OVHcloud United States Ashburn Public Cloud Discovery Instance Test and Review

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OVHcloud United States Ashburn Public Cloud Discovery Instance Test and Review

Today, we’re checking out OVHcloud‘s starter server in Ashburn, USA. It’s got an Intel processor with pretty standard specs: 2 CPU cores, 4 GB of memory, 50 GB of fast SSD storage, and an internet connection speed of 250 Mbps. It comes with one IPv4 and one IPv6 address.

Our hands-on review covers several key tests. We’ll start with the Basic Benchmark, Yabs, and the Unix Benchmark to get a feel for its performance. Next, we’ll run the Global Node Test and Global Ping Test to check network speeds and responsiveness.

Lastly, we’ll check whether this service can access different media with the Media Unlock Test, ensure a solid connection via the CloudFlare Internet Test, and judge web performance with PageSpeed Insights and GTmetrix scores.

About OVHcloud

OVHcloud Public Cloud is a comprehensive suite of cloud solutions designed to accelerate business growth and automate infrastructure management. It offers a wide range of services, all billed on a pay-as-you-go basis, providing the flexibility to scale up from small projects to large-scale deployments.

The core offerings of OVHcloud Public Cloud include computation, storage, network, containers and orchestration, and data analytics. These services are designed to cover a broad spectrum of use cases, from general-purpose computing to memory-intensive processing and GPU-accelerated parallel processing.

Compute services provide virtual servers that combine flexibility and guaranteed resources. These servers offer CPU, RAM, and storage with no resource over-allocation and provide root access. They are designed to be versatile and suited to a wide range of needs.

Storage services offer unlimited on-demand storage accessible via API. They also include NVMe drives designed for databases and big data applications, offering ultra-fast IOPS.

Another notable feature is the use of standardized APIs. All Public Cloud services are accessible via standard APIs in the cloud computing sector. This includes OpenStack for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Kubernetes for container orchestration, and others.

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

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

 CPU Model          : Intel Core Processor (Haswell, no TSX)
 CPU Cores          : 2 @ 2394.454 MHz
 CPU Cache          : 16384 KB
 AES-NI             : ✓ Enabled
 VM-x/AMD-V         : ✓ Enabled
 Total Disk         : 49.2 GB (1.6 GB Used)
 Total Mem          : 3.8 GB (200.1 MB Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 0 hour 15 min
 Load average       : 0.07, 0.15, 0.08
 OS                 : Debian GNU/Linux 10
 Arch               : x86_64 (64 Bit)
 Kernel             : 4.19.0-25-cloud-amd64
 TCP CC             : bbr
 Virtualization     : KVM
 IPv4/IPv6          : ✓ Online / ✓ Online
 Organization       : AS16276 OVH SAS
 Location           : Washington / US
 Region             : Washington, D.C.
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 I/O Speed(1st run) : 910 MB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 1.0 GB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 1.1 GB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 1020.1 MB/s
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    241.93 Mbps       242.98 Mbps         35.82 ms    
 Los Angeles, US  242.59 Mbps       243.99 Mbps         57.91 ms    
 Dallas, US       241.33 Mbps       64.22 Mbps          30.71 ms    
 Montreal, CA     244.73 Mbps       245.13 Mbps         22.05 ms    
 Paris, FR        249.13 Mbps       259.85 Mbps         78.93 ms    
 Amsterdam, NL    241.89 Mbps       246.12 Mbps         83.77 ms    
 Shanghai, CN     200.93 Mbps       251.94 Mbps         246.81 ms   
 Mumbai, IN       218.19 Mbps       243.27 Mbps         196.20 ms   
 Singapore, SG    217.03 Mbps       264.65 Mbps         248.66 ms   
 Tokyo, JP        209.19 Mbps       245.57 Mbps         163.88 ms   
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Finished in        : 5 min 12 sec
 Timestamp          : 2024-01-27 03:26:35 UTC

