cloudscale.ch Switzerland Zurich Dedicated Cores Swiss Cloud Server Test and Review

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cloudscale.ch Switzerland Zurich Dedicated Cores Swiss Cloud Server Test and Review

We’ve reviewed a high-powered cloud server from cloudscale.ch in Zurich, Switzerland. It has a speedy AMD EPYC Processor and comes with a 2-core CPU, 4 GB of memory, 50 GB of SSD storage, a super-fast 10 Gbps internet connection, and one IPv4 and IPv6 address.

Our team runs it through standard checks: the Basic Benchmark, Yabs, and Unix Benchmark to see how it performs on everyday tasks. We’ll look at its network reach with the Global Node Test and check how quickly it responds to the Global Ping Test.

We’ll also see if it can stream region-locked media, check its connection stability with the CloudFlare Internet Test, and finally, we’ll use PageSpeed Insights and GTmetrix Performance to judge how well websites run on it.

About cloudscale.ch

Cloudscale.ch is a Swiss-based company that offers cloud services to developers and businesses who value privacy, ease of use, and reliability. Founded in 2014, the company has become a trusted cloud server provider, operating exclusively in Switzerland.

The company’s primary offering is a self-service cloud platform that allows users to launch virtual machines within seconds. This platform is designed for developers committed to shaping the future and those who care about privacy and ease of use. The platform is simple, fast, and reliable, eliminating the need for waiting and reducing the chances of unpleasant surprises.

One of the key features of cloudscale.ch is its high availability. The company uses redundant hardware and software components to ensure virtual servers are available 24/7. This high availability and the company’s commitment to security make cloudscale.ch a reliable choice for businesses and developers.

In addition to high availability, cloudscale.ch offers full root access to all virtual machines. This means that users have complete control over their servers and can install software, provide services, and deploy firewalls as they please. This level of control is particularly beneficial for developers and businesses that require flexibility and customization.

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 @ 2250.000 MHz
 CPU Cache          : 512 KB
 AES-NI             : ✓ Enabled
 VM-x/AMD-V         : ✓ Enabled
 Total Disk         : 49.2 GB (1.4 GB Used)
 Total Mem          : 3.8 GB (204.0 MB Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 0 hour 9 min
 Load average       : 0.03, 0.10, 0.07
 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) : 946 MB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 900 MB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 888 MB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 911.3 MB/s
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 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    9177.57 Mbps      9063.53 Mbps        0.50 ms     
 Los Angeles, US  543.41 Mbps       2768.96 Mbps        149.26 ms   
 Dallas, US       677.20 Mbps       4.54 Mbps           121.41 ms   
 Montreal, CA     612.30 Mbps       938.14 Mbps         95.24 ms    
 Paris, FR        3208.84 Mbps      6875.16 Mbps        22.96 ms    
 Amsterdam, NL    5127.31 Mbps      8696.83 Mbps        13.31 ms    
 Shanghai, CN     529.33 Mbps       4471.39 Mbps        150.91 ms   
 Hongkong, CN     460.05 Mbps       4342.10 Mbps        179.99 ms   
 Mumbai, IN       701.04 Mbps       3284.37 Mbps        114.90 ms   
 Singapore, SG    324.52 Mbps       3212.34 Mbps        255.03 ms   
 Tokyo, JP        319.72 Mbps       3205.80 Mbps        238.94 ms   
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 Finished in        : 5 min 31 sec
 Timestamp          : 2024-01-29 02:53:13 UTC

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

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Uptime     : 0 days, 0 hours, 21 minutes
Processor  : AMD EPYC Processor (with IBPB)
CPU cores  : 2 @ 2250.000 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       | 43.14 MB/s   (10.7k) | 559.56 MB/s   (8.7k)
Write      | 43.22 MB/s   (10.8k) | 562.50 MB/s   (8.7k)
Total      | 86.37 MB/s   (21.5k) | 1.12 GB/s    (17.5k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 2.16 GB/s     (4.2k) | 2.25 GB/s     (2.2k)
Write      | 2.28 GB/s     (4.4k) | 2.40 GB/s     (2.3k)
Total      | 4.45 GB/s     (8.6k) | 4.66 GB/s     (4.5k)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 6.08 Gbits/sec  | busy            | 19.0 ms        
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | busy            | busy            | 14.8 ms        
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | 7.38 Gbits/sec  | 6.92 Gbits/sec  | 13.0 ms        
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 2.07 Gbits/sec  | 1.90 Gbits/sec  | 78.1 ms        
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 1.76 Gbits/sec  | 1.98 Gbits/sec  | 89.8 ms        
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 1.31 Gbits/sec  | 1.52 Gbits/sec  | 120 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 1.01 Gbits/sec  | 1.21 Gbits/sec  | 178 ms         

