Zenlayer Netherlands Amsterdam High-Performance Virtual Machine Test and Review

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Zenlayer Netherlands Amsterdam High-Performance Virtual Machine Test and Review

This time, we’re checking out the Zenlayer virtual machine in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It’s a high-performing virtual computer powered by an Intel Xeon Processor (Cascadelake). This server features two core CPUs, 4 GB RAM, 40 GB SSD storage, a 1 Gbps internet connection, and one IPv4 address.

Our test includes a variety of measurements:

Use the Basic Benchmark, Yabs, and Unix Benchmark tests for the essential performance measures. These will provide us with information about the server’s fundamental capabilities.

Use the Global Node Test to evaluate how well the server connects to networks worldwide. This will give us a comprehensive understanding of its network performance.

Rely on the Global Ping Test to measure how quickly data can travel from the server to different locations. This will measure “latency,” a technical term for these travel times.

We also use the Media Unlock Test to check regional availability. This will let us know if there are any regional restrictions on accessing data from the server.

To assess how good the server’s internet connection is, we’ll use the CloudFlare Internet Test. This will measure the quality of its connections to different sites on the web.

Lastly, we’ll check how fast web pages load from the server using tools like PageSpeed Insights and GTmetrix Performance.

About Zenlayer

Zenlayer is a global edge cloud services provider that aims to improve digital experiences. The company was founded in 2014 and has its headquarters in Los Angeles, Shanghai, Singapore, and Mumbai.

Zenlayer offers on-demand edge cloud services in over 290 Points of Presence (PoPs) worldwide, with expertise in fast-growing emerging markets like Southeast Asia, South America, the Middle East, and Africa. Their services include:

  • Zenlayer Global Accelerator: Accelerates dynamic content worldwide.
  • Content Delivery Network: Delivers content with ultra-low latency.
  • Turbo: Instantly speeds up over 350+ apps.
  • Cloud Networking: Provides instant global networks.
  • IP Transit: Offers optimized connections worldwide.
  • Compute: Provides scalable virtual servers and dedicated bare metal servers on demand.
  • Edge Data Center Services: Offers global colocation and managed hosting.

Their mission is to improve the digital user experience for every organization and person worldwide by providing edge cloud services. They strive to exceed customer expectations and deliver a “wow” experience at every touch point. Zenlayer’s platform allows businesses to deploy applications closer to their users, improving their digital experience.

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

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

 CPU Model          : Intel Xeon Processor (Cascadelake)
 CPU Cores          : 2 @ 2099.998 MHz
 CPU Cache          : 16384 KB
 AES-NI             : ✓ Enabled
 VM-x/AMD-V         : ✓ Enabled
 Total Disk         : 39.3 GB (1.4 GB Used)
 Total Mem          : 3.8 GB (89.9 MB Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 0 hour 13 min
 Load average       : 0.00, 0.01, 0.00
 OS                 : Debian GNU/Linux 11
 Arch               : x86_64 (64 Bit)
 Kernel             : 5.10.0-19-amd64
 TCP CC             : bbr
 Virtualization     : KVM
 IPv4/IPv6          : ✓ Online / ✗ Offline
 Organization       : AS21859 Zenlayer Inc
 Location           : Amsterdam / NL
 Region             : North Holland
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 I/O Speed(1st run) : 186 MB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 191 MB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 192 MB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 189.7 MB/s
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    1035.64 Mbps      1022.81 Mbps        0.32 ms     
 Los Angeles, US  592.81 Mbps       1256.36 Mbps        137.13 ms   
 Dallas, US       763.87 Mbps       1259.98 Mbps        109.18 ms   
 Montreal, CA     564.81 Mbps       851.50 Mbps         80.42 ms    
 Paris, FR        1029.01 Mbps      1354.28 Mbps        12.23 ms    
 Amsterdam, NL    1023.02 Mbps      1008.08 Mbps        1.34 ms     
 Guangzhou, CN    322.47 Mbps       1250.50 Mbps        260.45 ms   
 Mumbai, IN       624.55 Mbps       1248.37 Mbps        126.64 ms   
 Singapore, SG    307.03 Mbps       1243.58 Mbps        255.30 ms   
 Tokyo, JP        257.94 Mbps       1168.86 Mbps        235.50 ms   
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Finished in        : 5 min 55 sec
 Timestamp          : 2023-10-23 02:36:36 UTC

