Cloud computing made simple
Paperspace provides a managed cloud computing platform built on modern infrastructure, with options to integrate with your corporate network, customize security settings, configure networking, and leverage various solutions.
- Virtual operating system environments, known as machines
- Various configurations for CPU, memory, storage, and GPU
- Secure login to your machines
- Persistent root storage volumes
- Shared storage
- Multiple physical data center locations, known as regions
- Virtual networks you can create that are logically isolated from the rest of the Paperspace cloud and that you can optionally connect to your own network through a secure VPN tunnel.
- Managed clusters
- Jupyter Notebooks
- Models & Deployments
- Teams for shared projects
A reliable, fast, and secure hypervisor
Flexible, highly-available and fast
Paperspace offers high-performance networking capabilities and various scenarios for isolation and connectivity.
Public Traffic (Internet)
Paperspace machines are connected to the internet through a 1 Gigabit, highly-available network.
Private Traffic (Disk)
Disk traffic runs over a 10 Gigabit, highly-available backend network. See the Storage section below for the IOPS and throughput performance of our different offerings.
Public and Private IP Addresses
Private IP addresses are not reachable over the Internet and can be used for communication between the machines in your Private Network if configured. Public IP addresses are reachable over the Internet and can be used for communication between your machines and the Internet.
Private IP addresses
When you launch a machine, a primary private IP address from the address range of the subnet is assigned to the default network interface. Each machine is also given an internal DNS hostname that resolves to the private IP address of the instance.
Public IP addresses
A public IP address is mapped to the primary private IP address through network address translation (NAT). When a public IP is provisioned, it is allocated from Paperspace’s pool of public IP addresses and becomes associated with your account. When a public IP address is disassociated from your machine, it is not released back into the pool until you explicitly release it. This allows you to reattach a known public IP to a different machine. This is commonly referred to as an elastic public IP.
Default NetworkingIn the Default Networking configuration, every machine resides within its own logically isolated network and cannot communicate with other machines, shared drives, or other devices. In this scenario, a /30 (2 usable IPs) is carved out of an available pool of private IP space and assigned to the machine. From this /30, the first usable IP will be assigned to a sub-interface facing the customer network on the Router. The second usable (and only other usable) IP will be assigned to the customer’s VM. Traffic can flow through its gateway and NAT out to the Internet. Traffic to all other destinations is dropped. Should the customer change their IP, they will lose connectivity.
Private NetworkingPrivate Networking can be added which establishes a dedicated virtual private network, logically isolated from other networks in the Paperspace cloud. Launching machines into your Private Network will allow them to communicate with each other. This virtual network closely resembles a traditional home or office network.Private Networking is required for AD integration. The AD DC must reside within your Private Network unless a VPN is configured.
Private Gateway + VPNPrivate Networking is a prerequisite for establishing a VPN tunnel between your Paperspace network and other networks. Once in place, a VPN Private Gateway can be attached to your Private Network. When the VPN has been provisioned and configured on the customer side, all machines and shared drives within your Paperspace network will be directly addressable on your corporate network and vice versa. Paperspace supports IPsec VPN tunnels. A VPN is required for integrating with an AD domain that resides outside of your Private Network.
Secure, resilient, and distributedVolumes
- Regions: Volumes are region-specific.
- Media: Volumes are backed by SSDs.
- Sizes: Volumes can be created in sizes ranging from 50 GB to 2 TB.
- Regions: Drives are region-specific.
- Media: Drives are stored with a mix of SSDs and SAS drives with SSD caching.
- Sizes: Drives can be created in sizes ranging from 250 GB to 2 TB.*