phoenixNAP USA Phoenix Bare Metal Cloud Single CPU Instances Test and Review

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phoenixNAP USA Phoenix Bare Metal Cloud Single CPU Instances Test and Review

In this review, we put the phoenixNAP USA Phoenix Bare Metal Cloud Single CPU Instances under the test. This server is fortified with an Intel(R) Xeon(R) E-2356G CPU operating at 3.20GHz. The server’s hardware configuration features 12 cores CPU, 64GB DDR4 RAM, a 1TB NVMe SSD Storage unit, a dual-channel 20Gbps (2x10Gbps) internet port, and 15TB of allocated data transfer.

Our evaluation includes a myriad of comprehensive tests. We use the Basic Benchmark, Yabs, and Unix Benchmark to gauge the server’s key performance indicators. Furthermore, we apply the Global Node Test for comprehensive network analysis and the Global Ping Test to measure latency.

Additional tests include the Media Unlock Test, which helps determine regional accessibility, and the CloudFlare Internet Test for assessing connection quality. We use tools like PageSpeed Insights and GTmetrix Performance to scrutinize web performance. Through this extensive suite of assessments, we endeavor to provide in-depth insights into the overall server performance.

About phoenixNAP

PhoenixNAP is a global IT services provider that offers cutting-edge technology solutions from strategic locations worldwide. The company is designed to be the primary network access point for all carriers in the Phoenix metro region. PhoenixNAP is a privately held organization of operational, networking, and management professionals who have worked in the data center and IT fields since the early 1990s.

The company provides various services, including data centers, dedicated servers, cloud, and colocation. They design and develop world-class products and services for customers of all sizes, specializing in performance, security, and availability. Their colocation service offers vastly redundant systems, unsurpassed security, high-density deployments, and flexibility to service from ¼ cabinets to private cage environments.

PhoenixNAP also offers dedicated servers with a 100% uptime guarantee, unmatched value, an extensive server lineup, the necessary connectivity, no long-term commitment, and 24x7x365 live support. Their cloud services provide high-performance, scalable solutions for growing IT needs and the security and reliability you require at affordable prices.

Security is one of their core values. They believe nothing is more vital to a successful network than its ability to be strictly controlled and protected. PhoenixNAP is also the ideal location for disaster recovery, not only because its Phoenix location is in a natural disaster-free zone but also because it can back up or mirror data to its global locations.

They provide high-bandwidth connectivity, enterprise-grade security, and exceptional performance, supplying a stable foundation for your business. They have strategic North American, European, and Asian Pacific locations offering global IT coverage for your business.

Official Website: https://www.phoenixNAP.com

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

 CPU Model          : Intel(R) Xeon(R) E-2356G CPU @ 3.20GHz
 CPU Cores          : 12 @ 1065.188 MHz
 CPU Cache          : 12288 KB
 AES-NI             : Enabled
 VM-x/AMD-V         : Enabled
 Total Disk         : 915.8 GB (9.9 GB Used)
 Total Mem          : 62.1 GB (332.3 MB Used)
 Total Swap         : 8.0 GB (0 Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 2 hour 12 min
 Load average       : 0.01, 0.03, 0.00
 OS                 : Ubuntu 18.04.6 LTS
 Arch               : x86_64 (64 Bit)
 Kernel             : 5.4.0-150-generic
 TCP CC             : bbr
 Virtualization     : Dedicated
 IPv4/IPv6          : Online / Offline
 Organization       : AS20454 SECURED SERVERS LLC
 Location           : Tempe / US
 Region             : Arizona
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 I/O Speed(1st run) : 749 MB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 772 MB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 860 MB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 793.7 MB/s
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    1165.38 Mbps      7931.06 Mbps        34.01 ms    
 Los Angeles, US  9776.03 Mbps      18524.41 Mbps       9.00 ms     
 Dallas, US       2934.80 Mbps      16965.47 Mbps       27.94 ms    
 Montreal, CA     667.94 Mbps       938.05 Mbps         68.61 ms    
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Finished in        : 2 min 18 sec
 Timestamp          : 2023-09-22 08:44:16 UTC

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

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Uptime     : 0 days, 2 hours, 15 minutes
Processor  : Intel(R) Xeon(R) E-2356G CPU @ 3.20GHz
CPU cores  : 12 @ 1170.462 MHz
AES-NI     : ✔ Enabled
VM-x/AMD-V : ✔ Enabled
RAM        : 62.1 GiB
Swap       : 8.0 GiB
Disk       : 915.8 GiB
Distro     : Ubuntu 18.04.6 LTS
Kernel     : 5.4.0-150-generic
VM Type    : NONE
IPv4/IPv6  : ✔ Online / ❌ Offline

