phoenixNAP Netherlands Amsterdam Bare Metal Cloud Single CPU Instances Test and Review

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phoenixNAP Netherlands Amsterdam Bare Metal Cloud Single CPU Instances Test and Review

Our recent evaluation of the phoenixNAP Netherlands Amsterdam Bare Metal Cloud Single CPU Server revealed impressive results. Equipped with an Intel Xeon E-2388G processor, 64GB DDR4 RAM, and 1TB NVMe storage, this server stood out in various performance tests. A 20Gbps bonded internet port bolsters its connectivity and offers 15TB of free outbound bandwidth.

In our analysis, we conducted various tests to gauge its performance. This included basic benchmarks to assess its raw power, Yabs and Unix Benchmark tests for specific performance metrics, and the Global Node Test to check network speeds from various locations.

We evaluated latency with the Global Ping Test, checked media accessibility through the Media Unlock Test, assessed connection quality via the CloudFlare Internet Test, and examined web performance with tools like PageSpeed Insights and GTmetrix.

About phoenixNAP

In cloud computing, phoenixNAP Bare Metal Cloud (BMC) is a game-changer. It’s a platform that combines the raw power of dedicated hardware with the flexibility and cost-efficiency of the cloud. Let’s dive into the world of BMC and explore its features, benefits, and potential applications.

Firstly, what sets BMC apart is its single-tenant, non-virtualized environment. Unlike the public cloud, which relies on virtual machines running on hypervisors, BMC uses physical machines. This approach eliminates the performance degradation often associated with virtualized environments.

BMC offers dedicated resources. You have complete control over the machine’s physical components, allowing you to optimize the CPU, RAM, and storage resources to accommodate your unique workloads. This level of control is a significant advantage for businesses that require high-performance computing.

Another key feature of BMC is its scalability. Like the public cloud, BMC supports fast and automated server provisioning and decommissioning, on-demand resource scaling, and predictable pay-per-use billing models. This scalability makes it an ideal solution for businesses that need to adapt to changing demands quickly.

BMC also eliminates the “noisy neighbor” effect, a common issue in multi-tenant environments. As a single-tenant environment, BMC ensures no resource sharing among multiple users and applications. This feature enhances both performance and security.

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 @ 2171.556 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 (509.2 MB Used)
 Total Swap         : 8.0 GB (0 Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 0 hour 20 min
 Load average       : 0.13, 0.06, 0.04
 OS                 : Debian GNU/Linux 11
 Arch               : x86_64 (64 Bit)
 Kernel             : 5.10.0-28-amd64
 TCP CC             : bbr
 Virtualization     : Dedicated
 IPv4/IPv6          : ✓ Online / ✗ Offline
 Organization       : AS60558 PHOENIX NAP, LLC.
 Location           : Amsterdam / NL
 Region             : North Holland
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 I/O Speed(1st run) : 752 MB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 837 MB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 851 MB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 813.3 MB/s
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 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    909.40 Mbps       927.32 Mbps         1.09 ms     
 Los Angeles, US  590.94 Mbps       3011.58 Mbps        138.88 ms   
 Dallas, US       740.75 Mbps       4553.55 Mbps        110.86 ms   
 Montreal, CA     581.84 Mbps       928.44 Mbps         79.79 ms    
 Amsterdam, NL    9415.43 Mbps      9448.14 Mbps        0.59 ms     
 Shanghai, CN     259.88 Mbps       717.95 Mbps         311.21 ms   
 Hongkong, CN     4.84 Mbps         0.20 Mbps           323.57 ms   
 Mumbai, IN       626.09 Mbps       4140.23 Mbps        130.38 ms   
 Singapore, SG    254.20 Mbps       1448.74 Mbps        323.03 ms   
 Tokyo, JP        313.61 Mbps       1638.90 Mbps        255.43 ms   
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Finished in        : 4 min 59 sec
 Timestamp          : 2024-03-25 02:39:54 UTC

