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IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
starting at $0.51
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
starting at $241.00
Entry-level set up fee?
- Setup fee optional
- Free Trial
- Free/Freemium Version
- Premium Consulting / Integration Services
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers on IBM Cloud Classic Infrastructure are presented as ideal for large, steady state, predictable operations that rely on traditional cloud networking. IBM Cloud Bare Metal Server can be customized with over 11 million different configuration combinations. IBM boasts 17% lower prices, on average, and included 20 TB of bandwidth. Pay-as-you-use with hourly, monthly, or reserved billing at prices set for smart cost management. Choose CPU technology from Intel® Xeon® , and AMD EPYC™ , and add the latest NVIDIA Tesla GPUs.
Over 11 million different configurations
Processors are available to meet a variety of performance needs. Upgrade from the base configuration to fine-tune the hardware for a workload with customizable RAM, SSD. Available options from single processor 4-core architectures to quad-processor 20-core architectures and up to 3 TB RAM. Local storage can scale up to 36x 12 TB HDDs (432 TB) or 24x 7.6 TB SSDs (182 TB) and up to 36 drivers per server.
Provision bare metal servers with GPUs to handle complex compute-intensive workloads. NVIDIA Tesla GPUs on IBM Cloud are designed for high-performance acceleration of scientific computation, data analytics, and professional-grade virtualized graphics.
SAP certified infrastructure
By Deploying SAP landscapes to IBM Cloud the vendor states users realize the advantages of cloud: cost reductions, on-demand flexibility, and limitless growth potential. IBM Cloud offers a full complement of SAP HANA certified servers and SAP Application Servers. The SAP servers range in size from single socket servers with 32 GB of RAM up to the latest eight socket Intel Cascade Lake processors with up to 12 TB of RAM. Additionally, almost every IBM Cloud SAP-Certified Bare Metal Server is available in configurations that can be provisioned with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, or VMware ESXi as a programmatically installed hypervisor for virtualization of SAP workloads.VMware certified infrastructure
Order IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers that include the VMware ESXi hypervisor that automatically installs. Select a "Configurable" server and choose VMware v6.5 or v6.7 as the operating system.
Users can find vSphere 7 hosts that are all certified for vSAN, and choose from a range of optional VMware software licenses on the VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud order page.
For other VMware services that rapidly deploy and can configure the full VMware stack by using IBM’s advanced automation, see the IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions portfolio. Users can also see more information about the VMware-powered IaaS platforms and optional add-on services for IBM Cloud Backup, Disaster Recovery, and security and compliance readiness in the VMware Solutions portfolio.
- Supported: Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
- Supported: Dynamic scaling
- Supported: Elastic load balancing
- Supported: Pre-configured templates
- Supported: Monitoring tools
- Supported: Pre-defined machine images
- Supported: Operating system support
- Supported: Security controls
- CentOS Linux
- Ubuntu Linux
- Odin Virtuozzo
- VMware ESXi
- VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud
- McAfee Total Protection
- Microsoft SQL Server
- Veeam Backup & Replication
- NetApp ONTAP Select
- OSNEXUS QuantaStor
- Red Hat
- Vyatta Virtual Router Appliance
- Citrix XenServer
- Microsoft Hyper-V
- APF Software Firewall
- McAfee Anti-Virus
- McAfee Host Intrustion Protection
- Microsoft Windows Firewall
- Basho Riak
- IBM Cloud Analytics
- Plesk - ONYX
- R1 Soft Server Backup Manager Enterprise
- Alibaba ECS Bare Metal Servers
- Oracle Bare Metal Servers
- Rackspace Bare Metal Servers
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- easy to deploy new computer
- pricing is easy to understand
- web portal works great
- network setup
- Quick Deployment
- Wide global footprint
- Many auxiliary services beyond servers
- Limited availability in certain markets
- Some outdated documentation
- Ability to host resources quickly
- Enhanced security
- Easily Scalable reources
- The user interface should be a bit more easier to use
- The support resolution times should be reduced
- VPN connectivity must be a basic feauture
- The servers are very secure and IBM provides many tools to help [make] sure the servers stay that way.
- I use IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers to support online gamers on some platforms (frontend and backend)
- I use them for our production hosting.
- Support is very expensive
- Availability of data center in a particular location.
- The UI is not user friendly
- Dedicated memory and disk.
- Easy to deploy.
- Configure the hardware according to your specs.
- BIOS/Firmware upgrades can take longer than expected.
- Rebooting could be faster.
- It's provide us wide range of management options[.]
- It's provide us CPU configurations for maximum flexibility and scalability[.]
- Right now nothing I have to improve.
- Excellent robustness
- Excellent maintainability
- Excellent flexibility in system changes
- Response time for network troubles
- The process of isolating the problem
- Setting priorities according to importance
- Good quality support
- Good quality of hardware
- Transparency about technical issues, security issues
- The new IBM cloud customer site is not convenient
- Relatively high prices of hardware and bandwidth
- Relatively high prices for storage
- Not flexible server storage configuration (SSD options related)
- Reliable platform, never have any issue with the hardware.
- Reliable infrastructure, 100% uptime during last 4 years in service.
- The service price is higher than most competitors but it is worth considering its reliability.
- Ability to switch OS/platform license to customer's own license without being re-deploy.
- Procedure for easy hardware refresh (especially hard drive) to ease cloning content to new hard drive. We have a 6 years disk and we very concern about it.
