What is a Baremetal server?
Using a Baremetal server is like renting a whole house instead of a room to benefit from its full potential.
Baremetal servers are physical machines dedicated to one organization/team of engineers, compared to virtual machines which share the underlying physical hardware between several organizations.
Just like dedicated servers, baremetal servers offer a complete control over the physical machine without a hypervisor pre-installed, giving you the flexibility to install your favorite operating system and optimize everything for your needs.
Use cases of baremetal servers
- Heavy workload (Big Data, Finance, Gaming)
- Custom security or regulatory requirements
- Enterprise software (CRM, ERP)
While baremetal servers and dedicated servers offer the same thing, their provisioning model and pricing model are quite different:
- With dedicated servers, you generally sign a yearly or monthly contract and use it for that period of time. It can takes several hours before being able to access it after signing the contract.
- With baremetal servers, everything is adapted to the cloud computing world. You pay as you go with a hourly price and can spin up a new instance in minutes.