IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
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IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers are single-tenant, dedicated servers that can be deployed and managed as cloud services. They are part of IBM Cloud and are available in either classic or VPC deployment models. 

Many companies looking for cloud infrastructure want the security and performance of dedicated hardware but also the experience—particularly around the provisioning, billing and management of cloud services. IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers are dedicated, single-tenant servers that can be provisioned and used in hourly and monthly billing increments. IBM also offers certified infrastructure for some of the most common and demanding enterprise workloads.

  • Bare Metal Servers are available in hourly or monthly increments
  • You get the latest-generation NVIDIA GPUs and x86 microarchitecture from Intel Xeon and AMD EPYC
  • Multiple Bare Metal Servers can communicate on the IBM Cloud virtual private network as if stationed on the same rack

Enterprise workloads
For many companies moving to cloud, charting a path forward for their existing applications and infratsructure is a significant part of the task. To support these organizations, IBM offers SAP-certified and VMware-certified infrastructure. This infrastructure is designed to help companies accelerate their migration and modernization journeys. 

New Intel® Xeon® technology on IBM Cloud

Intel and IBM are committed to helping customers modernize and secure their HPC workloads.

Build and save with new 4th Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors

Popular bare metal server configurations for traditional workloads

Explore examples and customize. Enter the cloud catalog.  

IBM Cloud VPC

No-hypervisor, single-tenant servers with VMware, SAP, Red Hat and Ubuntu options on a software-defined cloud that you control

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Intel® Xeon® 8260

Compute: cx2-metal-96x192
96 vCPUs
192 GB RAM
100 Gbps bandwidth
1 x 960 GB local disk

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Intel® Xeon® 8260

Balanced: bx2d-metal-96x384
96 vCPUs
384 GB RAM
100 Gbps bandwidth
1 x 960 GB, 8 x 3200 GB local disk

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Secure application hosting

Get security-rich, managed off-premises hosting. Integrate IBM Watson® services and more.

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Intel® Xeon® E-2174G

4 cores, 3.80 GHz
16 GB RAM
1 TB SATA x 1
20 TB bandwidth*

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Intel® Xeon® 4210

20 cores, 2.20 GHz
32 GB RAM
1 TB SATA x 1
20 TB bandwidth*

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High-availability (HA) game hosting

Scale to player demands quickly. Tailor rules, install updates, isolate players and get low latency.

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Intel® Xeon® 4210

20 cores, 2.20 GHz
32 GB RAM
1 TB SATA x 1
20 TB bandwidth*

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Intel® Xeon® 6248

48 cores, 2.40 GHz
32 GB RAM
1 TB SATA x 1
20 TB bandwidth*

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NVIDIA GPUs on IBM Cloud

Solving complex problems faster while consuming less power, they’re ideal for ML, video editing and gaming.

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Intel® Xeon® 4210

20 cores, 2.20 GHz
32 GB RAM
1 TB SATA x 1
NVIDIA T4 Graphics Card x 2

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Intel® Xeon® 6248

40 cores, 2.50 GHz
32 GB RAM
1 TB SATA x 1
NVIDIA Tesla 16 GB V100 Graphics Card x 2

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Clustered web hosting

Stream large files and videos. Spec out and duplicate clustered web hosting servers to match requirements.

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Intel® Xeon® E-2174G

4 cores, 3.80 GHz
16 GB RAM
1 TB SATA x 1
20 TB bandwidth*

Configure, price and quote
Intel® Xeon® 4210

20 cores, 2.20 GHz
32 GB RAM
1 TB SATA x 1
20 TB bandwidth*

Configure, price and quote
Features Industry expertise and bare metal server technology you can trust 100% dedicated to you

Direct access to compute resources and hardware-level performance provides control and security. 

Always the latest technology

You get the latest-generation NVIDIA GPUs and x86 microarchitecture from Intel Xeon and AMD EPYC.

Modern networking, global data centers

Become operational quickly across 60 data centers and PoPs in 9 regions and 18 availability zones.

All server provisioning in one place

Launch our bare metal and virtual servers in the same environment over the same private VLAN.

Freedom from vendor lock-in

Choose your tools; integrate with providers and partners of your choice, at your convenience.

Convenient, pay-as-you-use billing

Choose the billing cycle option that works for you: on-demand hourly, monthly or contract-term.

Case studies Movius

Movius Multiline solution on IBM Cloud enables work-from-anywhere processes.

The Weather Company®

Weathering the most difficult performance and scalability challenges.

Exit Games

Exit Games elevates multiplayer gaming with SaaS.

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Ratings and reviews
Deployment options

Customize and deploy IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers for any workload, including VMware and SAP, on the IBM Cloud infrastructure of your choice. Both deployments are dedicated to your single-tenancy use, with built-in security benefits and computing control.

 

IBM Cloud Classic Infrastructure

Customize your bare metal server with over 11 million different configuration combinations and get 20 TB of cost-free bandwidth. Choose the latest Intel Xeon or AMD EPYC CPUs. Ideal for large, steady state, predictable operations.

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IBM Cloud VPC Infrastructure

Choose a pre-set metal server profile and deploy to multiline regions in 10 minutes or less, across a software-defined network. Features the latest 2nd Generation Intel Xeon processor. Ideal for high-availability and maximum-elasticity demands.

Explore VPC deployment

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers offers two deployment options to choose from - Classic and VPC infrastructure. Both bare metal deployments are 100% dedicated to you, and give you total control over your compute resources.

Resources Get started with bare metal (classic)

Explore security, storage and software options. Check out tutorials and more.

Get started with bare metal (VPC)

Explore key features, benefits, workloads, networking, security and more.

Higher bandwidth

Choose 25-GbE port speeds for more efficient and flexible utilization for top switch input/output (I/O) performance, fabric capability and PCIe lanes.

Custom image templates

Learn how to capture an image of a bare metal server to replicate its configuration with minimal changes in the order process, to easily move and scale workloads.

Benefits of running high IO apps

Explore how you can achieve impressive storage advancements, including SSD performance, with bare metal servers.

Related products IBM Cloud® Virtual Servers for VPC

Your own protected space in the IBM Cloud, IBM Cloud Virtual Servers for VPC provide the advanced security of a private cloud with the agility and ease of a public cloud.

IBM Cloud for VMware

The cloud designed for enterprise. Migrate your business-critical VMware workloads to IBM Cloud with confidence and modernize your apps at your own pace.

GPUs

Servers with cutting-edge GPUs can handle complex compute-intensive workloads—from analytics and graphics to energy exploration and machine learning.

IBM Cloud for SAP

Accelerate SAP ERP modernization with security, performance and choice for your bare metal server deployments.

Take the next step

You have options. Choose the bare metal infrastructure that works for you.

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