What is a bare metal server?

A bare metal server is a compute server solely dedicated to you. Unlike a virtual machine host, which is often based on the same underlying hardware, a bare metal server only consumes resources used by your applications. This means that unlike a shared platform, you'll never need to worry about 'noisy neighbours' using up the resource pool.

Bare metal servers are ideal for:

  • High-performance and data-intensive applications
  • Big data analytics
  • SAP solutions
  • Container-based solutions
  • GPU-intensive solutions
  • High-security applications

At UKFast, we understand how important it is for your bare metal server to have consistently high, unparalleled performance as well as application availability and maximum security.

Our team of specialist solution architects design and build your perfect bare metal server to meet the exact needs of your applications. With backup as standard, bleeding-edge security packages and no hidden bandwidth charges, we provide the perfect online environment for your business to grow.

As a UKFast customer, you have access to our award-winning support, which has earned us the highest Net Promoter Score in the industry, as well as the chance to apply for UKFast's BASEfund, which offers organisations up to £10,000 towards security services.

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What are the advantages of UKFast bare metal servers?

Unparalleled performance

Our bare metal servers give you the best in compute performance, allowing you to customise and optimise hardware to your unique workload needs.

Single tenant

Take advantage of complete control, flexibility and scalability with a bare metal server that is dedicated entirely to you.

Ultimate flexibility

Configure your bare metal server to your exact specifications and combine virtual and bare-metal infrastructure for ultimate flexibility.

Always available

UKFast’s multi-10Gb network with multi-homing gives your bare metal server a fast and fail-safe route to the Internet, with 100% network uptime guaranteed.

Enterprise data centres

Our exclusively UK-based data centres are purpose-built, ISO-certified and PCI compliant to provide the highest standards of availability and security for your bare metal server.

SSD as standard

All our services are implemented with solid state drives (SSDs) as standard. Experience exceptional server performance with every application you use.

  • Server configurations
  • Under the bonnet
  • Included every time
  • PROprotection®

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  • 8 Cores
  • 16GB RAM
  • 256GB SSD
  • Up to 10 Gbps Network
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  • 8 Cores
  • 32GB RAM
  • 256GB SSD
  • Up to 10 Gbps Network
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> Call us about Rocket

  • 8 Cores
  • 64GB RAM
  • 256GB SSD
  • Up to 10 Gbps Network
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> Call us about Max I

  • 16 Cores
  • 96GB RAM
  • 1024GB SSD
  • Up to 10 Gbps Network
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> Call us about Max II

  • 16 Cores
  • 128GB RAM
  • 1024GB SSD
  • Up to 10 Gbps Network
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Available O/Ss

  • Red Hat
  • CentOS
  • Debian
  • Ubuntu
  • Windows

Build a solution tailored to your business needs with dedicated Linux and Windows servers. Available O/Ss include Red Hat Enterprise, CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu & Windows.

  • Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors

    UKFast works closely with Intel to provide the most innovative technologies possible for your solution. Intel Xeon Scalable processors ensure your bare metal server can handle any workload with ease, allowing for rapid processing of large data volumes and cloud flexibility without compromising on performance. 

  • SSD as standard

    All UKFast bare metal servers are configured with solid state drives (SSDs), guaranteeing exceptional performance - even when your applications require high random read IOPS.

  • Faster network

    UKFast multi-10Gb network delivers a fast and fail-safe route to the Internet. With data centres in multiple locations and connected to multiple transit and peering connections, we guarantee 100% network uptime and outstanding performance.

  • Data Centres

    Our five wholly owned, UK-based, ISO-certified data centres are purpose-built to provide the highest standards of availability, security and reliability for your solution. Every UKFast data centre is built on enterprise-grade infrastructure.

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Guaranteed with your bare metal server:

  • An industry-leading SLA with 100% network uptime
  • Enterprise-grade network infrastructure
  • Access to your own dedicated account manager and highly qualified support engineers
  • 24/7/365 UK-based expert support
  • Ability to configure your firewall rules in an instant through your MyUKFast account area
  • Total control, from billing through to support, with your MyUKFast control panel

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  • Backup & Restore

    A customisable and flexible backup and restore solution for your managed hosting.

  • Advanced Monitoring

    Your managed hosting is monitored 24/7, to identify potential vulnerabilities.

  • Data Recovery Insurance

    Suffered a failed hard drive? Immediate data recovery for minimum disruption.

  • SLA+

    Get priority support with 15-min rapid response and 1hr hardware replacement guarantee.

  • Annual Security Audits

    Proactively protect your servers with our annual security audit.

  • Bandwidth Insurance

    Unlike many other providers, we offer free bandwidth with no hidden charges.

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Secure your business with UKFast

Does your organisation struggle to manage the costs of implementing effective cybersecurity solutions?

Our Building a Safer Environment fund (BASEfund) provides financial support for organisations like yours that want to bolster their online security.

With a wide range of security solutions included with this incredible offer, like UKFast Threat Monitoring, DDoSX®, WAFs and Penetration Testing, it's never been easier to secure your business!

Become a UKFast customer today to receive up to £10,000 towards purchasing security products and services.

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The perfect choice for you

We understand the importance of your business being online at all times. That’s why we have invested in five wholly owned data centres, equipped with enterprise-grade, purpose-built infrastructure and our self-healing network, giving us complete control of the end-to-end process.

Our multi-award-winning, high-availability bare metal servers are powered by bleeding-edge continuity technologies. We aggregate bandwidth from the world’s major suppliers, and all of our equipment and circuits are run well below capacity to leave a significant amount of room for growth. Our bare metal server network has no single point of failure so we are confident in our ability to deliver on our 100% network uptime guarantee.

Uptime

Industry-leading SLA with 100% network uptime guarantee with every bare metal server solution.

Support

24/7/365 support for your bare metal server from your dedicated pod of account managers and highly qualified engineers.

Certified

Your bare metal server is housed in our UK-based, ISO-certified and PCI-compliant data centres.

Control

Total control, from managing your bare metal solution to billing and support.

Unique

Bespoke architecture designed and built for you by our own solution architects.

3 Rings

Speak to a bare metal server engineer within three rings, every time you call.