Katapult United Kingdom London CPU Optimized Cloud Server Test and Review

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Katapult United Kingdom London CPU Optimized Cloud Server Test and Review

We recently tested the Katapult cloud server in London, which is designed for heavy-duty tasks. It’s got a beefy AMD EPYC-Milan chip with enough power to handle almost anything: 64 CPU cores, 192 GB of memory, 1600 GB solid-state drive, plus a fast 1 Gbps internet connection. You also get 12 TB of data transfer and IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.

To evaluate the server, we threw a variety of tests at it. We started with some basics – checking how fast and powerful it is with standard benchmarks. We then tested how well it connects with different parts of the world and how quickly it is to respond with Global Node and Ping tests.

Our team also checked if it can access media from different regions, how stable its connection is with a CloudFlare test, and even how quickly it can load web pages with tools like PageSpeed Insights and GTmetrix.

About Katapult

Katapult is a cloud service provider that offers high-speed, reliable, and scalable public cloud services. It is designed to be user-friendly, with a clean and intuitive control panel that simplifies tasks. The platform is built with a focus on speed and ease of use, allowing users to deploy services instantly.

One of the key features of Katapult is its transparent, pay-as-you-go pricing model. This ensures that users only pay for what they use, with no hidden costs. The platform also provides up-to-the-minute performance data for CPU, network, and disk activity, helping users monitor and optimize their usage.

Katapult supports multi-user access, making it suitable for teams of all sizes. It also offers two-factor authentication for added security. Users can manage multiple Katapult organizations with a single set of user credentials.

The platform offers light and dark modes, catering to different user preferences. Users can also manage their DNS zones within the console. With its capacity to scale, Katapult is a reliable infrastructure partner.

Katapult’s product offerings include high-performance compute instances powered by AMD EPYC 2 CPUs and a fully redundant all-flash storage architecture. It offers CPU-optimized virtual machines for performance-critical, CPU-intensive applications and memory-optimized virtual machines for real-time data processing and in-memory tasks.

Official Website: https://Katapult.io

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

 CPU Model          : AMD EPYC-Milan Processor
 CPU Cores          : 64 @ 2799.998 MHz
 CPU Cache          : 512 KB
 AES-NI             : ✓ Enabled
 VM-x/AMD-V         : ✓ Enabled
 Total Disk         : 1.5 TB (2.4 GB Used)
 Total Mem          : 188.7 GB (315.3 MB Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 0 hour 14 min
 Load average       : 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
 OS                 : Debian GNU/Linux 11
 Arch               : x86_64 (64 Bit)
 Kernel             : 5.10.0-20-amd64
 TCP CC             : bbr
 Virtualization     : KVM
 IPv4/IPv6          : ✓ Online / ✓ Online
 Organization       : AS12488 Krystal Hosting Ltd
 Location           : Enfield Town / GB
 Region             : England
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 I/O Speed(1st run) : 895 MB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 913 MB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 963 MB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 923.7 MB/s
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 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    941.46 Mbps       808.61 Mbps         0.53 ms     
 Los Angeles, US  626.61 Mbps       4567.80 Mbps        129.90 ms   
 Dallas, US       797.42 Mbps       5074.90 Mbps        101.94 ms   
 Montreal, CA     609.98 Mbps       934.88 Mbps         77.38 ms    
 Shanghai, CN     195.10 Mbps       840.98 Mbps         271.53 ms   
 Chongqing, CN    0.65 Mbps         0.10 Mbps           254.59 ms   
 Hongkong, CN     412.38 Mbps       4210.87 Mbps        183.65 ms   
 Mumbai, IN       701.75 Mbps       4829.14 Mbps        122.13 ms   
 Singapore, SG    336.00 Mbps       3399.63 Mbps        299.53 ms   
 Tokyo, JP        358.43 Mbps       3432.87 Mbps        223.98 ms   
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Finished in        : 5 min 55 sec
 Timestamp          : 2024-01-18 05:52:08 GMT

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

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Uptime     : 0 days, 0 hours, 27 minutes
Processor  : AMD EPYC-Milan Processor
CPU cores  : 64 @ 2799.998 MHz
AES-NI     : ✔ Enabled
VM-x/AMD-V : ✔ Enabled
RAM        : 188.7 GiB
Swap       : 0.0 KiB
Disk       : 1.5 TiB
Distro     : Debian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye)
Kernel     : 5.10.0-20-amd64
VM Type    : KVM
IPv4/IPv6  : ✔ Online / ✔ Online

IPv6 Network Information:
---------------------------------
ISP        : Krystal Hosting Ltd
ASN        : AS12488 Krystal Hosting Ltd
Host       : Krystal Hosting Ltd
Location   : London, England (ENG)
Country    : United Kingdom

