Bandwidth is the maximum rate of data transfer across a given path. Bandwidth may be characterized as network bandwidth, data bandwidth, or digital bandwidth. It generally refers to the size of the pipe and the speed that carries the data back and forth, not necessarily the volume of traffic that passes through.

Bare Metal

Server hardware that does not have a base operating system installed. A computer’s hardware assembly, structure, and components that is installed with either the firmware or basic input/output system (BIOS) software utility or no software at all.