Bare Metal Servers Review
Updated November 12, 2019

Bare Metal Servers Review

Chandan Dwivedi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

Bare Metal Server helps me to do heavy computational tasks easily. It's very useful for an AI engineer like me who needs lots of CPU and GPU power to train and test AI models. I have purchased bare metal with two Nvidia V100 GPU and it works like a charm for my most implementations of Neural Networks and ML models. I also use it as a platform to deploy my docker containers. I love working on Bare Metal. However, I have faced an issue with it when one of my servers got corrupted and I lost all my data. Apart from it, everything about it is unmatched in today's market.

Pros

  • Handling heavy computational tasks.
  • Training and testing complicated and Heavy Duty Artificial Intelligence Models and algorithms.
  • Deploying Docker and other microservices.
  • Acting as always-on server and cloud PC for files and folders.

Cons

  • Stability and data protection.
  • More choices of OS for VM server.
  • Better cost management.
  • POC creation and validation have been positively impacted by the use of Bare Metal server.
  • Sales have boosted up as it helped me to reduce training time and testing time.
  • The Rest API based application services have been improved by the use of it.
It's fantastic to handle Big data processing and media streaming. It has helped me to reduce lots of time is processing huge amounts of data and generating analytical reports out of it. I have used media streaming on it once and did the job perfectly. I am impressed with the Bare Metal Server.
It's bit Slow but not that much slower as per other competitors. The time difference is very minute but real-time support by IBM Cloud support is a deciding factor for me and it made my experience buttery smooth. I am a regular user of the IBM Cloud Bare Metal server and absolutely love it.
All of the previously used services were good and served the purpose but IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers stand out is buttery smooth services and very good support by the IBM team. Also, pricing is fair and satisfactory. The ease of creating services and deploying it is so easy and it impresses me every time.
IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers are very well suited for training and testing AI models and heavy computational models. The smoothness and set-up of the Bare Metal server are unmatched. However, it is not much suited for long-time data storage and backend application deployment. It is prone to disk corruption and can cause data loss.

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers Feature Ratings

Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
10
Dynamic scaling
10
Elastic load balancing
9
Pre-configured templates
10
Monitoring tools
9
Pre-defined machine images
10
Operating system support
8
Security controls
10

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