Looking for an alternative to AWS? Let's talk!

Packet brings the experience of the cloud to bare metal servers - giving you outstanding performance and dramatically lower costs.  With 15 locations around the world, and both "on demand" and custom options, we're a great partner for people that can bring their own software automation.  If you don't want to rely on a lot of proprietary services and you value performance, we should talk!

Read down to learn more about how we compare with AWS.

Moving your compute and network infrastructure to Packet gives
you more control over your software stack, direct access to leading
, and no noisy neighbors.

Amazon defined the cloud computing market with the launch of AWS and continues to offer a powerful, expansive walled garden approach to infrastructure and platform services.  With hundreds or thousands of different pricing options or services levels, AWS offers a supermarket approach to cloud computing. 

What We Have in Common
Actually, we don't have a lot of overlap.  We respect AWS enormously for what they've built: a seemingly infinite platform that can perform at massive scale (think Netflix!).  It offers a great solution for many use cases - however, it has critical downsides that include complexity, vendor lock-in, noisy neighbors, and a focus on virtualization.

How We Differ
Packet believes in a simple mission: to provide on-demand instances of the most powerful bare metal cloud servers in locations across the globe.  AWS has 900 ways to price an EC2 instance, Packet has 3. 

And Packet supports native container technologies that allow you to develop and deploy on Packet, but do so without any vendor-lockin through proprietary services or APIs.

Side by Side

Packet and AWS both offer “infrastructure as a service” (IaaS), but the way we approach it differs quite a lot. Here’s a quick chart to show you some of the similarities and differences:

Packet Amazon Web Services
Deploys in Minutes
No Monthly Commit
High Availability Network and Power
Super Fast SSD's & NVMe's Some
Dedicated Hardware Some
Cloud-init Compatible Metadata Service
IP Backbone Network
Full, Native IPv6 Support No
CoreOS Support
Fast, Easy to Use Control Panel
Simple, Hourly Pricing
Anycast, BGP and Custom ASNs No
Developer Friendly RESTful API

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