What is a bare-metal dedicated server?

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Can you tell me what is a bare-metal dedicated server? is it different from a normal dedicated server?
 

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Its a physical server with no software.
 

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In simpler words, Bare-Metal dedicated servers are servers without any virtualization layer in the middle. if you order a Bare-Metal server you are a single tenant with access to all the resources.
 

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I am sorry this is not correct. A bare metal server is a machine with no data on its hard drives. Just a server ready for software installation no raid setup or anything. It has nothing to do with virtualization.
 

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Can you tell me what is a bare-metal dedicated server? is it different from a normal dedicated server?
Bare servers are the one which are delivered with out ANY VIRTUALIZATION Layer in the middle.
 

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Bare-metal dedicated server vs. normal dedicated server - there isn't a difference.
 

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If it is not a difference then why one has named as Bare-metal dedicated server :)
 

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Here is an IBM explantion:

Historically, dedicated servers have been associated with long provisioning times, billing increments of months or years, and often low-end or even dated hardware.

The concept of bare metal servers rose as a response to the sometimes negative associations with dedicated servers and hosting. Providers specializing in bare metal servers offer dedicated hardware in something much closer to a cloud service model, with provisioning times in minutes, by the hours, and hardware ranging from inexpensive to top-of-the-line components, including graphic processing units (GPUs). Dedicated servers remain as a lower-priced alternative for users who don’t require these attributes.
 
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