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- High performance backed by single-tenant sharing.
- Cheaper than public virtual servers by around 60%.
- Initial set-up times are high! It's rare, but they do take around 30 hours.
- Not a good option to run temporary workloads while scaling up.
- Gives you the opportunity to use your own software licensing.
- You can add features easily, growing as you need.
- You forget about the physical management of the server.
- The way to connect to the private network could be improved.
- Portal availability could be improved as well.
- A better way to manage notifications could be found.
- IBM Secure Gateway
- Handling heavy computational tasks.
- Training and testing complicated and Heavy Duty Artificial Intelligence Models and algorithms.
- Deploying Docker and other microservices.
- Acting as always-on server and cloud PC for files and folders.
- Stability and data protection.
- More choices of OS for VM server.
- Better cost management.
- Choice of different server flavors.
- Ease of set-up.
- Global datacenters.
- IPMI controls.
- The duration of set-up time could be improved.
- More control over VLAN or layer 2 control over private networks between my servers. Right now it's hard to manage or request and expensive.
- Portal UI.
- More options for machines configurations.
- More robust machines.
- More services.
- Better customization of bare metal servers.
- The entire interface, it can be slow and confusing.
- They could drop their prices more which would attract more startups.
- Sometimes the pricing can be confusing; that could be a LOT clearer.
- Navigation can be improved greatly.
- BM Servers can be mixed with VM in the same VLAN.
- It is a pure private cloud.
- IBM Bare Metal Servers include enough bandwidth for corporate solutions.
- Set-up time could be improved.
- Better notifications on hardware issues like raid troubles.
- Better cost.
- Very good for compute
- Reliable because it is always up and not shared
- Easy to set up and get running
- Very slow to provision
- Understanding billing is tough and takes a month to really see what your usage is
- Limited compute options.
- Very good for batch processing.
- Very good for CPU intensive jobs.
- Good for reliable always up and not having to share resources.
- On the down side, it is less appropriate for scenarios where you need on demand compute.
- If budget is an issue, it is quite expensive.
- Not great if you need resources quickly.
- IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers are great for testing Mobile Applications
- Advisable for DRaas initiatives especially for virtualized workloads
- You can equally host and migrate your legacy workloads on them as you contemplate how to re-engineer them.
- API's for chargeback capabilities especially for cloud service providers would be a welcome addition.
Less appropriate for clients who have small workloads with few transactional requirements or IOPS.
We selected IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers based on prior experience with the IBM brand, recommendations, and cost for quality of service. We use it for app integration, message integration, and secure sharing of data across platforms. Having many of our software backups stored on the cloud is reducing our need for dedicated storage hardware as well. Also, we use the application suites such as enterprise resource planning, enterprise performance management, analytics, data; Oracle Cloud Platform for: data management, application development, business analytics.
The service has performed well as expected and the company has enjoyed greater efficiency and easier data management.
- Resource management
- On demand capacity
- Monitoring and analytics
- Economical price
- Need advanced security procedures
- The amount of time spent training
- At times, response time has been slow but it could be at our end.
- HPC is a good use case.
- Dig data and meta data management.
- BI Analytics
- BC / DR and data backup.
- Maybe in application development when there a regulatory requirements.
- We've seen benefits from its increased scalability. It has increased business and economic efficiency.
- The best benefits are the decreased costs and fast deployments. We've been able to acquire more customers by working with this platform.
- More often than not, it performs as promised.
- Options for dedicated servers or VMs gives us a lot of flexibility from a provisioning standpoint
- Support is very receptive to questions and eager to help
- Platform is not as well-integrated with other major components (load balancers, database hosting, DNS) as the other major cloud providers
- decent at spinning up hardware
- the api works well for a narrow set of tasks
- network is very unreliable
- support process is broken - they did not make the transition from Softlayer well and lost the ability to support.
- general lack of responsibility/ ownership - onerous post-mortems and lack of change
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About IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
IBM Cloud bare metal servers are cloud servers configurable in hourly and monthly options, on-demand, around the globe—with a complete selection of standard features and services for small businesses and enterprise demands. Customize RAM and SSDs to meet a variety of workload requirements with 11M+ configurations to choose from for total control up and down the stack.
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- Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
- Has featureFree or Freemium Version Available?Yes
- Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
- Entry-level set up fee?Optional
|IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers||starting at $0.51||per hour|
|IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers||starting at $324.00||per month|
IBM Bare Metal Servers provide performance, flexibility, on-demand provisioning, and control. Choose between hourly or monthly pre-configured servers or customize with single to quad processing solutions that range from 4 to 72 cores. Bare metal servers are available worldwide and with no monthly contracts so you can build the best solution for your workloads. Order a monthly bare metal server built to spec, and we’ll have it to you in two to four hours—with 500 GB/month outbound bandwidth included. Order an hourly bare metal server, and we’ll have it ready for you in 20 to 30 minutes. Public outbound bandwidth is charged per gigabyte.
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|Deployment Types:||On-premise, SaaS|
|Operating Systems:||Windows, Linux|
|Mobile Application:||Mobile Web|