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

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Uptime     : 0 days, 0 hours, 35 minutes
Processor  : Intel(R) Xeon(R) E-2388G CPU @ 3.20GHz
CPU cores  : 16 @ 2200.125 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     : 5.10.0-28-amd64
VM Type    : NONE
IPv4/IPv6  : ✔ Online / ❌ Offline

IPv4 Network Information:
---------------------------------
ISP        : PHOENIX NAP, LLC.
ASN        : AS60558 PHOENIX NAP, LLC.
Host       : Secured Servers LLC
Location   : Amsterdam, North Holland (NH)
Country    : The Netherlands

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 553.92 MB/s (138.4k) | 613.38 MB/s   (9.5k)
Write      | 555.38 MB/s (138.8k) | 616.61 MB/s   (9.6k)
Total      | 1.10 GB/s   (277.3k) | 1.23 GB/s    (19.2k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 664.35 MB/s   (1.2k) | 701.78 MB/s    (685)
Write      | 699.65 MB/s   (1.3k) | 748.52 MB/s    (730)
Total      | 1.36 GB/s     (2.6k) | 1.45 GB/s     (1.4k)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 8.29 Gbits/sec  | 8.97 Gbits/sec  | 6.74 ms        
Eranium         | Amsterdam, NL (10G)       | 12.0 Gbits/sec  | 11.9 Gbits/sec  | 1.31 ms        
Telia           | Helsinki, FI (10G)        | 5.92 Gbits/sec  | 2.56 Gbits/sec  | 24.7 ms        
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 1.76 Gbits/sec  | 483 Mbits/sec   | 90.5 ms        
Leaseweb        | Singapore, SG (10G)       | 367 Mbits/sec   | 4.40 Mbits/sec  | 228 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 1.16 Gbits/sec  | 173 Mbits/sec   | 129 ms         
Leaseweb        | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 2.07 Gbits/sec  | 2.25 Gbits/sec  | 74.8 ms        
Edgoo           | Sao Paulo, BR (1G)        | 991 Mbits/sec   | 206 Mbits/sec   | 166 ms         

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
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Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 2573                          
Multi Core      | 10259                         
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/5455853

YABS completed in 8 min 31 sec

UnixBench: CPU Performance, A Score Higher is Better

Benchmark Run: Mon Mar 25 2024 03:06:52 - 03:34:50
16 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       75714621.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                    10103.9 MWIPS (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                              10471.8 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks       2188202.0 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          596956.6 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       5564451.4 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             4223480.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 120966.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                               9184.6 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  12816.6 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                  11557.3 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        4503761.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   75714621.1   6488.0
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0      10103.9   1837.1
Execl Throughput                                 43.0      10471.8   2435.3
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0    2188202.0   5525.8
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     596956.6   3607.0
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    5564451.4   9593.9
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    4223480.8   3395.1
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     120966.1    302.4
Process Creation                                126.0       9184.6    728.9
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      12816.6   3022.8
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0      11557.3  19262.2
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    4503761.3   3002.5
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        3079.1

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Mon Mar 25 2024 03:34:50 - 04:02:55
16 CPUs in system; running 16 parallel copies of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables      508886771.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                   125232.5 MWIPS (10.4 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                              68847.6 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks       1544795.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          401481.2 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       5159367.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                            31971212.7 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                3840449.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                             138807.4 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                 141630.0 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                  18736.8 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                       11669401.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0  508886771.1  43606.4
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0     125232.5  22769.5
Execl Throughput                                 43.0      68847.6  16011.1
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0    1544795.5   3901.0
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     401481.2   2425.9
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    5159367.5   8895.5
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0   31971212.7  25700.3
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0    3840449.6   9601.1
Process Creation                                126.0     138807.4  11016.5
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4     141630.0  33403.3
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0      18736.8  31228.0
System Call Overhead                          15000.0   11669401.1   7779.6
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                       13259.0



