IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

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IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

Overview

What is IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers?

IBM Cloud bare metal servers are cloud servers configurable in hourly/monthly options, on-demand, from any location—with a selection of standard features and services for small businesses and enterprise demands. Users can customize RAM and SSDs with 11M+ configurations from which...
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Recent Reviews

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8 out of 10
December 20, 2022
we deploy cloud based application on the IBM cloud bare metal servers for cloud communications, different kind off applications works in …
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IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

10 out of 10
December 01, 2021
We are using IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers in our organization to host our servers in the cloud. IBM Cloud provides us with a really …
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How IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers Differs From Its Competitors

IBM Bare Metal Servers High Performance

cpu intensive work loads like application server, SBC, PSX, PBX work very well on bare metal IBM servers, soft layer provides flexibility with scaling etc. Cloud adoption will continue to accelerate as key workloads are needed to support remote workers and maintain data center operations and IBM …
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IBM Bare Metal Servers High Performance

Through IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers tools the easy workload management is productive and the Automation of multiple operations across Cloud services is amazing and cost effective. The data protection on IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers is incredible and the bid data visualization and quality …
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IBM Bare Metal Servers Provisioning

The provisioning time is productive since the IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers provides the best and capable functions which enables effective productivities and easy project data management. The time management and the monitoring of many active process through this one platform IBM Cloud Bare Metal …
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The tools mentioned above are very reliable on Cloud operations and they offer the best and maximum data protection capabilities which are also profitable. The big data reports creation and real time analytics …
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IBM Bare Metal Servers High Performance

The robotic manufacturing system implemented by our company generates data at very high speed. There are over 90000 sensors in the project that capture data at the fraction of a second. The almost maxed out Intel Xeon Server could not handle the workload. With such a high IOPS bare metal servers …
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IBM Bare Metal Servers High Performance

Application performance has been increased by using a dedicated bare metal server and building the compute and storage as per the project needs. When large files came into the Application for processing, we were able to handle the throughput in the system without a glitch.
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IBM Bare Metal Servers Provisioning

I have seen a drastic difference between the past and present. In the past, procuring a new server on-prem used to be a 2-3 month process with paperwork and procurement approvals. At present, procuring a bare metal server and provisioning is like a same-day activity.
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IBM Bare Metal Servers High Performance

Not all applications make sense in cloud, which is why it is nice to have access to bare metal solutions as well as cloud based solutions. We achieve operational efficiency by keeping our 24hr / 365 day workloads and compute needs on bare metal
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Being able to have the same services on the same vendor allows for a smoother integration and some cost efficiencies. However this adds some risk with DR and emergency planning.
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Implementation Insights

For the most part, implementation of IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers went smoothly, however we learned that the location you select will greatly impact the quality of service and availability. Several data center locations are being decommissioned (they are older / legacy from previous acquisitions) …
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Examples of Exceptional Support

We were migrating from one type of high availability firewall to a newer more capable kind. Doing so traditionally would involved either downtime or having our environment exposed with no firewall protection. The IBM Support team was able to closely coordinate times (not a 9-5 window) and help us …
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Ehh. Because of the sheer breath of services, the documentation was usually only mildly helpful and many times out of date. We've had the most success using live chat or calling in.
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IBM Bare Metal Servers High Performance

We had a requirement to provision a new server and the time allotted to carry out this activity was very limited. We were able to provision an IBM Cloud bare metal server and configure it in less than a day. Since the cloud provides the latest generation of processors and storage, the performance …
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IBM Bare Metal Servers Provisioning

The rapid provisioning time is only possible in the IBM Cloud because if we were to provision a server in our physical infrastructure, it would take weeks to procure it. Even if we have a server available on site, racking it and setting it up will definitely take more than 4 hours.
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IBM Bare Metal Servers High Performance

Our database reads and writes, along with search indexing, are the most compute-intensive workloads in our stack. However, having SSDs and a significant amount of memory has reduced these tasks and our application response times to record lows. In fact, we could throw even more at these servers as …
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IBM Bare Metal Servers High Performance

Yes, it's definitely I felt that it's useful for us and its efficiency is very high. we use this server in every project and we are recommended to our all clients to use this if they have a big or complex project or business logic then. It gives us a high-security level.
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IBM Bare Metal Servers High Performance

You can flexibly change the configuration such as memory capacity, disk capacity, and improvement of disk performance according to the load of the system. For example, when the disk capacity was insufficient, the performance and capacity could be flexibly selected, and it could be mounted and used …
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IBM Bare Metal Servers High Performance

I used IBM Cloud Metal servers for 12 years (from the times it was Softlayer). I used it for intensive applications and games with tens of thousands and sometimes hundreds of thousands of users online. I use Microsoft Windows and MSSQL database server with large databases. So far IBM Cloud Metal …
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IBM Bare Metal Servers Provisioning

I have used IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers for 12 years so my experience of using alternatives maybe outdated. I moved however to another datacenter once and the experience was good. The servers provisioning is fast and configurations are flexible.
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IBM Bare Metal Servers High Performance

