Type 3 - High I/O Monster

With blazing fast NVMe flash, this bad boy delivers 450k read IOPS per drive and is backed by 128GB of the fastest RAM on the market.

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With blazing fast NVMe flash, this bad boy delivers 450k read IOPS per drive and is backed by 128GB of the fastest RAM on the market. Throw in 16 E5 Xeon CPU cores and a bonded 20Gbps network and you'll see why we call the Type 3 a monster.

So what will you use all this muscle for?  Most of our users rave about the Type 3 when it comes to high-performing databases (think Cockroach or Scylladb), Elasticsearch, and gaming. 


Intel® Xeon E5-2640 v3

2 x Intel® Xeon™ E5-2640 v3 (16 cores @ 2.6Ghz)


128GB of DDR4-2133 ECC RAM

128GB of DDR4-2133 ECC RAM


2 x 10 Gbps Bonded Network

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

NVME Flash

1600GB NVME Flash

1600GB NVME Flash


2 x 120GB Enterprise SSDs

2 x 120GB Enterprise SSDs configured in software RAID1 by default, can be changed after deployment using MDRAID

Type 3 is Available in the Following Locations:

  • SJC1 (Sunnyvale, CA)
  • AMS1 (Amsterdam, NL)
  • EWR1 (Parsippany, NJ)

Officially Supported Operating Systems

CentOS 7

Container Linux (CoreOS) - Alpha

Container Linux (CoreOS) - Beta

Container Linux (CoreOS) - Stable

Custom iPXE

Debian 8

Debian 9

FreeBSD 10.3

FreeBSD 11.0

NixOS 17.03


RedHat Enterprise Linux 7

Scientific Linux 6

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Ubuntu 17.04

Ubuntu 17.10

Virtuozzo 7

VMware ESXi 5.5

VMware ESXi 6.0

VMware ESXi 6.5

Windows 2012 R2

Windows 2016 Standard

*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