Direct Connect & Peering

Packet’s software-defined backbone is built to support various powerful interconnection methods, while offering simple, intuitive deployment and management. Each connection method has various pros and cons, detailed below.

Direct Connect & Peering

How Packet Delivers Packets Better

Public Internet

By default, traffic enters the Packet network through tens of thousands of third-party transit providers, eventually converging on one of many backbone providers we buy from. Though we deploy tools such as our PacketBot army, and patent-pending route optimization technology, to ensure a smooth experience, this type of connectivity is inherently the least reliable, and occasionally tangled-up tubes are an inevitable fact of life.

Direct Connect

Packet operates its own regional dark fiber backbone, providing copious amounts of capacity between the Packet datacenter and nearby Internet hubs. As we lease our own glass in the ground, we are able to turn up incremental capacity quickly and painlessly, and over-provision to support peak loads.

Peering

Packet operates an open peering policy, and seeks to connect with networks of all shapes and sizes that share in our passion for building an awesome user experience. We also are active members of Open-IX, where we work with industry colleagues to facilitate a densely interconnected internet ecosystem. Packet connects with networks via public peering (on shared exchange switches) and private interconnects, depending on capacity requirements and specific use cases.

How to Connect to Us

  Bypasses public Internet and third-party backbone bottlenecks Physically Secure, Dedicated Bandwidth Access servers over their public IPs Access servers over their private IPs Provides access to other cloud providers and broadband access networks
Public Internet - -   -  
Public Peering   -   - -
Private Peering       - -
Packet Direct Connect         -
Packet Transit          

Packet Transit

Packet Transit provides customers with all of the benefits of our Direct Connect product, as well as the ability to use our network to reach third-party destinations. Customers can connect their enterprise and collocated environments to Internet backbones and broadband ISPs using the same amazing connectivity that we provide to our dedicated servers. We support both BGP and static routing and allow customers to bring over their own net blocks.

Direct Connect

Packet operates its own regional dark fiber backbone, providing copious amounts of capacity between the Packet datacenter and nearby Internet hubs.  As we lease our own glass in the ground, we are able to turn up incremental capacity quickly and painlessly, and over-provision to support peak loads.

 

Companies connecting to Packet over Direct Connect will enjoy all of the connectivity benefits of peering and then some more:

  • Connect your Packet servers to third-party cross connects, such as Amazon Direct Connect, Microsoft Azure Express Route, and market feed providers.
  • Reachability to servers over their private addresses, for added security.
  • No third-party exchange providers to serve as an additional point of failure.
  • Support for non-BGP-speaking enterprise network topologies.
  • Dual ports to diverse routers are supported for redundancy.
  • All connectivity is backed by our leading 100% SLA and customer support team.
  Install Charge Hourly Charge Transfer Charge
1 GbE Optical (LX) $1500 $0.25 Free!
10 GbE Optical (LR) $2500 $1.10 Free!

LOCATIONS

Packet maintains a core backbone presence in the following carrier-neutral facilities, complete with copious amounts of capacity over our dark fiber network, and big routers with blinking lights.  We can issue a Letter of Authority (LOA) and get you passing traffic in as little as 48 hours.

EWR1 Datacenter

200 Webro Road, Parsippany, NJ

EWR2 Backbone POP

165 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ

JFK3 Backbone POP

111 8th Avenue, New York, NY

JFK4 Backbone POP

60 Hudson Street, New York, NY

SJC1 Data Center

San Francisco Bay Area, CA

IAD1 Backbone POP

Ashburn, VA

AMS1 Data Center & Backbone

Amsterdam, NL
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