Zenlayer Thailand Bangkok High-Performance Virtual Machine Test and Review

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Zenlayer Thailand Bangkok High-Performance Virtual Machine Test and Review

Today, we will review the high-speed Zenlayer virtual machine in Bangkok, Thailand. This server runs on a powerful Intel Xeon Processor with this setup: a dual-core CPU, 4GB of memory, 40GB of SSD storage, a speedy 1Gbps network connection, and one IPv4 address.

Our team runs basic performance benchmarks, network capacity, and response time tests. Specifically, we’ll use Yabs and Unix Benchmark to measure core performance, test worldwide network speeds, and gauge ping times.

We’ll also see how well it can access different media content across regions, check how it connects with CloudFlare’s service for quality, and evaluate website loading speeds with tools like PageSpeed Insights and GTmetrix.

About Zenlayer

Zenlayer Virtual Machine Instances (VM Instances) are a part of the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud services bucket. They offer robust, high-performance, and scalable computing capabilities. With Zenlayer, you can deploy computing nodes globally conveniently and flexibly.

A VM Instance comprises several elements, including CPU, memory, operating system, Network Interface Card (NIC), and disks. Users have full control over the instance.

VM Instances also include function modules such as:

  1. Virtual Elastic Disk (VED): This block storage service is characterized by high performance and low latency. It provides distributed data disks for data storage.
  2. Security Group: This virtual firewall controls the inbound and outbound traffic of the VM instance, enhancing its security.
  3. VPC (Virtual Private Cloud): This private network on the cloud is completely isolated. You can customize the private address range and divide subnets.

Before creating a VM Instance, you should consider the following factors:

  1. Location: This refers to Zenlayer’s data center and determines the geolocation of your VM Instance. You cannot change the location once an instance has been successfully created. You can select the location based on users’ geolocation, availability of Zenlayer’s service, and application availability requirements.
  2. Network: When creating a VM Instance, you can customize the private network IP and subnets to isolate different systems or private network & public networks highly.
  3. Security: You can use the Security Group free of charge to control your instances’ inbound and outbound policies and the port listening status.

There are restrictions on the number of VM instances a single account (team) can create. Currently, up to 999 VM instances can be created.

Zenlayer offers different VM Instance models, each with varying vCPU (Core), RAM (GB), and Max. Bandwidth. These models are categorized into Compute Optimized, General Purpose, and Memory Optimized.

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 @ 2893.202 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 (91.6 MB Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 0 hour 11 min
 Load average       : 0.00, 0.00, 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           : Bangkok / TH
 Region             : Bangkok
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 I/O Speed(1st run) : 194 MB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 195 MB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 195 MB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 194.7 MB/s
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    1022.00 Mbps      1018.35 Mbps        1.43 ms     
 Los Angeles, US  289.00 Mbps       1246.41 Mbps        267.87 ms   
 Dallas, US       254.01 Mbps       1215.67 Mbps        298.95 ms   
 Montreal, CA     261.48 Mbps       859.88 Mbps         281.76 ms   
 Paris, FR        474.22 Mbps       1214.12 Mbps        170.27 ms   
 Amsterdam, NL    424.52 Mbps       1245.76 Mbps        177.83 ms   
 Shanghai, CN     296.48 Mbps       1253.76 Mbps        262.31 ms   
 Hongkong, CN     1251.84 Mbps      1256.18 Mbps        61.70 ms    
 Mumbai, IN       1006.02 Mbps      1230.48 Mbps        82.40 ms    
 Singapore, SG    1036.41 Mbps      1133.75 Mbps        26.13 ms    
 Tokyo, JP        764.43 Mbps       1262.47 Mbps        102.44 ms   
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Finished in        : 6 min 7 sec
 Timestamp          : 2024-01-15 03:04:16 UTC

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

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Uptime     : 0 days, 0 hours, 18 minutes
Processor  : Intel Xeon Processor (Cascadelake)
CPU cores  : 2 @ 2893.202 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       : ZEN
Location   : Bangkok, Bangkok (10)
Country    : Thailand

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      | 16.04 MB/s    (4.0k) | 196.21 MB/s   (3.0k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 95.58 MB/s     (186) | 94.95 MB/s      (92)
Write      | 100.66 MB/s    (196) | 101.28 MB/s     (98)
Total      | 196.24 MB/s    (382) | 196.24 MB/s    (190)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 805 Mbits/sec   | 973 Mbits/sec   | 179 ms         
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | 786 Mbits/sec   | 924 Mbits/sec   | 209 ms         
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | 742 Mbits/sec   | 893 Mbits/sec   | 179 ms         
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 845 Mbits/sec   | 1.01 Gbits/sec  | 176 ms         
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | busy            | 655 Mbits/sec   | 250 ms         
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 414 Mbits/sec   | 506 Mbits/sec   | 222 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 568 Mbits/sec   | 745 Mbits/sec   | 256 ms         

