Bare Metal Cloud: A Non-Virtualized Cloud Option for Performance-Sensitive Workloads

This Frost & Sullivan paper compares bare metal Cloud configurations with the more common virtualized Cloud configurations.

Mar 23rd 2015

The emergence of “bare metal” Clouds—Clouds that do not utilize virtualization—is forcing a re-examination of what it takes to offer a Cloud service. The bare metal options provide the flexibility and scalability associated with virtualized offers, while promising higher levels of performance and consistency.This Frost & Sullivan paper from IBM examines the concept of the bare metal cloud from the provider and the customer perspective - comparing benefits and challenges of bare metal Cloud configurations with the more common virtualized Cloud configurations.