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Looking Glass

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Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly : 271.00 MiB/s | 2168.02 Mbps  | ping   0.877ms
 Gdrive   :   7.45 KiB/s |    0.06 Mbps  | ping   0.835ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA : 776.46 KiB/s |    6.07 Mbps  | ping  88.193ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   :   3.79 MiB/s |   30.29 Mbps  | ping 137.758ms
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     :   4.02 MiB/s |   32.17 Mbps  | ping  76.155ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :   8.48 MiB/s |   67.83 Mbps  | ping 131.017ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         :  15.34 MiB/s |  122.69 Mbps  | ping 111.412ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    :   1.38 MiB/s |   11.00 Mbps  | ping 128.796ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     : 811.81 KiB/s |    6.34 Mbps  | ping  78.766ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :  18.55 MiB/s |  148.39 Mbps  | ping  89.503ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            : 180.18 MiB/s | 1441.44 Mbps  | ping   7.527ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany : 633.67 KiB/s |    4.95 Mbps  | ping   6.908ms
 Hetzner, Germany             :   2.41 KiB/s |    0.02 Mbps  | ping   9.331ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    : 108.25 MiB/s |  865.99 Mbps  | ping   2.495ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         : 769.23 MiB/s | 6153.85 Mbps  | ping   1.375ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :   3.37 KiB/s |    0.03 Mbps  | ping  20.291ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :   3.16 KiB/s |    0.02 Mbps  | ping   9.288ms
 Online, France               : 141.08 MiB/s | 1128.61 Mbps  | ping  12.348ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :   2.30 KiB/s |    0.02 Mbps  | ping  18.888ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :   1.23 MiB/s |    9.88 Mbps  | ping 305.432ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :     332 B/s |      N/A       | ping 303.973ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :  34.75 MiB/s |  277.97 Mbps  | ping  40.533ms
 Prima, Argentina      : 189.46 KiB/s |    1.48 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore : 473.66 KiB/s |    3.70 Mbps  | ping 235.563ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :   1.65 MiB/s |   13.17 Mbps  | ping 253.416ms
 Linode, Singapore    : 202.10 KiB/s |    1.58 Mbps  | ping 234.636ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :   3.07 MiB/s |   24.52 Mbps  | ping 238.729ms


 Benchmark finished in 79 seconds

Global Latency Test

phoenixNAP Netherlands Amsterdam Bare Metal Cloud Single CPU Instances Test and Review phoenixNAP Netherlands Amsterdam Bare Metal Cloud Single CPU Instances Test and Review

Query: ping 131.153.158.207, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 131.153.158.207 – ARIN /24 AS60558 SECUREDSERVERS-EU – The Netherlands, North Holland, Amsterdam

Media Unlock Test

 ** Test Starts At: Mon Mar 25 02:30:15 UTC 2024

 ** Checking Results Under IPv4 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: Phoenix Nap (131.153.*.*) 

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  Yes (Region: NL)
 HotStar:                               No
 Disney+:                               No
 Netflix:                               No
 YouTube Premium:                       Yes (Region: NL)
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Yes (Region: NL)
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Yes
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   INTL
 Viu.com:                               No
 YouTube CDN:                           Amsterdam 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Stockholm  
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        EUR
 ChatGPT:                               Yes
 Bing Region:                           NL
 Instagram Licensed Audio:              Yes
=======================================
No IPv6 Connectivity Found, Abort IPv6 Testing...

Testing Done! 

CloudFlare Internet Test

phoenixNAP Netherlands Amsterdam Bare Metal Cloud Single CPU Instances Test and Review

PageSpeed Insights

phoenixNAP Netherlands Amsterdam Bare Metal Cloud Single CPU Instances Test and Review

GTmetrix Performance

phoenixNAP Netherlands Amsterdam Bare Metal Cloud Single CPU Instances Test and Review

Admin Control Panel

phoenixNAP Netherlands Amsterdam Bare Metal Cloud Single CPU Instances Test and Review

Transitioning from the general features of phoenixNAP’s Bare Metal Cloud (BMC), let’s delve into the specifics of their BMC Admin Control Panel. This control panel is the heart of the BMC experience, providing a user-friendly interface for managing your cloud infrastructure.

