What kind of IP addresses come with each server?

We give you a nice big block of public IPv6 and private IPv4 to play with by default, and one public IPv4 IP on each server you provision as a "management" IP, which can be used for anything you like, but can't be moved to another server, and is not guaranteed to be re-assigned to you if you re-deploy a server.

What is an Elastic IP Address?

Elastic Ip Address is a special address which can move between servers into a project. Elastic IPs are recommended for any workload where permanent reachability is required, for example, hosting a public-facing web site behind a load balancer, or directing clients to a clustered database server internally.

Can I request more IP’s? Can I move them around?

The simple answer is Yes!
From your project management page simply go to your IP & Networks tab and click the "Request More Ip Address" button. You may move the additional IPs from one server to another if one fails, or move workload to a bigger (or smaller!) server to respond to traffic demands.

What are the advantages of Packet’s Layer-3 network topology?

With Packet's layer-3 bare metal network, each compute host is directly attached to a physical switch via either 2 x 1Gbps copper or 2 x 10Gbps SFP+ connections. No software overlay networks are applied to create our elastic networking capabilities and to ensure elastic, cloud-style networking without the slow, latency-inducing overlay network.

Does Packet offer IPv6 support?

Our purpose-built network is 100% IPv6-ready with no sluggish overlays. Packet is a full dual-stack provider so each server is issued its own /64 on provision.