Exoscale Germany Frankfurt CPU Optimized Cloud Hosting Test and Review

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Exoscale Germany Frankfurt CPU Optimized Cloud Hosting Test and Review

We recently put Exoscale‘s CPU Optimized Cloud Hosting in Frankfurt, Germany, to test its performance across various metrics. The server, powered by an Intel Xeon Processor (Skylake), boasts 8 CPU cores, 16 GB of RAM, 50 GB SSD storage, and a 10 Gbps internet connection. The review covered multiple testing parameters, including I/O speed, connectivity speeds across global nodes, disk throughput, CPU performance, and comprehensive benchmarks like Geekbench and UnixBench.

About Exoscale

Exoscale is a privacy-minded Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform that offers on-demand resources to build your applications. It’s the creation of a team of IT operations veterans who have turned into cloud enthusiasts. They believe that future applications will be cloud-native, and with Exoscale, they’re building infrastructure and services to help European teams develop such applications.

First and foremost, they offer Compute services. These are high-performance SSD cloud servers that provide self-sustained zones for resilient deployments. They also offer features like snapshots, custom templates, and instance pools to manage groups of machines.

Next, we have the Kubernetes service. This service allows you to start Kubernetes clusters in just 120 seconds. It provides full control plane lifecycle management and deep NLB integration.

Exoscale offers a fully managed Database as a Service (DBaaS). This includes managed PostgreSQL, MySQL, Apache Kafka, OpenSearch, and Redis® databases. They also offer managed Grafana.

In addition, Exoscale provides Object Storage. This highly available multi-redundancy object storage offers low latency, high bandwidth, and public or private secure HTTP(s) access. Its S3-compatible API allows for simple tooling integration.

Furthermore, Exoscale offers Block Storage. This provides ultra-low latency for high-performance workloads. You can attach multiple volumes per instance, and it has a highly available NVME-based architecture with multiple copies of data.

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

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

 CPU Model          : Intel Xeon Processor (Skylake)
 CPU Cores          : 8 @ 2400.016 MHz
 CPU Cache          : 16384 KB
 AES-NI             : ✓ Enabled
 VM-x/AMD-V         : ✓ Enabled
 Total Disk         : 49.2 GB (1.4 GB Used)
 Total Mem          : 15.6 GB (264.0 MB Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 0 hour 13 min
 Load average       : 0.20, 0.11, 0.06
 OS                 : Debian GNU/Linux 11
 Arch               : x86_64 (64 Bit)
 Kernel             : 5.10.0-28-cloud-amd64
 TCP CC             : bbr
 Virtualization     : KVM
 IPv4/IPv6          : ✓ Online / ✗ Offline
 Region             : No ISP detected
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 I/O Speed(1st run) : 335 MB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 352 MB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 347 MB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 344.7 MB/s
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    9193.63 Mbps      9002.19 Mbps        0.57 ms     
 Los Angeles, US  568.13 Mbps       2321.46 Mbps        144.82 ms   
 Dallas, US       702.16 Mbps       4605.62 Mbps        116.30 ms   
 Montreal, CA     571.67 Mbps       911.96 Mbps         87.93 ms    
 Amsterdam, NL    6639.24 Mbps      8737.57 Mbps        7.59 ms     
 Shanghai, CN     580.39 Mbps       3831.76 Mbps        159.93 ms   
 Hongkong, CN     380.20 Mbps       3709.55 Mbps        218.46 ms   
 Mumbai, IN       632.12 Mbps       5098.43 Mbps        134.09 ms   
 Singapore, SG    92.38 Mbps        234.50 Mbps         179.45 ms   
 Tokyo, JP        288.90 Mbps       2784.24 Mbps        274.75 ms   
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Finished in        : 5 min 0 sec
 Timestamp          : 2024-04-18 00:21:04 UTC

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

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Uptime     : 0 days, 0 hours, 24 minutes
Processor  : Intel Xeon Processor (Skylake)
CPU cores  : 8 @ 2400.016 MHz
AES-NI     : ✔ Enabled
VM-x/AMD-V : ✔ Enabled
RAM        : 15.6 GiB
Swap       : 0.0 KiB
Disk       : 49.2 GiB
Distro     : Debian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye)
Kernel     : 5.10.0-28-cloud-amd64
VM Type    : KVM
IPv4/IPv6  : ✔ Online / ❌ Offline

IPv4 Network Information:
---------------------------------
ISP        : Akenes SA
ASN        : AS61098 Akenes SA
Host       : CH-EXOSCALE
Location   : Frankfurt am Main, Hesse (HE)
Country    : Germany

