July 24, 2017 11:21 PM ET

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Company Overview of Packet Host, Inc.

Company Overview

Packet Host, Inc. develops a bare metal cloud platform for developers. The company’s platform provides solutions in the areas of production workloads, containers, and advanced networking. It offers bare metal cloud servers; add-on services, including block storage and load balancing; network services; and private deployments. Packet Host, Inc. was incorporated in 2014 and is headquartered in New York, New York. It has a data center location and an office in Tokyo, Japan.

30 Vesey Street

9th Floor

New York, NY 10007

United States

Founded in 2014



Key Executives for Packet Host, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Senior Vice President of Product
Senior Vice President of Revenue and Director
Senior Vice President of Network
Senior Vice President of Engineering
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

Packet Host, Inc. Key Developments

Packet Host Opens New Data Center Location and Office in Tokyo

Packet Host introduced an ARM v8-A based cloud service called 'Type 2A' in Japan. With this service launch, Packet is opening a new data center location and office in Tokyo, which will act as a base for business development in Asia.

Packet Host Inc. Launches New ARMv8-A Based Cloud Service in Japan

Packet Host Inc. launched a new ARMv8-A based cloud service called Type 2A in Japan. With this service launch, Packet is opening a new data center location and office in Tokyo, which will act as a base for business development in Asia. Packet investor SoftBank Corp. will fully support Packet's business development in the Japan market. Packet's bare metal cloud service corporate customers can use a server as much as they like at any time according to their needs, and can get a dedicated site up and running very quickly because a server can be built in less than 10 minutes, while traditional cloud services take about a week. The service is especially effective for when customers want to test Internet content on a high-performance server environment in a short time or when a platform needs to be built rapidly for a limited time campaign. Packet's bare metal cloud service for Japan uses ARMv8-A architecture under license from ARM Holdings plc. Powered by a pair of 48-core Cavium ThunderX processors, Packet is the first bare metal cloud provider to offer a 64-bit ARM server in Japan. The Type2A server is priced at 85 yen/hour, or less than 1 yen/core per hour, about 1/10th the cost per core of Packet's existing services. Furthermore, no initial costs are required to use the service. In addition to providing the high-performance, stable and top-quality Type 2A server, Packet will begin expanding to Asian markets with the provision of instantly scalable bare metal cloud platforms running on IPv6 native networks. In the US, Packet already has a highly evaluated track record of over 400 client companies in the course of two weeks after launch. In particular, customer satisfaction is high with speed (5 to 10 minutes to implement bare metal services) and performance (large volumes of data traffic can be processed). SoftBank is strengthening collaboration with business operators that provide innovative services such as Packet, so that it can provide optimal services for the diverse needs of corporate clients that arise in changing business environments.

Packet Introduces Global ARMv8-A Bare Metal Cloud to Power Container and IoT Workloads

Packet announced a new ARM v8-A based on-demand server configuration, available to deploy in less than ten minutes from its data centers in Parsippany (NJ), Sunnyvale (CA), Amsterdam (NL) and Tokyo (JP). The ARMv8-A option - powered by a pair of 48-core Cavium ThunderX chips - makes Packet the first cloud provider to offer a 64-bit ARM server with the same elastic benefits of Intel-powered solutions. The 2A server is priced at $0.50/hr, or $0.005/core per hour (about 1/10th the cost per core of Packet’s existing Intel-powered Type 2) and is available in minutes via API, portal or widely used DevOps tools such as Terraform and Ansible. Unlike lower-end ARMv7-A variants, the ARMv8-A architecture powering Packet’s bare metal Type 2A is designed for high density data center workloads and thrives on tasks like container-based applications, data processing, threaded application workloads and network heavy functions such as load balancing. To encourage rapid adoption, Packet also announced full 64-bit ARM support for Ubuntu 16.04, as well as a pipeline that includes CoreOS, FreeBSD and CentOS. Cloud native (Docker, Kubernetes, Mesos) and the Internet of Things (IoT) are natural workloads for ARMv8-A as they are highly portable and do not require the same tie-in with Intel processors. Packet’s offering follows a recent investment by SoftBank, who acquired ARM Holdings for $32 billion in September.

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