IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

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Jonathan Geller | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 1 out of 10
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IBM Cloud [formerly Softlayer] is positioned to gain compute when graduating from virtual environments such as the other clouds. No other provider can offer what IBM has today. Global secure & roaming IP's are not found anywhere else at this level. [I feel] IBM has a big responsibility to ensure they maintain their hardware/components given the types of customers who chose IBM and who [in my experience] are willing to pay 5x - 10x the price of Bare Metal Servers compared to other offerings.
Score 9 out of 10
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BM Cloud® Bare Metal Servers are completely devoted workers giving the greatest execution and secure, single tenure. No hypervisor implies you get immediate root admittance to 100% of your worker assets. Alter everything with more than 11 million setups to browse. Overall, by 17% in all cases — and included 20 TB of data transmission, without cost. Browse hourly, month to month, or held charging, and that's only the tip of the iceberg, at costs set for brilliant expense the board.
Arti Agrahari | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers is well suited for medium & large-scale infrastructure having that works on high-traffic applications & in need of secure servers. IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers provides direct root login & secure access to the infrastructure. Also, it provides high availability so that in peak hours you don't need to worry about your server.
Rajesh Dotaniya | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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IBM Cloud Bare Metal Server is well suited for Large Scale infrastructure needed a secure dedicated Server. IBM Cloud bare metal server provides direct root login & advanced security features on it. It also provides pre-configured templates with advanced security compliance. It is well suited for the implementation of secure applications.
Prateek Jain | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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The IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers best suited in the following:
1. Running applications that require dedicated RAM and CPU
2. For applications that need isolated hardware due to licensing and other compliance issues

The IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers less suited appropriate for the following purposes:
1. Running simple application servers
2. Running non-compliance services
Vipin Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We are at present utilizing IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers in a couple of offices where our information is basic and simultaneously, we need the adaptability of scaling, security, and management. It considers exhibitions to be met at a, for the most part, financially savvy value point so we can convey our items' reliably constantly and stably. We use IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers to distribute our product items. It is being utilized by a division.
May 15, 2021

Bare metal glory!

Score 10 out of 10
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IBM Cloud is suited for testing and verify software changes. It is good for network integrations. Sometimes it is difficult to set up custom integrations with the product. They also provide excellent tech support whenever I call into them for any issues or additional needs for our clients. It runs very well with complex algorithmic equations.
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall, a very good [offer] if you need a server, [especially for] the [deployment], run systems that would have [a] high amount of concurrent users, and/or if you have specific location needs around the world. However, if you do not have these [kinds] of high load/performance needs, perhaps it [would] be more cost-effective to look for other options, such as IBM Cloud Virtual Servers.
Score 10 out of 10
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Scenarios where IBM Cloud Servers are well suited:
1. When you need a backend server with database to handle many simultaneous users online.
2. When you need robust solution with high quality support.
3. When you need server based in many different locations around the world

Scenarios where IBM Cloud Servers are less appropriate:
1. When you need a corporate server with low number of users.
2. When you would not need high quality support.
3. Relatively small budget.
Jeffrey Lange | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 1 out of 10
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I used Bare Metal Servers for several years but after using Virtual servers I am probably not going to return to Bare Metal based on the pricing comparison. Virtual servers seem faster in every aspect to do anything I do. Changing memory is instant. Changing processes is instant. I do not feel there are much advantages of bare metal servers after using virtual servers.
Score 7 out of 10
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Heavier usage of processor and/or memory with higher network requirements. Such as a robust, vertical database cluster or a robust Redis cluster. Their bare metal offerings are very suited for these use-cases as well as data-science requirements for modeling servers. Basically, anything that requires a large hardware requirement, these servers can deliver.
Score 6 out of 10
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I think as a commodity provider, IBM's offering is just fine, nothing too great or bad about it. It's ideal for scenarios where a company doesn't want to offload specific services to IaaS because of the upgrade or support issues. It is low maintenance if you have solid devOps to set up the machines. I don't think it's appropriate for businesses that want to utilize IaaS as a Management solution.
Score 9 out of 10
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IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers are well suited for scenarios where you need good flexibility, strong dependability, and sensible network bandwidth costs. Wouldn't be a great fit for a very elastic service.
Score 6 out of 10
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I recommend IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers 100%. For a case like mine, where I want to control all the server resources to my products, want to tell my clients that everything is being managed so they can have a full server service, so they can trust entirely what they are offered, and avoid the possibility of something degrading the service.
September 04, 2020

King of Bare Metal Servers

Score 8 out of 10
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In laboratories where there is unreliable electricity and internet connection, IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers serve as a lifeline. But if you have a reliable connection to the internet and electricity and also have the budget to deploy hardware yourself, then you may deploy on your own location.
Score 3 out of 10
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IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers are especially well suited for large companies that can afford the premium support plan, as downtime is generally not acceptable for any company but unavoidable if you can't afford premium support. Smaller companies may be better suited to a smaller server farm that has more personalized service and tech support options. But, if you require server clusters and/or multiple server locations, and can afford the tech support plans, then this is a solid, stable option.
Asnee Fernando | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Well suited for training models for data science with a dedicated server. We don't have to worry about racking up hourly costs, which would be costlier than Bare Metal. The reason I didn’t give 10 is because did not see any new intel processing and it lacks the ability to increase more GPU (instead of maxing out at 2).

I see it as overall positive than negative. The only negative is the risk of loss of storage and security.
Score 10 out of 10
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The reliability is the keyword. We've recommended this to many partners & customers. Some of them have tried it and like it, they are really pleased with it. Some have tried the service, but discontinue for various reason, but at the end they came back to IBM again since no competitor in the market can offer the same reliability as IBM does.
Score 9 out of 10
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If you need performances and hourly billing for Bare Metal Servers, you are at the right place. If you need a lot of bandwidth and an uplink bigger than 100 Mbps, it’s an investment per server. Prices are balanced between very good hardware performances and limited network default offer. Taking all in consideration, it’s a good provider for intensive tasks like ML and AI.

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) (8)
77%
7.7
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime (41)
80%
8.0
Dynamic scaling (30)
76%
7.6
Elastic load balancing (23)
81%
8.1
Pre-configured templates (25)
75%
7.5
Monitoring tools (36)
70%
7.0
Pre-defined machine images (30)
77%
7.7
Operating system support (41)
76%
7.6
Security controls (40)
77%
7.7

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 Pricing

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SaaS Editions Pricing
Pricing DetailsTerms
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Serversstarting at $0.51per hour
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Serversstarting at $241.00per month

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationMobile Web

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 8.1.

Who uses IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers?

The most common users of IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers are from Small Businesses and the Information Technology & Services industry.