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 224.76 MB/s  (56.1k) | 1.58 GB/s    (24.7k)
Write      | 225.36 MB/s  (56.3k) | 1.59 GB/s    (24.8k)
Total      | 450.12 MB/s (112.5k) | 3.17 GB/s    (49.5k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 1.77 GB/s     (3.4k) | 2.10 GB/s     (2.0k)
Write      | 1.87 GB/s     (3.6k) | 2.24 GB/s     (2.1k)
Total      | 3.64 GB/s     (7.1k) | 4.35 GB/s     (4.2k)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 6.56 Gbits/sec  | 8.35 Gbits/sec  | --             
Eranium         | Amsterdam, NL (10G)       | 8.90 Gbits/sec  | 8.38 Gbits/sec  | --             
Telia           | Helsinki, FI (10G)        | busy            | busy            | --             
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 1.97 Gbits/sec  | 2.21 Gbits/sec  | --             
Leaseweb        | Singapore, SG (10G)       | 928 Mbits/sec   | 1.12 Gbits/sec  | --             
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 1.02 Gbits/sec  | 1.11 Gbits/sec  | --             
Leaseweb        | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 1.86 Gbits/sec  | 2.29 Gbits/sec  | --             
Edgoo           | Sao Paulo, BR (1G)        | 942 Mbits/sec   | 906 Mbits/sec   | --             

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
---------------------------------
Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 971                           
Multi Core      | 5477                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/5760090

YABS completed in 13 min 19 sec

UnixBench: CPU Performance, A Score Higher is Better

Benchmark Run: Thu Apr 18 2024 00:43:27 - 01:11:30
8 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       39224492.7 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     5989.6 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               3252.0 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        396556.4 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          105432.9 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       1209259.7 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                              534485.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                  59596.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                               6565.6 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   9408.0 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   4248.6 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                         279422.2 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   39224492.7   3361.1
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       5989.6   1089.0
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       3252.0    756.3
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     396556.4   1001.4
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     105432.9    637.1
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    1209259.7   2084.9
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0     534485.3    429.7
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0      59596.0    149.0
Process Creation                                126.0       6565.6    521.1
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       9408.0   2218.9
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       4248.6   7081.0
System Call Overhead                          15000.0     279422.2    186.3
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                         918.3

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Thu Apr 18 2024 01:11:30 - 01:39:36
8 CPUs in system; running 8 parallel copies of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables      303005945.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                    47306.6 MWIPS (9.8 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                              22162.5 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        777168.0 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          233618.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       2688955.4 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             4200164.4 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                1029421.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              52933.2 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  48608.0 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   6905.4 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        2094343.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0  303005945.0  25964.5
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0      47306.6   8601.2
Execl Throughput                                 43.0      22162.5   5154.1
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     777168.0   1962.5
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     233618.5   1411.6
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    2688955.4   4636.1
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    4200164.4   3376.3
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0    1029421.5   2573.6
Process Creation                                126.0      52933.2   4201.0
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      48608.0  11464.2
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       6905.4  11509.0
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    2094343.1   1396.2
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        4639.3

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

Looking Glass

Zone Name: DE-FRA-1
Datacenter Operator: Equinix Germany
Datacenter Codename: Equinix FR7
Address: Gutleutstrasse 310
City: Frankfurt
Country: Germany (DE)

Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly : 724.64 MiB/s | 5797.10 Mbps  | ping error!
 Gdrive   :   4.35 KiB/s |    0.03 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA :   1.25 MiB/s |   10.03 Mbps  | ping error!
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     : 663.61 KiB/s |    5.18 Mbps  | ping error!
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :  10.85 MiB/s |   86.83 Mbps  | ping error!
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         :  17.84 MiB/s |  142.72 Mbps  | ping error!
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    :  12.89 MiB/s |  103.12 Mbps  | ping error!
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :  25.79 MiB/s |  206.31 Mbps  | ping error!
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :  23.24 MiB/s |  185.92 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            : 182.48 MiB/s | 1459.85 Mbps  | ping error!
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany : 688.77 KiB/s |    5.38 Mbps  | ping error!
 Hetzner, Germany             :   3.44 KiB/s |    0.03 Mbps  | ping error!
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    : 102.22 MiB/s |  817.73 Mbps  | ping error!
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         : 319.49 MiB/s | 2555.91 Mbps  | ping error!
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :   2.40 KiB/s |    0.02 Mbps  | ping error!
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :   4.52 KiB/s |    0.04 Mbps  | ping error!
 Online, France               : 213.83 MiB/s | 1710.63 Mbps  | ping error!
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :   2.41 KiB/s |    0.02 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :   3.21 MiB/s |   25.69 Mbps  | ping error!
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :     153 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :  52.16 MiB/s |  417.32 Mbps  | ping error!
 Prima, Argentina      : 163.61 KiB/s |    1.28 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore : 406.24 KiB/s |    3.17 Mbps  | ping error!
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :   3.03 MiB/s |   24.22 Mbps  | ping error!
 Linode, Singapore    :   2.05 MiB/s |   16.39 Mbps  | ping error!
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  : 762.62 KiB/s |    5.96 Mbps  | ping error!


