While there are several server options available on the Internet, the two most favored hosting solutions are bare metal servers and dedicated servers. But, if you are a customer exploring the right solution, how will you decide that the server you choose is the best option for you? This article is going to show you how to differentiate between the two options. And then we will leave it up to you to decide which one is suitable for you.
But Wait! Aren’t Bare Metal Servers Suppose to be Same as Dedicated Servers?
Not really. Technically speaking, bare metal servers have a lot of things in common with a traditional server. Both of these servers physically exist and come in the form of hardware rather than a software instance. This hypervisor (hardware used as a virtual machine) is what creates the bare-metal nature of the servers. The purpose is to deliver a seamless server experience to a user using that hardware.
Bare metals are also similar to dedicated servers because they offer separate IPs, separate storage, and separate configuration of the processor. Bare metal servers are free of sharing which means that individuals who are using these servers will not have to share their server resources with anyone. It means that whether you’re on a bare metal server or a traditional machine, you will not have to worry about performance issues because in case, you get a spike in traffic these servers can handle it.
How Dedicated Servers Are Still the Best Option?
The reality is that bare metal cloud and dedicated servers are quite related to each other. Only the difference is that bare metal cloud environments are made up of 1 or more single tenant/dedicated server. Whereas, a dedicated server is a standalone server which does not require any specifications. The customer can have complete administrative access when they are working with a bare metal server.
With dedicated servers, you are limited to a virtualized environment with a separate IP instance. The only difference with the bare metal server instance is that it provides a separate physical machine.
This machine is not located in a data center unlike cheap dedicated servers on the cloud. But, instead, you have control of the entire machine in your IT department. You can make access to it anytime.
But with bare metal servers come great responsibilities and that’s where most IT departments often fail. When you are running a bare metal server, you are working with a physical server instance. If something goes south, let’s say your server gets crippled down then it can wreak havoc on your business.
On the other hand, if you have a dedicated server instance running at a remote location, then there is a team of experts always waiting to fix the issue at the backend. In case, your server gets succumbed to DDoS attacks, you will require DDoS attack protection. And if you are running a bare metal server, you will need the right expertise to configure such practices at the backend yourself. Sometimes, you will be successful in deploying the right tactics; but other times, you will just fail immensely and one way or the other sought out a third-party option to entertain your needs.
Now, instead of investing a whole lot of budget in deployment and maintenance; and paying salaries for people who are incompetent to resolve your problem, go for a much reliable solution.