Webinar – 4 May 2022
Top 3 Dos & Don’ts: Provisioning Your Bare Metal on IBM Cloud VPC for Maximum VMware Workload Performance
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Get USD 1,000 in credits to use toward any of your new VPC resources – including all compute, network, and storage components.
Launch bare metal on IBM Cloud® VPC Infrastructure
Deploy from a software-defined cloud across multi-zone regions in 10 minutes or less. Expand capacity of modern apps with elastic provisioning and de-provisioning. Launch fast enterprise solutions for VMware, Red Hat, and SAP with preset profiles featuring Intel Xeon Processors for heavy memory and compute needs. Get the full suite of IBM Cloud VPC networking benefits and 4x faster networking throughput (up to 100 Gbps). Pay as you go, by the hour.
High availability for sensitive account data
Deploy bare metal server to multizone regions and use floating IPs.
Flexible web apps across retail
Get maximum elasticity for dynamic and unpredictable environments.
Network-critical financial transactions
Help ensure network consistency — ideal for I/O heavy account-based transactions.
Migrate and modernize VMware workloads
Retain existing tools and upgrade applications with containers, Kubernetes or Red Hat® OpenShift®.
Upgrade to VMware NSX-T
Control your IP space on 100 Gbps. Extend across cloud and on premises.
Guaranteed single-tenancy for SAP workloads
Get the security, control, and power you need for your SAP operations on a true bare metal server.
I selected IBM Cloud VPC because of 5 points that I thought and was proven correct based on my experience using the service. First is security. Secondly is agility. The third is isolation. Fourth is the high performance. Fifth, and last, is the scalability.
Configuration features for bare metal servers on IBM Cloud VPC
- 3rd Generation Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8260 CPUs
- 10-minute rapid provisioning
- Multiple SAP and VMware-certified solutions
- 100 Gbps uplinks with SmartNIC technology
- Security groups and network access control lists (ACLs)
- Create multiple private clouds in multizone regions (MZRs)
- Available in preset compute, balanced and memory profiles
- All NVMe-based secondary storage: 16x JBOD 3.2 TB NVMeu.2 local options
OS and image options
- VMware ESXi 7.0; RHEL 8.4; Ubuntu 18,20; Debian 11
- Coming soon – Windows, Custom Images, SAP RHEL, SAP SUSE
- US-SOUTH (Dallas), US-EAST (Washington DC), and EU-DE (Frankfurt)
Hourly bare metal
Hourly dedicated, bare metal servers on IBM Cloud VPC Infrastructure are rapidly provisioned and ready in 10 minutes or less. Pay-as-you-use bandwidth per gigabyte. Billing charges accrue from provision to cancellation. Total pricing includes bare metal server instances and software, internet data transfers and optional VPC services. Each additional component is priced separately.
IBM Cloud VPC Infrastructure
Virtualize in minutes with fully dedicated bare metal server hardware resources.
Get 4x faster network throughput up to 100 Gbps.
An isolated, network orchestration layer eliminates the pod boundary.
Establish internal or external private network connections.
Compute services on IBM Cloud
Each profile has pre-set configurations of vCPU, memory, storage and bandwidth to choose from, so you can quickly spin up capacity that suits your workload demands.
Ideal for CPU-intensive demands with moderate-to-high web traffic, such as production batch processing and front-end web servers.
Ideal for midsize databases and common cloud applications with moderate traffic.
Ideal for RAM-intensive demands, such as large memory caching, in-memory analytics workloads and intensive database applications.
Explore block and file storage options available from IBM Bare Metal Servers, and if you need extra storage, IBM makes it easy.
All secondary NVMe storage
Add a secondary, local NVMe drive (JBOD 3.2TB NVMe u.2).
Specify an IOP tier to help avoid bottlenecks.
Implement local disk boot storage on redundant solid-state drives (SSDs).
Help optimize your performance under single tenancy with security-rich features.
Employ highly available private virtual networks with security-rich capabilities integrated into the compute, storage and subnet levels.
Control traffic for one or more bare metal servers with a collection of rules that act as your own virtual firewall.
Attach a floating IP so nothing in the connection path forces a decryption to your bare metal server.
Build your IBM Cloud Bare Metal Server for VPC and get the advanced performance and network features you need.