Packet Collaborates with Intel to Drive Adoption of Intel® Optane™ SSDs for Datacenter Workloads

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Ecosystem enablement collaboration provides automated Intel® Optane™ technology-enabled infrastructure on the Packet platform to open source and strategic software communities

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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.

Packet, the leading provider of infrastructure automation solutions for developers, is collaborating with Intel to accelerate adoption of Intel® Optane™ SSD as a datacenter fast storage and memory solution. Packet will provide on-demand access to a fleet of Intel® Xeon® Scalable servers with large format Intel® Optane technology at no cost. This will 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.

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 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 also allows users to deploy bigger and more affordable datasets to gain new insights from large memory pools.

“At Packet, we are dedicated to exposing the latest and greatest hardware to developers and the broader software ecosystem,” noted Jacob Smith, SVP of Engagement and a co-Founder at 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.”

“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.”

As well as providing access to infrastructure, Intel and Packet will dedicate outreach and systems engineers to partner with the software community around Intel® Optane technology, both online and at meetups. To support the community, Packet has launched AccelerateWithOptane.com to enable users, software projects, and commercial partners to access information, request infrastructure access and share success stories.

“Getting access to reliable, developer-friendly infrastructure is always the first step for optimizing around new hardware, and Packet’s platform is uniquely crafted to help accelerate our work,” said Dor Laor, founder of ScyllaDB.

About Packet
Founded in 2014, Packet’s proprietary technology automates physical 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.

The company 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). Packet is a member of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) where it donates the Community Infrastructure Lab, and is also a supporter of many open source projects, including Memcached.org and Kernel.org.

Intel, the Intel logo and Intel Optane are trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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