Bare metal is a server platform without an operating system that allows software to directly access the hardware. The term appeared several years ago when cloud models (IaaS, Paas, Saas, and others) were actively developing.
The Bare Metal server solution can be implemented in 2 ways. In the first case, the client buys a physical platform, installs it, and configures it to suit their needs. This is the traditional approach that has been used before. End users will need to be highly skilled to configure and administer this solution.
The second option offers to receive Bare Metal as a service. The platform is physically located in the data center, and the client receives only the necessary capacity. The service is called BMaaS. The service provider is responsible for purchasing, installing, and maintaining the equipment, and the client pays only for the resources used.
Five main reasons for the bare metal servers’ popularity among business owners from different fields:
1. Resource-intensive loads
Applications such as games, video encoding, DBMS, augmented reality, and others require a huge amount of free computing power. A separate server provides access to such programs directly, which reduces data processing time and improves productivity.
2. Sensitivity to delays
The software segment that relates to telecommunications company services requires minimal time for data transfer. Bare Metal server provides direct access to network cards, which reduces data processing time.
3. Ability to work with Artificial Intelligence (AI)
AI and machine learning have become widespread over the past 3 years. Further development requires more additional power from server platforms to accelerate the development of AI. And that’s exactly the capacity provided by a separate server.
4. New technologies
Cloud-native applications are developed using microservices and container technology. Using a Bare Metal solution reduces response time from server hardware, such as access to RAM.
The use of the Bare Metal solution in the information analysis segment provides high computing speed due to direct access to RAM, NVMe disks, and GPU accelerators.
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