- Other than that, everything is OK.
- Excellent Network layer
- Superior Tech Support
- Reasonable Pricing
- VPN Connectivity is a bit complicated
- Documentation needs to be improved
- Need to Improve resource availability in all regions
1. There is a requirement to host servers in a different geographical location
2. Require non virtualized computing power in the cloud
3. Quick workload deployment is a priority
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers are less appropriate when:
1. Security requirements prevent hosting workloads in the cloud
- Performance - the servers perform really well, even under stress. We have some long build processes running concurrently, and the server [can] serve other applications without any problems.
- Secure - for the most part, the servers are very secure and IBM provides many tools to help [make] sure the servers stay that way.
- Highly Available - while we have experienced various downtimes and outages with other IBM Cloud offerings, so far, we have not experienced any with [IBM Cloud] Bare Metal Servers.
- Pricing - can be a bit more expensive than some alternatives. Also, [in our experience,] we were offered a discount as part of a data center migration; [however,] when it came to billing time, the discount was not applied, and we had to spend time [providing] evidence of the offer.
- Unique relationship with hardware manufacturer Lenovo
- Global SoftLayer IP network very unique to IBM
- Deployment of servers were quite fast (within 24 hours)
- Support team was responsive, until [in my experience,] it wasn't.
- Ongoing special pricing / sales on bare metal servers
- Device cataloging including firmware revision dates.
- [In my experience, the] Customer Service Agreement (CSA) has many gaps in terms of responsibility with Bare Metal Servers.
- [I believe] IBM should be deploying servers and firmware updating all components before providing them to customers to prevent component failure.
- [I feel] IBM needs lots of improvement with their legacy VPN to access IMPI management tools. The level of security of it is unparalleled when it works. Having access to KVM / IPMI is critical for any business, and when their VPN service is not working.
- [From my experiences,] IBM deployed faulty hardware, or failed to update firmware per Lenovo notices, only to pass off blame.
- [In my opinion,] IBM's General Counsel and Paralegal held our data/company hostage when components failed, [in my experience] to IBM "gross negligence" (in their words), only to release it if we were to limit damages to $1,000.
While base servers start at very high performance, offloading application workloads into IBM Cloud would be beneficial. Keeping in mind the cost of [computing] is greater than other vendors. The benefit of offloading workload in the IBM Cloud should be calculated based on its dependency on other network of specialty driven capability of IBM Cloud.
Compute performance does not have benefit over other compute offerings based on price alone.
- good and High performance
- good technical support
- can Supports VPC
- Monitoring issue
- Pricing issue
- expensive Support
A virtual worker is a few layers of programming, including the hypervisor and virtual worker working framework, running on a bare-metal worker. Virtual workers are transient, public, devoted, profoundly adaptable, and meet a scope of vigorous framework requests with security, straightforwardness, adaptability, and cost-saving adaptability. These workers are important for the establishment of the public distributed computing Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) stack.
- High level of security.
- Good performance.
- The user interface and the speed of deploying are fantastic.
- No option to define maintenance times.
- The offering from IBM is a bit expensive.
- High Security
- Good Performance
- High Scalability
- The pricing is a bit costlier
- The UI is not user friendly
- Easy access
- Great support for console access
- Bandwidth costs are minimal compared to other cloud vendors
- More apis
- More stability
- To many notifications about unrelated items
- High performance
- Supports GPU
- Supports VPC
- Slower support (rarely, but yes)
- Availability of data center in a particular location.
- Lot of notifications
- Multiple processor options close to the latest offerings from Intel.
- Many options of RAM for different memory requirements.
- Multiple RAID arrays and disk options for the customers to configure.
- Firmware upgrades are not always easy to perform and can be required at unusual time intervals at different datacenters.
- No networking monitoring is available.
- Changes on the IBM side can cause an outage, so you MUST plan for redundancy when building out.
- Adding on memory
- Potential of greater processing power
- I have switched to virtual servers because of their quickness of resources
- Reloading OS takes a long time
- Everything seems slower than a virtual server
- Extremely high reliability
- Monitoring was easy to setup
- Internal networking is fast
- Maintenance takes Bare Metal offline at unusual times
- Support is not always reachable
- IBM Cloud Dashboard is not the fastest
- Reliable platform, never had any issue with the hardware.
- Reliable infrastructure, 100% uptime in so many years.
- Network capacity and pricing.
- Real-time support.
- Better upgrade incentives to move to newer hardware.
- Chat support could improve and be more responsive.
- Data centers in MENA.
- Large offers choice.
- 100 Mbps default uplink.
- Limited bandwidth.
- Price for better network connectivity.
- Never down
- Always trusty
- All the resources work for me
- Log with a recommendation to improve the servers' issues
- Webinars that help to know what else I can do with my servers.
- Email the monthly dashboard
- Fair pricing
- Latest technology
- Real-time support
- Certain support was lacking when we had a server drive failure. It would have been appropriate for IBM technicians to help us get a server set up since the failure was hardware related AND the back up we had been paying for wasn't properly archived.
- Professional and proactive tech support.
- Great performance on servers.
- Nice interface to manage the infrastructure and services.
- Sometimes Chat support is not very useful.
- Some services are expensive if you compare them with cloud infrastructure.
But if you need to host websites, even if you are a reseller, it's hard to recommend.
Other server that had intensive usage was a Database server, that served more than 20 different databases for several websites and it worked perfect, even on heavy load times.