phoenixNAP USA Seattle Bare Metal Cloud Single CPU Instances Test and Review

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phoenixNAP USA Seattle Bare Metal Cloud Single CPU Instances Test and Review

We will test the Seattle Bare Metal Cloud Servers from phoenixNAP in the USA. These servers run on a single Intel Xeon E-2388G processor with 8 cores at 3.2GHz. They’re configured with 64GB of DDR4 RAM, 1TB of NVMe storage, and a speedy 20Gbps internet connection.

Our review is going to cover quite a few checks. We’ll run the Basic Benchmark, Yabs, and Unix Benchmark to see how the server handles everyday tasks. To test the network thoroughly, we’re doing the Global Node Test, and we’ll measure how quickly the server responds with the Global Ping Test.

We also want to see if there are any regional restrictions, so we’ve got the Media Unlock Test on our list. To check on how the server connects to the rest of the internet, we’ll use the CloudFlare Internet Test. Lastly, we’ll see how fast this server can deliver web content with the help of PageSpeed Insights and GTmetrix Performance tests.

About phoenixNAP

PhoenixNAP Bare Metal Cloud (BMC) is a powerful, flexible, and scalable Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution. It’s designed to meet the evolving needs of businesses looking for agility, security, and control over their IT resources.

At its core, BMC offers dedicated, single-tenant servers that combine the control and performance of traditional bare metal servers with the flexibility and scalability of the cloud. This means you get the raw horsepower of dedicated hardware and the ability to scale up or down as your needs change.

One of the key features of BMC is its automation capabilities. With BMC, you can automate server deployments, configurations, and scaling operations using popular infrastructure such as code (IaC) tools. This can significantly speed up your workflows and reduce the risk of human error.

BMC also offers a wide range of server configurations to choose from. Whether you need a high-frequency CPU for compute-intensive workloads, a high-capacity RAM for memory-intensive applications, or a high-performance SSD for fast data access, BMC has a server configuration that fits your needs.

Finally, BMC offers transparent, pay-as-you-go pricing. You only pay for what you use, with no hidden fees or long-term contracts. This makes it a cost-effective choice for businesses of all sizes.

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

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

 CPU Model          : Intel(R) Xeon(R) E-2388G CPU @ 3.20GHz
 CPU Cores          : 16 @ 1839.948 MHz
 CPU Cache          : 16384 KB
 AES-NI             : ✓ Enabled
 VM-x/AMD-V         : ✓ Enabled
 Total Disk         : 923.8 GB (10.5 GB Used)
 Total Mem          : 62.1 GB (478.4 MB Used)
 Total Swap         : 8.0 GB (0 Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 0 hour 30 min
 Load average       : 0.02, 0.06, 0.02
 OS                 : Debian GNU/Linux 11
 Arch               : x86_64 (64 Bit)
 Kernel             : 5.10.0-27-amd64
 TCP CC             : bbr
 Virtualization     : Dedicated
 IPv4/IPv6          : ✓ Online / ✗ Offline
 Organization       : AS46385 PhoenixNAP LLC
 Location           : Seattle / US
 Region             : Washington
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 I/O Speed(1st run) : 810 MB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 777 MB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 821 MB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 802.7 MB/s
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    1857.23 Mbps      7618.83 Mbps        57.34 ms    
 Los Angeles, US  3145.08 Mbps      13612.04 Mbps       26.52 ms    
 Dallas, US       1510.70 Mbps      7627.30 Mbps        54.52 ms    
 Montreal, CA     728.94 Mbps       931.36 Mbps         67.57 ms    
 Paris, FR        514.48 Mbps       2742.30 Mbps        161.34 ms   
 Amsterdam, NL    495.68 Mbps       3455.10 Mbps        139.56 ms   
 Shanghai, CN     191.16 Mbps       1638.99 Mbps        251.49 ms   
 Chongqing, CN    2.22 Mbps         0.23 Mbps           195.95 ms   
 Hongkong, CN     5.12 Mbps         2.18 Mbps           180.86 ms   
 Mumbai, IN       309.74 Mbps       1520.75 Mbps        257.11 ms   
 Singapore, SG    357.64 Mbps       1916.88 Mbps        234.27 ms   
 Tokyo, JP        625.79 Mbps       3006.50 Mbps        126.89 ms   
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Finished in        : 6 min 8 sec
 Timestamp          : 2024-01-29 06:11:30 UTC

