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Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime (44)
Operating system support (43)
Security controls (42)
Monitoring tools (39)
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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- ROI much faster, cheaper then on prem
- scalability and price
- only add products as you need them
- Per server costs are down
- Accessibility is up
- Downtime has increased
- Negative: Your data is not within the physical limits of your organization
- Positive: Really cheaper than provisioning own resources
- Positive: Easily Scalable Resources
- It has a potential of great processing power
- It has dynamic scaling
- Operating system support
- Utilization on the SSD drives rarely goes above 5%.
- Storage latency is nil because there is no network layer to traverse.
- We've been able to provide a very fast web app because of these servers.
- No idea about it.
- System installation cost reduced by 75%
- 60% reduction in system operating costs
- 90% reduction in WAN communication costs
- It's higher price but you get better quality
- Good and fast support
- Overall your risk is lower with IBM Cloud Metal servers
- The reliability is the keyword. Never has any issue during 6 years in service.
- Service pricing is quite higher then the average market price, there was a moment that we were in difficult financial situation and almost couldn't pay the service.
- After all, the IBM reliability is the main factor that we're still in the business until today.
- Allows our IT infrastructure to be highly scalable
- Good ROI
- Faster deployment times
- Reliable service with zero downtime for our entire organization.
- [I feel] IBM caused significant damages to their acknowledged "gross negligence." [...] [In my opinion,] holding customers/data hostage to limit gross negligence is an extremely poor practice.
- [With my experiences,] our investment was a tremendous loss in time & resources. Their lack of support, [in my opinion,] has caused us to pivot our entire business model and revenue stream. Our product re-launch has been setback by ~18 months due to damages caused by [in my experience, to be] IBM's gross negligence.
- best technical support
- very secure
- The expensive offering from IBM is obstacle to get the business buy-in.
- Moving the Investment from Capex vs Opex.
- Increased Security
- Faster streaming of files like videos
- Positive impact on ROI very fast and elastic
- Fast and very flexible environment
- Faster deployments give us faster turn around on clients onboarding process
- Depends on the use case. We are very satisfied with the ROI we have.
- Full support
- It has been very positive as our footprint has managed to stay small due to the boxes performance.
- The only downside is the occasional outage, usually driven by a change.
- Support can be hit or miss in recent years.
- At the beginning bare metal servers were very expensive cost
- Not enough support to handle questions like load balancing to figure out alone so this prevented me from making more profit because servers would be down
- Highly reliable; we operate at all times of the day
- Maintenance without warnings has created business continuity issues
- There was a severe outage in mid 2020 for five hours that cost us 40 man-hours to fix
- Dependable infrastructure.
- Uptime has been a huge impact to our continued growth.
- Support tickets are resolved expediently.
- Few weeks saved to our ML deadline.
- Good ROI.
- Saved time to our teams.
- I would say that the ROI for our server experience has been positive, as it has a low cost of ownership and it is nice to be able to migrate easily to the latest software and hardware.
- This service helps us to have a professional hosting service in less than a week.
- We had to get quality hardware in a professional managed data center. The cost was higher than if we had had an in-house solution, but totally worth it.
- The higher cost vs cloud was a factor to switch to another cloud provider.