How does Packet compare to Amazon Web Services

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.

Features Side-by-Side

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