The BMC Admin Control Panel first offers unrestricted hardware-level access to compute and storage resources. This means you have the power to manage your servers, storage, networks, and IPs directly from the control panel.

Next, the control panel provides a comprehensive view of your deployed BMC servers. It displays relevant details such as location, operating system, billing status, and configuration. You can also see the public IP address of a server or a private IP if a public one isn’t available.

Moreover, the control panel supports near-instant server deployment. You can create a new server by selecting the “Deploy New Server” button from the Home or Servers page. The control panel guides you through the process, allowing you to choose your preferred location, billing model, server type, and operating system.

In addition, the BMC Admin Control Panel simplifies the management of your storage and outgoing bandwidth usage. It provides an intuitive interface to monitor and manage your resource consumption easily.

Server Pricing

phoenixNAP Netherlands Amsterdam Bare Metal Cloud Single CPU Instances Test and Review

In terms of pricing, BMC offers flexible packages. You can pay by the hour or leverage monthly or yearly reservations to save up to 30% on your servers. This pricing model allows businesses to choose a payment plan that best suits their budget.

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

Payments

BMC provides two primary billing models: hourly and reservation. The hourly billing model allows you to pay by the hour for the instance type you select in the BMC portal. This highly flexible and scalable model allows you to meet hardware resource demands efficiently.

Next, let’s discuss how to manage payments. BMC customers can use the portal features to manage payment-related options, track invoices, and view payment history. Setting up a payment method in the portal enables auto-charging for unpaid invoices and ensures timely payments and uninterrupted service.

Moreover, the BMC portal allows users to enable auto-charging for BMC invoices by registering a Visa, Mastercard, JCB, Discover, or American Express payment card. You can add a new card to the portal or replace the existing card using the Payment Methods page.

Lastly, it’s important to note that after you submit the payment method, your card will be charged $1.00 for verification. The amount will be refunded within seven days. Once your payment method is verified, BMC services will be charged automatically each billing cycle 24 hours after you receive a new invoice.

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Customer Support

BMC provides multiple channels for customer support. You can contact their support team via telephone, live chat, and email. This multi-channel approach ensures that you can choose the communication method that suits you best.

Moreover, BMC has two telephone numbers available for customer support. One of these numbers is toll-free, while the other is not. This gives you the flexibility to choose the most convenient option for you.

In addition, if you need to contact the sales department, you can do so during business hours from Monday to Friday. This ensures you can promptly get the information you need about BMC’s products and services.

Lastly, BMC has a community on Slack where you can chat with developers and other users, ask questions, and request new features. They also have a presence on GitHub, where you can download Infrastructure as Code (IaC) modules, use GitHub Actions to deploy servers, stay up-to-date with new releases, and contribute to their open-source projects.

Conclusion

In our basic benchmarking, the server’s I/O speed consistently exceeded 700 MB/s, peaking at 851 MB/s, labeling its performance as good by standard measures. Network tests across different global nodes showed strong upload and download speeds in Amsterdam, with over 9Gbps recorded, indicating excellent local network performance.

The Yabs performance test further emphasized the server’s robustness, showcasing disk speeds over 1.1 GB/s in mixed read/write operations and achieving excellent performance in 512k and 1M block sizes. Geekbench 6 results were equally impressive, with a single-core score of 2573, placing it well into the excellent category and a multi-core score confirming the server’s powerful processing capabilities.

UnixBench tests, running in two different configurations, highlighted the server’s CPU performance extensively. The server notched high scores in single and multi-copy tests, demonstrating its ability to easily handle a wide range of intensive computational tasks.

In conclusion, Amsterdam’s phoenixNAP Bare Metal Cloud server delivers outstanding performance across the board. Its superior processing power, I/O speeds, and robust network capabilities make it a solid choice for demanding web hosting and computational tasks. This server promises reliability and efficiency, whether for a high-traffic website or compute-heavy applications.

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

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