cloudscale.ch Switzerland Lupfig Shared vCPUs Swiss Cloud Server Test and Review

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cloudscale.ch Switzerland Lupfig Shared vCPUs Swiss Cloud Server Test and Review

This review will thoroughly examine the Cloudscale.ch Lupfig Shared vCPUs Swiss Cloud Server, based in Switzerland. Key server specifications include an AMD EPYC processor, 4 GB RAM, and 50 GB SSD storage. Additional features include a high-speed 10 Gbps internet port, 20 TB monthly data transfer, and IPv4 and IPv6 protocol support.

Our evaluative methodology is comprehensive and multifaceted. Here’s a rundown of the tests we’ve designed to push the server to its limits:

1. Basic Benchmark, Yabs, and Unix Benchmark: Assessing baseline performance metrics to understand the server’s capabilities.

2. Global Node Test: Providing an in-depth network assessment to highlight connectivity and speed across various geographical location nodes.

3. Global Ping Test: Measuring latency is crucial to understanding the server’s response time delay to users worldwide.

4. Media Unlock Test: Evaluating regional accessibility to confirm whether global users can access the server without hindrance.

5. CloudFlare Internet Test: Examining connection quality to ensure optimal server-client interactions.

6. PageSpeed Insights and GTmetrix Performance: Analyzing web performance to offer insights into the server’s ability to handle heavy and complex web applications efficiently.

By the end of this review, you will have a comprehensive understanding of the Swiss Cloud Server’s performance capabilities through these detailed tests and analyses. Stay tuned for the results and our expert interpretation of them.

About cloudscale.ch

Cloudscale.ch is a Swiss-based self-service cloud platform that allows you to launch virtual machines within seconds. It is designed for developers committed to shaping the future and for all who care about privacy and ease of use.

The platform is simple, fast, and reliable. It eliminates the need for waiting and reduces the chances of unpleasant surprises. The pricing is simple, eliminating the need for a calculator.

Cloudscale.ch offers various plans with memory, CPU, and SSD storage configurations. For instance, the Flex-4-1 plan offers 4 GB memory, 1 vCPU, and 10 GB SSD storage for CHF 30 per 30 days. All plans include 10 GB NVMe SSD storage, which can be upgraded on the fly in steps of 1 GB.

The company is located in Neugasse 6, 8005 Zurich, Switzerland. They can be contacted via phone or email. They have a certified information security system, including ISO 27001, ISO 27017, and ISO 27018 certifications.

Cloudscale.ch uses top-notch infrastructure to exceed expectations. They are an active community member of OpenStack & Ceph and use Ubuntu LTS Linux. Their data centers are ISO 27001 certified and FINMA RS 08/7 compliant, with 24/7 security personnel.

The company’s network uses high-end networking gear and is multi-homed AS59414 with international peerings. Their data centers are in Switzerland at NTT Global Data Centers in Rümlang, Zurich.

Official Website: https://www.cloudscale.ch

BasicBench: Server Profile, I/O Speed, Upload and Download Speed

 CPU Model          : AMD EPYC Processor (with IBPB)
 CPU Cores          : 2 @ 2250.000 MHz
 CPU Cache          : 512 KB
 AES-NI             : Enabled
 VM-x/AMD-V         : Enabled
 Total Disk         : 49.2 GB (626.0 MB Used)
 Total Mem          : 3.8 GB (66.5 MB Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 0 hour 10 min
 Load average       : 0.00, 0.02, 0.00
 OS                 : Debian GNU/Linux 11
 Arch               : x86_64 (64 Bit)
 Kernel             : 5.10.0-23-cloud-amd64
 TCP CC             : bbr
 Virtualization     : KVM
 IPv4/IPv6          : Online / Online
 Organization       : AS59414 cloudscale.ch AG
 Location           : Zürich / CH
 Region             : Zurich
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 I/O Speed(1st run) : 741 MB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 817 MB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 712 MB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 756.7 MB/s
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    9193.43 Mbps      9158.33 Mbps        1.12 ms     
 Los Angeles, US  540.89 Mbps       2449.42 Mbps        149.58 ms   
 Dallas, US       663.88 Mbps       967.82 Mbps         121.63 ms   
 Montreal, CA     655.41 Mbps       939.16 Mbps         95.46 ms    
 Paris, FR        4594.01 Mbps      3413.92 Mbps        17.98 ms    
 Amsterdam, NL    5645.75 Mbps      4754.20 Mbps        15.28 ms    
 Shanghai, CN     482.17 Mbps       2770.86 Mbps        160.85 ms   
 Nanjing, CN      12.68 Mbps        2719.61 Mbps        210.47 ms   
 Hongkong, CN     138.67 Mbps       802.51 Mbps         216.95 ms   
 Singapore, SG    182.86 Mbps       2660.80 Mbps        167.23 ms   
 Tokyo, JP        283.22 Mbps       2761.41 Mbps        295.42 ms   
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Finished in        : 5 min 38 sec
 Timestamp          : 2023-09-21 06:05:13 UTC

