It was just announced that VIRL is now available on Packet, a cloud-based bare-metal platform. This is a good thing because we no longer need to be concerned about the compute resources available to us. In the email, Cisco mentions that packet has competitive hourly rates. Be sure to go to the Packet web site to view those rates BEFORE signing up through the VIRL web site. The VIRL web site is quick to ask you for a credit card but does not clearly state the rates.
Here’s a quick look at the sign up page and my thoughts on the matter.
I’m still going to sign up and kick the tires. More info later!