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Hosted bare metal emerges as alternative to IaaS cloud

Brandon Butler | Dec. 4, 2015
When a VM in a public cloud isn’t good enough, some turn to physical servers.

But the IaaS public cloud providers like AWS have gotten really good at offering bare-metal-like performance in their virtualized environments, and they have options for customers to get bare-metal like performance in its public cloud. IaaS cloud providers gain important management, security and efficiency advantages by using hypervisors. So, while the hosted bare metal market is gaining traction, it doesn’t appear to be threatening the meteoric growth of the IaaS public cloud market.

 

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