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

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Uptime     : 0 days, 0 hours, 37 minutes
Processor  : Intel(R) Xeon(R) E-2388G CPU @ 3.20GHz
CPU cores  : 16 @ 2202.960 MHz
AES-NI     : ✔ Enabled
VM-x/AMD-V : ✔ Enabled
RAM        : 62.1 GiB
Swap       : 8.0 GiB
Disk       : 915.8 GiB
Distro     : Debian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye)
Kernel     : 5.10.0-27-amd64
VM Type    : NONE
IPv4/IPv6  : ✔ Online / ❌ Offline

IPv4 Network Information:
---------------------------------
ISP        : PhoenixNAP LLC
ASN        : AS46385 PhoenixNAP LLC
Host       : Secured Servers LLC
Location   : Tempe, Arizona (AZ)
Country    : United States

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 534.69 MB/s (133.6k) | 592.53 MB/s   (9.2k)
Write      | 536.10 MB/s (134.0k) | 595.65 MB/s   (9.3k)
Total      | 1.07 GB/s   (267.6k) | 1.18 GB/s    (18.5k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 639.79 MB/s   (1.2k) | 674.94 MB/s    (659)
Write      | 673.79 MB/s   (1.3k) | 719.89 MB/s    (703)
Total      | 1.31 GB/s     (2.5k) | 1.39 GB/s     (1.3k)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 1.24 Gbits/sec  | 1.21 Gbits/sec  | 125 ms         
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | 1.07 Gbits/sec  | 457 Mbits/sec   | 141 ms         
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | 1.17 Gbits/sec  | 867 Mbits/sec   | 139 ms         
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 581 Mbits/sec   | 397 Mbits/sec   | 227 ms         
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 2.69 Gbits/sec  | 2.00 Gbits/sec  | 60.5 ms        
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 3.59 Gbits/sec  | 3.16 Gbits/sec  | 49.5 ms        
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 5.94 Gbits/sec  | 6.14 Gbits/sec  | 32.0 ms        

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
---------------------------------
Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 2580                          
Multi Core      | 10236                         
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/4642621

YABS completed in 8 min 38 sec

UnixBench: CPU Performance, A score higher is better

Benchmark Run: Mon Jan 29 2024 06:41:29 - 07:09:27
16 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       77332635.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                    10094.8 MWIPS (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                              10397.8 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks       2171235.0 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          588041.1 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       5541869.4 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             4171237.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 109694.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                               8182.5 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  12756.9 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                  11750.3 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        4568071.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   77332635.3   6626.6
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0      10094.8   1835.4
Execl Throughput                                 43.0      10397.8   2418.1
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0    2171235.0   5482.9
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     588041.1   3553.1
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    5541869.4   9554.9
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    4171237.0   3353.1
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     109694.3    274.2
Process Creation                                126.0       8182.5    649.4
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      12756.9   3008.7
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0      11750.3  19583.9
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    4568071.5   3045.4
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        3024.8

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Mon Jan 29 2024 07:09:27 - 07:37:28
16 CPUs in system; running 16 parallel copies of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables      526540704.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                   130592.9 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                              71613.1 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks       1529799.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          399786.0 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       5173308.4 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                            33245532.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                3951278.7 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                             141781.8 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                 146120.1 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                  19148.7 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                       12365140.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0  526540704.0  45119.2
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0     130592.9  23744.2
Execl Throughput                                 43.0      71613.1  16654.2
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0    1529799.5   3863.1
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     399786.0   2415.6
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    5173308.4   8919.5
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0   33245532.6  26724.7
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0    3951278.7   9878.2
Process Creation                                126.0     141781.8  11252.5
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4     146120.1  34462.3
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0      19148.7  31914.5
System Call Overhead                          15000.0   12365140.0   8243.4
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                       13598.9