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv6):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 5.79 Gbits/sec  | 7.05 Gbits/sec  | 17.8 ms        
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | busy            | 2.51 Gbits/sec  | 14.9 ms        
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | 6.85 Gbits/sec  | 8.42 Gbits/sec  | 13.0 ms        
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 2.03 Gbits/sec  | 635 Mbits/sec   | 77.9 ms        
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | busy            | 1.98 Gbits/sec  | 89.8 ms        
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 1.29 Gbits/sec  | 1.50 Gbits/sec  | 120 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 817 Mbits/sec   | busy            | 178 ms         

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
---------------------------------
Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 1439                          
Multi Core      | 2630                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/4640656

YABS completed in 14 min 39 sec

UnixBench: CPU Performance, A score higher is better

Benchmark Run: Mon Jan 29 2024 03:28:33 - 03:56:34
2 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       41924581.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     7430.9 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               5951.1 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks       1087735.1 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          298314.9 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       2977138.8 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             1844468.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 149962.9 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                               9532.0 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  13251.2 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   2527.6 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        2069991.9 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   41924581.6   3592.5
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       7430.9   1351.1
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       5951.1   1384.0
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0    1087735.1   2746.8
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     298314.9   1802.5
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    2977138.8   5133.0
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    1844468.3   1482.7
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     149962.9    374.9
Process Creation                                126.0       9532.0    756.5
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      13251.2   3125.3
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       2527.6   4212.7
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    2069991.9   1380.0
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1818.1

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Mon Jan 29 2024 03:56:34 - 04:24:37
2 CPUs in system; running 2 parallel copies of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       82954150.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                    14926.5 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               8808.9 lps   (29.9 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        852233.8 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          237434.9 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       2713596.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             3652138.9 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 444215.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              22790.6 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  18631.8 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   2623.4 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        3184257.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   82954150.3   7108.3
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0      14926.5   2713.9
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       8808.9   2048.6
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     852233.8   2152.1
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     237434.9   1434.7
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    2713596.5   4678.6
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    3652138.9   2935.8
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     444215.0   1110.5
Process Creation                                126.0      22790.6   1808.8
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      18631.8   4394.3
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       2623.4   4372.4
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    3184257.0   2122.8
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        2680.0

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

Looking Glass

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Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly : 367.65 MiB/s | 2941.18 Mbps  | ping   5.649ms
 Gdrive   :   4.49 KiB/s |    0.04 Mbps  | ping   1.491ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA :   4.90 MiB/s |   39.16 Mbps  | ping  87.688ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   :   6.99 MiB/s |   55.89 Mbps  | ping 149.673ms
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     :   3.66 MiB/s |   29.30 Mbps  | ping  79.902ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :  10.49 MiB/s |   83.92 Mbps  | ping 170.059ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         :  17.99 MiB/s |  143.95 Mbps  | ping 118.901ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    :  13.55 MiB/s |  108.40 Mbps  | ping 144.204ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :  25.67 MiB/s |  205.37 Mbps  | ping  86.621ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :  23.02 MiB/s |  184.13 Mbps  | ping 100.563ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            : 124.84 MiB/s |  998.75 Mbps  | ping  17.746ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany : 251.46 KiB/s |    1.96 Mbps  | ping  12.766ms
 Hetzner, Germany             :   2.18 KiB/s |    0.02 Mbps  | ping   8.834ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    :  90.57 MiB/s |  724.54 Mbps  | ping  13.835ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         : 183.49 MiB/s | 1467.89 Mbps  | ping  11.935ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :   1.78 KiB/s |    0.01 Mbps  | ping  25.251ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :   2.93 KiB/s |    0.02 Mbps  | ping  13.362ms
 Online, France               :   8.61 MiB/s |   68.89 Mbps  | ping  14.817ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :   3.74 KiB/s |    0.03 Mbps  | ping   5.475ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :   2.49 MiB/s |   19.94 Mbps  | ping 309.625ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :     163 B/s |      N/A       | ping 286.251ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :  44.46 MiB/s |  355.71 Mbps  | ping  39.930ms
 Prima, Argentina      : 138.19 KiB/s |    1.08 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore :   6.44 MiB/s |   51.53 Mbps  | ping 161.832ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :   5.35 MiB/s |   42.81 Mbps  | ping 257.918ms
 Linode, Singapore    :  12.28 MiB/s |   98.23 Mbps  | ping 156.127ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :   5.30 MiB/s |   42.38 Mbps  | ping 240.700ms


 Benchmark finished in 100 seconds

Global Latency Test

cloudscale.ch Switzerland Zurich Dedicated Cores Swiss Cloud Server Test and Review cloudscale.ch Switzerland Zurich Dedicated Cores Swiss Cloud Server Test and Review

Query: ping 5.102.149.252, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 5.102.149.252 – RIPENCC /21 AS59414 CLOUDSCALE – Switzerland, Solothurn, Bellach [residential]

Media Unlock Test

 ** Test Starts At: Mon Jan 29 03:23:28 UTC 2024

 ** 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:                       Yes (Region: CH)
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Yes (Region: CH)
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Yes
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   INTL
 Viu.com:                               No
 YouTube CDN:                           Zurich 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Associated with [Init7] in [Zurich ]
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        CHF
 ChatGPT:                               Yes
 Bing Region:                           CH
 Instagram Licensed Audio:              Yes
=======================================


