Katapult United States Phoenix CPU Optimized Cloud Server Test and Review

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Katapult United States Phoenix CPU Optimized Cloud Server Test and Review

We recently tested the Katapult Cloud Server in Phoenix, USA, which is made especially for tasks requiring lots of computing power. It’s got some serious muscle behind it: AMD EPYC-Rome Processor, 64-core CPU, 192 GB of memory, 1600 GB of SSD storage, 10 Gbps internet connection, 12 TB of traffic, and it comes with IPv4 and IPv6 address.

To put it through its paces, we ran a bunch of tests. First, we looked at how it handles basic tasks with some standard benchmark tests, including Yabs and Unix Benchmark. We didn’t stop there – we also measured its network chops with the Global Node Test and checked how quickly it responded with the Global Ping Test.

Media lovers would be interested in the Media Unlock Test to see what streaming services you can get. The CloudFlare Internet Test gave us insights for those curious about internet quality. Lastly, we wanted to know how well websites would run on this server, so we used tools like PageSpeed Insights and GTmetrix Performance to see how fast web pages load and perform.

About Katapult

Katapult.io is a leading cloud hosting service provider offering a high-speed, reliable, scalable public cloud platform. Krystal, one of the UK’s leading web hosting providers, designed and developed it. Krystal operates on 100% renewable energy and has pledged to plant and protect 1 billion trees by 2030.

Katapult.io’s platform is user-friendly, with a powerful and frustration-free control panel. It offers an instantly loading and clean-looking client area that simplifies tasks. The platform is designed for quick and easy deployment, with an intuitive interface.

One of the key features of Katapult.io is its transparent, pay-as-you-go pricing. It offers monthly caps and ensures there are no surprises in billing.

Katapult.io provides up-to-the-minute performance data for CPU, Network, and Disk activity. It supports multi-user environments, making it suitable for teams of all sizes. It also offers two-factor authentication for added security, supporting Yubikey & OTP (such as Google Authenticator).

Users can access multiple Katapult organizations from a single set of user credentials. The platform also offers both light and dark modes. Katapult.io allows users to point their domains to Katapult and manage their DNS zones within the console. It is built to scale with users’ needs, making it a go-to infrastructure partner.

Official Website: https://Katapult.io

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

 CPU Model          : AMD EPYC-Rome Processor
 CPU Cores          : 64 @ 2899.998 MHz
 CPU Cache          : 512 KB
 AES-NI             : ✓ Enabled
 VM-x/AMD-V         : ✓ Enabled
 Total Disk         : 1.5 TB (3.6 GB Used)
 Total Mem          : 188.7 GB (370.5 MB Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 13 hour 47 min
 Load average       : 0.02, 0.06, 0.02
 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           : Phoenix / US
 Region             : Arizona
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 I/O Speed(1st run) : 803 MB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 813 MB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 810 MB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 808.7 MB/s
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 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    639.66 Mbps       4921.54 Mbps        128.37 ms   
 Los Angeles, US  3808.56 Mbps      4963.45 Mbps        40.02 ms    
 Dallas, US       3125.96 Mbps      5023.81 Mbps        57.57 ms    
 Montreal, CA     592.25 Mbps       891.68 Mbps         62.60 ms    
 Paris, FR        558.81 Mbps       4364.17 Mbps        143.82 ms   
 Amsterdam, NL    460.31 Mbps       4965.81 Mbps        143.98 ms   
 Shanghai, CN     391.21 Mbps       1077.34 Mbps        203.43 ms   
 Hongkong, CN     490.28 Mbps       2132.12 Mbps        167.63 ms   
 Mumbai, IN       329.44 Mbps       3195.90 Mbps        248.27 ms   
 Singapore, SG    425.54 Mbps       4382.46 Mbps        178.19 ms   
 Tokyo, JP        693.15 Mbps       5038.51 Mbps        117.03 ms   
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Finished in        : 6 min 7 sec
 Timestamp          : 2024-01-31 00:22:59 GMT

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

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Uptime     : 0 days, 13 hours, 55 minutes
Processor  : AMD EPYC-Rome Processor
CPU cores  : 64 @ 2899.998 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   : Phoenix, Arizona (AZ)
Country    : United States

