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

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

This time, we will check out the Cloudscale.ch Swiss Cloud Server based in Zurich, Switzerland. The server uses a powerful AMD EPYC Processor (with IBPB). In terms of setup, it has 2 CPU cores, 4 GB of RAM, 50 GB of SSD storage, a super-fast 10 Gbps internet connection, unlimited data transfer, and comes with an IPv4 and an IPv6 address.

We will run a variety of tests to evaluate its performance:

  1. The Basic Benchmark, Yabs, and Unix Benchmark tests check fundamental server measurements like processing speed, memory performance, and disk speed.
  2. The Global Node Test helps us understand the server’s network performance globally.
  3. The Global Ping Test measures the server’s response time or “latency.”

Lastly, we will also check how well the server can serve media content across various regions using the Media Unlock Test and gauge the quality of its internet connection via the CloudFlare Internet Test. Additionally, we will assess the server’s web loading speed using tools like PageSpeed Insights and GTmetrix Performance.

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 unpleasant surprises, valuing your time. The pricing is simple and doesn’t require a calculator. For instance, they offer plans like Flex-4-1 with 4 GB memory, 1 vCPU, and 10 GB SSD storage for CHF 30 per 30 days.

Cloudscale.ch is not just a platform but a community. Users have praised the platform for its speed and user experience. One user, Nigel Hanlon, recommends Cloudscale.ch after moving from Linode. Another user, Matías E. Fernández, appreciates the fast and flawless user experience.

The company behind Cloudscale.ch, Cloudscale.ch Ltd., is based in Zurich, Switzerland. They are committed to providing top-notch infrastructure and exceeding 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.

Cloudscale.ch also offers an API that follows the REST principles. Unique URLs represent resources like servers or floating IPs and can be created, listed, controlled, and deleted by sending HTTP requests to those URLs.

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 @ 2249.998 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 (62.6 MB Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 0 hour 11 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) : 780 MB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 927 MB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 732 MB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 813.0 MB/s
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    9115.88 Mbps      8980.09 Mbps        0.51 ms     
 Los Angeles, US  541.91 Mbps       1424.62 Mbps        149.53 ms   
 Dallas, US       664.80 Mbps       1316.99 Mbps        121.46 ms   
 Montreal, CA     537.61 Mbps       841.15 Mbps         95.41 ms    
 Paris, FR        2667.46 Mbps      191.11 Mbps         17.70 ms    
 Amsterdam, NL    5221.34 Mbps      7424.93 Mbps        15.07 ms    
 Shanghai, CN     280.32 Mbps       2269.60 Mbps        282.65 ms   
 Hongkong, CN     395.34 Mbps       446.53 Mbps         200.56 ms   
 Mumbai, IN       660.73 Mbps       3642.71 Mbps        117.88 ms   
 Singapore, SG    219.06 Mbps       2613.46 Mbps        349.52 ms   
 Tokyo, JP        298.36 Mbps       2905.56 Mbps        261.33 ms   
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Finished in        : 5 min 34 sec
 Timestamp          : 2023-11-07 00:33:48 UTC

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

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Uptime     : 0 days, 0 hours, 17 minutes
Processor  : AMD EPYC Processor (with IBPB)
CPU cores  : 2 @ 2249.998 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       | 29.95 MB/s    (7.4k) | 416.24 MB/s   (6.5k)
Write      | 29.96 MB/s    (7.4k) | 418.43 MB/s   (6.5k)
Total      | 59.91 MB/s   (14.9k) | 834.68 MB/s  (13.0k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 1.72 GB/s     (3.3k) | 2.01 GB/s     (1.9k)
Write      | 1.81 GB/s     (3.5k) | 2.14 GB/s     (2.0k)
Total      | 3.53 GB/s     (6.9k) | 4.16 GB/s     (4.0k)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 6.99 Gbits/sec  | 5.07 Gbits/sec  | 18.0 ms        
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | busy            | 6.27 Gbits/sec  | 15.0 ms        
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | 9.88 Gbits/sec  | busy            | 16.8 ms        
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 2.52 Gbits/sec  | 334 Mbits/sec   | 77.9 ms        
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 1.44 Gbits/sec  | 1.25 Gbits/sec  | 122 ms         
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 443 Mbits/sec   | 399 Mbits/sec   | 194 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | busy            | 489 Mbits/sec   | 222 ms         

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv6):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 6.95 Gbits/sec  | 4.60 Gbits/sec  | 17.9 ms        
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | busy            | busy            | 15.0 ms        
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | 9.00 Gbits/sec  | 7.46 Gbits/sec  | 16.6 ms        
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 2.15 Gbits/sec  | 143 Mbits/sec   | 77.6 ms        
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 1.36 Gbits/sec  | 1.20 Gbits/sec  | 123 ms         
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 1.23 Gbits/sec  | 395 Mbits/sec   | 139 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 893 Mbits/sec   | busy            | 173 ms         

