If you’re a regular in our community slack, you may have seen a number of new handles ending in .packet. We’ve been growing across the organization and it’s time we introduced some of these fine folks who have joined this year.
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Today is the day you’ve been waiting for….at least if you’re a fan of our Backend Transfer feature. In addition to EWR1, NRT1, and AMS1 Backend Transfer is now available in SJC1.
API support added for (bulk) deploying on demand in any location or prioritized locations with the option to diversify.
At Packet we strive to offer the latest and greatest of OSes. Here is a summary of the most recent updates and additions.
You can now create API keys that have access to one specific project, great for "bot" or system accounts that should only have access to a single project and aren't tied to a user.
At Packet we support VMware ESXi 6.5 for our customers’ virtualization needs. The changes we released allow us to seamlessly support most hypervisor use cases including private networking.
Have a project or organization that you do most of your work in, and want to jump to immediately after logging in? Now you can!
You can now provide a custom kernel/initrd combination as opposed to just an image. We have also changed the way a custom image is specified using a cloud-config.
You can now create single or batch spot instances whenever the market price drops below a certain threshold without having to query the API constantly.
If you spend time in our portal, you know that we’re always working to make it more useful and friendly. We’ve deployed a changelog widget as well as a few other new features.
We released a bulk action feature which makes it much easier for you to manage large numbers of servers within a project.
We have released the much requested option to select a different OS when reinstalling a single server or multiple servers when using the bulk action.
As our hardware diversity grew, and we introduce new generations of machines, we found that our lovingly simple “Type X” naming convention wasn’t sustainable. Today we’ve updated our portal and API to reflect our new naming convention.
We've rolled out an update that allows you to view and manage your Reserved Hardware via our customer portal or API. You'll find the shiny new Reserved Hardware page in the settings area of your Organization.
Today we've released a major update to how we manage (and allow you to manage) operating systems on Packet. The new approach leverages GitHub for transparency of all Operating System changes, and provides the ability to "pin" operating systems where you want them, as well as push your own images more easily.
Global Anycast IPs are public IPv4 addresses that are pulled from Packet-owned IP space and announced in all of our core facilities (edge sites coming soon). This allows you to perform Anycast without having to go through the effort of registering your own ASN and buying public IPv4 space yourself.
Backend transfer is one of our newer features that allows your servers to communicate with each other within a single facility, as well as between Packet facilities— even across the globe— using private RFC1918 address space. Read here for further release notes.