phoenixNAP Bare Metal Cloud Out of Beta Stage

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phoenixNAP’s bare metal cloud platform went out of beta this week and is available. It is now available to organizations looking to automate dedicated server deployment and management. The security-focused provider of cloud, dedicated servers, colocation, and IaaS hosting solutions has launched their bare metal cloud platform to harness the performance of dedicated hardware with the flexibility and cost-efficiency of cloud.

The phoenixNAP Bare Metal Cloud offering is a non-virtualized, single-tenant physical server infrastructure that can be provisioned in a matter of minutes. As such, it would represent an ideal platform for organizations looking to improve their operational efficiencies through automation. Its hourly billing model would make it easy for organizations to optimize their IT costs and maximize the use of server resources. The bare metal cloud platform was initially launched in May this year but is now out of beta.

Organizations can deploy additional resources “quickly and cost-efficiently” through this Bare Metal Cloud platform. It will help them support sudden spikes in demand. Simultaneously, organizations with more predictable workloads that need guaranteed resource availability would be able to take advantage of a longer monthly reservations option.

The new phoenixNAP Bare Metal Cloud can be found here.

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Compute and Storage-Intensive Workloads

Running on “powerful” hardware, phoenixNAP’s Bare Metal Cloud is optimized for compute and storage-intensive workloads. For enterprise databases or media and streaming, for example, or high-performance computing, Big Data analytics, the IoT, or variable web services.

The platform’s API, CLI, and integrations with third-party automation tools aim to support CI/CD pipelines and a cloud-native approach to infrastructure consumption. With no virtualization layer, phoenixNAP Bare Metal Cloud utilizes the full processing potential of the physical CPU and RAM to run data-hungry workloads more efficiently.

As a single-tenant environment, this Bare Metal Cloud eliminates the ‘noisy neighbor’ problem and provides unrestricted hardware-level access. This would enable users to optimize their performance and scale their environments to meet specific business requirements.

“Officially launching Bare Metal Cloud is a monumental achievement as it bolsters our commitment to delivering innovative solutions,” said Ian McClarty, President of phoenixNAP. “Cloud-native ready IaaS platforms are on track to dominate the cloud computing space. As automation continues to power rapid development and deployment, modern organizations require more flexibility and speed when deploying high-performance bare metal servers. Bare Metal Cloud solves that issue. It helps enterprises and DevOps-oriented organizations significantly reduce capital expenses, improve go-to-market strategies, and deliver software solutions faster.”

API and CLI Tools

William Bell
“Our team has been working hard for over a year to build this powerful, cloud-native ready IaaS platform and they did an amazing job with this release. Our Bare Metal Cloud will only grow more robust as we keep developing it and expanding our global footprint with additional BMC locations in the years to come,” said William Bell, Executive Vice President of Products at phoenixNAP.

Designed to support DevOps workflows, Bare Metal Cloud comes equipped with robust API and CLI tools. Using “popular” automation engines and Bare Metal Cloud API, developers can treat their infrastructure as code, simplifying the process of deploying and managing servers at scale.

“Our team has been working hard for over a year to build this powerful, cloud-native ready IaaS platform and they did an amazing job with this release,” said William Bell, Executive Vice President of Products at phoenixNAP. “We will continue our work, enhancing the platform with powerful new features to satisfy our customers’ performance, compliance, and networking needs. Bare Metal Cloud will only grow more robust as we keep developing it and expanding our global footprint with additional BMC locations in the years to come.”

phoenixNAP Bare Metal Cloud is currently available in Phoenix and Ashburn. The company’s plans are to expand the bare metal cloud infrastructure to Amsterdam, Singapore, and other phoenixNAP global locations.

Key features of the newly launched phoenixNAP Bare Metal Cloud platform include:

  • 100% dedicated physical CPU and RAM resources
  • No hypervisors or other virtualization layers pre-installed
  • Single-tenant environment; no resource sharing
  • “Robust” API and CLI tools; SDK available on GitHub
  • Automated, API-driven server provisioning with Terraform, Ansible, and Pulumi
  • Flexible pay-per-user hourly billing model
  • Reserved instances for guaranteed resource availability and cost optimization
  • Powered by next-gen Intel Xeon processors and Supermicro hardware
  • Up to 50Gbps network capacity for selected BMC instances
  • DDoS protection included
  • High performance NVMe local storage
  • Dedicated BMC management portal
  • Access to phoenixNAP S3 compatible Object Storage
  • Near instant compute resources availability
  • Fully self-service infrastructure consumption

“Bare Metal Cloud was developed in response to our clients’ needs for ultra-fast network connectivity and more flexibility in deploying cloud-native apps on bare metal machines. With our network connectivity options of up to 50Gbps per Bare Metal Cloud server instance, users can run latency-sensitive and high IOPS workloads with ease,” said Martin Wielomski, Director of Product Management at phoenixNAP. “We are proud to have been able to respond to our customers’ needs by building and delivering a platform that will truly improve their cloud operations and support their automated approach to infrastructure consumption.”

The new bare metal cloud platform can be found here.