Bigstep Bare Metal Servers

Bare metal servers provide the processing infrastructure for the metal cloud's computational services. They offer unrivaled bare metal performance and complete out-of-band management. In a single-tenancy environment, bare metal servers outperform traditional on-premises solutions and public virtualized clouds.

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Key Features

Bare metal servers are the building blocks of the bare metal cloud. They are entirely elastic and provide high performance computing without making compromises.

  • clone, migrate, upgrade or downgrade the servers in seconds;
  • deploy or discard bare metal servers on demand;
  • power up hundreds of servers in just a couple of minutes.
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Bare Metal Performance

Bare metal servers are backed by an underlying hardware architecture that delivers the highest possible performance.

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Complete Control

Every bare metal server allows a level of control that goes beyond in-band access and that matches on-premises solutions.

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High Scalability

The bare metal cloud empowers you to start with a small server prototype and to go at full blast afterward.

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High-Grade Hardware

Each one of our servers and all components are provided by, bought directly from and pre-tested for quality by HP.

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Flexible Pricing

We use a system of pay-per-use pricing that is based on your running time and the respective hardware specs. Our system enables predictable budgeting and cost control.

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Fast Environment Setup

Our pre-configured compute instance environments save time and effort - everything is done in a couple of minutes with very few clicks.


Virtual Machines vs. Bare Metal Servers

Bare Metal Servers Pluses
 

Full Access Is Granted

Bare metal servers are entirely allocated physical servers. You have unrestricted access to your machines and can identify the exact hardware at the component level.

The Performance Is Consistent

Our bare metal servers are never moved or reconfigured without your specific request or permission. Your compute instances deliver predictable and consistent performance every day.

The Hardware Is Intel-Powered

Our bare metal servers are powered only by the latest Intel Xeon processors.  We are the right place to look for the latest and best in performance hardware.

Virtual Machines Minuses
 

Access to the Server Is Hypervisor Only

The access to the physical server is done only through the hypervisor.  This filters and interprets every request, causing delays and loss in performance.

The Performance Is Unpredictable

Performance may suffer at any time because virtual machines are regularly moved from server to server.  This leads to unpredictable task performance and sudden budget increase.

The Hardware Quality Is Variable

The quality of the physical hardware or the actual workload on the machine is unknown.  Vendors could use cheap, outdated hardware and oversell infrastructure.


Full Instance Control

Meet our Full Instance Control Interface! From hardware to operating system configuration, and from resource utilization to big data applications, the bare-metal cloud offers complete control over your compute instances.

Bare Metal Instance Array

Bare metal InstanceArrays are the computational units of the bare metal cloud. They group servers for easy resource handling and they empower you to simultaneously control tens or hundreds of instances while also managing your big data environment with just a click or an API call.


Our Bare Metal Servers Are Fully Configurable

Bare metal server hardware specifications may be chosen from a list of pre-defined configurations. This empowers you to change the necessary set of features so that they match your requirements. You may do this through the Control Center or through the API and you have instant access to the matching hardware. Upgrading an entire InstanceArray of servers takes just a couple of clicks and a few seconds.

Using the Operating Systems of Your Choice

Bare metal servers can be used to run a variety of predefined operating systems that come available with our Storage Instances. Choose your OS, deploy your instance and get started in just a couple of minutes!

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