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
---------------------------------
Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 1418                          
Multi Core      | 2527                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/3427761

YABS completed in 15 min 35 sec

UnixBench: CPU Performance, A score higher is better

Benchmark Run: Tue Nov 07 2023 01:03:33 - 01:31:34
2 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       41268778.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     7365.3 MWIPS (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               5812.9 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks       1062443.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          284152.7 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       2900715.0 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             1811203.2 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 161303.9 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                               9476.6 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   8655.1 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   2504.5 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        2042736.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   41268778.0   3536.3
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       7365.3   1339.1
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       5812.9   1351.8
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0    1062443.5   2682.9
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     284152.7   1716.9
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    2900715.0   5001.2
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    1811203.2   1456.0
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     161303.9    403.3
Process Creation                                126.0       9476.6    752.1
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       8655.1   2041.3
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       2504.5   4174.2
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    2042736.1   1361.8
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1737.3

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Tue Nov 07 2023 01:31:34 - 01:59:35
2 CPUs in system; running 2 parallel copies of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       82026208.7 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                    14642.0 MWIPS (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               8570.0 lps   (29.8 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        997333.0 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          265287.0 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       2996192.7 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             3618161.2 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 449942.9 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              23841.9 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  18483.2 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   2642.2 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        3341280.9 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   82026208.7   7028.8
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0      14642.0   2662.2
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       8570.0   1993.0
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     997333.0   2518.5
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     265287.0   1602.9
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    2996192.7   5165.8
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    3618161.2   2908.5
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     449942.9   1124.9
Process Creation                                126.0      23841.9   1892.2
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      18483.2   4359.2
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       2642.2   4403.6
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    3341280.9   2227.5
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        2772.0

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

Looking Glass

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Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly : 250.00 MiB/s | 2000.00 Mbps  | ping   8.648ms
 Gdrive   :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping   1.702ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA :   1.44 MiB/s |   11.50 Mbps  | ping  90.730ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   :   2.93 MiB/s |   23.48 Mbps  | ping 156.308ms
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     : 531.72 KiB/s |    4.15 Mbps  | ping  87.245ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :   8.36 MiB/s |   66.88 Mbps  | ping 181.703ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         :  12.09 MiB/s |   96.69 Mbps  | ping 163.352ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    :  10.76 MiB/s |   86.08 Mbps  | ping 173.690ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :  14.81 MiB/s |  118.48 Mbps  | ping 176.783ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :  16.30 MiB/s |  130.36 Mbps  | ping 133.154ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            : 120.77 MiB/s |  966.18 Mbps  | ping  17.826ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany : 148.05 KiB/s |    1.16 Mbps  | ping  15.473ms
 Hetzner, Germany             :   1.87 KiB/s |    0.01 Mbps  | ping   9.079ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    :  95.56 MiB/s |  764.47 Mbps  | ping  15.696ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         : 161.81 MiB/s | 1294.50 Mbps  | ping  12.031ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :   1.51 KiB/s |    0.01 Mbps  | ping  28.211ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :   1.67 KiB/s |    0.01 Mbps  | ping  13.467ms
 Online, France               : 146.27 MiB/s | 1170.15 Mbps  | ping  14.916ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :     176 B/s |      N/A       | ping  87.325ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :   2.99 MiB/s |   23.91 Mbps  | ping 328.878ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :      84 B/s |      N/A       | ping 430.940ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :  45.09 MiB/s |  360.69 Mbps  | ping  38.899ms
 Prima, Argentina      : 150.21 KiB/s |    1.17 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore :   3.05 MiB/s |   24.43 Mbps  | ping 154.168ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :   2.44 MiB/s |   19.49 Mbps  | ping 263.414ms
 Linode, Singapore    :   9.09 MiB/s |   72.75 Mbps  | ping 149.124ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :   4.32 MiB/s |   34.53 Mbps  | ping 247.437ms


 Benchmark finished in 113 seconds

Global Latency Test

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

Query: ping 5.102.149.100, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 5.102.149.100 – RIPENCC /21 AS59414 CLOUDSCALE – Switzerland, Zurich

Media Unlock Test

 ** Test Starts At: Tue Nov  7 00:58:56 UTC 2023

 ** Checking Results Under IPv4 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: cloudscale.ch (5.102.*.*) 

============[ 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:                 Associated with [] in [Zurich ]
 Spotify Registration:                  Yes (Region: CH)
 Steam Currency:                        CHF
 ChatGPT:                               Yes
=======================================


 ** Checking Results Under IPv6 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: cloudscale.ch (2a06:c01:1000:*:*) 

============[ 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:                 Associated with [] in [Zurich ]
 Spotify Registration:                  Yes (Region: CH)
 Steam Currency:                        Failed (Network Connection)
 ChatGPT:                               Yes
=======================================
Testing Done! 

