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Background

Private Physical Servers

Dedicated, bare-metal and managed servers delivered as an infrastructure service. Well suited to customers with specific performance, security and compliance requirements, demanding or unusual workloads and applications requiring customised machine specifications.

Is it right for me?

Despite the popularity and convenience of multi-tenant and public cloud systems, operating on dedicated, physical servers can still offer compelling benefits. Knowing that your chosen hosting and Managed Services Partner has a track record of delivering and seamlessly integrating dedicated solutions when the need arises is a key advantage when dealing with regulated and security-conscious businesses.

Many organisations maintain clear policies on physical separation of security-critical workloads, particularly where infrastructure may otherwise be shared with competitors and untrusted third-parties or when processing and storing confidential personal and business data.

From an operational perspective, running on dedicated hardware ensures your business is not subject to maintenance schedules and change policies outside of your control and the provisioning of dedicated capacity ensures the risk of noisy neighbours sharing your infrastructure and affecting your applications is eliminated.

To add to this, many applications have workloads that are simply best served by running on dedicated, bare-metal servers. The Bunker offers a no compromises approach allowing customer-specific server hardware to be integrated into a managed environment whether it is composed entirely of private physical servers or blended into existing shared, private or public cloud infrastructures.

Well suited to customers with specific performance, security and compliance requirements, demanding or unusual workloads and applications requiring customised machine specifications.

Why choose The Bunker?

The Bunker are experienced in serving customers with the most stringent of security and compliance requirements and to being held accountable by third-party auditors for the systems we operate.

Use cases we encounter include customers offering services on dedicated or shared infrastructure but with specific high-profile clients that demand physical separation. The Bunker are able to build and manage dedicated hardware, segregated from other users but able to be integrated with the rest of the environment. This allows us to deliver operational simplicity and still meet the end user’s compliance requirement.

Our private physical servers offer our customers flexibility. Other hosting and Managed Service Providers typically offer a menu of virtual or physical machine sizes - chassis-type, core count, CPU frequency, RAM and storage designed to serve the average workload. While The Bunker can offer similar recommendations for standard services, we are used to working with our customers to deploy managed hardware built to meet specific requirements either based on consultation together or as explicitly prescribed by the client.

Whether the motivation is to ensure physical separation of security-critical applications, optimise hardware for resource-intensive services such as databases and distributed storage, select the most appropriate CPU to prioritise single-threaded performance or reduce per-core licensing costs, provide chassis with the room to accommodate future growth or just to avoid hypervisor overhead and complexity where it is unnecessary. We won’t force you to fit your square workload into a round hole.

How Private Physical Servers works

Private physical servers are built, deployed, managed and monitored by The Bunker’s in-house team as an integrated component of your managed platform.

At the lowest level, they can be offered bare-metal for access to the client either through out-of-band management facilities giving remote Keyboard, Video and Mouse and power-management access where full control is required. As the basis for higher-level managed services private physical servers can be layered with supported managed operating systems, hypervisors and application stacks that take advantage of the dedicated hardware.

The Bunker’s in-house team are responsible for monitoring the hardware, pro-active fault diagnosis, vendor management and hardware replacement. Secure build, configuration and on-going maintenance of system hardware and firmware are included.

Layer-2 network access is available to provide connectivity between bare-metal servers and other virtual or physical environments ensuring that services can be integrated seamlessly.

Our Accreditations

  • ISO 27001
  • CITRIX Partner
  • First
  • G-Cloud Accredited
  • ITIL Service Management
  • Microsoft Gold Partner
  • NHS IGSoC Approved
  • PCI DSS
  • PRINCE2
  • RIPE NCC Member
  • Tech UK
  • Veeam Gold Cloud & Service Provider Partner