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 189.64 MB/s  (47.4k) | 943.88 MB/s  (14.7k)
Write      | 190.14 MB/s  (47.5k) | 948.85 MB/s  (14.8k)
Total      | 379.78 MB/s  (94.9k) | 1.89 GB/s    (29.5k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 980.26 MB/s   (1.9k) | 973.88 MB/s    (951)
Write      | 1.03 GB/s     (2.0k) | 1.03 GB/s     (1.0k)
Total      | 2.01 GB/s     (3.9k) | 2.01 GB/s     (1.9k)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 2.80 Gbits/sec  | 4.78 Gbits/sec  | 1.11 ms        
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | busy            | busy            | 8.09 ms        
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | 9.56 Gbits/sec  | 5.92 Gbits/sec  | 6.28 ms        
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 1.69 Gbits/sec  | 1.93 Gbits/sec  | 91.2 ms        
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 2.23 Gbits/sec  | 2.54 Gbits/sec  | 67.4 ms        
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 1.43 Gbits/sec  | busy            | 110 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 1.11 Gbits/sec  | busy            | 162 ms         

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv6):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 8.55 Gbits/sec  | busy            | 0.853 ms       
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | busy            | busy            | 12.9 ms        
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | 9.43 Gbits/sec  | busy            | 6.15 ms        
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 1.81 Gbits/sec  | busy            | 91.2 ms        
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | busy            | busy            | 67.5 ms        
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 1.40 Gbits/sec  | busy            | 110 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | busy            | 1.08 Gbits/sec  | 162 ms         

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
---------------------------------
Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 1304                          
Multi Core      | 11347                         
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/4437597

YABS completed in 12 min 14 sec

UnixBench: CPU Performance, A Score Higher is Better

Benchmark Run: Thu Jan 18 2024 07:19:11 - 07:47:10
64 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       45020603.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     7968.0 MWIPS (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               5019.4 lps   (29.9 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks       1205336.9 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          312026.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       3262215.8 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             2187779.7 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                  79013.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              10386.5 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   9708.3 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   4364.0 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        2461176.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   45020603.0   3857.8
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       7968.0   1448.7
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       5019.4   1167.3
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0    1205336.9   3043.8
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     312026.5   1885.4
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    3262215.8   5624.5
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    2187779.7   1758.7
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0      79013.5    197.5
Process Creation                                126.0      10386.5    824.3
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       9708.3   2289.7
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       4364.0   7273.4
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    2461176.5   1640.8
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1853.8

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Benchmark Run: Thu Jan 18 2024 07:47:10 - 07:47:10
64 CPUs in system; running 64 parallel copies of tests

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

Looking Glass

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Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly : 253.81 MiB/s | 2030.46 Mbps  | ping   0.379ms
 Gdrive   :   7.60 KiB/s |    0.06 Mbps  | ping   0.605ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA :   1.21 MiB/s |    9.71 Mbps  | ping  73.767ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   :   1.70 MiB/s |   13.61 Mbps  | ping 139.331ms
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     :  30.50 MiB/s |  243.98 Mbps  | ping  76.665ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :  15.24 MiB/s |  121.95 Mbps  | ping 134.267ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         :  20.08 MiB/s |  160.63 Mbps  | ping 110.140ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    :  15.29 MiB/s |  122.28 Mbps  | ping 132.032ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :  31.16 MiB/s |  249.25 Mbps  | ping  73.776ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :  24.16 MiB/s |  193.30 Mbps  | ping  96.153ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            : 877.19 MiB/s | 7017.54 Mbps  | ping   0.623ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany : 236.44 KiB/s |    1.85 Mbps  | ping  11.461ms
 Hetzner, Germany             :   1.32 KiB/s |    0.01 Mbps  | ping  21.613ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    :  94.24 MiB/s |  753.89 Mbps  | ping   9.610ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         : 375.94 MiB/s | 3007.52 Mbps  | ping   5.802ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :   2.78 KiB/s |    0.02 Mbps  | ping  25.258ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :   7.91 KiB/s |    0.06 Mbps  | ping   4.262ms
 Online, France               : 271.70 MiB/s | 2173.62 Mbps  | ping   8.112ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :   1.84 KiB/s |    0.01 Mbps  | ping  22.379ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :   3.88 MiB/s |   31.01 Mbps  | ping 269.683ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :     134 B/s |      N/A       | ping 283.643ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :  40.58 MiB/s |  324.68 Mbps  | ping  47.911ms
 Prima, Argentina      : 227.65 KiB/s |    1.78 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore : 483.85 KiB/s |    3.78 Mbps  | ping 158.765ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :   5.03 MiB/s |   40.25 Mbps  | ping 221.012ms
 Linode, Singapore    :   6.73 MiB/s |   53.80 Mbps  | ping 222.927ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :   5.45 MiB/s |   43.64 Mbps  | ping 232.258ms


 Benchmark finished in 90 seconds

Global Latency Test

Katapult United Kingdom London CPU Optimized Cloud Server Test and Review Katapult United Kingdom London CPU Optimized Cloud Server Test and Review

Query: ping 77.72.7.161, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 77.72.7.161 – RIPENCC /21 AS12488 KRYSTAL – United Kingdom

