Enterprise workloads are rapidly moving to the cloud as many large companies transition the majority of their applications in that direction. There are some applications, however, that will struggle in this new multi-tenant environment, simply because they can’t tolerate the inherent variability and performance penalties within. That’s why bare-metal computing options are becoming increasingly popular with organizations looking to migrate performance- or location-sensitive workloads to the cloud.
Bare-metal computing is a model where the host owns the physical equipment and provides access to dedicated resources via a subscription. This model is commonly used for database-intensive processes and high-performance computing tasks. It’s also popular with highly regulated industries with data locality or security requirements.
This new special report from phoenixNAP and Intel provides an in-depth look at bare metal computing. The author discusses what it is, common uses, and why the model is gaining momentum in the market place. The paper also provides keys to selecting the right vendor, including information on why the processors used by the bare-metal cloud provider matters.