USD 200 credit

Create an IBM Cloud account and get a USD 200 credit to use towards your game hosting.

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How game server hosting works with IBM Cloud

Game hosting with IBM Cloud™ runs on dedicated IBM Cloud bare metal servers and the high-speed global IBM Cloud Network backbone. You don’t share CPU, bandwidth or RAM with anyone else. Traffic is owned and managed by IBM, helping ensure that your data stays enclosed.

Start hosting your gaming on IBM Cloud by choosing a preconfigured gaming server from our recommended bare metal server lineup. Or custom configure a server to your exact requirements, choosing the RAM, GPU power, SSD and more.

There are almost 11 million configurations available, letting you fine-tune your game hosting platform. Whether you choose a ready-configuration or build your own, these gaming servers quickly scale based on user demands.

With IBM Cloud, you get 24x7 support and monitoring at no extra charge.

How IBM gaming server hosting can help you

Global player coverage

Real-world latency can kill a game’s reputation. Get dedicated hardware and a global network. Activity across your gaming platform stays balanced, passable connectivity to large numbers of players stays high, and lag stays non-existent.

Environment control

Get extensive control over the setup of your gaming environments. You can tailor rules, install modifications, isolate players and teams, get high-ping and more. Control nearly every moment with full administration and root access, plus remote options.

Unlimited scaling

Manage your need to quickly scale for unexpected player demands. With IBM Cloud, you can scale up or out, in real time, by adding more memory, processing power, gaming servers, software applications, and more – in 30 minutes or less.

All gaming servers hosted by IBM Cloud include these features

Cost-effective

  • Cost-free backend bandwidth. Get unlimited inbound and outbound bandwidth inside the IBM Cloud Network.
  • Cost-free inbound data transfer. You benefit from inbound bandwidth that’s unlimited and not charged.
  • Global deployment. Choose from more than 60 data centers and PoPs, six regions and 18 time zones.
  • Extensive customization. Pick single, dual or quad processors with the latest Intel technologies. Select the speed, RAM, storage, OS and more.
  • Cost-free support and monitoring. Get monitoring for hardware and network, 24x7 at no charge.

Flexible

  • Flexible bandwidth packages. Choose from monthly bandwidth packages starting at USD 45 per month.
  • Preconfigured options. Select a preset gaming server for faster provisioning.
  • Transparent pricing. Choose hourly or monthly billing, with no contracts required.
  • On-demand provisioning. Get monthly gaming servers in just two to four hours. Get hourly gaming servers in 30 minutes or less.
  • GPU options. Impress gamers with the latest NVIDIA Tesla GPUs for high-performance graphics.

Read how clients are using IBM Cloud for game hosting

Learn about the full range of dedicated gaming servers on our configuration page.

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*20 TB bandwidth included in US, Canada and EU data centers; 5 TB bandwidth included in all other data centers. New prices and offers may not be combined with any other current or future discounts.