September 29, 2021 By jason-mcalpin 3 min read

Spin up a monthly IBM Cloud Bare Metal Server with select Intel® Xeon® Processors and get two additional months — cost-free.

If you ever wanted to try true, dedicated bare metal server performance against some of your more pressing workloads, now is a great time to do so here at IBM Cloud. For a limited time, you can put the power of Intel® Xeon® technology and IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers to the test in a way that better suits your budget with our first-ever ‘buy one, get two’ promotion.

Promo details

Buy one pre-configured, monthly IBM Cloud Bare Metal Server with 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable Platinum 8260 Processors OR 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® E-2174G Processors and get two months’ worth of cost-free IBM Cloud credits to use towards that server.

  1. 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® E-2174G bare metal server pre-configuration: 4 cores, 64GB RAM, RAID-1, 1 Gbps uplinks
  2. 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable Platinum 8260 bare metal server pre-configuration: 48 cores, 384GB RAM, RAID-10, all flash, 1Gbps uplinks

Choose your Intel® Xeon® Processor performance needs

2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable Platinum 8260 Processors

Are you trying to maximize output for multiple heavy-duty workloads, roll out your own virtualization or run big databases faster? If so, the 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable Platinum 8260 Processor on IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers may be the solution for you. This powerhouse CPU + server combination is optimized for certified workloads and software solutions, like Red Hat® OpenShift®, VMware® and SAP®.  It’s an all-flash, high core count setup that’s ideal for slicing up virtual machines — with a moderate memory configuration also ideal for virtualized environments. We also see clients choose 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable Platinum 8260 Processors on bare metal for running VPN servers, DNS servers, cPanel servers, Plesk hosting and a variety of multi-cluster environments.

2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® E-2174G Processors

If you’re looking for essential web and application hosting performance on a limited budget, then the 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® E-2174G Processor could be a terrific choice. This is the flexible, entry-level configuration in our entire bare metal portfolio. Why? The 3.8GHz clock speed and max boost to 4.7GHz will easily handle your most important calculations with speed and minimal expenditure. It’s an ideal choice for that one vital operation you need to cover consistently. The 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® E-2174G Processor is also an excellent choice for resellers, too, and benefits a large range of entry to cloud operations and migrations.

How to enter the promo and redeem two months, cost-free

This promotion is for new and existing IBM Cloud account holders who do not currently have 2nd Gen Intel Xeon E-2174G or 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Platinum 8260 servers running on their account. Available while supplies list. See full terms below.*

  1. Create an IBM Cloud account.
  2. Click the direct promo code link 2FREE2174 or 2FREE8260 for the Intel® Xeon®-based bare metal server that works best for you.
  3. Click Provision to receive your provisioning order number. A series of emails are sent to your admin: Welcome to the promotion, acknowledgment of the provisioning order, provisioning order approval and processing and provisioning complete. Your provisioning complete email includes a link to your Device Details page so you can log into IBM Cloud. You can also log in directly from the IBM Cloud console.
  4. Next, your admin will receive an email containing your new promo code for two months’ worth of cost-free IBM Cloud credits, along with one-click directions on how to implement it towards your existing bare metal server.

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Get technical, learn more

Visit our IBM Cloud Docs pages for all getting-starting tutorials, security and software options, management features of IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers and more.

*Promotional offer is valid until supplies last and applies only to the aforementioned prefixed IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers with select 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable Platinum 8260 Processors and Intel® Xeon® E-2174G Processors. The offered discount applies to the IBM Cloud list price. The full amount of the promotional offer must be redeemed within three months of receiving your redeeming production promo code to avoid IBM Cloud credit expiration. This promotion cannot be combined with any other promotion, discount, or offer. Promotion is subject to availability across all IBM Cloud Data Centers, and valid while supplies last. Valid for new and existing IBM Cloud account holders who do not currently have 2nd Gen Intel Xeon E-2174G or 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Platinum 8260 servers running on their account. Also must be Digital, Direct, SLIC, and DSW brand clients. This promotion is limited to one user per account while available. This promotion is limited to applicable, monthly billed servers only.

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