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

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Uptime     : 0 days, 0 hours, 28 minutes
Processor  : Intel Core Processor (Haswell, no TSX)
CPU cores  : 2 @ 2394.454 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 10 (buster)
Kernel     : 4.19.0-25-cloud-amd64
VM Type    : KVM
IPv4/IPv6  : ✔ Online / ✔ Online

IPv6 Network Information:
---------------------------------
ISP        : OVH SAS
ASN        : AS16276 OVH SAS
Host       : OVH US LLC
Location   : Reston, Virginia (VA)
Country    : United States

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 40.02 MB/s   (10.0k) | 656.51 MB/s  (10.2k)
Write      | 40.12 MB/s   (10.0k) | 659.96 MB/s  (10.3k)
Total      | 80.15 MB/s   (20.0k) | 1.31 GB/s    (20.5k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 1.16 GB/s     (2.2k) | 1.24 GB/s     (1.2k)
Write      | 1.22 GB/s     (2.3k) | 1.33 GB/s     (1.3k)
Total      | 2.39 GB/s     (4.6k) | 2.57 GB/s     (2.5k)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 231 Mbits/sec   | 238 Mbits/sec   | 74.6 ms        
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | 233 Mbits/sec   | 230 Mbits/sec   | 78.9 ms        
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | 234 Mbits/sec   | 229 Mbits/sec   | 90.0 ms        
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 213 Mbits/sec   | 214 Mbits/sec   | 185 ms         
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 245 Mbits/sec   | 245 Mbits/sec   | 8.12 ms        
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 241 Mbits/sec   | 243 Mbits/sec   | 33.3 ms        
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 235 Mbits/sec   | 240 Mbits/sec   | 56.6 ms        

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv6):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | busy            | busy            | 74.1 ms        
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | busy            | busy            | 78.0 ms        
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | 229 Mbits/sec   | 229 Mbits/sec   | 89.6 ms        
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 211 Mbits/sec   | 208 Mbits/sec   | 185 ms         
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 241 Mbits/sec   | 241 Mbits/sec   | 7.80 ms        
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 238 Mbits/sec   | 239 Mbits/sec   | 32.7 ms        
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 231 Mbits/sec   | 237 Mbits/sec   | 55.8 ms        

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
---------------------------------
Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 848                           
Multi Core      | 1475                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/4598242

YABS completed in 18 min 36 sec

UnixBench: CPU Performance, A score higher is better

Benchmark Run: Sat Jan 27 2024 05:26:19 - 05:54:18
2 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       30982736.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     4878.3 MWIPS (9.4 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               3171.3 lps   (29.7 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        495882.2 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          128120.1 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       1237999.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                              637938.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                  87098.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                               6256.8 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   6960.2 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   1325.8 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                         366734.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   30982736.8   2654.9
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       4878.3    887.0
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       3171.3    737.5
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     495882.2   1252.2
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     128120.1    774.1
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    1237999.5   2134.5
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0     637938.1    512.8
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0      87098.3    217.7
Process Creation                                126.0       6256.8    496.6
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       6960.2   1641.5
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       1325.8   2209.7
System Call Overhead                          15000.0     366734.3    244.5
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                         865.5

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Sat Jan 27 2024 05:54:18 - 06:22:21
2 CPUs in system; running 2 parallel copies of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       60871972.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     9691.8 MWIPS (9.2 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               5589.6 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        713645.7 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          186530.9 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       2088095.3 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             1246913.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 330065.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              11792.7 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   9193.0 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   1381.4 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                         683757.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   60871972.0   5216.1
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       9691.8   1762.1
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       5589.6   1299.9
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     713645.7   1802.1
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     186530.9   1127.1
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    2088095.3   3600.2
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    1246913.6   1002.3
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     330065.3    825.2
Process Creation                                126.0      11792.7    935.9
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       9193.0   2168.2
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       1381.4   2302.3
System Call Overhead                          15000.0     683757.1    455.8
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1521.5

