The Packet Go SDK by Packet interacts with the API to access bare-metal features, allowing developers to implement hardware functionalities from remote services. It supports projects, facilities, operating systems, plans, SSH keys, and time stamps.
Advocates of platform-as-a-Service offerings promote how easy it is to deploy and manage applications without having to be - or to hire - a system administrator. But as with most things, there are inevitable trade-offs. The less you have to manage the platform you deploy to, the more you're tied to the stack the PaaS provides. Today AppFog adds a duo of supported services to their stack, bringing new database and email options to the company's developers.