DataBank has launched a new bare metal service.

The company this week announced the launch of DataBank METAL, a single-tenant bare metal offering that can be deployed within its 40+ data centers across 20+ US metros.

"DataBank METAL is an ideal solution for many companies as they look to accomplish their edge vision and goals," said Jeremy Pease, senior vice president of managed service operations. "DataBank's colocation-focused data centers are strategically situated across North America to deliver a high volume of data to the edge. Additionally, our solution offers an orchestration layer as part of the bare metal platform. This gives our clients the freedom to manage their deployments with no rules or encumbrances by delivering the solution however they see fit."

Bare metal servers enable organizations to rent server capacity in an ongoing OpEx model. DataBank said its metal service provides automated orchestration of server deployments so customers can quickly extend environments without capital expenditures; the fully customizable environment allows companies to develop, test, deploy, and support workloads without signing up for extra services they may not need.

"With its ability to deliver fast deployments, reliable performance and scalability, and edge solutions, DataBank's bare metal delivers a best-of-all-worlds approach capable of delivering significant business value," added Greg Shamieh, senior product manager for DataBank.

Data center companies including Equinix, Lumen, and Cyxtera, as well as cloud providers such as IBM, Microsoft Azure, and AWS all offer bare metal services.

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