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Dedicated, no-hypervisor, bare metal servers on software-defined cloud you control


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.

Customization options

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


Location options

  • US-SOUTH (Dallas), US-EAST (Washington DC), and EU-DE (Frankfurt)

Pay-as-you-use pricing

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.

VPC features

Network details

SmartNIC technology

Get 4x faster network throughput up to 100 Gbps.

Network orchestration

An isolated, network orchestration layer eliminates the pod boundary.

Seamless connectivity

Establish internal or external private network connections.

Compute details

Compute profiles

Ideal for CPU-intensive demands with moderate-to-high web traffic, such as production batch processing and front-end web servers.

Balanced profiles

Ideal for midsize databases and common cloud applications with moderate traffic.

Memory profiles

Ideal for RAM-intensive demands, such as large memory caching, in-memory analytics workloads and intensive database applications.

Storage details

All secondary NVMe storage

Add a secondary, local NVMe drive (JBOD 3.2TB NVMe u.2).

File storage

Specify an IOP tier to help avoid bottlenecks.

Boot storage

Implement local disk boot storage on redundant solid-state drives (SSDs).

Security details

Inherent protection

Employ highly available private virtual networks with security-rich capabilities integrated into the compute, storage and subnet levels.

Security groups

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.

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Build your IBM Cloud Bare Metal Server for VPC and get the advanced performance and network features you need.