By: Richard Nicholas

What Does the Future Hold for Dedicated Servers?

For some time now, we’ve heard the concerns:

“Dedicated servers are powerful and cost-effective, but they deploy and bill too inflexibly for scaling.”

“The standard tools for infrastructure orchestration (Openstack/Kubernetes/Terraform) aren’t built for dedicated servers.”

“Dedicated servers are a great fit for specialized workloads.”

At Hivelocity though, we see the future of dedicated servers a bit differently. Unlike those who foretold the cloud would bring about the end of dedicated servers, we see a future where bare-metal grows increasingly relevant. By allowing customers to manage dedicated servers using the standard orchestration tools they’re already using for their infrastructure management, bare-metal can provide an infrastructure solution which is more secure, comes at a lower price point, offers an optimal network location, and is backed by superior technical support.

At Hivelocity, this is exactly what we’re doing, combining the flexibility of the cloud with the dependability of bare-metal.

The Benefits of Bare-Metal 

Dedicated Servers at Hivelocity's Tampa Data Center. A Hivelocity employee stands close by, ready to assist as needed.

Orchestration

Provisioning: Currently prebuilt servers can be ordered and deployed at any of our locations within minutes. We’re accelerating this process to allow our customers to deploy additional servers programmatically.

Upgrades: Currently customers need to schedule downtime for a server to receive additional resources. We’re automating this process so customers can simply reboot their servers and have more resources attached.

Location

Public clouds require large physical footprints that aren’t feasible at the network edge. Dedicated servers’ minimal footprints and high computing power density make a great solution for edge applications. For more information on the benefits edge computing has to offer you, check out our article, What is Edge Computing?

Price

After the promotional credits run out, dedicated servers are more cost-effective for both compute and networking. To find out just how much you stand to save, check out our case studies on Fleetistics and Klink AI, two companies who achieved immense savings by switching to Hivelocity. Also, read our AWS cost comparison guide, to see how much you could be saving with a dedicated server solution as opposed to Amazon Web Services.

Technical Support

Hivelocity’s not a startup. We support thousands of customers daily and build our reputation by providing exceptional support. Public clouds aren’t known for their support. Public cloud customers in need of support will often partner with a second vendor to support their needs. Hivelocity includes support along with the already low cost of our infrastructure. When problems arise at 4AM, you want a company who’s there with you, offering solutions in minutes, not hours or days.

Our NOC Manager is always available to support our dedicated server customers.

So if you think dedicated servers might be right for you, give our sales agents a call or open a live chat. Our team is more than happy to answer your questions. At Hivelocity, we know when our customers succeed, we succeed. Bring financial predictability and world-class support back to your infrastructure solution.

At Hivelocity we’re proving the future is still bare-metal.

 

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