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
---------------------------------
Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 1370                          
Multi Core      | 2441                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/4396359

YABS completed in 13 min 52 sec

UnixBench: CPU Performance, A score higher is better

Benchmark Run: Mon Jan 15 2024 03:41:29 - 04:09:31
2 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       45970232.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     6929.6 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               5205.8 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks       1235085.0 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          336985.4 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       3343879.6 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             2378082.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 135430.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                               8081.4 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  12585.1 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   2193.3 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        2687859.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   45970232.1   3939.2
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       6929.6   1259.9
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       5205.8   1210.7
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0    1235085.0   3118.9
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     336985.4   2036.2
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    3343879.6   5765.3
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    2378082.3   1911.6
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     135430.8    338.6
Process Creation                                126.0       8081.4    641.4
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      12585.1   2968.2
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       2193.3   3655.5
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    2687859.5   1791.9
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1865.4

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Mon Jan 15 2024 04:09:31 - 04:37:34
2 CPUs in system; running 2 parallel copies of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       90879651.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                    13848.2 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               6723.2 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        783152.8 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          182277.1 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       3519497.2 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             4639196.2 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 533680.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              16737.6 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  17279.5 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   2597.4 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        3684827.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   90879651.8   7787.5
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0      13848.2   2517.8
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       6723.2   1563.5
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     783152.8   1977.7
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     182277.1   1101.4
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    3519497.2   6068.1
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    4639196.2   3729.3
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     533680.0   1334.2
Process Creation                                126.0      16737.6   1328.4
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      17279.5   4075.4
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       2597.4   4329.1
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    3684827.0   2456.6
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        2642.8

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

Looking Glass

None

Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly :      60 B/s |      N/A       | ping  26.466ms
 Gdrive   :   3.25 KiB/s |    0.03 Mbps  | ping  27.472ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA : 222.97 KiB/s |    1.74 Mbps  | ping 269.259ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   :   1.89 MiB/s |   15.11 Mbps  | ping 216.067ms
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     :   4.41 MiB/s |   35.26 Mbps  | ping 263.030ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :   5.56 MiB/s |   44.51 Mbps  | ping 226.245ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         :   5.45 MiB/s |   43.57 Mbps  | ping 242.397ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    :   7.11 MiB/s |   56.89 Mbps  | ping 208.648ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :   5.30 MiB/s |   42.37 Mbps  | ping 257.471ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :   5.37 MiB/s |   42.97 Mbps  | ping 245.743ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            :   8.46 MiB/s |   67.69 Mbps  | ping 188.200ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany :  26.14 KiB/s |    0.20 Mbps  | ping 189.725ms
 Hetzner, Germany             :     241 B/s |      N/A       | ping 188.251ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    :   9.84 MiB/s |   78.70 Mbps  | ping 184.078ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         :   9.47 MiB/s |   75.80 Mbps  | ping 203.352ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :     381 B/s |      N/A       | ping 196.342ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :     219 B/s |      N/A       | ping 220.430ms
 Online, France               :   9.87 MiB/s |   78.98 Mbps  | ping 208.640ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :     165 B/s |      N/A       | ping 268.922ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :  17.95 MiB/s |  143.57 Mbps  | ping 116.611ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :     456 B/s |      N/A       | ping 145.724ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :   2.98 MiB/s |   23.85 Mbps  | ping 202.889ms
 Prima, Argentina      :  97.98 KiB/s |    0.77 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore :  72.79 MiB/s |  582.33 Mbps  | ping  24.867ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :  20.11 MiB/s |  160.87 Mbps  | ping 104.567ms
 Linode, Singapore    :  70.62 MiB/s |  564.97 Mbps  | ping  26.807ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :  24.95 MiB/s |  199.63 Mbps  | ping  98.660ms


 Benchmark finished in 112 seconds

Global Latency Test

Zenlayer Thailand Bangkok High-Performance Virtual Machine Test and Review Zenlayer Thailand Bangkok High-Performance Virtual Machine Test and Review

Query: ping 156.59.51.125, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 156.59.51.125 – APNIC /23 AS21859 ZEN-ECN – Thailand, Bangkok

Media Unlock Test

 ** Test Starts At: Mon Jan 15 03:25:20 UTC 2024

 ** Checking Results Under IPv4 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: Zenlayer (156.59.*.*) 

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  Yes (Region: TH)
 HotStar:                               No
 Disney+:                               No
 Netflix:                               Originals Only
 YouTube Premium:                       Yes (Region: TH)
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Yes (Region: TH)
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Yes
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   TH
 Viu.com:                               Yes (Region: TH)
 YouTube CDN:                           TRUE in Bangkok 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Singapore  
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        THB
 ChatGPT:                               Yes
 Bing Region:                           WW
=======================================
No IPv6 Connectivity Found, Abort IPv6 Testing...

