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Are you getting pressure to streamline workloads to maximize profit? Over- and under-provisioned resources can slow down your business and cause unnecessary expenses. Complex cloud environments can have multiple, wide-ranging needs, making it difficult to build the infrastructure required to make your business run smoothly. From compute-intensive workloads and applications to big data and analytics, IBM Cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) offers powerful and robust hardware to meet any requirement and budget.

Provision servers on demand

Deploy an IaaS bare metal or virtual server in minutes. Customize a bare metal server in 2–4 hours.

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Provision servers on demand
Deploy an IaaS bare metal or virtual server in minutes. Customize a bare metal server in 2–4 hours.

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Choose your server type
Create, deploy, and manage IaaS servers on their own or in a hybrid cloud.

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Integrate with your systems
All of our services are integrated to optimize performance and management.

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Extend your on-premises data centers
Create, deploy, and manage servers on their own or in a hybrid cloud.

IaaS cloud infrastructure performance

Experience unmatched performance with IBM Cloud powerful bare metal servers. Develop, test and run Linux applications with POWER8. Solve complex problems faster and consume less power than traditional CPUs with IaaS monthly or hourly GPU bare metal servers. When you need to scale quickly, add flexibility to that power with virtual servers.

Compare IBM Cloud IaaS bare metal and virtual servers

Bare metal servers

Tenancy: Single

Billing: Hourly and monthly

Configuration options: All hardware resources

Computing power: From single processor 4-core architectures to quad-processor 12-core architectures

Local storage range: Up to 36 driver per server
SSD: 800 GB to 1.2 TB

RAM: Up to 3 TB

Public network – outbound bandwidth: 500 GB FREE with monthly billing Competitive pricing in all locations

Public network – inbound bandwidth: FREE

Private network – all bandwidth: FREE

Management network – all bandwidth: FREE

Chat and phone support: Around the clock

Ideal workloads: Data-intensive workloads that prioritize performance and reliability

Virtual servers

Tenancy: Single and multi

Billing: Hourly and monthly

Configuration options: Core count, RAM and storage

Computing power: Up to 56 cores per virtual server (with minimum 2.0+ GHz/core)

Local storage range: 25 GB to 400 GB Provisioned on SSD in select data centers.*

RAM: Up to 242 GB

Public network – outbound bandwidth: 250 GB FREE with monthly billing Competitive pricing in all locations

Public network – inbound bandwidth: FREE

Private network – all bandwidth: FREE

Management network – all bandwidth: FREE

Chat and phone support: Around the clock

Ideal workloads: Highly variable workloads that prioritize flexibility and scalability

  

*For a full list of data centers with virtual server local storage on SSD hardware, visit the virtual servers page.

Available operating systems

Bare metal servers

CentOS
CloudLinux
Debian GNU/Linux
FreeBSD
Ubuntu Linux
Microsoft Windows Server
Citrix Xenserver
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
VMware ESXi
Vyatta
Parallels

Virtual servers

CentOS
CoreOS
CloudLinux
Debian GNU/Linux
Ubuntu Linux
Microsoft Windows Server
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Vyatta

Explore IBM Cloud infrastructure services

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Bare metal servers
The raw IaaS horsepower for your processor-intensive and disk I/O-intensive workloads.

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Virtual servers
When you need more resource on the fly, IaaS virtual servers have the speed of deployment to keep business moving.

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POWER8 IaaS bare metal servers
Develop, test and run Linux applications with POWER8 servers. They handle your increasing data volumes and maintain speed and power.

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GPU
With IBM IaaS, you can handle your most complex, compute-intensive workloads – from analytics and graphics to energy exploration and machine learning.

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Compute services
Power your apps and workloads with IaaS application compute resources like runtimes, containers and event-driven services

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IaaS management
Directly manage your own infrastructure with our fully automated platform, or let the IBM team of managed hosting experts do the work.