CloudFlare Internet Test

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

PageSpeed Insights

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

GTmetrix Performance

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

Get Started with Cloudscale.ch

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

Getting started with Cloudscale.ch is quite straightforward. Here are the steps you can follow:

  1. Create an Account: Visit the Cloudscale.ch website and create a free account.
  2. Choose a Plan: Cloudscale.ch offers various plans. For example, they offer a plan called Flex-4-1 with 4 GB memory, 1 vCPU, and 10 GB SSD storage for CHF 30 per 30 days. Choose a plan that suits your needs.
  3. Launch a Server: Once you’ve chosen a plan, you can launch a Swiss cloud server within seconds.
  4. Use the API: Cloudscale.ch offers an API that follows the REST principles. You can create, list, control, and delete resources like servers or floating IPs by sending HTTP requests to unique URLs.
  5. Use External Tools: Cloudscale.ch maintains several external tools based on the Cloudscale.ch API. It might be easier to use one of them depending on your needs instead of relying directly on the API. For instance, you can use the Cloudscale.ch CLI application in Python. It can be installed with pip install cloudscale-cli. After installation, you can use the cloudscale command to view, modify, create, and remove cloud resources. You can also use the Ansible module by installing it with ansible-galaxy collection install cloudscale_ch.cloud.

Remember, if you need any help, you can refer to the Cloudscale.ch API Documentation or contact their support team. Happy cloud computing! 🚀

Admin Control Panel

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

Cloudscale.ch’s cloud admin console, also known as the control panel, is designed to be simple yet beautiful. It aims to make managing your servers uncomplicated and time-efficient. Here are some features of the control panel:

  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 between your projects by selecting them from the dropdown field. Type a few letters from the required project name into the open field and confirm by pressing Enter for faster navigation.
  3. Time Zone and Format: You can select the time zone and format that will best support you in your work in your account settings.
  4. Two-Factor Authentication (2FA): You can protect your cloudscale.ch account with 2FA. When logging in, you will be asked for a token, 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 under the “Sessions” menu item.
  6. Default SSH Keys: You can upload the public SSH keys of your colleagues into the control panel so that you can grant them access from the outset when creating new servers.
  7. Server Groups: Anti-affinity ensures that correspondingly grouped servers run on different physical systems simultaneously.

The control panel is designed to help you achieve your day-to-day goals more elegantly.

Server Pricing

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

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 with an updated look and feel.

At Cloudscale.ch, there are no fixed costs or minimum terms; as a customer, you only pay for what you use. They offer to-the-second billing, meaning you do not have to worry about adding on services when needed, as you can delete them again afterward.

The costs are recorded in the background and taken from your account balance shortly after midnight (in Zurich’s local time zone). This means that for cloud resources that have already been deleted again, you are charged the actual costs directly instead of using a “down payment invoice” that is then corrected using a credit note.

Coupon

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Customer Support

Cloudscale.ch provides customer support through various channels:

  1. Email: You can reach out to their technical support team via email at [email protected]. For general inquiries, you can email them at [email protected].
  2. Phone: You can also contact them by phone at +41 44 55 222 55.
  3. Control Panel: If you’re an existing customer, you can get support through their control panel.
  4. Ticket System: They also have a ticket system for handling support requests.

Please note that it’s unclear what their business hours are or what their average ticket response time is. If you need any help, don’t hesitate to contact them. They’re there to assist you!

Conclusion

The results of our various tests were quite promising. The server displayed impressive Input/Output (I/O) speeds, averaging 813 MB/s across three runs. It showed excellent throughput, with upload and download speeds reaching the gigabits per second (Gbps) range in most global regions.

Hardware performance, tested according to the Yabs performance benchmark, showcased an admirable read and write capacity in both small (4k, 64k) and large (512k, 1m) block sizes. The server’s comprehensive test through Geekbench 6 resulted in a single-core score of 1418 and a multi-core score of 2527.

Next, we administered the UnixBench test, which evaluates a server’s CPU performance. The numbers were impressive, with excellent results for both single (1737.3) and dual (2772.0) CPU benchmarks. This indicates a robust, high-performing system that can efficiently handle processing-intensive tasks. The server also did well with common operations such as file copying, context switching, process creation, and script execution.

To conclude, the Cloudscale.ch Swiss Cloud Server performed excellently in our comprehensive set of tests, making it a strong contender for those seeking powerful web hosting services. Despite encountering some regional restrictions in accessing certain media providers, its impressive hardware performance and high-speed connectivity suggest it is well-suited to handle a vast range of computational tasks and network-intensive applications.

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

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