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

Looking Glass

OVHcloud United States Ashburn Public Cloud Discovery Instance Test and Review

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Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly :  27.51 MiB/s |  220.08 Mbps  | ping  20.984ms
 Gdrive   :  16.02 KiB/s |    0.13 Mbps  | ping   2.647ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA : 903.13 KiB/s |    7.06 Mbps  | ping  16.152ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   :  21.83 MiB/s |  174.64 Mbps  | ping  66.400ms
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     :  27.05 MiB/s |  216.39 Mbps  | ping   7.472ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :  24.63 MiB/s |  197.01 Mbps  | ping  66.038ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         :  15.34 MiB/s |  122.73 Mbps  | ping  32.174ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    :  21.92 MiB/s |  175.36 Mbps  | ping  55.795ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :  28.37 MiB/s |  227.00 Mbps  | ping   7.210ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :  27.91 MiB/s |  223.28 Mbps  | ping  18.466ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            :  23.51 MiB/s |  188.04 Mbps  | ping  77.728ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany :  57.61 KiB/s |    0.45 Mbps  | ping  86.270ms
 Hetzner, Germany             :     388 B/s |      N/A       | ping  90.654ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    :  23.15 MiB/s |  185.23 Mbps  | ping  89.694ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         :  22.72 MiB/s |  181.79 Mbps  | ping  87.869ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :     385 B/s |      N/A       | ping 107.112ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :     389 B/s |      N/A       | ping  82.278ms
 Online, France               :  22.58 MiB/s |  180.63 Mbps  | ping  78.786ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :     123 B/s |      N/A       | ping  91.325ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :   4.96 MiB/s |   39.67 Mbps  | ping 251.965ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :     171 B/s |      N/A       | ping 233.065ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :  13.26 MiB/s |  106.12 Mbps  | ping 121.986ms
 Prima, Argentina      : 162.24 KiB/s |    1.27 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore : 838.35 KiB/s |    6.55 Mbps  | ping 242.060ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :   7.43 MiB/s |   59.44 Mbps  | ping 164.350ms
 Linode, Singapore    :   4.18 MiB/s |   33.47 Mbps  | ping 230.470ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :  11.15 MiB/s |   89.18 Mbps  | ping 192.965ms


 Benchmark finished in 153 seconds

Global Latency Test

OVHcloud United States Ashburn Public Cloud Discovery Instance Test and Review OVHcloud United States Ashburn Public Cloud Discovery Instance Test and Review

Query: ping 40.160.6.83, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 40.160.6.83 – ARIN /17 AS16276 OVH – United States

Media Unlock Test

 ** Test Starts At: Sat 27 Jan 2024 03:57:20 AM UTC

 ** Checking Results Under IPv4 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: OVH US LLC (40.160.*.*) 

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  Yes (Region: US)
 HotStar:                               No
 Disney+:                               No
 Netflix:                               No
 YouTube Premium:                       Yes
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Yes (Region: US)
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Yes
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   US
 Viu.com:                               No
 YouTube CDN:                           ATMAN in Warsaw 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Failed
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        USD
 ChatGPT:                               Only Available with Web Browser
 Bing Region:                           US
=======================================


 ** Checking Results Under IPv6 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: OVH SAS (2604:2dc0:101:*:*) 

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

CloudFlare Internet Test

OVHcloud United States Ashburn Public Cloud Discovery Instance Test and Review

PageSpeed Insights

OVHcloud United States Ashburn Public Cloud Discovery Instance Test and Review

GTmetrix Performance

OVHcloud United States Ashburn Public Cloud Discovery Instance Test and Review

Getting Started with OVHcloud Instances

OVHcloud United States Ashburn Public Cloud Discovery Instance Test and Review

To start with OVHcloud Instances, log in to the OVHcloud Control Panel, go to the Public Cloud section, and select the Public Cloud project concerned. On the “Home” page, click on “Create an instance”. You can find the same functionality on the “Instances” page by clicking “Instances” in the left-hand navigation bar under “Compute.”

