I'd love to have 256-way servers available, for maximum performance. These would be incredibly competitive, surpassing the best available offerings from AWS and GCP at the moment (whose normal offerings top out at 96 and 224 CPUs respectively). While I'm sure some applications will want a huge amount of memory to go with that, in my case I'd be happy with around 2GB per CPU. It'd likely make sense to have a "high compute" version in that range, as well as an offering with 4+GB per CPU for more memory-intensive workloads.
e=edge. It would be amazing to have a true edge device to run router OS software and bridge L3 and L2 with 4 physical ports (2 visible bonded ports). Small single CPU, 4-8G RAM, small Storage, Lots of NIC ports. Think pFSense, Vyos, Mikrotik, etc..
mini-servers to give the sweet, sweet, taste of equinix metal
Something that gives people just enough metal to get a feel, without a massive up-front expense. The old intel atom c2550 | c2750 (rangeley) series were ideal for getting people familiar with cloud metal, bgp etc, and all the awesome things packet/equinix brings to the table, but without the high price point of the larger servers. I don't know if this is possible, but we still hang onto our reserved ones, they're perfect little puppies.
Intel Ice Lake-based c3.small.x86 (iGPU)
With Ice Lake's iGPU having VP9 hardware encoding support it would be a very efficient option for some of our workloads instead of burning lots of CPU cores (and wall clock time would be lower as well).
Ampere Altra Servers for Next Gen ARM Server
Offer Next Gen Altra Mt. Snow - Single socket 80 core CPU, and/or Mt. Jade Dual socket 80 core CPUs on our server lineup. Potential Build options: Mt. Snow with 512 GB RAM, single 7.6TB NVMe drive and dual 25Gbps NICs. Mt. Jade with 1024GB RAM, Dual 7.6TB NVMe drives and dual 25Gbps NICs.
SW RAID Selection
Allow any on-demand instances to be able to select SW RAID when provisioning, either via API or portal selection.
Additional GPU Server Options for Inference and Training
Can we get server options with GPUs?
Expose Firmware Version & Flag Out of Date
Expose Motherboard and BMC firmware via customer portal, allow reserved servers to be marked for maintenance if firmware is out of sync with latest platform ops pinned versions.