Bare Metal Servers

Raw performance at your fingertips.

SoftLayer bare metal servers provide the raw horsepower you demand for your processor-intensive and disk I/O-intensive workloads. These servers come with the most complete package of standard features and services, and can be further configured to your exact specifications via our portal or API and deployed in real time to any SoftLayer data center.

Other cloud servers dream of this kind of speed, power, and flexibility.


Powerful

Choose from entry-level single proc servers to quad proc, hex-core, and even GPU-powered workhorses.

Customizable

Fully customize your bare metal server with RAM, SSD hard drives, network uplinks, and much more.

On Demand

Order a standard-configuration hourly bare metal server and have it online in 20-30 minutes.


To learn more about our bare metal servers, chat with a member of our sales team.



Build Your Bare Metal Server to Spec

The process of choosing and configuring a bare metal server might seem intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be.

1Choose a processor that best meets your performance needs.

2Upgrade standard config to fine tune the hardware to your workload.

3SoftLayer deploys your server as configured within 2 to 4 hours.

4Upgrade resources as needed, on demand, via our Web portal or API

If you have questions about configuring your bare metal server, chat with our team, and we’ll help guide you through the process of selecting a server and customizing it with hardware upgrades.


Hardware Upgrade Pricing

All hardware upgrades are added to your server’s monthly bill. Please note that not all upgrade options are supported on all servers.


Local Disk Upgrades

Whether you’ve got a need for SSD speed or requirements for massive local disk volume, you have the option to add and upgrade the hard drives in your bare metal server.

SATA Hard Drives

SATA II hard drives include a 3.0Gb/s interface with 8MB of cache and rotation speed of 7,200RPMs, and use NCQ for enhanced performance. SATA III drives include a 6.0Gb/s interface with 64MB of cache. SATA drives are best suited for web, mail, or high-capacity storage servers.

Starting at
$21
per month


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500GB SATA II HDD
$21

750GB SATA II HDD
$32

1TB SATA II HDD
$42
 
2TB SATA II HDD
$60

3TB SATA II HDD
$80

4TB SATA III HDD
$100
Pricing is per month


SA-SCSI Hard Drives

SA-SCSI hard drives include a 3.0Gb/s interface with 16MB of cache and rotation speed of 10,000 or 15,000RPMs. SA-SCSI drives’ high-performance speed and reliability are best suited for game, database, streaming media, and mission-critical servers.

Starting at
$28
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147GB SA-SCSI - 10k
$28

147GB SA-SCSI - 15k
$42

300GB SA-SCSI - 10k
$54
 
300GB SA-SCSI - 15k
$72

450GB SA-SCSI - 15k
$99

600GB SA-SCSI - 15k
$120
Pricing is per month


Solid State Drives

Choose server-class solid state drives (SSDs) for exceptional read/write performance and low latency. SSDs provide reliable and secure enterprise-class storage ideal for high-performance and data-intensive applications.

Starting at
$41
per month


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100GB SSD HDD
$41

200GB SSD HDD
$81
 
400GB SSD HDD
$163

800GB SSD HDD
$222
Pricing is per month


Hardware RAID Controller

Hardware RAID controllers provide the ability to create redundant drive arrays, providing protection against a possible drive failure. All RAID controllers are installed with a battery backup unit and with write caching enabled.

Starting at
$50
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SATA II RAID w/ BBU
$50

SA-SCSI RAID w/ BBU
$50

2U/4U RAID
$100

Pricing is per month


Additional RAM Upgrades

Your bare metal server will be provisioned with a generous amount of server-grade RAM. If you want to add RAM capacity, you can do so during initial deployment or at any time during the life of your server. The more RAM you add to your server, the better per-GB price you pay.

Starting at
$28
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2GB
$28

4GB
$56

6GB
$80

8GB
$104

12GB
$144

16GB
$184

18GB
$200
 
20GB
$216

24GB
$248

32GB
$312

36GB
$336

48GB
$408

64GB
$504
 
72GB
$536

96GB
$632

128GB
$760

192GB
$888

256GB
$1,016

512GB
$1,272

Pricing is per month


Redundant Power Supplies

Your critical systems require utmost redundancy. Add an additional safeguard to protect your high-value servers from service interruption in the event of a power supply failure.

Starting at
$50
per month



Additional Server Options

In addition to the hardware component upgrades available on all bare metal servers, we offer a several premium server options for your most demanding workloads. Supercharge your compute-instensive application with GPUs, maximize your storage volume with more than a dozen hard drives, or cut down on inter-server latency by provisioning your servers in the same physical rack. You want it; we've got it.


General Purpose GPU (for High Performance Computing)

Amp up the performance on your compute-intensive applications with high performance computing bare metal server featuring NVIDIA Tesla Graphics Processing Units (GPUs). GPUs work in conjunction with your server’s CPUs to accelerate data processing and deliver unparalleled results, whether you’re data mining, performing numerical and seismic analysis, or processing and rendering 3D video.

Starting at


Mass Storage Servers

You’ve got tons of data, and you need space. Mass storage servers accommodate up to 36 internal hard drives and can be provisioned with your choice of operating system or as a turnkey NAS + SAN storage solution with OS NEXUS Quantastor Software.

Starting at


Dedicated Rack

Physically locate multiple servers in the same physical rack. Data transfer between servers in a dedicated rack environment is almost instantaneous, so you can minimize your inter-server network latency.

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Included Features and Services

All bare metal servers come with a comprehensive set of features and services— one of the industry’s best. With these features included at no additional cost, you can accelerate deployment and optimize your total cost of operations.