YabsBench: Disk Speed, iperf3 Network Speed, Geekbench 6 Benchmark

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Uptime     : 0 days, 0 hours, 16 minutes
Processor  : AMD EPYC Processor (with IBPB)
CPU cores  : 2 @ 2250.000 MHz
AES-NI     : ✔ Enabled
VM-x/AMD-V : ✔ Enabled
RAM        : 3.8 GiB
Swap       : 0.0 KiB
Disk       : 49.2 GiB
Distro     : Debian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye)
Kernel     : 5.10.0-23-cloud-amd64
VM Type    : KVM
IPv4/IPv6  : ✔ Online / ✔ Online

IPv6 Network Information:
---------------------------------
ISP        : cloudscale.ch AG
ASN        : AS59414 cloudscale.ch AG
Host       : cloudscale.ch AG
Location   : Zurich, Zurich (ZH)
Country    : Switzerland

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 27.52 MB/s    (6.8k) | 397.27 MB/s   (6.2k)
Write      | 27.54 MB/s    (6.8k) | 399.36 MB/s   (6.2k)
Total      | 55.06 MB/s   (13.7k) | 796.63 MB/s  (12.4k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 1.24 GB/s     (2.4k) | 1.84 GB/s     (1.7k)
Write      | 1.31 GB/s     (2.5k) | 1.96 GB/s     (1.9k)
Total      | 2.56 GB/s     (5.0k) | 3.80 GB/s     (3.7k)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 217 Mbits/sec   | 296 Mbits/sec   | 114 ms         
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | 7.61 Gbits/sec  | 4.56 Gbits/sec  | 18.6 ms        
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | busy            | busy            | 111 ms         
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 2.51 Gbits/sec  | 1.04 Gbits/sec  | 130 ms         
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 33.3 Mbits/sec  | 49.7 Mbits/sec  | 214 ms         
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 25.0 Mbits/sec  | 46.1 Mbits/sec  | 200 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 21.6 Mbits/sec  | 29.7 Mbits/sec  | 260 ms         

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv6):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 212 Mbits/sec   | busy            | 18.7 ms        
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | busy            | 4.02 Gbits/sec  | 18.4 ms        
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | busy            | busy            | 17.4 ms        
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 2.21 Gbits/sec  | 673 Mbits/sec   | 77.8 ms        
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 31.8 Mbits/sec  | 47.6 Mbits/sec  | 120 ms         
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 23.7 Mbits/sec  | 46.9 Mbits/sec  | 158 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 21.9 Mbits/sec  | 33.2 Mbits/sec  | 167 ms         

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
---------------------------------
Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 1462                          
Multi Core      | 2597                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/2695862

YABS completed in 14 min 2 sec

UnixBench: CPU Performance, A score higher is better

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Thu Sep 21 2023 06:35:05 - 07:03:08
2 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       42054783.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     7466.7 MWIPS (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               5889.1 lps   (29.9 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks       1074398.8 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          285904.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       3072778.0 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             1847216.9 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 107020.7 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                               9428.5 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   8838.2 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   2579.2 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        2070801.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   42054783.8   3603.7
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       7466.7   1357.6
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       5889.1   1369.6
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0    1074398.8   2713.1
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     285904.5   1727.5
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    3072778.0   5297.9
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    1847216.9   1484.9
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     107020.7    267.6
Process Creation                                126.0       9428.5    748.3
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       8838.2   2084.5
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       2579.2   4298.7
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    2070801.0   1380.5
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1706.9

