== Webinar – 4 May 2022 ==
Top 3 Dos &Don’ts: Provisioning Your Bare Metal on IBM Cloud VPC for Maximum VMware Workload Performance
== Popular bare metal server configurations for traditional workloads ==
== IBM Cloud VPC ==
No-hypervisor, single-tenant servers with VMware, SAP, Red Hat, and Ubuntu options on a software-defined cloud you control

== Intel® Xeon® 8260 ==
Compute: cx2-metal-96x192
96 vCPUs
192 GB RAM
100 Gbps bandwidth
1 x 960 GB local disk
== Intel® Xeon® 8260 ==
Balanced: bx2d-metal-96x384
96 vCPUs
384 GB RAM
100 Gbps bandwidth
1 x 960 GB, 8 x 3200 GB local disk
== Intel® Xeon® 8260 ==
Balanced: bx2-metal-192x768
192 vCPUs
768 GB RAM
100 Gbps bandwidth
1 x 960 GB local disk
== Secure application hosting ==
Get security-rich, managed off-premises hosting. Integrate IBM Watson® services and more

== Intel® Xeon® E-2174G ==
4 cores, 3.80 GHz 16 GB RAM 1 TB SATA x 1 20 TB bandwidth*
== Intel® Xeon® 4210 ==
20 cores, 2.20 GHz 32 GB RAM 1 TB SATA x 1 20 TB bandwidth*
== Intel® Xeon® 8260 ==
48 cores, 2.40 GHz 32 GB RAM 1 TB SATA x 1 20 TB bandwidth*
== High-availability (HA) game hosting ==
Scale to player demands quickly. Tailor rules, install updates, isolate players and get low latency

== Intel Xeon 4210 ==
20 cores, 2.20 GHz 32 GB RAM 1 TB SATA x 1 20 TB bandwidth*
== Intel® Xeon® 6248 ==
40 cores, 2.50 GHz 32 GB RAM 1 TB SATA x 1 20 TB bandwidth*
== Intel Xeon 8260 ==
48 cores, 2.40 GHz
32 GB RAM
1 TB SATA x 1
20 TB bandwidth*
== NVIDIA GPUs on IBM Cloud ==
Solving complex problems faster while consuming less power, they’re ideal for ML, video editing and gaming

== Intel Xeon 4210 ==
20 cores, 2.20 GHz
32 GB RAM
1 TB SATA x 1
NVIDIA T4 Graphics Card x 2
== Intel Xeon 6248 ==
40 cores, 2.50 GHz
32 GB RAM
1 TB SATA x 1
NVIDIA Tesla 16 GB V100 Graphics Card x 2
== Intel Xeon 8260 ==
48 cores, 2.40 GHz
32 GB RAM
1 TB SATA x 1
NVIDIA Tesla 16 GB V100 Graphics Card x 2
== Clustered web hosting ==
Stream large files and videos. Spec out and duplicate clustered web hosting servers to match requirements

== Intel Xeon E-2174G ==
4 cores, 3.80 GHz
16 GB RAM
1 TB SATA x 1
20 TB bandwidth*
== Intel Xeon 4210 ==
20 cores, 2.20 GHz
32 GB RAM
1 TB SATA x 1
20 TB bandwidth*
== AMD EPYC 7763 ==
128 cores
4096 GB RAM
20 TB bandwidth*
== Deploy bare metal in two unique ways ==
== Features ==
== The IBM Cloud difference ==
 100% dedicated to you 
Direct access to compute resources and hardware-level performance provides control and security

 Always the latest technology 
 Modern networking, global data centers 
Become operational quickly across 60 data centers and PoPs in 9 regions and 18 availability zones

 All server provisioning in one place 
Launch our bare metal and virtual servers in the same environment over the same private VLAN

 Freedom from vendor lock-in 
Choose your tools; integrate with providers and partners of your choice, at your convenience

 Convenient, pay-as-you-use billing 
Choose the billing cycle option that works for you: on-demand hourly, monthly or contract-term

== Hosting solutions ==
 Dedicated web hosting 
Stream large files and videos. Specify and duplicate clustered web hosting servers to requirements

 Dedicated application hosting 
Get security-rich, managed off-premises hosting. Integrate IBM Watson® services and more

 Dedicated game hosting 
Scale to player demands quickly. Tailor rules, install updates, isolate players and get low ping