 Benchmark finished in 110 seconds

Global Latency Test

Exoscale Germany Frankfurt CPU Optimized Cloud Hosting Test and Review Exoscale Germany Frankfurt CPU Optimized Cloud Hosting Test and Review

Query: ping 194.182.171.121, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 194.182.171.121 – RIPENCC /22 AS61098 EXOSCALE – Germany, Hesse, Frankfurt am Main [residential]

Media Unlock Test

 ** Test Starts At: Thu Apr 18 00:09:56 UTC 2024

 ** Checking Results Under IPv4 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: Akenes (194.182.*.*) 

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

Testing Done! 

CloudFlare Internet Test

Exoscale Germany Frankfurt CPU Optimized Cloud Hosting Test and Review

PageSpeed Insights

Exoscale Germany Frankfurt CPU Optimized Cloud Hosting Test and Review

GTmetrix Performance

Exoscale Germany Frankfurt CPU Optimized Cloud Hosting Test and Review

Admin Control Panel

Exoscale Germany Frankfurt CPU Optimized Cloud Hosting Test and Review

Upon logging in, you’ll find a simple and intuitive user interface. This interface is designed to make powerful concepts easy for teams of any size. Whether you’re a solo developer or part of a large team, the portal provides the tools to manage your infrastructure effectively.

One of the key features of the Admin Control Portal is its ability to manage various services offered by Exoscale. These services range from Compute, Kubernetes, Database as a Service (DBaaS), Object Storage, Block Storage, and GPU Servers to Networking services. Each service has a dedicated section within the portal, allowing easy navigation and management.

Another noteworthy feature is the portal’s support capabilities. If you ever need help, you can contact Exoscale’s support directly from the portal. This ensures that assistance is just a few clicks away should you encounter any issues or questions.

Regarding security, the portal allows you to manage team members and control access to your infrastructure with organizations, keypairs, and multi-factor authentication. This ensures your cloud resources are secure and accessible only to authorized individuals.

Server Pricing

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

Payments

Regarding payment methods, Exoscale accepts Visa, Mastercard, and American Express cards that support 3D Secure payment verification. They also accept PayPal, but only in Pre-Paid Mode. This provides users with a variety of options to choose from, ensuring a seamless payment experience.

Exoscale offers two primary billing modes: Pre-paid and Post-paid. In the Pre-paid mode, you add funds to your organization before consuming resources. When your organization’s balance reaches zero, the organization is suspended. Therefore, keeping the credit in your account topped up is crucial to avoid suspension.

On the other hand, in the Post-paid mode, you can consume resources freely. Exoscale automatically charges your default credit card every month for the amount you have consumed. Established companies with a proven line of credit can request access to post-paid billing with wire transfers after a manual vetting process. Every month, they will issue an invoice to your company.

Coupon

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Customer Support

Let’s delve into the customer support offered by Exoscale. They believe in providing hands-on, direct contact with the engineers powering their cloud platform. They understand that running operations can be challenging and care about you regardless of your company’s size.

Exoscale offers a variety of support plans to fit your needs best. These plans range from Built-In, Starter, Pro, to Enterprise. Each plan offers different levels of support, response times, and additional features.

  • The Built-In plan is for all customers and is perfect for testers, developers, and non-critical applications. It offers best-effort response time and support during office hours. You can open and track tickets within the portal.
  • The Starter plan is designed for startups and SMEs running production infrastructures. It offers a four-hour guaranteed response time, additional authentication options, and detailed usage reporting.
  • The Pro and Enterprise plans will be available soon. The Pro plan offers a one-hour response time and out-of-the-box services to detect and track events on the platform. The Enterprise plan offers a response time of 30 minutes (24/7), support via ticket, phone, or chat, and your dedicated Customer Success Manager.

Email and phone are two main options for non-customers to contact the Exoscale support team. If you’re a customer, your best bet is to log in to your client portal and send in a support ticket. You can also reach their support directly in the portal.

Conclusion

In our basic benchmark testing, I/O speeds averaged 344.7 MB/s, which, though reliable, is just short of the ‘good’ category defined in speed ratings. Connectivity tests revealed impressive upload and download speeds, notably in European and North American locations, with the best speeds observed via a server in Amsterdam. However, Asian cities like Singapore and Tokyo showed significantly lower connectivity, highlighting regional discrepancies.

The Yabs performance test gave more promising results. Disk speed tests showed particularly high performance with mixed read/write operations, achieving speeds of over 3.17 GB/s for larger blocks, categorized as excellent. The Geekbench 6 results mirrored this with a single-core score of 971, placing it in the upper range of standard performance. In contrast, the multi-core score 5477 was impressive, advocating for strong overall CPU capability.

UnixBench tests with single and multiple parallel operations underscored the server’s robust handling of multiple tasks and high computational demands, with scores significantly exceeding the baseline in multi-threaded scenarios. This comprehensive testing positions Exoscale’s server as a potent option for CPU-intensive applications, showcasing its ability to handle diverse loads and complex operations easily.

In conclusion, Exoscale’s offering provides a highly competitive service that’s particularly adept at handling high-demand tasks across varied operational contexts. While it excels in CPU performance and mixed disk operations, there’s room for improvement in I/O speeds and regional connectivity outside Europe and North America. These insights can guide potential users in aligning their hosting choices with specific performance needs.

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

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