Equinix Ireland Dublin On Demand Bare Metal Server Test and Review

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Equinix Ireland Dublin On Demand Bare Metal Server Test and Review

We recently tested the Equinix Ireland Dublin On Demand Bare Metal Server. This powerful server comes with an Intel Xeon E-2378G Processor (8 cores running at 2.80GHz), 64GB of RAM, two 480GB SSDs for storage, two super-fast 25Gbps internet ports, Intel UHD Graphics P750, and both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.

In our review, we ran many tests to see how well it performs. We looked at its basic performance using the Basic Benchmark, Yabs, and Unix Benchmark. We tested network speeds from different locations with the Global Node Test and checked how quickly it responded with the Global Ping Test.

Our team also checked how well it can access media content with The Media Unlock Test, measured connection quality with the CloudFlare Internet Test, and evaluated web performance using tools like PageSpeed Insights and GTmetrix.

About Equinix

Firstly, let’s talk about what Equinix Bare Metal Servers are. They are a part of Equinix Metal, a service that provides on-demand, high-performance bare metal servers. These servers are directly integrated with Equinix Fabric, allowing you to deploy powerful infrastructure across global locations in minutes.

Now, you might be wondering why you chose Equinix Bare Metal Servers. The answer lies in their unique features. One of the standout features is rapid provisioning. Setting up and deploying a single service on Equinix Metal takes only minutes. A full end-to-end deployment can run in an hour, enabling you to be faster-to-market with applications.

Moreover, Equinix Metal servers provide 100% dedicated single-tenancy. This means you can isolate sensitive workloads and access hardware-level security protocols. Security is a top priority for Equinix, and they’ve ensured that their servers offer the highest level of protection.

But that’s not all. Equinix Metal also offers expanded global reach. You can discover and reach anyone on demand — cloud, sellers, partners, vendors, customers, and employees — through one connection. This feature allows you to connect a database or application tier on any cloud to another database or application tier in the cloud, as well as internal and external cloud services.

Equinix Metal servers are also optimized for common workloads. They are available on-demand in minutes in the most popular metros. The servers come in various configurations, each designed to cater to different needs.

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

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

 CPU Model          : Intel(R) Xeon(R) E-2378G CPU @ 2.80GHz
 CPU Cores          : 16 @ 900.514 MHz
 CPU Cache          : 16384 KB
 AES-NI             : ✓ Enabled
 VM-x/AMD-V         : ✓ Enabled
 Total Disk         : 439.1 GB (1.8 GB Used)
 Total Mem          : 62.6 GB (648.2 MB Used)
 Total Swap         : 1.9 GB (0 Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 0 hour 9 min
 Load average       : 0.02, 0.17, 0.15
 OS                 : Debian GNU/Linux 11
 Arch               : x86_64 (64 Bit)
 Kernel             : 5.10.0-28-amd64
 TCP CC             : bbr
 Virtualization     : Dedicated
 IPv4/IPv6          : ✓ Online / ✓ Online
 Organization       : AS54825 Packet Host, Inc.
 Location           : Moone / IE
 Region             : Leinster
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 I/O Speed(1st run) : 438 MB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 436 MB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 438 MB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 437.3 MB/s
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    768.26 Mbps       262.26 Mbps         0.90 ms     
 Los Angeles, US  641.67 Mbps       6916.67 Mbps        144.98 ms   
 Dallas, US       732.36 Mbps       8165.68 Mbps        121.05 ms   
 Montreal, CA     566.50 Mbps       892.08 Mbps         90.84 ms    
 Amsterdam, NL    5633.48 Mbps      9306.55 Mbps        16.73 ms    
 Shanghai, CN     741.14 Mbps       5251.94 Mbps        259.91 ms   
 Mumbai, IN       1270.71 Mbps      5719.70 Mbps        144.04 ms   
 Singapore, SG    659.47 Mbps       5011.83 Mbps        327.04 ms   
 Tokyo, JP        361.20 Mbps       4314.14 Mbps        230.27 ms   
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Finished in        : 4 min 40 sec
 Timestamp          : 2024-03-25 00:28:59 UTC