== Workload stories ==
See how the world relies on dedicated IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
== Related products ==
 IBM Cloud® Virtual Servers for VPC 
Your own protected space in the IBM Cloud, IBM Cloud Virtual Servers for VPC provide the advanced security of a private cloud with the agility and ease of a public cloud

 IBM Cloud for VMware 
The cloud designed for enterprise. Migrate your business-critical VMware workloads to IBM Cloud with confidence and modernize your apps at your own pace

 GPUs 
Servers with cutting-edge GPUs can handle complex compute-intensive workloads — from analytics and graphics to energy exploration and machine learning

== Frequently asked questions ==
Get answers to the most commonly asked questions about this product

 What is a bare metal server? 
A bare metal server, also called a dedicated server by some, is a form of cloud services in which the user rents a physical machine from a provider that is not shared with any other tenants

Unlike traditional cloud computing, which is based on virtual machines, bare metal servers do not come with a hypervisor preinstalled. This environment gives the user complete control over their server infrastructure

Because users get complete control over the physical machine with a bare metal (or dedicated) server, they have the flexibility to choose their own operating system. A bare metal server helps avoid the noisy neighbor challenges of shared infrastructure and allows users to finely tune hardware and software for specific data-intensive workloads

In addition to virtual servers, networking and storage, bare metal servers are a foundational component of the IaaS stack in cloud computing


What are the benefits of a bare metal server? 
The primary benefits of bare metal servers are based on the access that end users have to hardware resources. The advantages of this approach include the following:
- Enhanced physical isolation which offers security and regulatory benefits
- Greater processing power
- Complete control of their software stack
- More consistent disk and network I/O performance
- Greater quality of service (QoS) by eliminating the noisy neighbor phenomenon
- Imaging capability for creating a seamless experience when moving and scaling workloads
Taken together, bare metal servers have an important role in the infrastructure mix for many companies due to their unique combination of performance and control


Why use a bare metal server? 
- Customized your way: Choose up to 96 cores, versatile storage, extensive memory and more

- Wherever you need your data: Over 60 data centers globally put data close to your users

- The latest technology always: Provision for SAP or add NVIDIA Tesla GPUs, VMware software and more

- Security: Enjoy highest-level data encryption with data visible only to you


What's the difference between a bare metal server and a virtual server? 
Today, available compute options for cloud services go beyond just bare metal servers and cloud servers. Containers are becoming a default infrastructure choice for many cloud-native applications. Platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offerings have an important niche of the applications market for developers who don't want to manage an OS or runtime environment. And serverless computing is emerging as the model of choice for cloud purists

But, when evaluating bare metal servers, users still gravitate toward the comparison to virtual servers. For most companies, the criteria for choice are application specific or workload specific. It's extremely common for a company to use a mix of bare metal servers along with virtualized resources across their cloud environment

Virtual servers are the more common model of cloud computing because they offer greater resource density, faster provisioning times, and the ability to scale up and down quickly as needs dictate. But bare metal servers are the right fit for a few primary use cases that take advantage of the combination of attributes. These attributes are dedicated resources, greater processing power, and more consistent disk and network I/O performance

- Performance-centric app and data workloads: The complete access and control over hardware resources make bare metal a good match for workloads such as HPC, big data and high-performance databases as well as gaming and finance workloads

- Apps with complex security or regulatory requirements: The combination of a global data center footprint with physical resource separation has helped many organizations adopt cloud while simultaneously meeting complex security and regulatory demands

- Large, steady-state workloads: For applications such as ERP, CRM or SCM that have a relatively stable set of ongoing resource demands, bare metal servers can also be a good fit

 What’s the difference between IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers with classic infrastructure and IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers for VPC? 
Compared to the classic bare metal infrastructure, IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers for VPC provides the following advantages:
- Security and performance of the private cloud combined with the flexibility and scalability that you expect of the public cloud
- Integration with other VPC services — such as virtual server, security groups, networking and more
- Faster provisioning and deployment, and simple hourly billing. Keep in mind that IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers for VPC is less customizable than classic IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

== Get started on bare metal servers in minutes ==
You have options. Choose the bare metal infrastructure that works for you

== Footnotes ==
*20 TB bandwidth included in US, Canada and EU data centers; 5 TB bandwidth included in all other data centers. New prices and offers may not be combined with any other current or future discounts.