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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 more than 60 data centers across 19 countries, customize more than 11 million different configurations, and push heavy workloads with the latest CPU technologies – all inside our premier, privately owned and managed IBM Cloud Network.

Enterprise-grade resources at competitive prices set 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 2 to 4 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.


Sample Applications

Application hosting

Quickly integrate and customize your server for your existing data and systems – all while significantly cutting costs.

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Dedicated hosting

Dedicated hosting delivers the entire server and its resources just to you, meaning less delay, more bandwidth and precise control.

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Game server hosting

Ensure your players have the bandwidth they need to dominate with dedicated servers that reduce lag even when accommodating unexpected high player counts.

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In-memory compute hosting

Keep your SAP landscape as-is with SAP-certified bare metal servers that make more resources available on demand, and better protect workloads.

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Web hosting

Customize your web hosting server to your requirements with more than 11 million configurations, and get cost-free, 24x7 support that helps you quickly deploy and scale.

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See all

See all IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers hosting solutions.

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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.