Choose your best hosting option: Bare metal server or Dedicated Cloud?

It is important to choose the most suitable server to store and protect data. Bare metal servers or Dedicated Cloud are common choices. Check out their differences

Bare metal server or Dedicated Cloud?

A reliable server is the big heart of a business or company. It is very important decision of choosing the most suitable one to store and protect all the data. Bare metal servers or Dedicated Cloud are both very common choices for enterprises. But then which one is the suitability for your business? In this article, we are now going to take a look at the differences between bare metal servers or dedicated cloud, in order to aid your understanding of what you need, and help you make a right and bright choice based on the key elements and factors.

Bare metal features

Most of the bare metal servers consist of one or more dedicated server. Bare metal servers allow users to configure things as needed by providing full access to the machine’s hardware. In the other words, the users do not need to worry about the bare metal servers being affected by other users as you got a full access to your storage, processor and memory. A software called hypervisors is installed in bare metal server and no operating system is needed to run it. It is essential for some systems to allow this operating system in bare metal server in order to access and apply the virtualization software.

Bare metal server is similar to a dedicated physical server on the cloud. A bare metal server has high-performance computing power on the basis of elasticity and flexibility. The computing performance is the same as that of traditional physical machines, and Bare metal server has the characteristics of safe physical isolation.

Who should choose bare metal server?

Physical machines have a sense of security. Some enterprises, especially large ones, are a little concerned about migrating private data centers to public clouds. Bare metal servers can give users the same sense of security as physical machines. If the user's application is sensitive to performance requirements, then choosing a bare metal server is the best choice, as bare metal server can fulfil high performance requirements.

In some application scenarios, data security and supervision requirements are very strict, and virtual machines cannot meet user requirements and require exclusive physical machines. Obviously, bare metal servers are a more suitable choice with safety supervision.

Having said that, bare metal server got some drawbacks as bare metal server itself only hosts one client at a time and the concurrency is often harder to implement without an OS framework to assist. To use bare metal server, sometimes you write quite a lot of all the device drivers for your system and it can be hard to debug.

Dedicated Cloud features

Nowadays, dedicated cloud is becoming broader than ever. When the dedicated cloud servers were introduced into the market, everything changed, especially from a technical point of view. The dedicated cloud came with a cloud-based feature. A dedicated cloud basically acts as an individual and single-tenant public cloud, which is also seen as a single-tenant cloud infrastructure. If the workloads are mainly resource-intensive, dedicated clouds is definitely a good helper in this case since it can reduce an organizations downtime and cost while promoting adaptability and performance.

There are several reasons for dedicated cloud having a competitive strength in the marketing. When you are working with a dedicated cloud, you can make changes to a file with synchronization and and updated across all of your devices. Unlike bare metal server, dedicated cloud does not need a hardware to run and cloud storage is certainly cheaper per GB than using external devices.

Data loss is a serious blow to businesses, so many companies will take corresponding measures. In traditional systems, you need to handle all the backup and recovery planning yourself, and the dedicated cloud will take care of this for you. And the most important factor of dedicated cloud is to protect your server from viruses, hackers and other malicious software against unauthenticated access from the outside world. Dedicated cloud also prevents hackers from penetrating your firewall or router and connect to a particular port and let it through based on the defined set of security rules, but not only does it match multi-servers. And of course the firewall can also help you to set up specific rules in-order to restrict access to specific ports of the system based on IP address.

Who should choose dedicated cloud?

With a VPS server, you can share processors, hard drives, and memory resources with other people’s sites. Especially for small and medium-sized companies, it may be more cost-effective to outsource technology requirements to third-party SaaS and reduce in-house technology spending. Large law firms with adequate infrastructure and resources may choose to use dedicated cloud. Small and medium-sized law firms may benefit more from public cloud or hybrid cloud solutions. If cost reduction is a priority, dedicated cloud solution may be preferable. If the focus is on future expansion of existing infrastructure, a dedicated cloud is also appropriate.

Dedicated cloud enables flexible deployment, allowing enterprises to distribute workloads across public or private infrastructure environments based on security, performance and cost requirements. For example, the workload of online shopping websites, web pages and apps use dedicated cloud. When entering the payment process, it will be transferred to the private cloud to continue. This ensures the cost-effective operation of the website and the compliance when paying. Dedicated cloud also achieves the scalability of public cloud environments without exposing sensitive IT workloads to security risks. With high reliability, data, business and workloads are spread across different clouds or data centers. Dedicated cloud is highly flexible and economical, routine processes can be placed on the public cloud, and private clouds can access the most core enterprise data.

It can be seen that how to choose the cloud is mainly based on the nature, scale and goals of the enterprise. There is no best cloud product and no best settings, so when you choose a cloud or bare metal server, you may wish to check with your cloud provider or IT provider. Most IT vendors will provide consulting services to design the most suitable IT architecture for the enterprise.

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A Dedicated Cloud is an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) dedicated virtualization solution that provides cloud resources to serve a single tenant. The isolated cloud environment offers the benefit of the outstanding, undivided power and performance of a dedicated server, while delivering the resource flexibility that only a cloud platform can offer.

In addition, Dedicated Cloud Virtual Machine is the best solution that guarantees a long-term processing power combining the advantages of a cloud solution and a physical server. By minimizing service downtime and maximizing flexibility, Dedicated Cloud helps businesses of all kinds reduce costs and boost performance to reach their most ambitious goals.

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