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

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Uptime     : 0 days, 0 hours, 15 minutes
Processor  : Intel(R) Xeon(R) E-2378G CPU @ 2.80GHz
CPU cores  : 16 @ 1800.086 MHz
AES-NI     : ✔ Enabled
VM-x/AMD-V : ✔ Enabled
RAM        : 62.6 GiB
Swap       : 1.9 GiB
Disk       : 437.2 GiB
Distro     : Debian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye)
Kernel     : 5.10.0-28-amd64
VM Type    : NONE
IPv4/IPv6  : ✔ Online / ✔ Online

IPv6 Network Information:
---------------------------------
ISP        : Packet Host
ASN        : AS54825 Packet Host, Inc.
Host       : Packet Host, Inc.
Location   : Dublin, Leinster (L)
Country    : Ireland

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 155.34 MB/s  (38.8k) | 154.53 MB/s   (2.4k)
Write      | 155.75 MB/s  (38.9k) | 155.34 MB/s   (2.4k)
Total      | 311.10 MB/s  (77.7k) | 309.88 MB/s   (4.8k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 219.19 MB/s    (428) | 231.68 MB/s    (226)
Write      | 230.83 MB/s    (450) | 247.11 MB/s    (241)
Total      | 450.03 MB/s    (878) | 478.80 MB/s    (467)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 7.00 Gbits/sec  | busy            | 11.4 ms        
Eranium         | Amsterdam, NL (10G)       | 12.7 Gbits/sec  | 11.8 Gbits/sec  | 16.7 ms        
Telia           | Helsinki, FI (10G)        | 4.61 Gbits/sec  | 5.59 Gbits/sec  | 42.9 ms        
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 3.92 Gbits/sec  | 3.03 Gbits/sec  | 112 ms         
Leaseweb        | Singapore, SG (10G)       | 1.25 Gbits/sec  | 1.06 Gbits/sec  | 292 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 1.22 Gbits/sec  | 1.56 Gbits/sec  | 143 ms         
Leaseweb        | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 6.10 Gbits/sec  | 4.43 Gbits/sec  | 75.6 ms        
Edgoo           | Sao Paulo, BR (1G)        | 2.19 Gbits/sec  | 1.32 Gbits/sec  | 193 ms         

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv6):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 7.06 Gbits/sec  | 6.23 Gbits/sec  | 11.4 ms        
Eranium         | Amsterdam, NL (10G)       | 16.0 Gbits/sec  | 13.3 Gbits/sec  | 20.3 ms        
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 1.73 Gbits/sec  | 2.70 Gbits/sec  | 112 ms         
Leaseweb        | Singapore, SG (10G)       | busy            | 1.06 Gbits/sec  | 292 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 1.22 Gbits/sec  | 1.56 Gbits/sec  | 144 ms         
Leaseweb        | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 6.03 Gbits/sec  | 4.60 Gbits/sec  | 83.3 ms        
Edgoo           | Sao Paulo, BR (1G)        | 2.19 Gbits/sec  | 1.77 Gbits/sec  | 193 ms         

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
---------------------------------
Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 2459                          
Multi Core      | 9967                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/5454774

YABS completed in 12 min 16 sec

UnixBench: CPU Performance, A Score Higher is Better

Benchmark Run: Mon Mar 25 2024 00:44:46 - 01:12:44
16 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       77139067.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                    10132.8 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                              10415.9 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks       2160133.6 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          584032.8 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       5509378.3 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             4161595.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                  94343.2 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                               7219.8 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  10442.4 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                  11018.6 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        4488584.7 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   77139067.3   6610.0
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0      10132.8   1842.3
Execl Throughput                                 43.0      10415.9   2422.3
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0    2160133.6   5454.9
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     584032.8   3528.9
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    5509378.3   9498.9
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    4161595.6   3345.3
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0      94343.2    235.9
Process Creation                                126.0       7219.8    573.0
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      10442.4   2462.8
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0      11018.6  18364.3
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    4488584.7   2992.4
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        2883.2

