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Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice: IBM Cloud IaaS

IBM Cloud™ has been recognized as a 2019 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Worldwide. The vendors with this distinction have been highly rated by their customers. Read the blog to learn more.

What sets IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers apart?

Six years ago, IBM Cloud acquired Softlayer and with it, the expertise, start-up culture and high-quality infrastructure needed to evolve into what we deliver today: enterprise-grade, dedicated bare metal servers you can trust.

Deploy from 60+ data centers across 19 countries, customize over 11 million different configs, and push heavy workloads with the latest CPU technologies – all inside our premiere, privately owned and managed IBM Cloud Network.

Enterprise-grade resources at competitive prices sets IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers apart.


Bare metal server versions

Monthly bare metal 

Order a monthly bare metal server built to specification, and it will be ready for you in two to four hours — with 20 TB per month outbound bandwidth included.

Hourly bare metal 

Order an hourly bare metal server, and it will be ready for you in 20 – 30 minutes. Public outbound bandwidth is charged per gigabyte.

Reserved bare metal

Reserve up to 20 bare metal servers in the data center of your choice and claim them at any time. Requires a 1-year or 3-year contract. Ideal for sustained workloads.

See how IBM Cloud outperforms the competition

IBM versus AWS

AWS offers expensive bare metal options in six rigidly defined configurations. IBM Cloud offers hundreds of highly configurable options.

IBM versus Google Cloud

Google Cloud Platform only offers virtual servers. IBM Cloud offers bare metal and virtual servers that can communicate with each other.

IBM versus Alibaba

Alibaba Cloud bare metal instances aren’t truly bare metal. IBM Cloud offers bare metal with direct access to an entire server.

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1. 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.


2. Discount applies only to the Processor, Chassis, RAM, and Disks. Any additional add-on will be charged at full list price. Discounts applied will last for up to 90 days. After 90 days you will be charged the full list price for all components detailed in the product description. The discounts cannot be combined with any other promotions, discounts, or offers. The Processor and Chassis are pre-set and cannot be modified. All offers are valid while supplies last, and all offers may not be available in all IBM Cloud data centers. Offer is valid for only Digital and Direct brand customers. Offer is not available for SLIC and DSW accounts. Valid on new or existing customer accounts. For existing customer accounts, the promotion applies to new orders only. Promotion is limited to one server per customer. The promotion is limited to the monthly billed applicable servers only. The discount applies to the IBM Cloud list price. Additional exclusions may apply, including data center availability.