We're making an AFTM/ACDM (Air Traffic Flow Management/Airport Collaborative Decision Making) system based on IoT and real data processing. We process aircraft data in milliseconds resolution, that about 500 aircraft per second with up to 50 parameters per aircraft. The Bare Metal we use is the …
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IBM Bare Metal Servers Provisioning

Frankly, IBM is the fastest we've experienced. Competitors may take days to setup, only IBM can do it within minutes. Our setup is just simple so it can be done within minutes, not hours. We believe that even in our complex scenario, IBM can do in in less than an hour.
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IBM Bare Metal Servers Bandwidth

My subscription has 20TB bandwidth quota. It's alot of bandwidth, we never have worry regarding over-usage of bandwidth with this. Surely, it saves our cost a lot since we don't need to care about adding quota for all of our services.
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IBM Bare Metal Services Pricing

We pay fixed monthly price, but never have the price reduction during this 7 years of subscription. Perhaps the reduction is for new customer only, not existing subscribers.
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IBM Bare Metal Servers Workload Efficiency

Our system is complex. When we started develop this system 7 years ago, we don't know how much resources that this system will need. We choose a so-so bare metal that we think it can be used for 3 to 5 years before we upgrade or move to a bigger capacity. But, it turned out that it still enough …
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IBM Bare Metal Servers Management

We haven't tried the virtual server in the same subnet. Our partner, which subscribed to IBM Cloud by our recommendation, tried this feature and it work spelndidly. We know this because they outsourced the system management to us.
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IBM Bare Metal Servers Availability

The multiple presence around the world is a plus point. For application that requires low latency, this is very convenience. Global internet traffic annot be predicted, that's why nowaday CDN services are commonly used bya many content providers. But, how about application that need dynamic …
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IBM Bare Metal Servers High Performance

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers have allowed us to increase workload efficiency as the servers provided by them are highly optimized. Sometime back we moved one of our servers to the cloud bare metal server. When the server was hosted in our physical infrastructure, some of our end of day processing …
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IBM Bare Metal Servers High Performance

We run our build server on one of the [IBM Cloud] Bare Metal Servers. Often, we would have several builds happen concurrently on a daily basis. In the past, when we [had] 2 or 3 large builds running, other applications on the same server would slow down, and in extreme cases, stop responding. …
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IBM Bare Metal Servers High Performance

The machines performed quite well while working until they didn't [in my experience].

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 …
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IBM Bare Metal Servers Provisioning

[In my experience,] this is not the case [and] provisioning took at least 8 hours the first time. [In my experience,] over 16 hours when [the] system failed and had to [rebuilt.] There may be new provisions in place due to our event that requires firmware updating on all components before delivery …
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Implementation Insights

Implementation on some equipment was smooth. [In my experience,] deployment time always exceeded advertised time. In one instance, our server deployment took almost 48 hours when (2-4 hour deployment time was advertised). However [it] never booted correctly and after several attempts to have IBM …
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IBM Bare Metal Servers High Performance

Single-inhabitant equipment choice, bare metal workers are the top decision for security, protection, and worldwide registering power. Organizations with a requirement for insignificant dormancy postponements and high unwavering quality regularly go to an uncovered metal worker arrangement, with a …
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IBM Bare Metal Servers Provisioning

I didn't find any other offering that provides Bare Metal server with less than 6 hours. However, IMB Cloud Bare Metal Servers can be provisioning I way longer than normal virtual servers.
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IBM Bare Metal Servers Provisioning

It is faster than some of the other cloud vendors. I like that it gives us faster turnaround and more robust onboarding process for us internally. This also affects our client onboarding which the sales team always is looking to cut down on the time to implement and deploy our app.
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IBM Bare Metal Servers Provisioning

We haven't used IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers with any other providers but we tried learning with different providers. The 2 hours time seems quite fast and the provisioning happens when we plan to have a locally tested version to be moved to production. For us, the 2hrs time is super fast and we …
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It is easy for us to manage all our data and workloads to manage at one location (at least for our department). The way the connection works or the VPC peering works is super simple and support teams are always there to help.
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IBM Bare Metal Servers High Performance

Data intensive applications run very well. These machines a "built" for this kind of load. Word of advice, don't skimp on the network cards, nor the dual-bonding, in the event of streaming, as the 1GB tends to be not enough to handle what the rest of a high-performant box can load.
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IBM Bare Metal Servers Provisioning

This is a typical average. My only comment is sometimes on larger orders, it is wiser to "source" the hardware, in order to properly stage the servers. Basically, if you are ordering a bunch of the same kind of server in the same data center, it is wiser to give a heads up for asset allocation and …
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IBM Bare Metal Servers High Performance

We run Elasticsearch using these machines, and it performs great. We have zero complaints with the performance of the machines in regard to being able to handle large loads of client and end-user data. The security of the IBM Cloud allows us to enhance our datasets with the mindfulness of knowing …
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  • Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime (50)
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  • Operating system support (49)
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  • Security controls (47)
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  • Monitoring tools (44)
    8.7
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Video Reviews

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User Review: Long Time User Impressed with IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers' Quality Support
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Pricing

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IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

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IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

starting at $241.00

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Product Demos

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Features

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

IaaS provides the basic building blocks for an IT infrastructure like servers, storage, and networking, in an on-demand model over the Internet

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Product Details

What is IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers?