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

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  Failed (Network Connection)
 HotStar:                               No
 Disney+:                               No
 Netflix:                               Yes (Region: CH)
 YouTube Premium:                       Yes (Region: CH)
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Unsupported
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Failed (Network Connection)
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   Failed
 Viu.com:                               Failed
 YouTube CDN:                           Zurich 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Associated with [Init7] in [Zurich ]
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        Failed (Network Connection)
 ChatGPT:                               Failed
 Bing Region:                           CH
 Instagram Licensed Audio:              Yes
=======================================
Testing Done!

CloudFlare Internet Test

cloudscale.ch Switzerland Zurich Dedicated Cores Swiss Cloud Server Test and Review

PageSpeed Insights

cloudscale.ch Switzerland Zurich Dedicated Cores Swiss Cloud Server Test and Review

GTmetrix Performance

cloudscale.ch Switzerland Zurich Dedicated Cores Swiss Cloud Server Test and Review

Admin Control Panel

cloudscale.ch Switzerland Zurich Dedicated Cores Swiss Cloud Server Test and Review

The server control Panel of cloudscale.ch is designed to be user-friendly and efficient, providing a clear layout of your cloud resources.

  • Default Project: You can set your most frequently used project as your “default project” in your account settings.
  • Search in the Dropdown: You can move intuitively between your projects by selecting them from the dropdown field. You can also type a few letters from the required project name into the open field and confirm by pressing Enter.
  • Time Zone and Format: You can select the time zone and format that will best support you in your work in your account settings.
  • 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.
  • 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.

These features and others make the cloudscale.ch Servers Control Panel a powerful tool for managing your cloud resources. For more detailed instructions, please refer to the official cloudscale.ch documentation.

Server Pricing

cloudscale.ch Switzerland Zurich Dedicated Cores Swiss Cloud Server Test and Review

Regarding pricing, cloudscale.ch offers a simple pricing model that eliminates the need for a calculator. The company offers a variety of plans, each with different amounts of memory, CPU, and SSD storage. This variety allows users to choose the best plan for their needs and budget.

Cloudscale.ch also offers flexible scaling, allowing users to increase their computing power or storage capacity when their project needs it. This flexibility, combined with the company’s fast provisioning and one-click setup, makes it easy for users to create new virtual servers within seconds.

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

Payments

Cloudscale.ch offers a simple and transparent pricing model with no hidden costs. Here are some key points about their payment and billing system:

To-The-Second Billing: Cloudscale.ch operates on a to-the-second billing system. This means you only pay for what you use. If you add services, you don’t have to worry about the cost; you can delete them afterward.

No Fixed Costs: There are no fixed costs or minimum terms at cloudscale.ch. This allows you to scale your resources up or down as needed without any financial penalties.

Payment Methods: Cloudscale.ch accepts payments through American Express, Mastercard, Visa, PayPal, PostFinance Card, PostFinance E-Finance, and TWINT.

Overview of Total Costs: In the “Billing” area of the cloud control panel, you can see the daily total costs of your projects.

Coupon

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Customer Support

Cloudscale.ch’s customer support is designed to be efficient and user-friendly. Support for existing customers is handled through their control panel and by ticket. You can also reach their sales team by email or phone.

Email: For general inquiries, you can email them at [email protected]. For technical support, you can email them at [email protected].

Phone: You can call them at +41 44 55 222 55.

Address: Their office is at Neugasse 6, 8005 Zurich, Switzerland.

Conclusion

In our Basic Bench tests, the I/O speeds were impressive, averaging 911.3 MB/s, which is good and well above the 500 MB/s mark we consider the baseline for solid performance. Its ability to handle simultaneous read and write operations stood out, particularly in the Yabs Performance Bench, hitting as high as 4.66 GB/s. This is excellent by any standard.

The Geekbench 6 results showed a single-core score of 1439 and a multi-core score of 2630, placing the server in the ‘good’ category. It shows that the server is more than capable of handling standard computing tasks. Similarly, our UnixBench tests confirmed the server’s computational strength, with a particularly high score of 7108.3 on Dhrystone 2, demonstrating a powerful CPU performance.

In our global network and latency tests, the server offered varied results. Connections to locations like Amsterdam and Paris yielded rapid upload and download speeds with low latency. However, more distant locations like Singapore and Tokyo presented higher latency, which isn’t unusual due to the increased distance the data needs to travel.

In conclusion, the cloudscale.ch server delivers solid and reliable performance, especially in storage I/O and CPU tasks. This server is a strong candidate for businesses located in or targeting users within Europe, demonstrating high speeds and low latency in the vicinity. It might not be the best choice for services requiring the fastest response times across the globe, but it stands out as a high-performance option for regional use.

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

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