What are bare metal servers?
Bare metal servers provide customers sole access to the entire server. Unlike a virtual server with multiple tenants, the pure bare metal server is one that is both single tenant and is offered without a hypervisor, thereby eliminating the “noisy neighbor” effect as well as any performance “tax” from the hypervisor. Bare metal servers can be acquired in a preconfigured form or custom configured to exact specifications.
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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 3 TB RAM.
Local storage range
Up to 36 drives per server. 800 GB to 1.2 TB 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.
Ideal use cases for bare metal
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.
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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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