IPv4 Network Information:
---------------------------------
ISP        : Secured Servers LLC
ASN        : AS20454 SECURED SERVERS LLC
Host       : Secured Servers LLC
Location   : Tempe, Arizona (AZ)
Country    : United States

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 555.68 MB/s (138.9k) | 615.91 MB/s   (9.6k)
Write      | 557.15 MB/s (139.2k) | 619.15 MB/s   (9.6k)
Total      | 1.11 GB/s   (278.2k) | 1.23 GB/s    (19.2k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 678.24 MB/s   (1.3k) | 707.41 MB/s    (690)
Write      | 714.28 MB/s   (1.3k) | 754.52 MB/s    (736)
Total      | 1.39 GB/s     (2.7k) | 1.46 GB/s     (1.4k)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 1.40 Gbits/sec  | 1.24 Gbits/sec  | 124 ms         
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | 1.52 Gbits/sec  | 1.03 Gbits/sec  | 133 ms         
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | busy            | busy            | 129 ms         
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 810 Mbits/sec   | 506 Mbits/sec   | 224 ms         
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 2.93 Gbits/sec  | 1.74 Gbits/sec  | 59.4 ms        
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 8.39 Gbits/sec  | 6.59 Gbits/sec  | 21.1 ms        
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 3.34 Gbits/sec  | 1.73 Gbits/sec  | --             

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
---------------------------------
Test            | Value                         
Single Core     | 2436                          
Multi Core      | 8971                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/2711899

YABS completed in 6 min 23 sec

UnixBench: CPU Performance, A score higher is better

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Fri Sep 22 2023 09:14:56 - 09:44:46
12 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       67093435.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     4046.5 MWIPS (21.2 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                              10632.0 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks       2053519.0 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          557838.4 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       4676816.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             3663472.7 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 110253.2 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                               7355.1 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   6986.8 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   4831.1 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        4612781.9 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   67093435.3   5749.2
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       4046.5    735.7
Execl Throughput                                 43.0      10632.0   2472.6
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0    2053519.0   5185.7
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     557838.4   3370.6
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    4676816.5   8063.5
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    3663472.7   2944.9
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     110253.2    275.6
Process Creation                                126.0       7355.1    583.7
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       6986.8   1647.8
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       4831.1   8051.8
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    4612781.9   3075.2
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        2350.9

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Fri Sep 22 2023 09:44:46 - 10:16:52
12 CPUs in system; running 12 parallel copies of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables      338604227.4 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                    24996.9 MWIPS (34.1 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                              55046.8 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks       1264889.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          334461.8 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       4154009.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                            20270383.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                2485497.7 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              83938.9 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  85449.5 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                  12880.3 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                       12698343.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0  338604227.4  29014.9
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0      24996.9   4544.9
Execl Throughput                                 43.0      55046.8  12801.6
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0    1264889.5   3194.2
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     334461.8   2020.9
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    4154009.5   7162.1
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0   20270383.6  16294.5
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0    2485497.7   6213.7
Process Creation                                126.0      83938.9   6661.8
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      85449.5  20153.2
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0      12880.3  21467.2
System Call Overhead                          15000.0   12698343.1   8465.6
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        8718.2

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

Looking Glass

Test IP: 184.95.56.34

Test File: 1GB File

Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly : 395.26 MiB/s | 3162.06 Mbps  | ping   0.358ms
 Gdrive   :  40.14 MiB/s |  321.16 Mbps  | ping   8.979ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA :   1.37 MiB/s |   10.96 Mbps  | ping  69.990ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   :  48.96 MiB/s |  391.64 Mbps  | ping  18.487ms
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     :   7.36 MiB/s |   58.87 Mbps  | ping  58.947ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :  28.53 MiB/s |  228.25 Mbps  | ping  37.954ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         :  54.17 MiB/s |  433.37 Mbps  | ping  24.344ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    : 217.39 MiB/s | 1739.13 Mbps  | ping   7.851ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :  31.28 MiB/s |  250.23 Mbps  | ping  55.022ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :  39.42 MiB/s |  315.39 Mbps  | ping  47.981ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            :   3.74 MiB/s |   29.91 Mbps  | ping 123.902ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany :  36.66 KiB/s |    0.29 Mbps  | ping 133.889ms
 Hetzner, Germany             :   1.57 MiB/s |   12.57 Mbps  | ping 139.824ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    :   9.14 MiB/s |   73.11 Mbps  | ping 130.253ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         :  10.64 MiB/s |   85.13 Mbps  | ping 144.666ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :     515 B/s |      N/A       | ping 148.728ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :     547 B/s |      N/A       | ping 132.829ms
 Online, France               :   9.57 MiB/s |   76.59 Mbps  | ping 133.434ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :     438 B/s |      N/A       | ping 144.724ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :   4.57 MiB/s |   36.57 Mbps  | ping 183.890ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :     542 B/s |      N/A       | ping 188.346ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :   3.11 MiB/s |   24.92 Mbps  | ping 169.449ms
 Prima, Argentina      : 176.73 KiB/s |    1.38 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore : 210.70 KiB/s |    1.65 Mbps  | ping 191.502ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :  15.31 MiB/s |  122.45 Mbps  | ping 123.307ms
 Linode, Singapore    :   3.56 MiB/s |   28.47 Mbps  | ping 190.946ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :  12.95 MiB/s |  103.57 Mbps  | ping 106.684ms


