Bare metal servers provide customers sole access to the entire server. Unlike a virtual server with multiple tenants, the pure bare metal server is one that is both single tenant and is offered without a hypervisor, thereby eliminating the “noisy neighbor” effect as well as any performance “tax” from the hypervisor. Bare metal servers can be acquired in a preconfigured form or custom configured to exact specifications.
Are Bare Metal Servers the Right Fit?
Despite their overwhelming popularity, bare metal servers are not the best choice for every type of business.
Companies in the financial, healthcare and retail industries opt for single-tenant, bare metal servers to meet stringent requirements for regulatory compliance, privacy and security. But businesses that don’t need the performance and security requirements of a dedicated environment are often a good fit for a fully managed, virtualized environment.