Admin Control Panel

OVHcloud United States Ashburn Public Cloud Discovery Instance Test and Review

OVHcloud Manager is the central hub for managing all OVHcloud services. It provides a user-friendly interface to manage your services, orders, bills, and payment methods.

Key Features of OVHcloud Manager

User Management: OVHcloud Manager allows you to manage authorized users. This feature is particularly useful for businesses and organizations where multiple users need access to the services.

Service Management: With OVHcloud Manager, you can manage all your OVHcloud services in one place. This includes everything from your Public Cloud instances to your web hosting services.

Security: OVHcloud Manager offers features like two-factor authentication to help secure your account. Additionally, you can restrict IP access to the OVHcloud Control Panel, adding an extra layer of security.

Server Pricing

OVHcloud United States Ashburn Public Cloud Discovery Instance Test and Review

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

Payments

Key Features of OVHcloud Billing and Payment

Invoice Management: OVHcloud provides a space to view, manage, and pay your bills. Each invoice is sent to you by email and accessible via a clickable link. All invoices are also available via the Dashboard tab in the OVHcloud Control Panel.

Payment Methods: OVHcloud allows you to manage your payment methods through the OVHcloud Manager. You can add, remove, or change your default payment method anytime.

Automatic Renewal: By default, your services are renewed automatically when they reach their renewal date, and your bill total will be debited at the beginning of the month from your default payment method. You can enable or disable automatic renewal for each of your services.

Manual Renewal: For certain ranges (domains, web hosting plans, VPS, and dedicated servers), you can choose a manual renewal method. If your services are set to be renewed manually, you will be sent notifications by email when your service reaches its expiry date, with a link to pay online.

Coupon

Public Cloud Credit Offer: $200 Public Cloud Credit to new customers opening their first project.

Customer Support

OVHcloud’s customer support is designed to provide timely and effective assistance to its customers. Whether you need help with a technical issue, have a question about your bill, or need assistance with a new project, OVHcloud’s customer support team is there to help.

Multiple Channels: OVHcloud provides multiple channels for customer support. You can contact their customer advocates via Twitter (@ovh_support_us), chat, or support ticket in the OVHcloud Manager.

Real-Time Status Updates: OVHcloud Support provides real-time status updates, allowing you to stay informed about the status of your services.

Documentation and Guides: OVHcloud provides extensive documentation and guides to help you understand and use their services. This includes product guides and API documentation.

Global Availability: The OVHcloud Dedicated Sales Team is available worldwide to discuss your cloud projects and help you find the best solution.

Conclusion

Starting with the all-important I/O speeds, the server didn’t disappoint, pushing out an impressive average of 1020.1 MB/s, hurling it well into the ‘excellent’ territory. Network performance was a mixed bag—while the speeds were consistently solid, peaking at 240 Mbps in several locations, there was some noticeable delay when reaching places farther afield, like Shanghai or Singapore. However, the server’s ability to maintain solid speeds across such distances is commendable.

Our beast of a machine tore through the Yabs Performance test with gusto, putting in a beefy showing across the board. Read and write speeds sat comfortably in the gigabyte per second range, nudging the needle into ‘excellent.’ The Geekbench 6 scores told us that, for single-core performance, you’re getting a standard experience. It didn’t set the world on fire, but it’s nothing to sneeze at. Multi-core performance is equally dependable, and while it won’t be breaking any records, it’s more than adequate for regular tasks.

UnixBench painted a detailed picture of the CPU’s capabilities, with scores that say the server can multitask like a pro when the heat is on. When we asked it to juggle multiple tasks, it doubled its performance. This tells us that loading the server with your demanding apps won’t break a sweat.

Wrapping it all up, OVHcloud’s starter pack provides good value for price-conscious customers. Its excellent disk speeds and reliable multitasking prowess make it a trustworthy option for small businesses or developers who need a solid, no-fuss server that can easily handle data-heavy projects. Remember the latency for far-off locations; otherwise, this server punches above its weight.

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

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