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Mon Mar 25 2024 01:12:44 - 01:40:54
16 CPUs in system; running 16 parallel copies of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables      474462588.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                   119187.7 MWIPS (10.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                              65257.6 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks       1530847.4 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          401750.7 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       5113475.6 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                            29161530.2 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                3721007.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                             129551.1 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                 131318.0 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                  17373.9 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                       12506577.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0  474462588.3  40656.6
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0     119187.7  21670.5
Execl Throughput                                 43.0      65257.6  15176.2
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0    1530847.4   3865.8
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     401750.7   2427.5
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    5113475.6   8816.3
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0   29161530.2  23441.7
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0    3721007.5   9302.5
Process Creation                                126.0     129551.1  10281.8
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4     131318.0  30971.2
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0      17373.9  28956.4
System Call Overhead                          15000.0   12506577.8   8337.7
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                       12755.2

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

Looking Glass

https://metal.equinix.com/developers/looking-glass/

Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly : 312.50 MiB/s | 2500.00 Mbps  | ping  10.328ms
 Gdrive   :   3.51 KiB/s |    0.03 Mbps  | ping  86.652ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA : 636.01 KiB/s |    4.97 Mbps  | ping  87.298ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   : 735.22 KiB/s |    5.74 Mbps  | ping 152.317ms
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     : 821.82 KiB/s |    6.42 Mbps  | ping  70.722ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :  26.17 MiB/s |  209.37 Mbps  | ping 139.414ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         :  30.63 MiB/s |  245.02 Mbps  | ping  99.914ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    :  24.43 MiB/s |  195.46 Mbps  | ping 143.407ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :  26.38 MiB/s |  211.05 Mbps  | ping  74.798ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :  42.27 MiB/s |  338.18 Mbps  | ping  85.501ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            : 317.46 MiB/s | 2539.68 Mbps  | ping  10.707ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany :  93.74 KiB/s |    0.73 Mbps  | ping  36.207ms
 Hetzner, Germany             :     591 B/s |      N/A       | ping  32.115ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    :  87.25 MiB/s |  698.02 Mbps  | ping  18.042ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         : 226.76 MiB/s | 1814.06 Mbps  | ping  16.044ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :   1.05 KiB/s |    0.01 Mbps  | ping  37.452ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :   1.76 KiB/s |    0.01 Mbps  | ping  17.812ms
 Online, France               : 121.18 MiB/s |  969.43 Mbps  | ping  17.199ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :   1.21 KiB/s |    0.01 Mbps  | ping  33.114ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :   1.22 MiB/s |    9.72 Mbps  | ping 347.795ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :     152 B/s |      N/A       | ping 315.308ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :  20.87 KiB/s |    0.16 Mbps  | ping  66.850ms
 Prima, Argentina      : 116.03 KiB/s |    0.91 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore : 120.51 KiB/s |    0.94 Mbps  | ping 297.379ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :   3.47 MiB/s |   27.76 Mbps  | ping 241.567ms
 Linode, Singapore    :   3.08 MiB/s |   24.62 Mbps  | ping 228.728ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :   7.52 MiB/s |   60.19 Mbps  | ping 256.197ms


 Benchmark finished in 113 seconds

Global Latency Test

Equinix Ireland Dublin On Demand Bare Metal Server Test and Review Equinix Ireland Dublin On Demand Bare Metal Server Test and Review

Query: ping 147.28.221.5, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 147.28.221.5 – RIPENCC /23 AS54825 PACKET – Ireland, Leinster, Dublin

Media Unlock Test

 ** Test Starts At: Mon Mar 25 00:19:22 UTC 2024

 ** Checking Results Under IPv4 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: Packet Host (147.28.*.*) 

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  Yes (Region: IE)
 HotStar:                               No
 Disney+:                               No
 Netflix:                               No
 YouTube Premium:                       Yes (Region: IE)
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Yes (Region: US)
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Yes
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   US
 Viu.com:                               No
 YouTube CDN:                           Washington DC 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Dublin  
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        EUR
 ChatGPT:                               Yes
 Bing Region:                           IE
 Instagram Licensed Audio:              Yes
=======================================


 ** Checking Results Under IPv6 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: Packet Host (2604:1380:45c1:*:*) 

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

CloudFlare Internet Test

Equinix Ireland Dublin On Demand Bare Metal Server Test and Review

PageSpeed Insights

Equinix Ireland Dublin On Demand Bare Metal Server Test and Review

GTmetrix Performance

Equinix Ireland Dublin On Demand Bare Metal Server Test and Review

Admin Control Panel

Equinix Ireland Dublin On Demand Bare Metal Server Test and Review

Let’s delve into the Equinix Metal Admin Control Panel, a key component of the Equinix Metal ecosystem. This web-based interface is your command center for managing your Equinix Metal account.