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 199.84 MB/s  (49.9k) | 1.02 GB/s    (15.9k)
Write      | 200.37 MB/s  (50.0k) | 1.02 GB/s    (16.0k)
Total      | 400.21 MB/s (100.0k) | 2.04 GB/s    (32.0k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 997.50 MB/s   (1.9k) | 991.96 MB/s    (968)
Write      | 1.05 GB/s     (2.0k) | 1.05 GB/s     (1.0k)
Total      | 2.04 GB/s     (3.9k) | 2.05 GB/s     (2.0k)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 1.19 Gbits/sec  | 1.39 Gbits/sec  | 132 ms         
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | 1.16 Gbits/sec  | 34.8 Mbits/sec  | 132 ms         
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | 1.10 Gbits/sec  | 1.24 Gbits/sec  | 145 ms         
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 614 Mbits/sec   | 736 Mbits/sec   | 226 ms         
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 2.76 Gbits/sec  | 3.17 Gbits/sec  | 64.1 ms        
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 7.76 Gbits/sec  | 3.92 Gbits/sec  | 22.4 ms        
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 8.09 Gbits/sec  | 5.48 Gbits/sec  | 8.61 ms        

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv6):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 1.17 Gbits/sec  | 1.35 Gbits/sec  | 132 ms         
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | busy            | busy            | 135 ms         
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | 1.06 Gbits/sec  | busy            | 145 ms         
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 556 Mbits/sec   | 680 Mbits/sec   | 226 ms         
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 2.76 Gbits/sec  | 2.98 Gbits/sec  | 64.1 ms        
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 7.77 Gbits/sec  | 3.64 Gbits/sec  | 22.2 ms        
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 7.65 Gbits/sec  | 5.00 Gbits/sec  | 8.61 ms        

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
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Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 1250                          
Multi Core      | 10822                         
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/4675627

YABS completed in 13 min 14 sec

UnixBench: CPU Performance, A Score Higher is Better

Benchmark Run: Wed Jan 31 2024 00:46:59 - 01:14:58
64 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       41463245.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     7445.6 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               5068.9 lps   (29.9 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        984938.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          284480.4 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       2560378.6 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             1793990.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                  64715.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                               5058.9 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   5697.8 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   2678.9 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        1992655.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   41463245.6   3553.0
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       7445.6   1353.8
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       5068.9   1178.8
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     984938.5   2487.2
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     284480.4   1718.9
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    2560378.6   4414.4
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    1793990.8   1442.1
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0      64715.8    161.8
Process Creation                                126.0       5058.9    401.5
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       5697.8   1343.8
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       2678.9   4464.8
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    1992655.3   1328.4
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1440.6

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Benchmark Run: Wed Jan 31 2024 01:14:59 - 01:14:59
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 : 408.16 MiB/s | 3265.31 Mbps  | ping   0.894ms
 Gdrive   :   7.27 KiB/s |    0.06 Mbps  | ping   9.474ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA :   3.97 MiB/s |   31.78 Mbps  | ping  64.825ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   :  80.66 MiB/s |  645.26 Mbps  | ping  17.350ms
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     :   1.01 MiB/s |    8.07 Mbps  | ping  60.632ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :  64.43 MiB/s |  515.46 Mbps  | ping  38.188ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         : 102.15 MiB/s |  817.16 Mbps  | ping  22.424ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    : 235.85 MiB/s | 1886.79 Mbps  | ping   8.734ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :  39.94 MiB/s |  319.49 Mbps  | ping  63.950ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :  56.30 MiB/s |  450.38 Mbps  | ping  39.601ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            :  16.44 MiB/s |  131.56 Mbps  | ping 129.433ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany :  36.17 KiB/s |    0.28 Mbps  | ping 145.089ms
 Hetzner, Germany             :     297 B/s |      N/A       | ping 147.842ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    :  12.27 MiB/s |   98.16 Mbps  | ping 146.890ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         :  13.52 MiB/s |  108.13 Mbps  | ping 144.459ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :     493 B/s |      N/A       | ping 148.515ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :     574 B/s |      N/A       | ping 136.191ms
 Online, France               :   5.64 MiB/s |   45.11 Mbps  | ping 131.915ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :     320 B/s |      N/A       | ping 153.306ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :   4.40 MiB/s |   35.23 Mbps  | ping 250.915ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :     362 B/s |      N/A       | ping 183.439ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :   4.15 MiB/s |   33.24 Mbps  | ping 179.107ms
 Prima, Argentina      : 437.23 KiB/s |    3.42 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore : 565.75 KiB/s |    4.42 Mbps  | ping 188.218ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :  11.85 MiB/s |   94.83 Mbps  | ping 120.950ms
 Linode, Singapore    :  11.23 MiB/s |   89.83 Mbps  | ping 173.519ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :  18.74 MiB/s |  149.90 Mbps  | ping 115.758ms


 Benchmark finished in 94 seconds

Global Latency Test

Katapult United States Phoenix CPU Optimized Cloud Server Test and Review Katapult United States Phoenix CPU Optimized Cloud Server Test and Review

Query: ping 185.69.56.233, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 185.69.56.233 – RIPENCC /22 AS12488 KRYSTAL – United Kingdom

Media Unlock Test

 ** Test Starts At: Wed 31 Jan 00:41:54 GMT 2024

 ** Checking Results Under IPv4 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: Krystal Hosting (185.69.*.*) 

============[ 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:                           Washington DC 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Boston, MA  
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        GBP
 ChatGPT:                               Yes
 Bing Region:                           WW
 Instagram Licensed Audio:              Yes
=======================================


 ** Checking Results Under IPv6 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: Krystal Hosting (2a03:2803:2:*:*) 

============[ 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:                           Washington DC 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Miami, FL  
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        Failed (Network Connection)
 ChatGPT:                               Failed
 Bing Region:                           US
 Instagram Licensed Audio:              No
=======================================
Testing Done!

