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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Bare metal server features

Single tenant

A bare metal server dedicated to customers for complete control, flexibility, and security.

Computing power

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.

On-demand accessibility

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.

Bare metal servers versions

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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