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BARE METAL CLOUD

From SirviS and Cyxtera

 
 

Dedicated servers on flexible month-to-month terms 
backed by a full suite of managed services from SirviS

Bare metal cloud services provide dedicated, single-tenant servers in an opex, pay-per-use model. The customer maintains full control of the server hardware yet gains the scalability and rapid provisioning of a cloud instance.

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Ideal solution for several use cases:

Mission-critical applications that require the performance, security and isolation of dedicated servers

New initiatives and technology refresh cycles that are delayed due to IT industry supply chain issues

Short-term projects and transitioning from one service provider to another

Edge computing applications that support a small number of users

The need for a stable monthly fee as an alternative to highly variable public cloud platform costs

SirviS has partnered with Cyxtera to deliver a unique bare metal cloud service.

With Cyxtera’s solution, customers can gain access to bare metal services in as little as 15 minutes and utilize them with flexible month-to-month terms. SirviS completes the offering with 24x7 managed services delivered by its experienced, U.S.-based team.

Key advantages of bare metal cloud from Cyxtera and SirviS:

Dedicated servers for performance and security

Rapid provisioning in as little as 15 minutes

Flexible month-to-month terms

Proactive monitoring and maintenance

Optional managed security and managed backup

Predictable, all-inclusive monthly fee for each type of server

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Cyxtera’s Enterprise Bare Metal Solution

Cyxtera’s Enterprise Bare Metal offering gives customers access to hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solutions from Nutanix and servers from Dell and HPE that meet many common requirements. Cyxtera maintains server inventory in all of its regions as well as centrally in its Dallas-Ft. Worth campus to ensure rapid provisioning.

If the server is already “racked and stacked” in one of Cyxtera’s 65 data centers worldwide, provisioning can be completed in minutes. The Cyxtera team quickly spins up individual nodes or clusters for the customer’s virtual machines, along with Layer 3 network services for outside connectivity. This is made possible by the Cyxtera Digital Exchange, a software-defined network stack that Cyxtera has implemented at all of its data centers.

Once the hardware is in place, the customer can access it via a web-based portal that provides the tools needed to spin up servers, create clusters and provision all of the networking components in the form of VLANs. All servers and their associated networks can be viewed and administered from a single portal, simplifying operations.

Customers have the option of month-to-month and one-, two-, three- and five-year commitments. The monthly recurring fee for each type of server includes everything — the power, the rack, the switching and the software-defined network. There’s no access charge or data ingress or egress fees. Cyxtera ensures that the servers are up and running and the network is available, and provides break/fix repair and replacement of the physical hardware

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Managed Services from SirviS

SirviS provides a full suite of managed services on top of the Cyxtera bare metal server. The SirviS team performs monitoring and proactive maintenance of the operating system, virtual machines and applications. Customers can opt to have SirviS escalate any issues to their in-house IT team, or choose a fully outsourced model in which SirviS handles everything from end to end. Either way, SirviS becomes an extension of the customer’s IT staff.

The SirviS team can also support the network and provide managed security services. Additionally, SirviS offers a managed backup and recovery solution to protect the customer’s systems and ensure that data can be recovered.

Best of all, the SirviS managed services solution is available on the same month-to-month terms as the bare metal server, as well as longer-term options. It gives customers the ability to consume Cyxtera’s bare metal server resources in a fully managed model.