Like any single-tenant piece of infrastructure, bare metal servers have several distinct advantages:
Bare metal servers provide users with the ability to control all elements of the server that other IT infrastructure solutions simply cannot provide. As bare metal servers are dedicated to a single user, organisations can scale, manage and turn on or off the servers at any time.
Furthermore, if users choose to install a hypervisor, they can create virtual machines within a bare metal server. By doing this, users can virtualise workloads into separate virtual machines and further benefit from increased flexibility and control.
A bare metal server provides the user with the ability to customise the server however they like. An organisation can choose its operating system, application and configuration from the ground up, depending on its specific requirements.
As no one else is using or sharing the bare metal server, an organisation’s servers will be as safe and secure as possible from external manipulation.
While IT infrastructure continues to move away from traditional on-premise hosting and towards managed hosting providers instead, businesses have the option to rent a bare metal server on an hourly, daily or monthly basis, potentially saving thousands of pounds in unused resources.