Packet Deploys AMD EPYC Processors in its Global Bare Metal Cloud

February 22, 2018

NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2018 — Packet, a leading bare metal cloud for developers, today expanded its lineup to include the no-compromise single socket, high-performance AMD EPYC processor. Packet’s new “c2.medium” configuration is based on the AMD EPYC 7401P processor, and features 24 physical cores that can be up and running in as little as eight minutes for just $1.00 / hr.

The system, built on Dell EMC’s new PowerEdge R6415 platform, includes 64GB of RAM and dual 480GB SSD’s. It is available via API, portal or developer tools like Terraform at Packet’s Parsippany (NJ) and Sunnyvale (CA) locations. Private deployments of customized AMD-based configurations are available at any of Packet’s 15 global datacenters.

“Packet’s ability to automate and deliver new hardware solutions like the AMD EPYC is a cornerstone of our value proposition,” said Zachary Smith, CEO at Packet. “As the first bare metal cloud platform to provide direct developer access to EPYC, we are leading the charge to enable innovation on the next wave of datacenter hardware.”

While bare metal has long been a favorite of the AMD gaming customer base, the combination of 24 high-performance physical cores and a modestly priced single-socket system is attractive to a wide variety of use cases, from scale-out SaaS platforms, to Kubernetes-based cloud native applications and enterprise workloads leveraging virtualization.

“We’re thrilled to see Packet adopt the AMD EPYC 7401P, no-compromise single socket solution,” noted Dan Bounds, Senior Director of Datacenter Solutions at AMD. “Their unique combination of cloud-style consumption with direct access to bare metal is a fantastic way to showcase EPYC to a new generation of compute-hungry developers.”

Packet’s proprietary technology automates physical servers and networks to provide cloud-style automation without the use of virtualization or multi-tenancy. The company is 100% focused on automating fundamental, bare-metal infrastructure – enabling customers, partners, and the open source community to innovate on top of un-opinionated infrastructure.

For more information, visit www.packet.net/AMD

About Packet

Packet is a leading bare metal cloud for developers. Its proprietary technology automates physical servers and networks without the use of virtualization or multi-tenancy – powering over 60k deployments each month in its 20 global datacenters.

Founded in 2014 and based in New York City, Packet has quickly become the provider of choice for leading enterprises, SaaS companies, and software innovators.  In addition to its public cloud, Packet’s unique “Private Deployment” model enables companies to automate their own infrastructure in facilities all over the world.

Packet is a proud member of the Open19 Foundation, as well as the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), where it donates and manages the CNCF Community Infrastructure Lab.  Additionally, Packet supports many open source projects, including Memcached.org, NixOS, Docker, and Kernel.org.


Source: Packet

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