Media Unlock Test

 ** Test Starts At: Thu 18 Jan 06:25:11 GMT 2024

 ** Checking Results Under IPv4 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: Krystal Hosting (77.72.*.*) 

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  Yes (Region: GB)
 HotStar:                               No
 Disney+:                               No
 Netflix:                               Originals Only
 YouTube Premium:                       Yes (Region: GB)
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Yes (Region: GB)
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Yes
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   GB
 Viu.com:                               No
 YouTube CDN:                           London 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 London  
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        GBP
 ChatGPT:                               Yes
 Bing Region:                           GB
=======================================


 ** Checking Results Under IPv6 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: Krystal Hosting (2a03:2800:500:*:*) 

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

CloudFlare Internet Test

Katapult United Kingdom London CPU Optimized Cloud Server Test and Review

PageSpeed Insights

Katapult United Kingdom London CPU Optimized Cloud Server Test and Review

GTmetrix Performance

Katapult United Kingdom London CPU Optimized Cloud Server Test and Review

Create a virtual machine in Katapult

Katapult United Kingdom London CPU Optimized Cloud Server Test and Review

Creating a virtual machine in Katapult involves a few steps:

  1. Choose a Data Center: Visit the virtual machines page from the Katapult Compute sidebar and click on the “Add new virtual machine” button. You will then be provided with a list of available data centers.
  2. Choose an Operating System/Template: After selecting a data center, you must choose an operating system or a template for your virtual machine.
  3. Choose a Package: Next, you must choose a package that suits your needs.
  4. Enter Details: Finally, you must enter the details for your virtual machine.

Please note that these steps are a general guide, and the exact process may vary slightly depending on your specific needs and the current interface of Katapult.

Admin Control Panel

Katapult Console is the user interface of the Katapult cloud service, designed to be intuitive and user-friendly. It is organized into three distinct areas: the header, the left sidebar, and the content area.

The header includes a search function that allows users to search for Katapult services within the current organization. It also includes an organization selector, which enables switching between organizations within your account. The header also provides quick links to settings, documentation, and a logout link.

The left sidebar primarily serves as a navigation tool. It changes depending on where you are within the Katapult interface. If you’re within an organization, you’ll see navigation items specific to that organization, such as Compute and Users & Access. The sidebar will relate to your account if you look at your Katapult account settings.

The content area is where you interact with the various features of Katapult. For instance, the Compute pages allow you to create and manage virtual machines. The Storage section provides access to shared disks, disk backup policies, and any custom ISOs you upload to Katapult. The Networking section lets you manage virtual networks, your organization’s IP addresses, domains, etc.

Katapult Console also supports multi-user access, making it suitable for teams of all sizes. It offers two-factor authentication for added security. Users can manage multiple Katapult organizations with a single set of user credentials.

Server Pricing

Katapult United Kingdom London CPU Optimized Cloud Server Test and Review

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Payments

Before you can create a Katapult service, you will need to provide billing information.

You will be invoiced automatically each month for any usage you have incurred. You can pay an invoice by dashboard navigating to Billing -> Invoices in the sidebar with a stored or new credit/debit card.

Additionally, you can view all billing activities and uninvoiced usage directly from the dashboard. This payment system is designed to be user-friendly and transparent, ensuring users can easily handle their finances.

Please note that the exact details might vary slightly based on your specific needs and the current interface of KatapultFor more details about Katapult’s payments, Click Here.

Customer Support

Katapult provides a seamless and efficient customer experience.

  • Ticket System: Users can raise a ticket for more complex issues or inquiries.
  • Discord: Users can also reach out to the support team on Discord.
  • Email: If users have questions, they can also send information to [email protected].

Conclusion

In our tests, we ran the server through the wringer to check its I/O performance and network chops. The I/O speeds were consistently above 895 MB/s, peaking at 963 MB/s – placing it comfortably in the ‘excellent’ category. As for the network speeds, it performed strongly across various global locations, particularly excelling in the US, with download speeds reaching over 5 Gbps while latency stayed low.

Next up, the Yabs performance test focused on mixed read/write operations. The impressive results showed read and write speeds hovering around 1 GB/s when using larger block sizes. Meanwhile, the Geekbench 6 benchmark tests told a tale of a strong server, with a single core score over 1300 and a multi-core score surpassing 11000 – both squarely in the ‘good’ threshold.

The UnixBench scores, which judge CPU performance, were stellar. With scores way above the baseline, the server’s capacity for handling tasks across the board was confirmed – from script executions to data transfers, it tackled every metric with power to spare.

In conclusion, the Katapult cloud server in London is a powerhouse. Its hardware makes it ideal for tasks that demand a lot of computing muscle. Our extensive testing confirmed its high performance – from handling data with top-notch I/O speeds to showcasing impressive CPU capabilities. Whether it’s for running heavy applications or hosting high-traffic websites, this server is more than up to the challenge.

Official Website: https://Katapult.io

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