Type 2A - The ARMv8

Imagine that you could take advantage of 96 cores for just $.50/hr?  What would you do?  Well, that's why we created the Type 2a - and Armv8 powered beast of a server with datacenter quality components from top to bottom, built around a dual socket Cavium ThunderX SoC.  

Deploy Now: Just $0.50365

ARMv8 in the Datacenter

With 96 physical cores @ 2.0 GHz (two Cavium ThunderX Armv8 processors) and a bonded 20Gbps network, you'll see why we think the Type 2A might just start an "ARMs" race.

We introduced the world's first fully-dedicated Armv8 server because of one key feature: cores.  Lots of them!  And with a fast-expanding software ecosystem (including Docker and other cloud native tools) that can take advantage of many cores, the Type 2a can help you process more workload both faster and cheaper. 


96 Physical Cores @ 2.0 GHz

2 × Cavium ThunderX ARMv8 SoC's


128 GB of DDR4 ECC RAM

128 GB of fast DDR4 RAM (8 × 16 GB)


250GB of SSD

1 x 250GB of super fast Intel M.2 SSD (<em>note: some machines may come with a larger disk</em>)


20Gbps Bonded Network

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

Type 2A is Available in the Following Locations:

  • AMS1 (Amsterdam, NL)
  • NRT1 (Tokyo, JP)
  • EWR1 (Parsippany, NJ)

Officially Supported Operating Systems

CentOS 7

Custom iPXE

Debian 8

Debian 9

FreeBSD 12-testing

RedHat Enterprise Linux 7

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Ubuntu 17.04

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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

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Khash Sajadi CEO @ Cloud 66

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