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.

GPUs

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.

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers Features

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Features

  • 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

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers Screenshots

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IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationMobile Web

Frequently Asked Questions

IBM Cloud bare metal servers are cloud servers configurable in hourly/monthly options, on-demand, from any location—with a selection of standard features and services for small businesses and enterprise demands. Users can customize RAM and SSDs with 11M+ configurations from which to choose.

Reviewers rate Elastic load balancing and Pre-defined machine images highest, with a score of 9.5.

The most common users of IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees).
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Christine Masson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The functions with IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers are extremely effective and easy on manipulation and no much maintenance needed to manage the platform. The data handling also through IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers is very effective and the quality management of all the processes data is amazing and very profitable data mining solution.
November 11, 2022

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Sandeep Eti | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Configured file systems on bare metal servers and was able to increase the size whenever required. Can limit the costs initially to understand the application demand and need. Later, have the flexibility to increase the size of the file system as the application grows bigger and bigger without any hassle.
Jeffrey Lange | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
I am currently using all virtual servers and not Bare Metal Servers anymore. I do not see the advantage of paying more and encountering more issues with Bare Metal Servers. Virtual servers seem like a better situation for my use.
Pooja Bhadja | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The Best part of this IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers is performance and a very highly usable part is Security stuff. everyone needs to secure their data and work with a smoothly running app. for this reason I select this server rather than another one. I will use it in feature [definitely].
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
When we chose IBM (previously Softlayer), our requirements were simple: a provider that supports platform OS we need, reliable network, geographical presence and price. Based on our research back then, we opted for Softlayer (now IBM). Why did we choose bare metal instead of virtual? Because we have non-standard OS we need to run with custom configuration, so we need to run it on our own hypervisor. That's why we choose bare metal since we have the flexibility to customize the VM.
Jonathan Geller | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
IBM brings the full suite, and coupled with Bare Metal, developing within the IBM / Softlayer SDK's and keeping smtp mail delivery, CDN, data block/object storage all from one place is simple. We were also evaluating DNS via Cloudflare before we departed IBM Cloud services.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers is in every case better compared to the next seller items that are accessible in the market. This item gives us quick execution with bunches of safety and different highlights. No vacation and incredible specialized help are benefits of this item.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The AWS Bare Metal is a non-starter. $5000 for a "weaker" server than IBM offers and way, way, more configuration. GCP is still on-boarding their bare-metal solutions. The other places, such as digital ocean or rackspace tend to be pricier and you get less power. The only other alternative is to run your own data center which is a lot of resources and capital.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We choose IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers for the large hardware choices. When you select a base hardware that respond to your needs, you can custom it a lot to be perfectly what you really need. That’s a very good point to customize hardware for each customer with a great provisioning time.
Score 6 out of 10
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Verified User
We went for IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers, after doing some research. We found at that time it was a little complicated to start working with Microsoft Azure and also complicated with Amazon Web Services. It was like there were so many options that we didn't know what to select. We found IBM Cloud (Soft Layer, at that time) and we love it.
Score 7 out of 10
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Verified User
  • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Cloud vs Bare Metal is a tough call. We chose EC2 to move our solution from IBM because we needed more flexibility. I believe that the choice of one or the other solution must be thought through very carefully. Neither of those is heaven. For us, the change comes in the necessity to have more websites available and to support more web technologies, for example, ElasticSearch.

Bare Metal doesn't have the flexibility of the cloud, that's a given, but sometimes it's better.

On a Bare Metal infrastructure, it requires you to request a new server and configure it, which is not always easy, especially if you want to just test some tech. That's the point when Cloud was big win for us. We can test it without needing to set up a server on our own.

But, if you need a more permanent application, probably you will want a Bare Metal server, tuned to your application.
Score 3 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I have used IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers prior to Google Compute Engine as I started with RackShack, which changed to SoftLayer, which now changed to IBM Cloud. Over the 15 years with this service, recently I've had the worst tech support of all, and that is the reason we moved to Google Compute Engine. The fact that IBM is much more expensive was not really a factor. But, being down for 2 days on a hardware-related issue was the real reason we decided to make the move to Google.
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
I picked IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers because I was doing business with Softlayer before IBM acquired them. Unfortunately, the level of service has declined sharply since the acquisition.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We've also had good success with Mac colocation services like MacStadium, being cheaper with unlimited networking, quite dependable and also very flexible when used with VMware, but with IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers we have a lot more options on data center locations, fantastic network routing between data centers and any server capacity I would need. With regards to Azure, AWS, etc., those models just don't work for our projects, too many restrictions on networking and other details. IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers are just easier.
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