Bare Metal Service - An Infographic Guide

Bare metal services are growing in demand globally, thanks to the multiple benefits they provide to customers. This rising demand for the isolated infrastructural environment sparks interest in knowing about the topic well. Here is a brief look at the bare metal service, its current market projection, reasons behind the demand, benefits, and industries that are primary adopters of the technology.

Basics of a Bare Metal Server 

Bare metal servers are physical computer servers that are dedicated to a single tenant. Unlike traditional cloud infrastructures, bare metal services come without the additional virtualization/hypervisor layer. In such environments, even though the customer rents the service and the server from an infrastructure provider, decisions regarding how the servers are used lie with the customer, including the OS installations. 

As mentioned previously, a bare metal server is used by a single tenant and is not in a shared environment. Individual users can determine how the hardware can be utilized. The high-performance, a dedicated physical system can live either in the provider’s or the users’ data center. Having private hardware allows tenants to overcome the “noisy neighbor effect” in performance and guarantees the user’s security level. Hence, bare metal services are ideal for customers who need maximum flexibility and minimum interference from providers.

How Bare Metal Service Works and Its Benefits

The term ‘bare metal’ is used to distinguish between servers that utilize virtualization and cloud hosting and often run multiple tenants in a single environment. Bare metal servers can be launched or shut down at short notice, with the help of application programming interfaces (APIs). There are three main points to remember in the functioning of bare metal services. 

  • Users leverage the underlying architecture
  • No software/hypervisor layers (unless requested)
  • Provides an isolated environment

Given below are the major benefits of bare metal infrastructure. We have broken down each of these benefits in a previous blog, which you can read here

  • Complete infrastructure control
  • Dedicated resources
  • Customizability
  • Cost-Effectiveness
  • Optimal security
  • Stable environment

Industry Demand and Projections

As mentioned in the beginning, there is a high demand for bare metal infrastructure services in the market now. In fact, the market projection for bare metal in 2027 is as high as $24.39 Billion. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of the service from the year 2020 to 2027 is projected to be 35.4%, which means the service sees more than one-third of growth every year. 

Now, let’s talk industries. Bare metal servers are seen as ideal choices for both small and medium level enterprises as they are cost-effective, capable of automation, and rapid scaling of resources. They are also perfect for data-sensitive and high-workload industries such as banking, governmental services, and healthcare. Organizations experimenting with Machine Learning, Big Data, and Artificial Intelligence also prefer bare metal environments. They provide stable solutions that can unleash the full capabilities of the machines they use. 

VEXXHOST Cloud Services 

Bare metal is a highly beneficial model for users with specific requirements, needing complete control of the environment. At VEXXHOST, we provide close to limitless possibilities in creating and managing cloud environments, with three foundational infrastructure components – bare metal, virtual machines, and Kubernetes. 

For many of our clients, our OpenStack-based public and private clouds are the preferred choices because of their highly scalable and secure nature. Speaking of private clouds, you can now run on a fully agile and customized cloud from VEXXHOST, with no licensing fees and smooth 2-week migration. In fact, we’re ready to put our money where our mouth is. We’re so confident in being able to save you at least 20% or more on your current cloud infrastructure expenditure that if proven wrong- we’ll give you $1,000 credit to our public cloud.   

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