 Benchmark finished in 95 seconds

Global Latency Test

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Query: ping 131.153.240.46, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 131.153.240.46 – ARIN /23 AS20454 SSASN2 – United States

Media Unlock Test

 ** Test Starts At: Fri Sep 22 09:12:29 UTC 2023

 ** Checking Results Under IPv4 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: Secured Servers LLC (131.153.*.*) 

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  No
 HotStar:                               No
 Disney+:                               No
 Netflix:                               Originals Only
 YouTube Premium:                       Yes
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Yes (Region: US)
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Yes
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   US
 Viu.com:                               No
 YouTube CDN:                           PITTIX in Pittsburgh, PA 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Los Angeles, CA  
 Spotify Registration:                  Yes (Region: US)
 Steam Currency:                        USD
 ChatGPT:                               Yes
=======================================
No IPv6 Connectivity Found, Abort IPv6 Testing...

Testing Done! 

CloudFlare Internet Test

phoenixNAP USA Phoenix Bare Metal Cloud Single CPU Instances Test and Review

PageSpeed Insights

phoenixNAP USA Phoenix Bare Metal Cloud Single CPU Instances Test and Review

GTmetrix Performance

phoenixNAP USA Phoenix Bare Metal Cloud Single CPU Instances Test and Review

Get Started with PhoenixNAP’s

phoenixNAP USA Phoenix Bare Metal Cloud Single CPU Instances Test and Review

To get started with PhoenixNAP Bare Metal Cloud, you can follow these steps:

  1. Create an account: If you are a new client, create an account for Bare Metal Cloud.
  2. Access the BMC Portal: To log in to the Bare Metal Cloud portal, navigate to bmc.phoenixnap.com and enter your credentials. Once you log in, you are taken to the Servers page.
  3. Deploy a New Server: If you do not have a server yet, the “Deploy New Server” button appears. Clicking this button takes you to the server creation page.
  4. Server Creation: To create a new Bare Metal Cloud server, select the “Deploy New Server” button from the Servers page. When the form loads, follow these steps to create a new server:
    • Select a location where to deploy your new BMC server.
    • Choose a billing model: Hourly or Reservation.
    • Select a server from the pool of single or dual CPU instances.
  5. Manage Your Server: The Servers table lists deployed BMC servers and the columns with relevant location, billing, status, and configuration details. The “Manage” column contains the “Actions” menu with various server functions.

For more detailed instructions, refer to the Bare Metal Cloud Portal Quick Start Guide by PhoenixNAP.

PhoenixNAP’s Bare Metal Cloud

phoenixNAP USA Phoenix Bare Metal Cloud Single CPU Instances Test and Review

PhoenixNAP’s Bare Metal Cloud (BMC) is an API-driven platform that allows you to deploy and manage physical servers as code. It’s designed to help fast-paced, DevOps-focused teams and organizations save time and resources by simplifying the provisioning and management of performance-oriented IT infrastructure at scale. Here are some key features of the Bare Metal Cloud:

  1. API-Driven: You can deploy pre-configured dedicated servers with a single API call or a few clicks.
  2. Fast Deployment: No more waiting hours for your machine to be provisioned. Your servers can be up and running in 60 seconds.
  3. Flexible Pricing: Pay by the hour or leverage monthly or yearly reservations to save up to 30% on your servers.
  4. High Performance: Leverage the raw power of physical hardware and deploy pre-configured environments in minutes.
  5. Automation: Script out infrastructure management and let automation do the heavy lifting.
  6. Scalability: Effortlessly resize your infrastructure across the US, Europe, and Asia, bringing your apps and workloads closer to your teams and users.
  7. Variety of Instance Types: Mix and match over 40 pre-configured instance types deployable at numerous global and edge locations.

