As businesses worldwide struggle to find a new operational norm, budgeting and forecasting might be more difficult than usual.

When evaluating past and present trends for your business, wouldn’t it be nice to have predictable and stable expenditures for your cloud infrastructure? A contract-term bare metal server is a great option if you know that you need hardware for the long term. Lock in a lower, consistent price by choosing a 1-year or 3-year contract-term bare metal server.

Consider the following benefits and limitations:


  • You can reduce your costs when compared to hourly or monthly bare metal servers.
  • You will lock in lower pricing on existing clusters of monthly billed servers.


  • Your contract term bare metal server configuration can’t be changed after your order is complete.
  • Your contract term can’t be canceled.
  • Available on only Intel® dual processors from Skylake to the most recent and AMD EPYC™ offerings when you convert an existing server.
  • Not available for enterprise-bundled solutions (e.g., VMware and SAP-certified solutions).

Get started

Are you ready to take your monthly server and turn it into a 1- or 3-year contract-term bare metal server? Use the following steps to make the switch and get the best available discount:

  1. Log in to your IBM Cloud dashboard and go to your Device list.
  2. In your Device list, click the server that you want to upgrade.
  3. Under Server details, next to your Billing term, click Modify:
  4. Select either a 1-year term or a 3-year term and click Continue:

Start saving today

If you need to provision a new contract-term IBM Cloud Bare Metal Server, click here to guarantee your selected hardware and start saving.

To learn more about IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers, visit our website.

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