phoenixNAP’S Bare Metal Cloud Platform Now Available in Chicago


Global Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider phoenixNAP, a company delivering dedicated servers, cloud and colocation services, has announced the general availability of its Bare Metal Cloud platform in Chicago, Illinois. The launch brings the total number of global phoenixNAP Bare Metal Cloud locations to five, including Phoenix, Ashburn, Amsterdam, and Singapore.

phoenixNAP’s Bare Metal Cloud (BMC) platform is a fully automated physical server solution geared toward DevOps organizations and enterprises running complex workloads that require high performance and low network latency. As a cloud-native ready IaaS platform, this Bare Metal Cloud platform would deliver high-performance non-virtualized servers that can be deployed in minutes with a couple of clicks through its API or CLI, as well as different Infrastructure as Code integrations.

“As our customers build and deploy their apps on BMC, they are in constant need of more locations to grow and scale their businesses at the edge,” said Ian McClarty, President of phoenixNAP. “Launching BMC in Chicago was a strategic decision. This expansion allows our customers to bring their apps and development workloads closer to end-users in the US Midwest market. Ensuring lower latency and superior performance in the highly saturated market were the driving factors for us. BMC in Chicago offers all the features and functionalities our customers have become accustomed to. This includes more than 20 different cloud instance types, network connectivity of up to 50 Gbps, flexible bandwidth packages, as well as hourly pricing options and monthly reservations.”

Intel Xeon Procesors, NVMe Drives

Photo Martin Wielomski, Director of Product at phoenixNAP
“With these upcoming launches, phoenixNAP Bare Metal Cloud will be present in all major US and EU markets, allowing developers to scale their applications and development workloads closer to the edge,” said Martin Wielomski, Director of Product at phoenixNAP.

“After the Chicago launch, next on the agenda for phoenixNAP is releasing BMC in Seattle and several other global locations,” said Martin Wielomski, Director of Product at phoenixNAP. “With these upcoming launches, BMC will be present in all major US and EU markets, allowing developers to scale their applications and development workloads closer to the edge and rely on the latest cutting-edge Intel-based infrastructure with low latency network access and DDoS protection included.”

All phoenixNAP’s Bare Metal Cloud servers are powered by Intel’s Xeon Scalable processors and high-performance local NVMe drives, making them ideal for running CPU-intensive and high IOPS workloads.

phoenixNAP Bare Metal Cloud features include:

  • 100% dedicated physical CPU and RAM resources
  • No pre-installed virtualization layers and no resource sharing
  • 20+ server instance types for general-purpose, compute-optimized, and memory-optimized workloads
  • Up to 50 Gbps network capacity for selected BMC instances with DDoS protection included
  • Private networking options
  • Flexible bandwidth packages
  • “Easy-to-use” API and CLI tools
  • Automated server provisioning with Infrastructure as Code tools (Terraform, Ansible, Pulumi, Chef, and Puppet)
  • Pay-per-use billing, monthly and yearly reservation options