Top 5 Reasons You Should Choose Bare Metal Servers
Simplifying Bare Metal
We understand choosing the right server infrastructure is a crucial decision you need to make – after all, investing in the right technology guides your future success. In this blog we go over the five top reasons you can create a competitive edge by deploying bare metal for your next workload.
So, what do we mean by Bare Metal?
The epitome of traditional data storage, bare metal servers, also commonly referred to as dedicated servers, give users the ability to rent private servers from a hosting provider that is not shared with any other tenant. With full control on hardware and the flexibility to choose your own operating system, bare metal technologies allow you to customise your hardware and software to your applications and data-specific workloads, eliminating the ‘noisy neighbour’ challenges faced on shared server infrastructure, ensuring maximum efficiency, resilient connectivity, and a carefully optimised server.
With the rise in industry excitement around cloud computing, it is easy to downplay the significant advantages of directly utilising bare metal for your organization. And yet bare metal solutions present better opportunities to manage unexpected, mission-critical workloads for businesses that have limited resources.
Here are our top 5 reasons you bare metal can be the right option for you!
Our top 5 considerations for Bare Metal
- Custom-build your ideal environment
- Exclusive access to physical hardware
- High availability
- Unparalleled speed with greater security
- Reduced up-front capital expenditure
1. Custom-build your ideal environment
As your business grows over time, your infrastructure requirements are bound to change, you may find that a more specialised and custom-built solution will be the ideal fit for your workloads. This is why bare metal tends to be a top consideration as a long-term choice for data storage and transfer as it offers total power, flexible structure, and multiple customization capabilities. Bare Metal solutions are highly customizable and can often be optimized to meet any organisation’s diverse workload requirements including server configurations, RAM, SSD hard drives, bandwidth options and more.
With THG Ingenuity Cloud Services, we’ll work with your business to ensure your hardware and connectivity configurations are fined tuned to your exact needs – whether you need to deploy one or a thousand servers specific to your unique requirements.
2. Exclusive access to physical hardware
Bare metal servers dedicate all computing resources to a single client, allowing you to power your most complex applications and data-intensive workloads – with physical hardware dedicated solely to your enterprise.
As the sole tenant of a dedicated server, you will never have to worry about any potential data breaches which traditionally happen on shared servers. The administrators on your bare metal server have full control over the environment and overall hosting infrastructure, including cost, resources, and security.
This means that your business will not have to share access to the hardware in question with any other tenants offering you full hardware control, enhanced security and peace of mind knowing your infrastructure is in safe hands. By choosing a dedicated server, you are assured all of its resources are allocated to your business, to use however you want, whenever you want it.
3. High Availability
If you are hosting physical server hardware in-house, unpredictable spikes in usage on your server infrastructure would either leave you limited by capacity in terms of available hardware, or paying excessively for resources that are essentially sitting dormant and unused.
This is where bare metal comes into the picture, offering you complete control of your localized set-up along with access to performance and usage analytics to empower your IT team to optimise and scale your server infrastructure as and when needed.
Bare metal presents a straight-forward and convenient option when balancing deployment costs and overall server performance with remarkable savings on compute resources with the ability to scale and upgrade IT resources when needed – ideal for small to medium businesses.
With THG Ingenuity Cloud Services, your enterprise will be thoroughly supported by our team of technical experts available 24/7/365 to ensure your bare metal servers can be scaled for your specialized workloads. With over 7,500 servers deployed around the world, we ensure high availability and no disruption to service so you can focus on building your innovation roadmap while our infrastructure does the work.
4. Unparalleled speed with greater security
Industries that require the highest levels of data security, power and consistent performance are most likely to use bare metal systems to power their infrastructure. When compared to other virtual environments, bare metal servers do not require numerous layers of software, meaning there is one less layer of software between you and your physical hardware for everyday use – resulting in robust performance and high-speed connectivity.
You will also experience enhanced security because your physical hardware is isolated from other tenants eliminating any potential risks of cybersecurity attacks and potential downtime issues. The high-speed, low latency connectivity and reliable server security will prove to be a real game-changer for your business.
5. Reduced up-front capital expenditure
Managing hardware in-house comes with a lot of costs with procurement, maintenance and upgrades which can be avoided with bare metal offerings. This is the case with traditional IT business models – where enterprises need to purchase expensive technology assets and equipment out-right. The challenge this CapEx (Capital Expenditure) model presents is that enterprises are then stuck with paying for managing and preserving these technologies until they eventually become obsolete.
This explains the shift in businesses towards OpEx (Operational Expenses) models, meaning that businesses now have the option to approach a hosting provider who owns the physical servers and hardware offering clients the ability to rent it operationally, i.e., only pay for the costs of operating the equipment, eliminating the need to make expensive technology investments straight away.
When compared to other solutions for deployments, bare metal servers are less expensive and provide you with additional resources, high-performance computing, and predictable billing from a bandwidth cost perspective.
With THG Ingenuity Cloud Services, we can alleviate the upfront financial cost of setting up and running your physical hardware, while still giving you total control you need to manage your critical infrastructure effectively and efficiently. Streamline your organisation’s operations, tackle complex challenges, and maximise your IT budget to gain that competitive advantage with our cost-effective bare metal solutions.
Plus, you can easily monitor and manage how much bandwidth you need at any given time within your hosting account.
Setting up your Bare Metal servers for different workloads
From a single server to large-scale enterprise deployments, we construct tailor-made solutions fully customised for all types of workloads. Read our next blog on the best use cases for Bare Metal.