Managed Bare Metal

VMware virtualisation managed and operated by OVHcloud

A 100% dedicated, hosted​ and managed virtual infrastructure, available in just a few clicks.

With the Managed Bare Metal Essentials range, you can choose high-availability VMware virtualisation and stay focused on your business.



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A quickly available operational platform

Get started with our Managed Bare Metal Essentials solution, and get fully-integrated virtual environments based on VMware technology. You can deploy your web applications in just a few minutes, without having to worry about the infrastructure. Our teams configure and optimise the platform, then ensure that it remains operational.
VMware’s popular vRealize Operations solution is included in all Managed Bare Metal Essentials packs.

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Highly available virtualisation​

Host your most critical applications with total peace of mind. The Managed Bare Metal Essentials solution has a 99.7% SLA, guaranteeing high availability for your business applications. If one of the platform’s components goes down, our teams provide you with new, pre-configured hardware.

What makes the Managed Bare Metal Essentials product different?

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Dedicated performance

With optimised bare-metal servers, high-performance storage and a high-bandwidth network, Managed Bare Metal Essentials packs offer an excellent price-performance ratio. You can host any applications — from the simplest to the most resource-intensive — on this fully-dedicated hardware infrastructure.

Unparalleled scalability

Managed Bare Metal Essentials packs are designed to scale up in line with your needs. This solution is delivered with two hosts and two datastores. You can add and delete resources in a few minutes, from the vSphere interface or the OVHcloud Control Panel. Please note that new resources can be used on a monthly or hourly basis.

The best of VMware virtualisation

Untap the power of vCenter and vSphere. Simplify the way you manage your infrastructure, with the vSphere interface. You can deploy, move, size and back up your virtual machines to suit your needs and workloads. We take care of the automated deployment, updates and optimal configuration — leaving you to focus on using your solution.

Cost control

Each pack from the Managed Bare Metal Essentials range includes servers, storage, network and VMware licences. The platform is managed by OVHcloud teams, so you can reduce your costs for all IT operations (configuration, supervision and maintenance).

A high-bandwidth network

Get 3Gbit/s public and private bandwidth, to transfer your data within your platform and offer it to your users and customers via the internet. Both ingress and egress traffic are unlimited, and included.

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A trusted solution

Each Managed Bare Metal Essentials infrastructure is available in our network of datacentres across the globe. They all hold ISO 27001, ISO 27017, ISO 27018, ISO 27701 and SOC I and II type 2 certifications. By choosing a location for storing and processing data, you are guaranteed compliance with local legislations.

Options compatible with our Managed Bare Metal Essentials solutions

Automatic backup

From US$6.74 ex. GST/VM/month

with Veeam Backup

Disaster Recovery Plan

From US$33.69 ex. GST/VM/month

with Zerto

Additional IP

US$2 ex. GST/IP/month


What does Managed Bare Metal mean?

Managed Bare Metal is a private infrastructure. It includes dedicated servers, storage, network and virtualisation licences, which are managed and operated by OVHcloud.

What is the Managed Bare Metal Essentials range​ ?

The Managed Bare Metal Essentials range combines the Managed Bare Metal solution with the VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus virtualisation licence. This means you get a high-performance infrastructure managed by OVHcloud, so you can focus on your business applications securely.

What are the advantages of a platform operated and managed by OVHcloud?

With Managed Bare Metal Essentials, you manage your virtualisation solution. We manage the configuration, optimisation and operational maintenance for your physical infrastructure. We also manage updates for your service (security, version upgrades and configuration).

What is the price/performance ratio?

We offer a balanced CPU/RAM/price ratio, to deliver the best performance for your needs. This way, you get access to a high-performance solution with great value for money.

Is my bandwidth limited?

In all of our packs, we include public and private bandwidth — each of which has a 3Gbit/s limit. Incoming and outgoing traffic is unlimited and included.

Is my Managed Bare Metal Essentials solution backed up?

Your backup storage is included in the solution. This service is managed directly by OVHcloud. You can also enable the Veeam Managed Backup automatic backup option. Choose your backup level directly at the virtual machine (VM) level, to suit your needs.

Are my resources guaranteed?

Managed Bare Metal Essentials is an infrastructure based on dedicated physical servers. This means all of the platform’s resources are allocated to you.

Where is Managed Bare Metal Essentials located?

You can choose the datacentre location when you choose your pack. To set up a disaster recovery plan (DRP), you can also enable the Zerto option.

How do I manage my service?

The VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus licence is integrated into all of our packs. This means you can manage your virtualised platforms however you like, via vSphere. We take care of the configuration and software updates.

Why choose dedicated server virtualisation?

By virtualising a dedicated server, you can deploy a fleet of virtual machines that are sized to suit your needs. A virtualisation solution offers many advantages, such as control over your infrastructure and the budget you allocate to it. Resources are better provisioned, and you can harness all the raw power delivered by a dedicated server. This is a significant advantage. Your infrastructure administration is centralised and simplified, with an overview for optimal monitoring. By virtualising your server, you can make your service scalable and flexible. It will then be perfect for adapting to different project stages, or fluctuating workloads.

What is a remotely-managed dedicated server?

A managed dedicated server is a physical machine you do not have to worry about managing. Monitoring and hardware maintenance are managed by the hosting provider, so means you do not have to deal with common operating constraints. A dedicated server is hosted in a datacentre with all the professional equipment you need for a high-performance network, a redundant power supply, and constant uptime.

How are the Managed Bare Metal Essentials packs different from a remotely-managed dedicated server?

Both solutions are maintained and monitored by the service provider. The difference is that Managed Bare Metal Essentials is an OVHcloud solution, based in part on dedicated servers. We add network, storage, and virtualisation services into a single service. This means you can focus entirely on your business and developments — because we manage your servers, as well as the virtualisation system.