Packet, a provider of automated bare metal cloud for developers, is now collaborating with Intel to accelerate adoption of Intel Optane SSD as a data center fast storage and memory solution.

Intel Optane technology is a unique combination of 3D XPoint technology, Intel Memory and Storage Controllers, Intel Interconnect IP and Intel software. Together these building blocks would enable users to accelerate applications for fast caching and storage, reduce transaction costs for latency-sensitive workloads and increase scale per server. Intel Optane technology would also allow users to deploy bigger and more affordable datasets to gain new insights from large memory pools.

Packet will provide on-demand access to a fleet of Intel Xeon Scalable servers with large format Intel Optane technology at no cost. This would provide an easy way for open source and commercial software projects to benchmark and optimize this cutting edge technology, and ultimately unleash new innovations and deliver enhanced user experience.

“Accelerating the adoption of transformative technology like Intel Optane technology starts with establishing a robust ecosystem of users who can experience its benefits first hand through easy access,” said Chris Tobias, General Manager, Optane Solutions, Intel Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group. “Packet is well known as a place where developers turn to develop against leading hardware. This is a great opportunity to help increase community excitement around Intel Optane technology.”


Founded in 2014, Packet’s proprietary technology automates physical dedicated servers and networks without the use of virtualization or multi-tenancy to provide on-demand compute and connectivity. Customers can either build on Packet’s public cloud service or leverage advanced automation software to enable their own private compute infrastructure.

Packet is headquartered in New York City and maintains an advanced global IP network between its 18 data center locations including facilities in New York Metro (Parsippany, NJ), Sunnyvale (CA), Amsterdam (NL) and Tokyo (JP).

“At Packet, we are dedicated to exposing the latest and greatest hardware to developers and the broader software ecosystem,” said Jacob Smith, SVP of Engagement and a co-founder of Packet. “This partnership with Intel underpins our larger mission to make it easy for developers to see hardware as an innovation layer, and we’re excited to increase awareness and adoption of Intel Optane technology.”