The benefits of building a hybrid cloud business: Part one

8 April, 2021

Typically, cloud platforms are clouds – or multi-clouds – in a single environment: public or private, however a hybrid cloud platform takes that a step further, operating across two or more of these environments.

Through 2023, the global cloud market is projected to grow 18% annually. According to IBM, by that time, organisations globally expect to be using at least 10 clouds, from a growing number of vendors. However, only a quarter of businesses have a holistic hybrid cloud management strategy. 

The value derived from a hybrid cloud platform technology and operating model at scale is 2.5 times the value derived from a single platform, single cloud vendor approach. In fact, the platform approach accelerates value with scale. 

Our strong partnership with IBM Cloud has allowed partners to provide scalable and flexible infrastructure solutions to their customers. Partners can either build new applications from scratch, modernise existing applications, or both. It’s an open platform where you can integrate solutions and accelerate the development and deployment of hybrid applications.

Benefits of IBM Cloud Bare metal

What is a bare metal server?

A bare metal server, also called a dedicated server by some, is a form of cloud services in which the user rents a physical machine from a provider that is not shared with any other tenants. Unlike traditional cloud computing, which is based on virtual machines, bare metal servers do not come with a hypervisor preinstalled. This environment gives the user complete control over their server infrastructure.

As users get complete control over the physical machine with a bare metal (or dedicated) server, they have the flexibility to choose their own operating system. A bare metal server helps avoid the noisy neighbour challenges of shared infrastructure and allows users to finely tune hardware and software for specific data-intensive workloads. In addition to virtual servers, networking and storage, bare metal servers are a foundational component of the IaaS stack in cloud computing.

What are the benefits of a bare metal server?

The primary benefits of bare metal servers are based on the access that end users have to hardware resources. The advantages of this approach include the following:

  • Enhanced physical isolation, which offers security and regulatory benefits
  • Greater processing power
  • Complete control of their software stack
  • More consistent disk and network I/O performance
  • Greater quality of service (QoS) by eliminating the noisy neighbour phenomenon

Taken together, bare metal servers have an important role in the infrastructure mix for many companies due to their unique combination of performance and control.

Why use a bare metal server?

Customise your way: Choose up to 96 cores, versatile storage, extensive memory and more.

Wherever you need your data: Over 60 data centers globally put data close to your users.

Always the latest technology: Provision for SAP or add NVIDIA Tesla GPUs, VMware software and more.

Security: Enjoy high level data encryption with data visible only to you.

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers: Hosting solutions.

Application hosting quickly: Integrate and customise your server for your existing data and systems – all while significantly cutting costs. 

Dedicated hosting: Why share when you can have sole access? 

Dedicated hosting delivers the entire server and its resources just to you. This means less delay, more bandwidth and precise control. 

Game server hosting: Ensure that your players have the bandwidth they need to dominate with dedicated servers that reduce lag even when accommodating unexpected high player counts. 

In-memory compute hosting, keep your SAP landscape as is, with SAP-certified bare metal servers that make more resources available and on demand, and better protect workloads. 

Web hosting: customise your web hosting server to your requirements with more than 11 million configurations, and get cost-free, 24×7 support that helps you quickly deploy and scale.

For more information on how you can build a hybrid cloud business for flexibility and portability, reach out to the Synnex cloud team today.

Source: IBM