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

Looking Glass

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Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly : 531.91 MiB/s | 4255.32 Mbps  | ping   0.138ms
 Gdrive   :   5.79 KiB/s |    0.05 Mbps  | ping  30.480ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA :   1.37 MiB/s |   10.92 Mbps  | ping  57.402ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   :  38.92 MiB/s |  311.33 Mbps  | ping  28.951ms
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     :   5.01 MiB/s |   40.04 Mbps  | ping  60.042ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        : 740.74 MiB/s | 5925.93 Mbps  | ping   1.059ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         :  12.47 MiB/s |   99.77 Mbps  | ping  60.623ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    :  48.50 MiB/s |  387.97 Mbps  | ping  28.080ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :  24.85 MiB/s |  198.79 Mbps  | ping  59.900ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :  25.77 MiB/s |  206.20 Mbps  | ping  55.178ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            :   7.87 MiB/s |   62.94 Mbps  | ping 126.912ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany :  37.10 KiB/s |    0.29 Mbps  | ping 139.296ms
 Hetzner, Germany             :     245 B/s |      N/A       | ping 138.743ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    :   8.71 MiB/s |   69.66 Mbps  | ping 138.227ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         :   7.82 MiB/s |   62.54 Mbps  | ping 139.149ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :     476 B/s |      N/A       | ping 148.303ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :     551 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Online, France               :   6.37 MiB/s |   50.97 Mbps  | ping 141.492ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :     312 B/s |      N/A       | ping 177.789ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :   3.66 MiB/s |   29.26 Mbps  | ping 203.589ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :     353 B/s |      N/A       | ping 184.810ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :   4.26 MiB/s |   34.08 Mbps  | ping 167.078ms
 Prima, Argentina      : 161.13 KiB/s |    1.26 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore : 319.61 KiB/s |    2.50 Mbps  | ping 226.201ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :   6.05 MiB/s |   48.41 Mbps  | ping 126.434ms
 Linode, Singapore    :   2.25 MiB/s |   18.00 Mbps  | ping 257.626ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :   9.71 MiB/s |   77.68 Mbps  | ping 125.744ms


 Benchmark finished in 92 seconds

Global Latency Test

phoenixNAP USA Seattle Bare Metal Cloud Single CPU Instances Test and Review phoenixNAP USA Seattle Bare Metal Cloud Single CPU Instances Test and Review

Query: ping 131.153.165.87, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 131.153.165.87 – ARIN /24 AS46385 PNAP-SE3 – United States

Media Unlock Test

 ** Test Starts At: Mon Jan 29 06:38:52 UTC 2024

 ** Checking Results Under IPv4 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: PhoenixNAP LLC (131.153.*.*) 

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  Yes (Region: US)
 HotStar:                               No
 Disney+:                               No
 Netflix:                               Originals Only
 YouTube Premium:                       Yes
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Yes (Region: US)
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Yes
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   US
 Viu.com:                               No
 YouTube CDN:                           Seattle, WA 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Seattle, WA  
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        USD
 ChatGPT:                               Yes
 Bing Region:                           US
 Instagram Licensed Audio:              Yes
=======================================
No IPv6 Connectivity Found, Abort IPv6 Testing...

Testing Done! 

CloudFlare Internet Test

phoenixNAP USA Seattle Bare Metal Cloud Single CPU Instances Test and Review

PageSpeed Insights

phoenixNAP USA Seattle Bare Metal Cloud Single CPU Instances Test and Review

GTmetrix Performance

phoenixNAP USA Seattle Bare Metal Cloud Single CPU Instances Test and Review

Admin Control Panel

phoenixNAP USA Seattle Bare Metal Cloud Single CPU Instances Test and Review

PhoenixNAP’s Bare Metal Cloud (BMC) is an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution that combines dedicated servers’ power and performance with cloud computing’s flexibility and scalability.