Bare Metal Cloud is ideal for running any workload, from high-traffic web servers, SaaS app hosting, small and midsize database workloads, gaming servers, storage, microservices, CI/CD pipelines, build servers, Kubernetes workloads, machine learning, video streaming and encoding, ad serving, high-performance SQL and NoSQL databases, hypervisor workloads, in-memory caching, big data analytics, HPC, and so much more.

Admin Control Panel

phoenixNAP USA Phoenix Bare Metal Cloud Single CPU Instances Test and Review

PhoenixNAP’s Bare Metal Cloud (BMC) Control Panel empowers you with comprehensive server management capabilities. This robust tool offers a streamlined user interface to manage Public IP allocations effectively. Essential management tasks such as creating, decommissioning, powering on and off, rebooting, and shutting down dedicated servers can be effortlessly executed.

Furthermore, the BMC control panel enables adding Bare Metal Cloud servers to multiple private and public networks. You hold the liberty to opt for IP addresses from the provided range. Please note that manual network configuration on your server becomes incumbent upon adding servers to different networks.

The control panel lends detailed guidelines on configuring your Bare Metal Cloud instance once you’ve added it to a public or private network. It also assists in recording the network details where your server was added to facilitate precise editing of the server-side network configuration.

Beyond the control panel, PhoenixNAP extends additional management tools, including API, CLI, and Infrastructure as Code (IaC) modules. These tools make tasks like SSH key management, public IP allocation, assigning servers to networks, and many more a cinch.

Server Pricing

phoenixNAP USA Phoenix Bare Metal Cloud Single CPU Instances Test and Review

Official Website: https://www.phoenixNAP.com

Payments

PhoenixNAP offers a variety of payment methods. They accept credit cardsdebit cardsgift cardsonline checks, and bank transfers. They also provide leading fraud protection and 24/7 billing support.

PhoenixNAP Bare Metal Cloud offers two billing models:

  1. Hourly Billing: You pay by the hour for the instance type you select in the Bare Metal Cloud portal. No contractual obligations or pre-payments are required. In this billing model, each incomplete hour is charged as full, even if your server runs less than 60 minutes. Note that powering off your server does not stop hourly billing. To cancel hourly billing, you must delete the server.
  2. Server Reservation: You can reserve hardware resources for a specific period. This model allows you to get sizable pricing discounts when you switch from hourly billing to reservations.

Each model has its benefits and is suitable for different use cases. For example, the hourly billing model is highly flexible and scalable, making it a good fit for unexpected spikes in traffic, quick test environments, and short-term projects requiring expensive hardware. On the other hand, server reservation can be more cost-effective for long-term projects or applications that require 24/7 server uptime.

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Customer Support

PhoenixNAP guarantees unwavering customer support, offering assistance 24/7, 365 days a year. Reachable via phone, live chat, or email, they provide two contact numbers, one of which is toll-free, to assist you at any time.

For sales-related inquiries, the business hours are run from Monday to Friday. To exemplify excellent service, PhoenixNAP commits to responding to support requests within a tight 20-minute window, ensuring swift issue resolution through their dedicated customer success associates.

For a deeper dive into server specifications, management tips, or troubleshooting methods, you can explore the PhoenixNAP Knowledge Base. Alternatively, email their sales team at [email protected] for more personalized assistance.

Conclusion

The initial Basic Bench tests yielded excellent input/output speed results, averaging 793.7 MB/s. The server’s upload and download capabilities, tested at various locations, notably excelled in Dallas, US, with download speeds peaking at 18,524.41 Mbps. The Basic Bench tests concluded in 2 minutes and 18 seconds.

When subjected to the Yabs Performance Bench, the server exhibited consistent, efficient Read/Write performance for various block sizes. The total throughput for larger block sizes (512k, 1m) was impressive, demonstrating the server’s adeptness at handling heavy data transfers with speeds exceeding 1.4 GB/s.

The server also passed the Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test with flying colors, achieving a multi-core score of 8971, highlighting its great multitasking potential. The Yabs test was completed in 6 minutes and 23 seconds, spotlighting the server’s swift computational capabilities.

Two UnixBench tests were employed to gauge the server’s CPU performance. The first run, leveraging just a single CPU, yielded an overall benchmark index of 2350.9. However, it shone brightest during the second benchmark run with all 12 CPUs engaged. This delivered a staggering benchmark index of 8718.2, showcasing the server’s exceptional multitasking and high-performance capabilities.

Conclusively, the PhoenixNAP USA Phoenix Bare Metal Cloud Single CPU Instances excel on various fronts, demonstrating tremendous speed, highly efficient data handling, and extraordinary CPU performance. Any organization seeking to harness high-level computing power would find great value in this server.

Official Website: https://www.phoenixNAP.com

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