实际上，在Market Research Future（MRFR）之前，全球最具权威的IT研究与顾问咨询公司Gartner，就曾发表了一篇名为“Market Trends: The Rise of Bare-Metal Cloud and Containers”的报告，认为未来的云计算基础设施，可能是“裸金属+容器”的趋势。这很好理解：云计算市场正由虚拟化朝着相反的方向扩展，企业级市场被吸引到熟悉和感知安全（裸金属服务器），开发者级市场渴望速度、敏捷性和可移植性（容器），两全其美的方式即“裸金属+容器”。
Absrtact: bare metal servers need different virtual settings from public cloud services. Metal as a-service (MAAS) model allows bare metal servers to be installed directly into hardware. Bare metal servers provide customers with a single customized leasing service. Such an efficient service mode is promoting the rapid growth of bare metal server market.
Market Research future (mrfr) reports that the factors that are expected to drive the growth of the bare metal server market in the forecast period include the increase of applications for delay sensitive data, the increase of applications for on-demand billing and the increase of demand for more efficient cloud servers. In addition, the increased storage capacity of bare metal servers also has a positive impact on the market growth.
The most popular bare metal servers in the enterprise include mission critical applications, data intensive computing operations, large-scale random access memory (RAM) and non-volatile memory fast transfer (nvme), and solid-state drives (solid-state drives). More and more enterprises adopt cloud based services, which plays a positive role in promoting the expansion of bare metal server market.
Due to the sharp increase in demand for enhanced services, the bare metal server market has received great attention. The main players in the market have begun to cooperate, collaborate and other strategies to provide better bare metal servers, thus creating a broad space for the vigorous development of cloud computing business. These factors are bound to enhance the growth of the bare metal server market.
Mrfr reported that the composite annual growth rate of the bare metal server market is expected to reach 31.12% in the forecast period 2017-2023, and its valuation will reach $7.73 billion by the end of 2023.
But in fact, bare metal server is not a new product, why is it popular again? Before 2017, “fledgling” bare metal servers were not mature enough to be recognized by mainstream operators. Moreover, the operation and maintenance management of servers was also questioned.
As we all know, there are many criticisms in the operation and maintenance management of traditional servers, which are summarized as follows:
Server management pain points: server failure and data damage recovery time is long and high cost, hard disk is difficult to expand, and data has no backup.
Network management pain points: manual management of IP / bandwidth is prone to error, mutual exposure between tenants is prone to leak, and there are many cabinet jumpers.
Pain points of operation and maintenance: low deployment density of single cabinet, 7 * 24-hour manual duty, slow or no response of server.
However, there are essential differences between bare metal servers and traditional servers. Why do they suffer in operation and maintenance management? Earlier, the concept of bare metal server rose, but it was not recognized by the public. Many people would mistake it as a “surrogate” of physical machine, so there are many questions.
But in fact, bare metal servers are very different from traditional physical machines. A large part of the reason why bare metal servers are paid more attention is that they provide flexibility and lossless performance. That is to say, bare metal servers take into account the dual advantages of virtual machines and physical machines. As for operation and maintenance management, bare metal servers can manage physical machines just like virtual machines.
As early as 2010, the research on the automatic management of bare metal servers has been a big move. With the maturity of cloud computing, several major operators realize automatic scheduling management server through IPMI + SNMP general protocol + ipxe + BMC. Softlayer’s bare metal server products provide customers with choices of products that support custom hardware infrastructure without hypervisor; Rackspace also follows closely with the launch of “onmetal” bare metal service, which gives users the choice of custom hardware, but in 2016, Rackspace began to use OCP server and openstack’s ironic for management.
When it comes to ironic, it can be said that it is the most promising catalyst for promoting bare metal servers. Although the maturity of ironic is not very high, with the continuous enhancement and improvement of ironic by openstack’s 18th “Rocky” and 19th “Stein”, it is not difficult to see the importance of ironic. Based on this, it is not difficult to speculate that the bare metal servers supported by the IC will be more brilliant in the future.
In fact, prior to market research future (mrfr), Gartner, the most authoritative it research and consulting company in the world, published a report called “market trends: the rise of bare metal cloud and containers”, which suggested that the future cloud computing infrastructure might be the trend of “bare metal + containers”. This is well understood: the cloud computing market is expanding from virtualization to the opposite direction. The enterprise market is attracted to be familiar with and aware of security (bare metal servers). The developer market is eager for speed, agility and portability (containers). The best of both worlds is “bare metal + containers”.
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