IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

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IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

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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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Very helpful tool

10 out of 10
December 01, 2021
These servers are fully dedicated servers. it's providing us the maximum performance and security-related stuff. When I use it I felt that …
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IBM Cloud review by communicAVIA

10 out of 10
November 19, 2021
We use it as development and testing platform. It turned out that the stability is top notch. We got 100% uptime during last 4 years, so …
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IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

10 out of 10
November 16, 2021
We are using IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers in our IT infrastructure for the purpose of hosting our servers in the IBM Cloud. At times when …
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Offers functions as advertised

9 out of 10
May 17, 2021
Our company uses Cloud Bare Metal Servers in multiple cases. It helps in improving our data security and is easier to manage when compared …
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Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime (44)

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Operating system support (43)

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Security controls (42)

9.0
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Monitoring tools (39)

8.7
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IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

starting at $0.51

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per hour

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

starting at $241.00

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per month

Entry-level set up fee?

  • Setup fee optional
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  • Free/Freemium Version
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Features Scorecard

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

9.2
92%

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

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IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers Competitors

  • Alibaba ECS Bare Metal Servers
  • Oracle Bare Metal Servers
  • Rackspace Bare Metal Servers

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationMobile Web

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Frequently Asked Questions

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 to choose.

What is IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers's best feature?

Reviewers rate Elastic load balancing highest, with a score of 9.6.

Who uses IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers?

The most common users of IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

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Score 10 out of 10
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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.
Score 10 out of 10
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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.
Score 10 out of 10
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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.
Jonathan Geller | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 1 out of 10
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[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 which now can take machines to be provisioned in far longer times. [I feel] there is no 2-4 hour delivery time.

One new server we deployed took, [in our experience] almost 48 hours to deliver, however, we experienced boot failures and were only able to get into the operating system while selecting the boot disk device manually at start up. This means in the event of a failure or reboot, the system would not recover to OS. IBM helpdesk made bios adjustments beyond what is allowed within the IMPI management, however, the system never booted properly. Had to cancel months later.


May 15, 2021

Bare metal glory!

Score 10 out of 10
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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.
Score 10 out of 10
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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 schedule the provisioning along with other teams that manage the web interfaces and IT resources, they are well trained and takes care of the provisioning.
Score 7 out of 10
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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 parts management.
Jeffrey Lange | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 1 out of 10
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This is hard to even answer, after switching to virtual servers which the os can be provisioned instantly. I don't see how anyone would use bare metal servers at this current state of where hosting is at.
Score 9 out of 10
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Personally our servers were provisioned in less than two hours, that’s a very good time for a custom configuration server hardware. We have configured our servers to respond perfectly to our needs that a great point in IaaS. The provisioning time is like announced or greater for us, that’s a good thing and not blocking teams for a long time awaiting provisioning.
Score 6 out of 10
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Every time we need a new bare metal server, we schedule not only the budget to have it but the right time to start using it. And so far we haven't had the need to start using it immediately, and we believe those two to four hours will work in any emergency.
Score 7 out of 10
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That is fast compared with other services. We used to wait up to a week on other providers to get a server deployed. When we first contacted the service (circa 2012), we were in awe of the speed they managed to provision a new server.

That speed also applies to the provision of new additional services (for example dedicated firewall).
September 04, 2020

King of Bare Metal Servers

Score 8 out of 10
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IBM Cloud Bare Metal Server service has no match available and is impossible to beat. It is the best service IBM has ever provided to organizations, and companies have benefited a lot from it. On our recommendation, many other health research companies have opted to use IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers.
Score 3 out of 10
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Provisioning has always been much quicker than the stated 2-4 hours in my experience. I have set up over 10 servers with IBM and generally, the provisioning is done in less than an hour. I find this extremely acceptable as the real set-up time is with me and all of the packages to install and configure for the client's use. I have also used Google Cloud and provisioning is instantaneous, but in the long-run, server set-up takes the same amount of time since I still need to go in and install/configure what we need.