Testing Done! 

CloudFlare Internet Test

Zenlayer Thailand Bangkok High-Performance Virtual Machine Test and Review

PageSpeed Insights

Zenlayer Thailand Bangkok High-Performance Virtual Machine Test and Review

GTmetrix Performance

Zenlayer Thailand Bangkok High-Performance Virtual Machine Test and Review

Admin Control Panel

Zenlayer Thailand Bangkok High-Performance Virtual Machine Test and Review

Zenlayer’s Virtual Machine admin console, known as ZenConsole, is a self-service cloud management platform. It allows users to create and manage Zenlayer edge cloud services easily.

Here are some of the key features and services you can manage with ZenConsole:

  • Bare Metal Instances: You can rent and fully control these physical servers.
  • Virtual Machine Instances: These are virtual servers running on Zenlayer’s infrastructure.
  • Global Accelerators: These services improve your applications’ performance using Zenlayer’s global private network.
  • Cloud Networking: This service allows you to establish private networks in the cloud.

To access ZenConsole, you can visit the Zenlayer Console website. Once logged in, you can navigate the different services using the menu on the left. For instance, to manage Virtual Machine Instances, you would go to Compute > Virtual Machine > Virtual Machine Instance.

Server Pricing

Zenlayer Thailand Bangkok High-Performance Virtual Machine Test and Review

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

Payments

Zenlayer provides flexible payment options to suit different workloads and usage patterns. Whether you prefer to pay in advance with the Subscription model or pay as you go, Zenlayer offers a solution to meet your needs.

Subscription: In this model, you pay for your resources in advance. You can choose a subscription period of 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, or 1 year. If you no longer need the virtual machine instance, you can unsubscribe. However, please note that Zenlayer does not support refunds for the unused part if unsubscribed before the subscription cycle expires.

Pay-as-you-go: This is a flexible billing method where you use your resources first and pay afterward. The billing increment is usually by the day or by the hour. Your resources will enter the suspension state if you do not have enough balance for the system to deduct at the end of each billing increment.

The price of a Virtual Machine Instance includes CPU, Memory, bandwidth cap, system disk, and optional data disk. The actual price varies in different locations and zones. Therefore, the price shown on the order page shall prevail.

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Customer Support

Zenlayer’s customer support is designed to provide timely and effective assistance to its users, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free experience with their services.

24/7 Availability: Zenlayer’s support is available 24/7 for all services. This ensures that help is always available when you need it.

Global Support: Zenlayer has teams across the globe to ensure constant protection. This means you can get the support you need no matter your location.

Multi-Layer Support: Zenlayer supports network, hardware, and OS layers. This comprehensive approach ensures that all aspects of your service are covered.

Quick Response: Zenlayer aims to respond to issues in 15 minutes or less, and most problems are resolved in under 4 hours. This quick turnaround time helps minimize any potential downtime.

Contact Options: You can contact Zenlayer’s support through various methods. They have toll-free numbers in the U.S. and Singapore. You can also contact them through their website.

Support Portal: Zenlayer has a dedicated support portal where you can log in for personalized help. The portal features a range of topics, including platform, computing, networking, API, security, and compliance.

Conclusion

The tests began with Basic Bench, assessing input/output operations and internet speeds. The machine showed consistent I/O speeds averaging around 195 MB/s. Internet speeds were impressive at over 1000 Mbps for uploads and near this mark for downloads almost across the board, with very low latency numbers, indicating a highly responsive server.

Next, we threw the Yabs Performance Bench test at it. This mixed read/write operation pushed the server to perform with 4k to 1m block sizes, with total throughput reaching above 196 MB/s at larger block sizes. For raw CPU horsepower, the Geekbench 6 benchmark returned scores of 1370 for single-core and 2441 for multi-core performance, affirming its grunt for demanding tasks.

The UnixBench score, which assesses CPU performance across various tasks, was well above the baseline, showing the Zenlayer virtual machine’s capability to handle tasks swiftly. The system running two parallel copies of tests nearly doubled its performance indexes across the board.

In conclusion, the Zenlayer virtual machine in Bangkok delivers strong performance across all tested areas. With fast I/O operations, excellent upload/download capabilities, solid CPU power, and low latency, this server stands out as a robust option for hosting needs, efficiently handling everyday tasks and more demanding operations.

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

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