Dedicated, Single-Tenant Servers: BMC provides dedicated servers not shared with other users. This ensures optimal performance and security for your applications.

Automation Capabilities: BMC allows you to automate server deployments, configurations, and scaling operations using popular infrastructure such as code (IaC) tools. This can help streamline your workflows and reduce errors.

Wide Range of Server Configurations: Whether you need a high-frequency CPU, high-capacity RAM, or high-performance SSD, BMC offers a variety of server configurations to meet your specific needs.

High Network Performance: BMC provides low-latency, high-bandwidth connectivity, essential for applications requiring real-time data processing or fast data transfer.

Robust Security Features: With full system isolation, DDoS protection, and hardware-based security measures, BMC offers robust security for your data and applications.

Server Pricing

phoenixNAP USA Seattle Bare Metal Cloud Single CPU Instances Test and Review

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

Payments

PhoenixNAP accepts various payment options, including Credit / Debit / Prepaid Cards, PayPal, and Wire. They offer two main payment methods for the cloud services:

Hourly Billing: This is a pay-as-you-go model where you are billed by the hour for the instance type you select in the Bare Metal Cloud portal. There are no contractual obligations or pre-payments required. In this model, each incomplete hour is charged as a full hour. It’s important to note that powering off your server does not stop hourly billing. To cancel hourly billing, you must delete the server.

Server Reservation: This method allows you to reserve hardware resources for a specific period. This can be beneficial if you have long-term needs and want to ensure the availability of resources.

A defined threshold amount is $100 for new and some existing accounts. Whenever you reach the threshold, you receive an invoice via email immediately, and the system sends an invoice on your monthly billing date for any leftover costs.

Coupon

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Customer Support

PhoenixNAP offers robust customer support for Bare Metal Cloud (BMC) services. Here are some key aspects of their customer support:

24/7 Assistance: PhoenixNAP provides round-the-clock support 365 days a year. This ensures that help is available whenever you need it.

Multiple Channels: You can reach their support team via telephone, live chat, and email. This gives you the flexibility to choose the most convenient method for you.

Proactive Monitoring: PhoenixNAP offers proactive monitoring to address issues and ensure smooth operations. This means they actively check your services for potential problems and work to resolve them before they affect your operations.

Client Portal: The phoenixNAP Client Portal allows you to manage your infrastructure easily. It provides an intuitive interface and essential tools for managing bare metal servers and other phoenixNAP products and services.

Conclusion

Regarding input/output operations, the servers maintained a consistent performance with an average I/O speed of 802.7 MB/s, which falls well within the ‘good’ category and skirts the edge of ‘excellent.’ Network speed was impressive, especially within the US, peaking at an upload speed of over 3 Gbps in Los Angeles and a download speed upwards of 13 Gbps in the same location.

The Yabs Performance Bench showed robust disk speeds with mixed read/write operations, confidently sitting in the ‘good’ and ‘excellent’ brackets. This suggests that the servers can handle intensive workloads efficiently. Further, the Geekbench 6 Benchmark portrayed the CPU performance as excellent, with a single-core score of 2580 and a multi-core tally of 10236. On the UnixBench scale, the servers demonstrated strong CPU performances, with the Process Creation and Shell Scripts tests, in particular, indicating high efficiency under load.

In conclusion, the Seattle Bare Metal Cloud Servers perform admirably across various benchmarks, indicating they’re well-suited for demanding tasks and applications. Their standout network speeds within the US and solid I/O throughput make them a reliable choice for businesses that require robust and consistent server performance. International performance may vary, but the servers exhibit the qualities necessary for a wide range of web hosting needs.

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

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