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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Popular Features

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  • Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime (44)
    9.4
    94%
  • Operating system support (43)
    9.3
    93%
  • Security controls (42)
    9.0
    90%
  • Monitoring tools (39)
    8.7
    87%

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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

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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Offerings

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  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services
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Product Demos

IaaS Explained
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Features Scorecard

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

9.2
92%
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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

Screenshot of ConfiguringScreenshot of Bandwidth ProvisioningScreenshot of Remote ManagementScreenshot of Firmware Management

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers Video

IaaS Explained

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers Downloadables

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers Integrations

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

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 highest, with a score of 9.6.

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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February 24, 2022

Heavy metal

Score 7 out of 10
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  • easy to deploy new computer
  • storage
  • pricing is easy to understand
  • web portal works great
  • network setup
Score 10 out of 10
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  • 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
December 01, 2021

Very helpful tool

Saman Zubairr | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • 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
Score 8 out of 10
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  • 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
Score 10 out of 10
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  • 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)
Score 10 out of 10
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  • 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.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • 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
Score 9 out of 10
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  • 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.
Jonathan Geller | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 1 out of 10
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  • 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.
Score 7 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • 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.
Jeffrey Lange | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 1 out of 10
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Reseller
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  • Adding on memory
  • Support
  • Potential of greater processing power
  • I have switched to virtual servers because of their quickness of resources
  • Reloading OS takes a long time
  • Pricing
  • Everything seems slower than a virtual server
Score 10 out of 10
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  • 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.
Reid TenKley, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • 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.
Score 7 out of 10
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  • 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.
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