CloudFlare Internet Test

Katapult United States Phoenix CPU Optimized Cloud Server Test and Review

PageSpeed Insights

Katapult United States Phoenix CPU Optimized Cloud Server Test and Review

GTmetrix Performance

Katapult United States Phoenix CPU Optimized Cloud Server Test and Review

Admin Control Panel

Katapult United States Phoenix CPU Optimized Cloud Server Test and Review

The Katapult Console is a user-friendly interface that allows you to manage your Katapult services. It is organized into three distinct areas: the header, the left sidebar, and the content area.

Header: The header includes a search function that allows you to search for Katapult services within the current organization. It also includes an organization selector, which enables switching between organizations within your account. Other features in the header include links to your settings, documentation, and a logout link.

Left Sidebar: The left sidebar primarily serves for navigation. The navigation focus will depend on where you are within the Katapult interface. If you are within an organization, you will see navigation items specific to that organization. However, if you are looking at your Katapult account settings, the sidebar will relate to your account. User-level access to the various navigation sections will depend on the role assigned to them.

Content Area: This is where you can manage your services within your organization. The compute pages allow the creation and management of your virtual machines. The storage section provides access to shared disks, disk backup policies, and any custom ISOs you upload to Katapult. The networking section allows you to manage virtual networks, your organization’s IP addresses, domains, etc. The Users & Access section allows you to manage users, define roles, and manage SSH keys.

In addition, the Katapult web console is a lightweight, browser-based terminal permitting shell commands against a given virtual machine. This can be accessed by selecting Compute -> Virtual Machines from the left sidebar and then selecting the virtual machine you wish to access the web console for. From the overview page, select Tools -> Console from the menu below the virtual machine hostname. You are now viewing the web console.

Server Pricing

Katapult United States Phoenix CPU Optimized Cloud Server Test and Review

Official Website: https://Katapult.io

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Payments

Katapult.io offers a transparent and user-friendly billing system.

Billing Overview: The billing overview page provides a snapshot of the billing state for the entire organization. It displays your current account balance, a summary of any future uninvoiced usage, your next invoice date, and any coupons applied to your account.

Invoices Usage: Katapult.io provides detailed invoices for your usage. If you have any unpaid invoices, you can find them by navigating to Billing -> Invoices in the sidebar. You can pay an invoice with a stored or new credit/debit card. After choosing the required card or entering your new card’s details, click the Pay button to process the payment.

Add / Update Billing: You can easily add or update your billing information on Katapult.io. This ensures that your billing details are up-to-date, providing a seamless billing experience.

Customer Support

Their experts are always ready to help.

Contact Form: Users can complete a form on the Katapult.io website to raise a ticket. This is a convenient way to contact the support team for non-urgent issues.

Email: Users can send an email to the support team at [email protected]. This is another way to raise a ticket and is useful for more complex queries requiring detailed explanations.

Discord: Katapult.io has a presence on Discord. This provides a community-based platform where users can interact with the support team and other users.

Conclusion

In our lineup of tests, the server consistently showed its fast reflexes, especially with I/O operations, clocking in over 800 MB/s – well into the ‘good’ category. Network speeds didn’t disappoint, either. The server strutted its stuff with upload and download numbers that would make any data-heavy user smile, especially in cities like Los Angeles and Tokyo, where it showcased top-notch performance.

The Yabs performance bench swung in with impressive figures. Mixed read-write speeds were through the roof, easily surpassing the 1 GB/s mark, which we call excellent. Meanwhile, the Geekbench 6 scores told a similar story for CPU prowess – a single-core score of 1250 and a multi-core marathon finish of 10822 points towards a robust processor that can handle various tasks without breaking a sweat.

Regarding CPU capability, the UnixBench index score of 1440.6 confirmed that this machine can more than juggle multiple tasks efficiently, making it incredibly versatile for different computing needs.

To wrap it up, the Katapult Cloud Server in Phoenix doesn’t just talk the talk; it walks the walk. Whether it’s I/O speed, CPU performance, or network prowess you’re after, this server delivers on all fronts. It’s a powerhouse well-suited for businesses or individuals needing a high-performing server for demanding applications and data traffic. If performance is what you need, this server is a solid bet.

Official Website: https://Katapult.io

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