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

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Uptime     : 0 days, 0 hours, 31 minutes
Processor  : Intel Xeon Processor (Cascadelake)
CPU cores  : 2 @ 2099.998 MHz
AES-NI     : ✔ Enabled
VM-x/AMD-V : ✔ Enabled
RAM        : 3.8 GiB
Swap       : 0.0 KiB
Disk       : 39.3 GiB
Distro     : Debian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye)
Kernel     : 5.10.0-19-amd64
VM Type    : KVM
IPv4/IPv6  : ✔ Online / ❌ Offline

IPv4 Network Information:
---------------------------------
ISP        : Zenlayer Inc
ASN        : AS21859 Zenlayer Inc
Host       : ZENLA
Location   : Amsterdam, North Holland (NH)
Country    : Netherlands

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 8.00 MB/s     (2.0k) | 97.85 MB/s    (1.5k)
Write      | 8.04 MB/s     (2.0k) | 98.36 MB/s    (1.5k)
Total      | 16.05 MB/s    (4.0k) | 196.21 MB/s   (3.0k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 95.56 MB/s     (186) | 94.98 MB/s      (92)
Write      | 100.64 MB/s    (196) | 101.30 MB/s     (98)
Total      | 196.21 MB/s    (382) | 196.28 MB/s    (190)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 1.19 Gbits/sec  | 1.16 Gbits/sec  | 15.3 ms        
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | 1.19 Gbits/sec  | 1.19 Gbits/sec  | 9.97 ms        
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | 1.22 Gbits/sec  | 1.19 Gbits/sec  | 1.20 ms        
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 1.16 Gbits/sec  | 907 Mbits/sec   | 87.4 ms        
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | busy            | 1.02 Gbits/sec  | 76.6 ms        
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 188 Mbits/sec   | 386 Mbits/sec   | 254 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 1.10 Gbits/sec  | 978 Mbits/sec   | 139 ms         

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
---------------------------------
Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 841                           
Multi Core      | 1530                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/3205920

YABS completed in 15 min 10 sec

UnixBench: CPU Performance, A score higher is better

Benchmark Run: Mon Oct 23 2023 03:31:10 - 03:59:18
2 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       29869105.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     4912.3 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               3526.8 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        818095.7 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          218576.4 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       2348798.7 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             1539602.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 127313.7 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                               6143.5 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   8975.2 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   1681.4 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        1682264.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   29869105.1   2559.5
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       4912.3    893.1
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       3526.8    820.2
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     818095.7   2065.9
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     218576.4   1320.7
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    2348798.7   4049.7
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    1539602.6   1237.6
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     127313.7    318.3
Process Creation                                126.0       6143.5    487.6
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       8975.2   2116.8
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       1681.4   2802.3
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    1682264.6   1121.5
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1313.9

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Mon Oct 23 2023 03:59:18 - 04:27:27
2 CPUs in system; running 2 parallel copies of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       59453346.2 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     9826.7 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               5514.7 lps   (29.5 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        719933.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          166270.3 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       2536845.0 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             3046187.7 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 318929.2 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              12947.1 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  12672.8 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   1779.7 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        2554831.4 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   59453346.2   5094.5
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       9826.7   1786.7
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       5514.7   1282.5
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     719933.5   1818.0
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     166270.3   1004.7
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    2536845.0   4373.9
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    3046187.7   2448.7
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     318929.2    797.3
Process Creation                                126.0      12947.1   1027.5
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      12672.8   2988.9
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       1779.7   2966.1
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    2554831.4   1703.2
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1939.0