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Thu Sep 21 2023 07:03:08 - 07:31:15
2 CPUs in system; running 2 parallel copies of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       83958203.2 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                    14952.6 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               9433.4 lps   (29.9 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        965937.6 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          256968.8 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       2940159.2 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             3687268.4 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 441393.9 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              24489.6 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  19169.1 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   2764.5 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        3362329.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   83958203.2   7194.4
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0      14952.6   2718.7
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       9433.4   2193.8
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     965937.6   2439.2
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     256968.8   1552.7
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    2940159.2   5069.2
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    3687268.4   2964.0
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     441393.9   1103.5
Process Creation                                126.0      24489.6   1943.6
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      19169.1   4521.0
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       2764.5   4607.5
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    3362329.1   2241.6
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        2812.1

======= Script description and score comparison completed! ======= 

Looking Glass

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Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly : 271.00 MiB/s | 2168.02 Mbps  | ping   6.324ms
 Gdrive   :  48.80 MiB/s |  390.43 Mbps  | ping   0.995ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA : 908.83 KiB/s |    7.10 Mbps  | ping 137.455ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   :   2.75 MiB/s |   22.01 Mbps  | ping 158.374ms
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     :  20.04 MiB/s |  160.31 Mbps  | ping  79.478ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :   4.29 MiB/s |   34.30 Mbps  | ping 191.358ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         :  12.99 MiB/s |  103.89 Mbps  | ping 156.110ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    :   8.22 MiB/s |   65.74 Mbps  | ping 186.030ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :  17.81 MiB/s |  142.46 Mbps  | ping 212.259ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :  15.72 MiB/s |  125.78 Mbps  | ping 130.198ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            : 110.99 MiB/s |  887.90 Mbps  | ping  18.562ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany :  63.35 KiB/s |    0.49 Mbps  | ping  13.367ms
 Hetzner, Germany             :   9.98 MiB/s |   79.86 Mbps  | ping  14.849ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    :  83.73 MiB/s |  669.83 Mbps  | ping  16.236ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         : 154.32 MiB/s | 1234.57 Mbps  | ping  12.607ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :   1.47 KiB/s |    0.01 Mbps  | ping  26.486ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :   2.73 KiB/s |    0.02 Mbps  | ping  14.051ms
 Online, France               : 127.84 MiB/s | 1022.71 Mbps  | ping  18.564ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :   1.03 KiB/s |    0.01 Mbps  | ping   5.281ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :   1.53 MiB/s |   12.25 Mbps  | ping 326.578ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :      85 B/s |      N/A       | ping 286.312ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :  47.48 MiB/s |  379.87 Mbps  | ping  37.227ms
 Prima, Argentina      : 107.43 KiB/s |    0.84 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore : 975.16 KiB/s |    7.62 Mbps  | ping 265.177ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :   3.08 MiB/s |   24.67 Mbps  | ping 284.532ms
 Linode, Singapore    :   5.89 MiB/s |   47.12 Mbps  | ping 227.918ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :   2.93 MiB/s |   23.42 Mbps  | ping 246.418ms


 Benchmark finished in 123 seconds

Global Latency Test

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Query: ping 185.79.235.207, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 185.79.235.207 – RIPENCC /22 AS59414 CLOUDSCALE – Switzerland

Media Unlock Test

 ** Test Starts At: Thu Sep 21 06:27:03 UTC 2023

 ** Checking Results Under IPv4 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: cloudscale.ch AG (185.79.*.*) 

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  Yes (Region: CH)
 HotStar:                               No
 Disney+:                               No
 Netflix:                               Yes (Region: CH)
 YouTube Premium:                       Failed
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Yes (Region: CH)
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Yes
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   INTL
 Viu.com:                               No
 YouTube CDN:                           Zurich 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Switzerland
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        CHF
 ChatGPT:                               Yes
=======================================


 ** Checking Results Under IPv6 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: cloudscale.ch AG (2a06:c02:1000:*:*) 

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  Failed (Network Connection)
 HotStar:                               No
 Disney+:                               Yes (Region: CH)
 Netflix:                               Yes (Region: CH)
 YouTube Premium:                       Failed
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Unsupported
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Failed (Network Connection)
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   Failed
 Viu.com:                               Failed
 YouTube CDN:                           Zurich 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Switzerland
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        Failed (Network Connection)
 ChatGPT:                               Yes
=======================================
Testing Done! 

