DOP 126: What Is Bare Metal in Cloud Computing?

Posted on Wednesday, Sep 29, 2021

Show Notes

#126: If you’re like most people, you’re probably wondering what “bare metal” means. Turns out, it’s a term that’s been thrown around for decades. And if you’re wondering how it can be applied to something like cloud computing, you might be surprised to find out that it is different than you might think.

In this episode, we speak with Ian McClarty, the president of phoenixNAP, about their bare metal cloud offering and how your organization’s profit and loss statement can influence where you host your infrastructure.

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Ian McClarty

Ian McClarty

Ian is an accomplished senior executive with extensive experience in information technology and computer networking. He has a proven track record in relationship building, vendor management, network operations, and colocation and data center administration, along with project methodology and processes, both on strategic and tactical levels. He has been instrumental in transforming startup organizations into highly successful and profitable corporations while maintaining high client satisfaction levels. His strong management and leadership skills are complemented by his ability to motivate and engage all levels of an organization to maximize productivity and drive positive results. He is an excellent communicator who puts a special emphasis on building solid vendor, client, and employee relationships.

Ian holds an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management, and an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management. He also holds a BS in information technology and a BS in electronics engineering technology, both from DeVry Institute of Technology.


Darin Pope

Darin Pope

Darin Pope is a developer advocate for CloudBees.

Viktor Farcic

Viktor Farcic

Viktor Farcic is a member of the Google Developer Experts and Docker Captains groups, and published author.

His big passions are DevOps, Containers, Kubernetes, Microservices, Continuous Integration, Delivery and Deployment (CI/CD) and Test-Driven Development (TDD).

He often speaks at community gatherings and conferences (latest can be found here).

He has published The DevOps Toolkit Series, DevOps Paradox and Test-Driven Java Development.

His random thoughts and tutorials can be found in his blog

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