Firstly, the console’s home page is divided into several main parts. These include Organizations, Projects, Resources, and Personal sections. Each of these sections plays a crucial role in managing your infrastructure.

Starting with organizations, this is the highest level of resource collating. Each organization has billing, users, and permissions. This section lets you pick an organization with which to work or create a new one.

Next, we have Projects. Resources like servers and networking are organized into projects within each organization. This section lets you choose which project to work on inside an organization or create new ones.

Then, there are Resources. These are the actual metal resources for your project. They include computing resources (servers), networking resources, private interconnections to other resources, projects, clouds, and settings.

Server Pricing

Equinix Ireland Dublin On Demand Bare Metal Server Test and Review

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

Payments

When you create an Equinix Metal™ organization, you must enter a payment method. This can be either a credit card or a PayPal account. A billing address is also required.

If you opt for a credit card, certain details are necessary. These include the name on the card, credit card number, expiration month and year, CVV code, country, and zip code. On the other hand, if you choose PayPal, you will be directed to log in to your PayPal account and authorize Equinix Metal to charge your PayPal account.

Once your account and organization are established, you can update and change your payment method anytime. It’s important to note that you must have a primary payment method associated with your organization if there is at least one project in that organization.

In your organization, all payment methods are listed in the Payment Methods tab. Billing information is available to an organization’s Owner, Admins, and those with the Billing role. If you have received a code for a credit towards your next invoice, you can enter it on the Billing tab. The credit will be applied to the next month’s invoice.

Enterprises or organizations that want to be billed on terms instead of using a credit card or PayPal for automated charges can contact their account manager or the customer success team at [email protected]. Equinix Metal then makes the account information to pay your invoices available on the Payment Methods page.

Coupon

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*A credit card is required, but you’ll only be charged for usage beyond any applied promo credit. Purchase orders and offline payment methods (wire transfer, etc.) are available via sales engagement.

Customer Support

Firstly, the Equinix Metal Admin Control Panel is your primary point of contact for support. This web-based interface allows you to manage your account, open support cases, manage orders for new services, report issues, and modify account information.

In addition to the Admin Control Panel, Equinix Metal offers Live Chat support 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This secure channel lets you connect quickly with their support team for real-time assistance. It’s important to note that Live Chat is available in English only.

Furthermore, Equinix Metal provides email support. You can drop them a line at [email protected] for non-urgent requests. They are available 24/7/365 to assist you.

Conclusion

The server’s I/O speeds hovered around 437 MB/s, starting with the Basic Bench tests. While these speeds are below the excellent mark of 1000 MB/s, they still classify as good according to our grading scale. The network tests showed impressive upload and download speeds across global locations, especially noteworthy in Amsterdam, with upload speeds hitting over 5 Gbps and download speeds almost touching 10 Gbps. The Yabs Performance Bench showed mixed read and write speeds across various block sizes, peaking at around 479 MB/s for larger blocks, which keeps us in the “good” performance territory.

The Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test revealed a single-core score 2459, signaling excellent processing power for tasks that rely on single-core performance. The multi-core score was no slouch either, racking up a solid 9967, which indicates this server can handle a hefty workload. In UnixBench tests, the server showed exceptional strength in multi-tasking and parallel processing scenarios, highlighting its robust CPU performance and efficiency under load.

In conclusion, the Equinix Ireland Dublin On Demand Bare Metal Server showed off some serious chops in our testing. Despite the I/O speeds not hitting the top tier, the excellent single-core performance and strong network capabilities position this server as a capable choice for various applications, from web hosting to more intensive computational tasks. Whether you’re looking to run demanding applications or host content for a global audience, this server is built to deliver.

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

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