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Moving your compute and network infrastructure to Packet gives
you more control over your software stack, direct access to leading
hardware, 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|
|Cloud-init Compatible Metadata Service|
|IP Backbone Network|
|Full, Native IPv6 Support||No|
|Fast, Easy to Use Control Panel|
|Simple, Hourly Pricing|
|Anycast, BGP and Custom ASNs||No|
|Developer Friendly RESTful API|
Trusted by the Best
Packet is the infrastructure provider of choice for hundreds of leading Developers, SaaS Platforms and
Enterprises. But don't take our word for it!
we spin up and down servers at Packet, every day. Sometimes it is for capacity reasons, like to burst to absorb workloads, but often simply because we’re growing so fast and we need to scale up additional infrastructure.
I almost couldn’t believe it, it was just the right price, mix of features, and functionality and cost. We experimented on Packet for about a week and went live that weekend.
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