What are Bare metal servers?
Bare metal servers provide power for processor- and disk I/O-intensive workloads. Configure the hardware to exact specifications via our portal or API and deploy in real time.
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Get free bandwidth up to 20TB on your choice of servers
Bare metal server features
A bare metal server dedicated to customers for complete control, flexibility, and security.
From single processor 4-core architectures to quad-processor 12-core architectures and up to 3TB RAM.
Local storage range
Up to 36 drives per server. 800GB to 1.2TB SSDs.
Bare metal server benefits
Customizable RAM, SSD, and more
Choose a processor that best meets your performance needs. Upgrade from the base configuration to fine tune the hardware for your workload.
Provision servers in IBM Cloud data centers around the world in two to four hours. If you need to be online in minutes or only need limited resources, select an hourly bare metal server.
Monthly bare metal
Order a monthly bare metal server built to spec, and we’ll have it to you in two to four hours—with 500 GB/month outbound bandwidth included.
Hourly bare metal
Order an hourly bare metal server, and we’ll have it ready for you in 20 to 30 minutes. Public outbound bandwidth is charged per gigabyte.
Popular hourly bare metal options
Popular monthly bare metal options
Accelerate the performance of your servers
Servers with cutting-edge GPUs to handle complex compute-intensive workloads—from analytics and graphics to energy exploration and machine learning.
POWER8 bare metal servers are based on OpenPOWER, making it easy to make the leap to a Linux-based hosted environment.
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