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.


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


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

On Demand

Your bare metal server can be provisioned in 2–4 hours.

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.

Upgrade Options

When you build a bare metal server, you decide on which high performance CPU configuration will be the foundation of your environment, and then you get to be a kid in a candy store. Customize your bare metal server to accommodate your application’s resource requirements with the most powerful components from our extensive inventory of available options. In less than four hours, your tailor-made system will be online and ready for your full production workloads.

Local Disk

SATA Hard Drives - Raptor Hard Drives - SA-SCSI Hard Drives - Solid State Drives - Hardware RAID controller


Server-grade, with up to 512GB of RAM in a single server

Dedicated Rack

Physically locate multiple servers in the same physical rack

Redundant Power Supply

Dual power supplies to further safeguard critical systems