Packet is a NYC-based infrastructure startup, focused on reinventing how performance-oriented SaaS/PaaS companies go global with hosting.


  • We use HAProxy to balance traffic at various points in our stack, includgin nginx nodes on different physical machines, and api nodes on the backend.

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  • RabbitMQ is an all purpose queuing service for our stack. We use it for user facing jobs as well as keeping track of behind the scenes jobs.

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  • PostgreSQL is our main data store for all relational data. It comes with a build in key-value store and integrates well with other areas of our platform.

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  • Google Analytics is a must-have, and it's free. While the data isn't personal, the goal tracking is solid and the demographics reporting continues to evolve.

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  • We are running primarily as a micro-services platform and Docker lets us iterate on these smaller units consistently from dev to staging to production. It is also integral to our continuous deployment system for rolling out or rolling back new features.

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  • Gotta take the money, might as well take it in style and on all devices without too much headache. Oh and we use the fraud prevention tools.

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  • Algolia helps us search across disparate pieces of information in our staff portal, and allows customers to easily jump around the portal between devices, support conversations, and documentation.

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  • Email, Docs, Calendars. Woot.

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  • Slack is our hub, we live there to help bring our virtual team members into the fold.

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  • Rails is one of the easiest frameworks to use for API development.

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  • Very easy to use SCM for working with distributed teams.

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  • Basecamp is a great tool for our non-development related collaborations. Everything from marketing to corporate planning.

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  • Shippable allows us to run our testing framework on the same exact images that we run our stack in. This helps us avoid any issues with the testing framework being different than the production framework.

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