IBM's SoftLayer unit introduced hourly pricing for new bare metal servers that can deployed in under 30 minutes at its data centers in Dallas, San Jose, Washington D.C., London, Toronto, Amsterdam, Singapore, and Hong Kong.
Bare metal servers provide the raw performance of physical servers. The new hourly bare metal servers are single tenant servers connecting directly to SoftLayer’s private global network.
Softlayer said its new servers can stand alone or integrate with all other SoftLayer bare metal, virtual, storage, and networking services, all in one seamless global platform.
“We have always focused on providing customers the right balance of performance, commitment, and cost,” said Marc Jones, CTO for SoftLayer. “As businesses deploy more powerful workloads in the cloud, there is increased demand for performance with even shorter demand cycles. Our new hourly bare metal servers are designed to hit the sweet spot of how much power they need, how long they need it, at price points that make sense.”