There are lots of trendy things in the world of business and IT. One of the latest explosions in technology has been the move from dedicated physical servers to moving to cloud-based applications and virtual servers.
While cloud-based computing does offer some benefits, it is not the right option for every company and every business. By taking a closer look at what a bare metal dedicated server has to offer, it will be easy to see if this option is best for any business.
What is Bare Metal?
Dedicated means that there is only one user, known as a tenant, using the server. The term bare metal also indicates the server is a physical server and not a virtual server. With a virtual server, multiple tenants will use the same physical server, but there are virtual compartments or sections of the server that each tenant occupies.
The use of a bare metal dedicated server allows the single tenant to that server to have full control of all the resources of the server. This is often critical for high power types of applications or when processing is critical, and latency has to be extremely low.
Without the use of resources, as will be found even with the virtual server option, programs and processing will run without any interference or hindrance from other users of the server’s power and performance.
What Works Best
There are several diverse types of uses of bare metal servers that are a single tenant. Think of applications that will use a lot of processor, memory, and bandwidth. Good examples of this including gaming websites, large databases, heavy processing applications or systems that are live streaming or otherwise utilizing a lot of data.
At RedSwitches, we can help you to decide if a bare metal server is your best option. To request a callback, contact us online at Redswitches.com.