Zenlayer Saudi Arabia Jeddah General-Purpose Virtual Machine Test and Review

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Zenlayer Saudi Arabia Jeddah General-Purpose Virtual Machine Test and Review

We recently reviewed the Zenlayer Saudi Arabia Jeddah General-Purpose Virtual Machine featuring an Intel Xeon Processor (Icelake). It has a dual-core CPU, 8 GB of RAM, 40 GB SSD storage, a 1 Gbps internet port, and one IPv4 address.

In our evaluation, we ran several tests:

  • Basic Benchmark, Yabs, and Unix Benchmark to measure performance.
  • Global Node Test to check network speeds across different locations.
  • Global Ping Test for latency analysis.
  • The Media Unlock Test for checking media accessibility.
  • CloudFlare Internet Test to assess connection quality.
  • Web performance tests using PageSpeed Insights and GTmetrix.

About Zenlayer

Imagine you’re in a world where you have high-performance, robust, and scalable computing capability at your fingertips. That’s exactly what Zenlayer’s Virtual Machine Instance offers. It’s a subset of the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud services bucket. But what does this mean for you?

Well, it means you can deploy computing nodes globally conveniently and flexibly. Each VM instance consists of a CPU, memory, operating system, NIC, disks, and more. You have full control over the instance. It’s like having your supercomputer that you can access from anywhere.

But that’s not all. Zenlayer’s VM instance also includes function modules. One of these is the Virtual Elastic Disk, a block storage service that offers high performance and low latency. It provides distributed data disks for data storage.

You might be wondering how to start with Zenlayer’s VM instance.

First, consider the location. The location refers to Zenlayer’s data center and determines the geolocation of your VM instance. Once you’ve created an instance, you can’t change the location. So, choose wisely based on factors such as users’ geolocation, availability of Zenlayer’s service, and application availability requirements.

Next, think about the network. You can customize the private network IP and subnets when creating a VM instance. This allows you to isolate different systems, private networks & public networks.

Finally, don’t forget about security. You can use the Security Group free of charge to control your instances’ inbound and outbound policies.

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

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

 CPU Model          : Intel Xeon Processor (Icelake)
 CPU Cores          : 2 @ 2394.374 MHz
 CPU Cache          : 16384 KB
 AES-NI             : ✓ Enabled
 VM-x/AMD-V         : ✓ Enabled
 Total Disk         : 39.3 GB (2.0 GB Used)
 Total Mem          : 7.8 GB (255.6 MB Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 0 hour 7 min
 Load average       : 0.10, 0.12, 0.06
 OS                 : Debian GNU/Linux 11
 Arch               : x86_64 (64 Bit)
 Kernel             : 5.10.0-19-amd64
 TCP CC             : bbr
 Virtualization     : KVM
 IPv4/IPv6          : ✓ Online / ✗ Offline
 Organization       : AS21859 Zenlayer Inc
 Location           : Jeddah / SA
 Region             : Mecca Region
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 I/O Speed(1st run) : 189 MB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 189 MB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 188 MB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 188.7 MB/s
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    649.39 Mbps       1260.66 Mbps        120.93 ms   
 Los Angeles, US  387.17 Mbps       1174.57 Mbps        207.38 ms   
 Dallas, US       443.59 Mbps       1261.98 Mbps        183.97 ms   
 Montreal, CA     288.56 Mbps       644.42 Mbps         161.47 ms   
 Amsterdam, NL    836.34 Mbps       1248.91 Mbps        80.06 ms    
 Shanghai, CN     365.64 Mbps       1207.16 Mbps        317.73 ms   
 Hongkong, CN     354.49 Mbps       1260.69 Mbps        230.40 ms   
 Mumbai, IN       372.61 Mbps       1278.67 Mbps        172.99 ms   
 Singapore, SG    58.09 Mbps        17.14 Mbps          366.13 ms   
 Tokyo, JP        312.29 Mbps       1285.25 Mbps        238.62 ms   
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Finished in        : 5 min 45 sec
 Timestamp          : 2024-05-08 00:17:39 UTC

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

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Uptime     : 0 days, 0 hours, 15 minutes
Processor  : Intel Xeon Processor (Icelake)
CPU cores  : 2 @ 2394.374 MHz
AES-NI     : ✔ Enabled
VM-x/AMD-V : ✔ Enabled
RAM        : 7.8 GiB
Swap       : 0.0 KiB
Disk       : 39.3 GiB
Distro     : Debian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye)
Kernel     : 5.10.0-19-amd64
VM Type    : KVM
IPv4/IPv6  : ✔ Online / ❌ Offline

