.08 (0%) Good
Tokyo (NRT1) $0.08 $4.01 $0.08 (0%) Low
Sunnyvale (SJC1) $0.08 $0.15 $0.08 (0%) Good
Location Low Price High Price Current Bid (vs list price) Price Trend Availability
Atlanta (ATL1) $0.00 $0.00 $0.10 (0%) Good
Dallas (DFW1) $0.00 $0.00 $0.10 (0%) Good
Frankfurt (FRA1) $0.00 $0.00 $0.10 (0%) Low
Ashburn (IAD1) $0.00 $0.00 $0.10 (0%) Good
Los Angeles (LAX1) $0.00 $0.00 $0.10 (0%) Good
Chicago (ORD1) $0.00 $0.00 $0.10 (0%) Good
Seattle (SEA1) $0.00 $0.00 $0.10 (0%) Good
Singapore (SIN1) $0.00 $0.00 $0.10 (0%) Low
Sydney (SYD1) $0.00 $0.00 $0.10 (0%) Low
Toronto (YYZ1) $0.00 $0.00 $0.10 (0%) Low
Location Low Price High Price Current Bid (vs list price) Price Trend Availability
Atlanta (ATL1) $0.10 $0.10 $0.10 (0%) Good
Dallas (DFW1) $0.10 $0.10 $0.10 (0%) Good
Frankfurt (FRA1) $0.10 $0.10 $0.10 (0%) Low
Ashburn (IAD1) $0.10 $0.10 $0.10 (0%) Good
Los Angeles (LAX1) $0.10 $0.10 $0.10 (0%) Good
Chicago (ORD1) $0.10 $0.10 $0.10 (0%) Good
Seattle (SEA1) $0.10 $0.10 $0.10 (0%) Good
Singapore (SIN1) $0.10 $0.10 $0.10 (0%) Low
Sydney (SYD1) $0.10 $0.10 $0.10 (0%) Low
Toronto (YYZ1) $0.10 $0.10 $0.10 (0%) Low
Location Low Price High Price Current Bid (vs list price) Price Trend Availability
Atlanta (ATL1) $0.10 $0.10 $0.10 (0%) Good
Dallas (DFW1) $0.10 $0.10 $0.10 (0%) Good
Frankfurt (FRA1) $0.10 $0.10 $0.10 (0%) Low
Ashburn (IAD1) $0.10 $0.16 $0.10 (0%) Good
Los Angeles (LAX1) $0.10 $0.10 $0.10 (0%) Good
Chicago (ORD1) $0.10 $0.10 $0.10 (0%) Good
Seattle (SEA1) $0.10 $0.15 $0.10 (0%) Good
Singapore (SIN1) $0.10 $0.10 $0.10 (0%) Low
Sydney (SYD1) $0.10 $0.10 $0.10 (0%) Low
Toronto (YYZ1) $0.10 $0.10 $0.10 (0%) Low
Location Low Price High Price Current Bid (vs list price) Price Trend Availability
Amsterdam (AMS1) $0.00 $0.00 $0.25 (-80%) Low
New York Metro (EWR1) $0.00 $0.00 $0.25 (-80%) Good
Tokyo (NRT1) $0.00 $0.00 $12.51 (900.80%) None
Sunnyvale (SJC1) $0.00 $0.00 $0.25 (-80%) Low
Location Low Price High Price Current Bid (vs list price) Price Trend Availability
Amsterdam (AMS1) $0.25 $4.07 $0.25 (-80%) Low
New York Metro (EWR1) $0.25 $0.25 $0.25 (-80%) Good
Tokyo (NRT1) $0.25 $12.51 $12.51 (900.80%) None
Sunnyvale (SJC1) $0.25 $10.98 $0.25 (-80%) Low
Location Low Price High Price Current Bid (vs list price) Price Trend Availability
Amsterdam (AMS1) $0.25 $4.07 $0.25 (-80%) Low
New York Metro (EWR1) $0.25 $0.27 $0.25 (-80%) Good
Tokyo (NRT1) $0.25 $12.51 $12.51 (900.80%) None
Sunnyvale (SJC1) $0.25 $10.98 $0.25 (-80%) Low
Location Low Price High Price Current Bid (vs list price) Price Trend Availability
Amsterdam (AMS1) $0.00 $0.00 $0.10 (0%) Low
New York Metro (EWR1) $0.00 $0.00 $5.01 (0%) None
Tokyo (NRT1) $0.00 $0.00 $0.10 (0%) Low
Sunnyvale (SJC1) $0.00 $0.00 $0.10 (0%) Low
Location Low Price High Price Current Bid (vs list price) Price Trend Availability
Amsterdam (AMS1) $0.10 $5.01 $0.10 (0%) Low
New York Metro (EWR1) $0.10 $5.01 $5.01 (0%) None
Tokyo (NRT1) $0.10 $1.55 $0.10 (0%) Low
Sunnyvale (SJC1) $0.10 $5.01 $0.10 (0%) Low
Location Low Price High Price Current Bid (vs list price) Price Trend Availability
Amsterdam (AMS1) $0.10 $5.01 $0.10 (0%) Low
New York Metro (EWR1) $0.10 $5.01 $5.01 (0%) None
Tokyo (NRT1) $0.10 $5.01 $0.10 (0%) Low
Sunnyvale (SJC1) $0.10 $5.01 $0.10 (0%) Low
Location Low Price High Price Current Bid (vs list price) Price Trend Availability
Amsterdam (AMS1) $0.00 $0.00 $0.35 (-80%) Low
New York Metro (EWR1) $0.00 $0.00 $0.35 (-80%) Low
Sunnyvale (SJC1) $0.00 $0.00 $0.35 (-80%) Low
Location Low Price High Price Current Bid (vs list price) Price Trend Availability
Amsterdam (AMS1) $0.35 $0.38 $0.35 (-80%) Low
New York Metro (EWR1) $0.35 $0.35 $0.35 (-80%) Low
Sunnyvale (SJC1) $0.35 $0.35 $0.35 (-80%) Low
Location Low Price High Price Current Bid (vs list price) Price Trend Availability
Amsterdam (AMS1) $0.35 $0.38 $0.35 (-80%) Low
New York Metro (EWR1) $0.35 $0.35 $0.35 (-80%) Low
Sunnyvale (SJC1) $0.35 $0.35 $0.35 (-80%) Low
Location Low Price High Price Current Bid (vs list price) Price Trend Availability
New York Metro (EWR1) $0.00 $0.00 $15.01 (900.67%) None
Location Low Price High Price Current Bid (vs list price) Price Trend Availability
New York Metro (EWR1) $15.01 $15.01 $15.01 (900.67%) None
Location Low Price High Price Current Bid (vs list price) Price Trend Availability
New York Metro (EWR1) $14.67 $15.01 $15.01 (900.67%) None
Updated at, October 23rd 2017 03:00