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G-Core Labs, a global content delivery network (CDN) operator and provider of cloud and edge solutions, has expanded its infrastructure in Western Europe by opening a new bare metal server site in Amsterdam, the Dutch capital. The servers are housed in a data center with high-bandwidth network infrastructure.
Gaining access to dedicated servers is now just as quick as getting access to virtual machines, stated G-Core Labs, thanks to their new Bare-Metal-as-a-Offering service. It would assist clients in resolving performance and security concerns related to the allocation of platform resources across several users. Furthermore, having a cloud service ecosystem enables G-Core Labs to address another issue that clients frequently face: the inconvenient management of fragmented infrastructure consisting of dedicated servers, virtual machines, and cloud services supplied by several firms.
Apart from Amsterdam, G-Core Labs has bare metal dedicated servers available in more than ten other cities of the world including Luxembourg, Frankfurt, Paris, Moscow, Singapore, Tokyo, Istanbul, Santa Clara and Manassas. By the end of this year, G-Core will also have bare metal dedicated servers available in Hong Kong, São Paulo, Mumbai and Johannesburg.
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Cloud Service Server Architecture
Intel technology would enable the performance of this bare metal servers. In April 2021, G-Core Labs became one of the first firms in the world to begin integrating the 3rd generation Intel Xeon Scalable (Ice Lake) into its cloud service server architecture. Such hardware enables programs to execute resource-intensive activities quickly.
“Bare-Metal-as-a-Service provides a complex solution to all the aforementioned issues. Thanks to this service the user can prepare a dedicated server for work just as fast as if it were virtual,” said Alex Federighi, Deputy Head of G-Core Labs cloud platforms. “All you need to do is select the necessary parameters and switch to a public network, to a private network or to several networks at once. Your physical server will be ready for work within minutes. As opposed to the virtual server, a physical server allows you to use all its resources and guarantees that there are no ‘neighbors.’ In addition to that, bare metal nodes can be used to carry out tasks where virtualization is inapplicable, including using such resource-consuming apps as game servers and databases. Bare metal nodes can also be used for creating public cloud storage facilities, using hypervisors and launching containers.”