Custom Announcements

The Packet platform was purpose built to support advanced network features, including custom ASN announcements, BGP support at each host and global anycast services.

BYO IP, BGP and Anycast

Custom ASN

Stop getting locked into your cloud provider's address space! 

Packet supports bringing your own IP space (/24 or larger block) to use in lieu of our own IPs -- and with our portal and API driven automation, you can use your IPs without the complexities of running your own colocation footprint and multi-homed network.  We can even suggest reputable IP brokers if you need to purchase additional address space.

BGP Support

Tap into BGP to power container workloads and other dynamic orchestration systems. 

Advanced host level routing is becoming a requirement for modern  deployments.  Happily, your Packet server nodes can talk BGP to our upstream routers (e.g. using Calico, ExaBGP, or Bird), bringing a highly scalable, rapid and flexible routing protocol to your automation toolkit.   Not into BGP?  Packet supports API and portal-based control of Elastic IP addresses too.

Anycast Services

For multi-location deployments, we support anycast network announcements. 

With multi-location deployments becoming the norm, a strong anycast strategy seems like table stakes for a modern infrastructure provider. With an Elastic Anycast Address from Packet, you can route the same address from multiple Packet locations for high availability and traffic management.

Fast provisioning times and a modern API have made Packet an exciting option for ContainerShip users who are looking to deploy containerized workloads that demand high performance and throughput.

Phil Dougherty, co-founder and CEO at ContainerShip