Flex metal servers

Flex metal servers are basically bare-metal machines, but you can have them available in the same amount of time as cloud servers.

You’d usually need to order bare-metal servers in advance. So say you have a free weekend coming up. You can roughly estimate how many players will come in, and order in how many bare-metal servers you’ll think you’ll need. Whereas flex metal, you can do this in minutes.

 

Flex-metal can be cheaper than cloud

It has the benefits of bare-metal, and can sometimes be cheaper than cloud. It can also be a good option if your server provider doesn’t offer cloud in specific regions, then flex metal is a good option to fall back on.

Related Terms

Cloud servers

Your cloud server is a virtual server. It runs in a cloud computing environment, and it's a place where you’ll host your games’ matches and sessions.

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Bare-metal servers

A bare-metal server is a physical machine which lives inside a data centre. It’s a place where you’ll host your games matches and sessions.

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Client-server architecture

Client-server architecture is where you have external machines that host your game’s server and players can connect to it.

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Peer-to-peer architecture

Peer-to-peer is when you designate one player as the host of a session, and the other players connect to their machine. Whereas client-side servers are external machines which hosts your game’s sessions.

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