How dedicated server hosting works with IBM Cloud

The IBM Cloud™ bare metal servers deliver dedicated hosting. The entire server and its resources are dedicated to your isolated use. 

Your server is hosted on the global IBM Cloud network. You do not share CPUs, bandwidth or RAM. All traffic is 100 percent owned and managed by the IBM team, so your data stays enclosed. 

You fully control the setup of these managed, single-tenant servers, including provisioning, updates and OS.

When you choose IBM, you get monitoring for hardware and network, 24 hours a day, every day of the week at no charge.

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How IBM dedicated server hosting can help you

Dedicated hosting can help if your data must meet strict industry guidelines and global security standards, including isolation, monitoring and logging. IBM Cloud dedicated server hosting delivers up-to-date, extensive certifications for established industry standards.

Resource contention

Multi-tenant environments can cause contention of shared resources such as RAM, disk storage and network devices at lower levels. When contention continues to occur, it can prevent full use of higher-level resources when you need them most. Dedicated server hosting with IBM Cloud can help you avoid oversubscribing because you get guaranteed resource assignment in a true, single-tenant environment.

Chain of custody

Dedicated server hosting provides a level of security and control that’s unavailable with most multi-tenant servers. When you use IBM Cloud dedicated server hosting, you get added security controls and trust validation, including Intel TPM and Intel TXT. These tools are necessary for evaluation and verification of your server hardware.

All dedicated servers hosted by IBM Cloud include these features


  • Extensive customization. Choose single, dual or quad processors with the most-recent Intel technologies. Select the speed, RAM, storage OS and more.
  • Preconfigured options. Choose a pre-set, dedicated server for faster provisioning.
  • Ample memory and local storage. Receive up to 3TB RAM, up to 36 drivers for each dedicated server and 800 GB to 1.2TB SSDs.
  • Flexible pricing. Choose hourly or monthly billing. No pricing option requires a contract.
  • Managed options. Let the IBM Cloud team run your server administration.


  • On-demand provisioning. Expect monthly dedicated servers in two to four hours. Get hourly dedicated servers within 30 minutes.
  • SAP options. Access dedicated servers that are certified for SAP HANA and SAP NetWeaver workloads.
  • GPU options. Expect the latest NVIDIA Tesla GPUs for high-performance computing.
  • VMware virtualization. Attach the latest VMware hypervisor and management software.

Fully supported

  • Global deployment. Get access to more than 60 data centers and PoPs, six regions and 18 availability zones.     
  • Strong security. Expect automatic security patches, custom firewalls, SSL certificates, along with support for Intel TXT, HyTrust Security and HSM.
  • Cost-free support and monitoring. Get monitoring for hardware and network 24 hours a day, every day of the week.

Read how clients are using IBM Cloud for dedicated servers

Next Steps

Learn about the full range of dedicated 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.