March 3, 2021 By Stephanie Wing 3 min read

How IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers offer a security-rich environment, maximum flexibility to scale up or down and the performance you need to succeed.

During this chaotic time, market leaders have quickly adjusted how they do business. In fact, IDC predicts 80% of enterprises will speed their shift to a cloud-centric infrastructure by the end of 2021 [1]. If you’re at the point of choosing a cloud provider, security and flexible scalability are two key strengths you should keep top of mind.

The shift to remote work has resulted in a massive increase in employees who need access to cloud resources, and cloud enables administrators to quickly add those new remote workers. Organizations can scale their computing power up or down at any time, which is a more cost-effective solution when compared to adding servers in a data center. 

Bare metal servers deliver the needed flexibility

When the pandemic hit, several European governments mandated that banks reschedule loans to help citizens and businesses who were struggling. Circeo, a Lending as a Service (LaaS) company, knew that security and scalability were key to their success, and they looked to IBM Cloud for a solution that would scale quickly. In fact, according to Matthieu M. Job, CEO of Circeo, “IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers had the capacity to fulfill all of our requirements in terms of security and scalability.” 

Learn how IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers enabled Circeo to process thousands of loan applications.

In another success, IBM Cloud supports The Weather Company with IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers, making it easier to migrate services that can’t be containerized easily and handling high-performance workloads that require specific hardware profiles or custom configuration. The fact that The Weather Company’s systems can coexist easily across multiple clouds and with an on-premises infrastructure proves IBM Cloud’s ability to handle the intensive demands of enterprise workloads.

See how The Weather Company stays up and running.

Making sure the games are still fun

A key industry that’s been booming during the shift to remote work is gaming. Game developers design and build multiplayer games, and they must deliver them on a reliable, scalable platform so that players have positive gaming experiences, regardless of where they are in the world or what device they’re using. That’s where Exit Games comes in by creating the Photon Cloud, a Software as a Service (SaaS) offering for multiplayer game development and hosting.

To provide a reliable and highly available cloud service to developers while ensuring scalability, flexibility and the ability to quickly incorporate new features and enhancements, Exit Games hosts their Photon Cloud on IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers. This delivers great memory, processing power and network performance. Exit Games reports getting 40% better performance compared to other virtual server-based cloud hosting for their 500 million players per month. New resources are up and running in under four days, as compared to 10 days with other bare metal providers.

Play time: How Exit Games empowers multiplayer online gaming.

Save yourself the hassle of building a new data center

What each of these three companies wanted was full control of their creative product in-house. They recognized, however, that there was no need to bring in the extra work of building their own server environment. They off-loaded that additional responsibility to IBM Cloud, where we already have the size and expertise to bring you bare metal servers that offer a security-rich environment, maximum flexibility to scale up or down as you need and the performance IBM is famous for. We hope we can do the same for you.

Learn more about IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers.

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[1] IDC FutureScape: Worldwide IT Industry 2021 Predictions

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