Bare Metal Cloud Provider Packet and Qualcomm Join Forces to Host 10nm Server Processor in Public Cloud for Developers

Packet, a provider of bare metal cloud for developers, has announced collaboration with Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, to introduce to developers the latest in server architecture innovation on the 48-core Qualcomm Centriq 2400 processor.

Through leading developer conferences, Packet will showcase a consumable cloud platform, providing access to a series of demonstrations leveraging open source tools such as Ansible, Terraform, Docker and Kubernetes, all running on Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies’ ARM architecture-based servers.

The series of joint effort showcases begins at Red Hat’s AnsibleFest conference in London, and continues with developer event participation at Hashiconf (Austin), Open Source Summit North America (Los Angeles), and AnsibleFest (San Francisco). 

packet bare metal cloud“We believe that innovative hardware will be a major contributor to improving application performance over the next few years,” said Nathan Goulding, Packet’s SVP of Engineering. “Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies is at the bleeding edge of this innovation with the world’s first 10nm server processor. With blazing-fast innovation occurring at all levels of software, the simple act of giving developers direct access to hardware is a massive, and very timely, opportunity.”

Packet’s proprietary technology automates physical servers and networks to provide on-demand compute and connectivity, without the use of virtualization or multi-tenancy. The company, which supports both x86 and ARMv8 architectures, provides a global bare metal public cloud from locations in New York, Silicon Valley, Amsterdam, and Tokyo. 

“Our collaboration with Packet is the first step of a shared vision to provide an automated, unified experience that will enable users to access and develop directly on the Qualcomm Centriq 2400 chipset,” said Elsie Wahlig, director of product management at Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies. “We’re thrilled to work with Packet to engage with more aspects of the open source community.” 

Packet is headquartered in New York City and maintains an advanced global IP network between its data center locations in New York Metro (Parsippany, NJ), Sunnyvale (CA), Amsterdam (NL) and Tokyo (JP).

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