CloudFlare Internet Test

cloudscale.ch Switzerland Lupfig Shared vCPUs Swiss Cloud Server Test and Review

PageSpeed Insights

cloudscale.ch Switzerland Lupfig Shared vCPUs Swiss Cloud Server Test and Review

GTmetrix Performance

cloudscale.ch Switzerland Lupfig Shared vCPUs Swiss Cloud Server Test and Review

Admin Control Panel

cloudscale.ch Switzerland Lupfig Shared vCPUs Swiss Cloud Server Test and Review

Cloudscale.ch’s Admin Control Panel is designed to be simple, intuitive, and efficient. Here are some of its features:

1. Default Project: You can set your most frequently used project as your “default project” in your account settings. This allows you to get started immediately after logging in.

2. Search in the Dropdown: You can move intuitively between your projects by selecting them from the dropdown field. You can also type a few letters from the required project name into the open field and confirm by pressing Enter.

3. Time Zone and Format: Select the time zone and format that best supports your work.

4. Two-Factor Authentication (2FA): You can protect your cloudscale.ch account with 2FA. When logging in, you will be asked for a token (a one-time password or OTP), which you generate with your smartphone.

5. Login Notification: You can indicate whether you want to be informed of logins to your cloudscale.ch account.

6. Default SSH Keys: You can upload your colleagues’ public SSH keys into the control panel to grant them access from the outset when creating new servers.

7. Server Groups: Anti-affinity ensures that correspondingly grouped servers (e.g., three web servers in a load-balancing cluster) simultaneously run on different physical systems.

Server Pricing

cloudscale.ch Switzerland Lupfig Shared vCPUs Swiss Cloud Server Test and Review

Cloudscale.ch offers a variety of pricing options based on your needs. All plans include 10 GB NVMe SSD storage, which can be upgraded on the fly in steps of 1 GB. The billing is to the second, and there is no minimum contract. Please visit the Cloudscale.ch website for more detailed information.

Official Website: https://www.cloudscale.ch

Payments

Cloudscale.ch supports several means of payment for topping up your credit balance. This includes TWINT, the popular Swiss payment app. They have recently switched to a new payment service provider, which has updated the look and feel of their payment methods.

Coupon

The merchant did not provide

Customer Support

Cloudscale.ch provides customer support via email. You can reach them at [email protected]. They also have a general contact email, which is [email protected]. If you prefer to contact them by phone, their number is +41 44 55 222 55.

Conclusion

Our evaluation of the Cloudscale.ch Lupfig Shared vCPUs Swiss Cloud Server began with a Basic Benchmark test, revealing a respectable average I/O speed of 756.7 MB/s. Notably, upload and download speeds demonstrated significant strengths at regional levels.

Imposing figures were recorded in Europe, with Amsterdam and Paris achieving download speeds of 4754.20 Mbps and 3413.92 Mbps respectively. While speeds were understandably slower for farther regions, the consistent performance across all tested geographical locations is commendable.

Diving into further tests, the Yabs Performance Bench indicated potent disk speed with mixed R/W 50/50. Our server achieved an impressive read speed of 1.84 GB/s and a write speed of 1.96 GB/s for the 1M (IOPS) block size. This high disk speed suggests the server’s excellent data handling and storage capabilities.

The Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test posted a single-core score of 1462 and a multi-core score of 2597, underpinning the server’s capability to handle intensive single and multi-threaded tasks. Finally, the UnixBench tests, which quantify CPU performance, showed dramatic improvements when shifting from one parallel copy to two, indicating an efficient multi-core operation.

The Cloudscale.ch Lupfig Shared vCPUs Swiss Cloud Server demonstrates robust performance levels in various areas. High I/O speeds, substantial network throughput, impressive disk speed, and solid multi-core CPU performance contribute to this server’s strong performance profile.

In conclusion, if you’re seeking a reliable, high-performing server based in Switzerland, the Cloudscale.ch Lupfig Shared vCPUs Swiss Cloud Server is a strong contender. Its rigorous testing results demonstrate its robustness, positioning it as a dependable choice for Swiss-based cloud hosting solutions.

Official Website: https://www.cloudscale.ch

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