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Making the Most of Bare Metal in the Cloud

DRJ-LogoVirtualization and the cloud were the dominant trends in IT infrastructure over the past decade, and there is no reason to think they won’t support a significant chunk of the enterprise workload going forward. But alternate solutions are starting to take hold as well, including that old stand-by: bare-metal servers.

In many cases, enterprises are pursuing mixed infrastructure solutions in order to maintain the diversity required of increasingly complex application and data loads. Bare metal in the data center, for instance, will likely hold out as long as the enterprise employs traditional productivity apps – which experts agree should be for quite some time. Alternatively, organizations are starting to see the benefits of bare-metal cloud solutions for critical workloads, even as the popularity of shared, virtual resources gains for nearly everything else.