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

Looking Glass

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Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly : 584.80 MiB/s | 4678.36 Mbps  | ping   0.998ms
 Gdrive   :  47.15 MiB/s |  377.18 Mbps  | ping  21.983ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA :   6.85 MiB/s |   54.81 Mbps  | ping  87.436ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   :   3.95 MiB/s |   31.56 Mbps  | ping 145.535ms
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     : 772.88 KiB/s |    6.04 Mbps  | ping  84.495ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :  15.14 MiB/s |  121.09 Mbps  | ping 138.160ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         :   3.04 MiB/s |   24.29 Mbps  | ping 257.579ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    :   4.42 MiB/s |   35.32 Mbps  | ping 272.320ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :  26.07 MiB/s |  208.57 Mbps  | ping  89.118ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :  25.80 MiB/s |  206.37 Mbps  | ping  90.825ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            : 118.91 MiB/s |  951.25 Mbps  | ping  19.396ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany : 565.78 KiB/s |    4.42 Mbps  | ping   7.756ms
 Hetzner, Germany             :   2.65 KiB/s |    0.02 Mbps  | ping  10.240ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    : 107.03 MiB/s |  856.27 Mbps  | ping   3.129ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         : 699.30 MiB/s | 5594.41 Mbps  | ping   0.974ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :   2.71 KiB/s |    0.02 Mbps  | ping  19.992ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :   3.68 KiB/s |    0.03 Mbps  | ping   5.752ms
 Online, France               : 239.62 MiB/s | 1916.93 Mbps  | ping   9.919ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :   2.82 KiB/s |    0.02 Mbps  | ping  15.186ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :   3.37 MiB/s |   26.98 Mbps  | ping 280.825ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :     137 B/s |      N/A       | ping 298.470ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :  48.26 MiB/s |  386.10 Mbps  | ping  42.463ms
 Prima, Argentina      : 369.80 KiB/s |    2.89 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore :   2.36 MiB/s |   18.88 Mbps  | ping 175.136ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :   6.11 MiB/s |   48.87 Mbps  | ping 245.988ms
 Linode, Singapore    :   5.98 MiB/s |   47.81 Mbps  | ping 234.924ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :   4.25 MiB/s |   34.04 Mbps  | ping 260.949ms


 Benchmark finished in 96 seconds

Global Latency Test

Zenlayer Netherlands Amsterdam High-Performance Virtual Machine Test and Review Zenlayer Netherlands Amsterdam High-Performance Virtual Machine Test and Review

Query: ping 169.197.109.147, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 169.197.109.147 – ARIN /24 AS21859 ZEN-ECN – Netherlands, North Holland, Amsterdam

Media Unlock Test

 ** Test Starts At: Mon Oct 23 03:24:36 UTC 2023

 ** Checking Results Under IPv4 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: Zenlayer (169.197.*.*) 

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  Yes (Region: NL)
 HotStar:                               No
 Disney+:                               No
 Netflix:                               Originals Only
 YouTube Premium:                       Failed
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Yes (Region: US)
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Yes
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   US
 Viu.com:                               No
 YouTube CDN:                           RETNUKR in Dnepropetrovsk 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Associated with [RETN Limited] in [Budapest ]
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        EUR
 ChatGPT:                               Yes
=======================================
No IPv6 Connectivity Found, Abort IPv6 Testing...

Testing Done! 

CloudFlare Internet Test

Zenlayer Netherlands Amsterdam High-Performance Virtual Machine Test and Review

PageSpeed Insights

Zenlayer Netherlands Amsterdam High-Performance Virtual Machine Test and Review

GTmetrix Performance

Zenlayer Netherlands Amsterdam High-Performance Virtual Machine Test and Review

Get Started with Zenlayer

Zenlayer Netherlands Amsterdam High-Performance Virtual Machine Test and Review

To get started with Zenlayer Virtual Machines, you can follow these steps:

  1. Provision your VPC: You can easily provision your Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) using zenConsole.
  2. Check out the VPC Quick Start Guide: For detailed instructions, refer to the VPC Quick Start Guide.
  3. Reach out for assistance: If you need additional assistance or have any questions, contact Zenlayer’s solution experts.
  4. Use Zenlayer Console: You can use the Zenlayer Console to add or remove servers at any time or shift resources to another region. You can choose either hourly or monthly billing.
  5. Directly connect to your servers: You can directly connect to your servers in other regions and public clouds for a completely interconnected solution.

Refer to the ‘Get Started’ chapter in the Zenlayer Doc Center for more detailed steps on creating and managing virtual machines. It focuses on how to create and manage virtual machines.

Remember, all required hardware, including networking equipment, is maintained by Zenlayer – all you do is choose the specs, the operating system, and other desired configurations to suit your needs. If you’re unsure how to start your provisioning process, check out their Quick Start Guide for detailed steps. Happy computing! 😊

Admin Control Panel

Zenlayer Netherlands Amsterdam High-Performance Virtual Machine Test and Review

Zenlayer Console, also known as ZenConsole, is Zenlayer’s self-service cloud management platform. Here’s what you can do with it:

  1. Team Management: You can access the cloud services as a team member and be invited to different teams. You’re the default administrator of the team you create. Different team members can be given different permissions. The team’s administrator can manage the members and resources.
  2. Dashboard: On the dashboard, you can view your current resources, Zenlayer PoPs (points of presence) and their state, Zenlayer’s global fabric overview, and get shortcuts to create compute and cloud networking resources.
  3. Product Menu: All Zenlayer products are listed here.
  4. Resource Management: Resource groups help you manage your resources and let you allocate different resources to different team members.
  5. Common Functions: In the upper right corner, you can access the following:
    • Search for the resources you want.
    • Shortcut to create various resources.
    • View the API documents.
    • View the billing center, including the orders, subscriptions, balance, vouchers, etc.
    • View the notification center, including notifications about products, accounts, billing, etc.
    • Contact support.
    • Manage your account.
  6. Feedback: You can rate your experience and submit any feedback you have.

Zenlayer Console is an online portal for self-deploying a portfolio of Zenlayer services, such as the Zenlayer Global Accelerator (ZGA) and Zenlayer Bare Metal Cloud (BMC). In the Console, you will find a range of flexible self-service options. Developers can interface with Console’s API for task management, billing data, and more.

Server Pricing

Zenlayer Netherlands Amsterdam High-Performance Virtual Machine Test and Review

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

Payments

Zenlayer offers several online payment methods for their services. Here are the available payment methods and billing models:

  • Payment Methods: Zenlayer accepts payments via Credit CardPayPal, and Alipay.
  • Billing Methods: There are two billing methods available: Pre-payment and Pay-as-you-go.
    • For bare metal instances, the billing method is Subscription and Pay-as-you-go.
    • For the Subscription model, you pay for your resources first by 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, or 1 year.
    • For the Pay-as-you-go model, you pay for your resources afterward by the hour.

To pay your Zenlayer bill, you can follow these steps:

  1. Hover over Billing on the upper right corner of zenConsole to view your balance, bills, orders, transactions, and other billing information.
  2. Click on Refill Balance to recharge your balance.

Please note that these instructions are subject to change, and it’s always best to check the official website or contact Zenlayer directly for the most accurate and up-to-date information. If you need more guidance on financial accounts, such as refilling, searching orders, etc., you can refer to Zenlayer’s Doc Center.

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Customer Support

Zenlayer provides a robust customer support system. Here are some details about their customer support:

  • 24/7 Support: Zenlayer’s support is available 24/7 for all services.
  • Global Support: They have teams across the globe to ensure constant protection.
  • Support at Every Layer: Zenlayer supports the network, hardware, and OS layers.
  • Response Time: They aim to respond in 15 minutes or less, and most problems are resolved in under 4 hours.
  • Contact Information: You can reach Zenlayer’s support via the following numbers:
    • U.S. Toll-Free: +1 800.858.7986
    • U.S.: +1 626.412.0049
    • Singapore: +65 3129.7887

You can also authorize Zenlayer support to access your account to troubleshoot. To do this, click on the upper right corner of the zenConsole and provide the authorization code to a Zenlayer Support team member. Note that the code is valid for 48 hours, and they will not apply any changes that may generate additional financial charges without your consent.

Conclusion

The first set of tests we ran were Basic Bench tests to assess the system’s basic functioning abilities. The server demonstrated an average I/O (input/output) speed of 189.7 MB/s. This means it can read and write data at this speed, which is fairly rapid. Moreover, speed tests conducted from various locations around the globe revealed impressively high upload and download speeds and low latencies (ensure you remember, lower latency rates are better as they mean data travels faster).

Next, we turned to the Yabs Performance Bench and Geekbench 6 Benchmark tests. These tests measure the server’s hard drive speed and CPU performance. The results showed good read and write speeds, hinting at the server’s competent file storage and retrieval handling. Also, the Geekbench score showed solid single and multi-core performance, indicating the server is well-capable of performing tasks efficiently, whether it needs one CPU core or more.

We also ran the UnixBench, which provided a more comprehensive evaluation of the server’s CPU performance. A higher score is better in this benchmark, and our Zenlayer server performed admirably with a final index score of 1939.0. This result indicates the server’s strength and speed when handling various tasks, including file copying, data processing, and other computing activities.

In conclusion, the Zenlayer server performed exceptionally in all the technical tests, proving its high computing power, speed, and reliable internet connectivity. This makes it suitable for various tasks, from hosting websites to running powerful applications.

However, before setting up media services or similar applications on this server, users should consider the outcomes of the media access test, as not all media streaming platforms were accessible in the tests. Nevertheless, this server is a versatile choice for small and big-scale projects.

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

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