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Feature

Project Only API Keys

May 28th, 2018

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.

Improvement

ESXi 6.5 Enhancements

May 23rd, 2018

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.

Improvement

Personal Preferences

April 19th, 2018

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!

Improvement

New Custom Image Handling

April 19th, 2018

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.

Feature

Persistent Spot Market Bid

April 18th, 2018

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.

Feature

Changelog Widget

April 13th, 2018

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.

Improvement

Bulk Action for Servers

April 13th, 2018

We released a bulk action feature which makes it much easier for you to manage large numbers of servers within a project.

Feature

Different OS on Reinstall

April 13th, 2018

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.

Improvement

Introducing Class Based Naming in our Portal and API

April 10th, 2018

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.

Feature

Managing Reserved Hardware

April 2nd, 2018

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.

Improvement

Operating Systems are now on GitHub!

March 23rd, 2018

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.

Feature

Global Anycast IPs

March 22nd, 2018

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.

Feature

Backend Transfer

March 22nd, 2018

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.