Type 2 - The Virtualizor

We believe building your own private cloud shouldn't mean waiting for hardware. To meet the demand for private cloud and large compute + memory workloads, Packet has created the perfect all purpose virtualization server.

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A Whole Lotta VM Love

We believe users should be able to programatically deploy OpenStack, VMWare, large build farms and other CPU core heavy workload.  To meet the demand for on-demand private cloud friendly nodes, Packet has created the perfect all purpose virtualization server.  Bring your own hypervisor - or not!

Processor

Intel® Xeon™ E5-2650 v4

2 x Intel® Xeon™ E5-2650 v4 (24 cores @ 2.2 GHz)

Memory

256GB of DDR4-2133 RAM

256 GB of DDR4 ECC RAM (16 × 16 GB)

Network

2 x 10 Gbps Bonded Network

A full 20Gbps Network Pipe with 2 x 10 Gbps Bonded NICs in an HA configuration

Storage

6 x 480GB SSD

6 x 480GB SSD Drives, with flexible RAID or direct HBA options

Type 2 is Available in the Following Locations:

  • EWR1 (New York Metro)
  • AMS1 (Amsterdam)
  • SJC1 (Sunnyvale)
  • NRT1 (Tokyo)

Officially Supported Operating Systems

CentOS7

Container Linux (Beta)

Container Linux (Stable)

Container Linux (Alpha)

Custom iPXE

Debian 8

FreeBSD 10.3

FreeBSD 11

NixOS 17.03

RancherOS

Scientific Linux 6

Ubuntu 14.04 (Certified)

Ubuntu 16.04 (Certified)

Ubuntu 17.04 (Certified)

Virtuozzo 7*

ESXi 5.5

ESXi 6.0

ESXi 6.5

Windows 2012 R2 x64*

*Indicates an operating system that incurs a per-hour licensing charge.

Packet's ability to consistently deploy bare metal in 5-10 minutes is a huge win for our customers, and their modern API with cloud-init support made for a smooth integration.

Borja Burgos-Galindo Director of Product Management @ Docker

Packet is a great choice for running containers on bare metal. We found their flexible APIs and support for CoreOS made for an easy integration and Their high spec servers provide great performance at an affordable price compared with traditional VM based clouds.

Ross Fairbanks Chief Architect @ Microscaling Systems

With their 'no overlay' bare metal cloud platform, Packet has taken pure Layer 3 network automation to the next level.  We're thrilled to work closely with Packet and see Project Calico users build scalable virtual networks on top of bare metal.

Andrew Randall CEO @ Tigera

As the world's leading DNS & traffic management platform, we require access to high performance network capacity across the globe.  We've found Packet's on-demand bare metal compute and API controlled networking features to be the perfect tool to scale our global delivery network.

Jonathan Sullivan SVP of Operations @ NS1

At Grafana.net, we're collecting, processing and storing millions of data points per second for our global customers.  Packet's NVME-powered bare metal servers and global availability zones give us the horsepower we need to power our SaaS monitoring and metrics service.

Raj Dutt Founder & CEO @ Raintank

With Packet users get a cloud platform that supports infrastructure how Google does — on bare metal, with full automation. That’s why we chose Packet as a key platform partner for Tectonic, the Enterprise Kubernetes distribution.

Brandon Philips CTO @ CoreOS

Packet's platform is a natural fit for Rancher, and we're excited to bring this new infrastructure option to our users.

Shannon Williams Co-founder @ Rancher

When Cloud 66 customers asked about running containers on bare metal, Packet was the obvious choice. They offer best of breed functionality when it comes to combining the power of bare metal with the flexibility of the cloud.

Khash Sajadi CEO @ Cloud 66

Have more questions? Email us at help@packet.net