IPv4 Network Information:
---------------------------------
ISP        : Zenlayer Inc
ASN        : AS21859 Zenlayer Inc
Host       : Zenlayer (Singapore) PTE. LTD
Location   : Jeddah, Mecca Region (02)
Country    : Saudi Arabia

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 8.00 MB/s     (2.0k) | 97.84 MB/s    (1.5k)
Write      | 8.04 MB/s     (2.0k) | 98.35 MB/s    (1.5k)
Total      | 16.04 MB/s    (4.0k) | 196.19 MB/s   (3.0k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 95.57 MB/s     (186) | 94.95 MB/s      (92)
Write      | 100.65 MB/s    (196) | 101.27 MB/s     (98)
Total      | 196.22 MB/s    (382) | 196.22 MB/s    (190)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 1.16 Gbits/sec  | 1.16 Gbits/sec  | 77.0 ms        
Eranium         | Amsterdam, NL (100G)      | 1.16 Gbits/sec  | 1.17 Gbits/sec  | 88.7 ms        
Telia           | Helsinki, FI (10G)        | busy            | busy            | 94.7 ms        
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 901 Mbits/sec   | 1.06 Gbits/sec  | 169 ms         
Leaseweb        | Singapore, SG (10G)       | 595 Mbits/sec   | 750 Mbits/sec   | 225 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | busy            | 821 Mbits/sec   | 209 ms         
Leaseweb        | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 1.04 Gbits/sec  | 1.07 Gbits/sec  | 146 ms         
Edgoo           | Sao Paulo, BR (1G)        | 590 Mbits/sec   | 91.4 Mbits/sec  | 278 ms         

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
---------------------------------
Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 1451                          
Multi Core      | 2607                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/6004124

YABS completed in 15 min 25 sec

UnixBench: CPU Performance, A Score Higher is Better

Benchmark Run: Wed May 08 2024 00:36:17 - 01:04:21
2 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       41134344.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     5651.0 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               5389.1 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks       1210643.6 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          331186.9 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       3317782.7 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             2239184.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 100344.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              10685.1 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  13934.8 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   2588.2 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        2515907.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   41134344.1   3524.8
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       5651.0   1027.5
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       5389.1   1253.3
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0    1210643.6   3057.2
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     331186.9   2001.1
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    3317782.7   5720.3
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    2239184.0   1800.0
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     100344.6    250.9
Process Creation                                126.0      10685.1    848.0
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      13934.8   3286.5
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       2588.2   4313.7
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    2515907.8   1677.3
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1833.8

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Wed May 08 2024 01:04:21 - 01:32:27
2 CPUs in system; running 2 parallel copies of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       83137183.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                    11307.6 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               9825.2 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks       1273751.2 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          329993.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       4081760.8 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             4459622.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 492631.7 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              24674.6 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  19467.7 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   2678.3 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        4034705.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   83137183.5   7124.0
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0      11307.6   2055.9
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       9825.2   2284.9
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0    1273751.2   3216.5
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     329993.5   1993.9
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    4081760.8   7037.5
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    4459622.3   3584.9
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     492631.7   1231.6
Process Creation                                126.0      24674.6   1958.3
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      19467.7   4591.4
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       2678.3   4463.8
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    4034705.3   2689.8
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        3076.9

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

Looking Glass

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Global Latency Test

Zenlayer Saudi Arabia Jeddah General-Purpose Virtual Machine Test and Review Zenlayer Saudi Arabia Jeddah General-Purpose Virtual Machine Test and Review

Query: ping 156.59.255.229, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 156.59.255.229 – APNIC /24 AS21859 ZEN-ECN – Singapore [hosting]

Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly :   7.18 MiB/s |   57.44 Mbps  | ping 216.182ms
 Gdrive   :   1.78 KiB/s |    0.01 Mbps  | ping  88.185ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA : 216.35 KiB/s |    1.69 Mbps  | ping 154.753ms
 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     : 314.96 KiB/s |    2.46 Mbps  | ping 147.965ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :   6.44 MiB/s |   51.52 Mbps  | ping 200.960ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         :   7.32 MiB/s |   58.53 Mbps  | ping error!
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    :   6.78 MiB/s |   54.26 Mbps  | ping 198.213ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :   9.96 MiB/s |   79.69 Mbps  | ping 149.470ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :  10.49 MiB/s |   83.92 Mbps  | ping 161.333ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            :  30.15 MiB/s |  241.18 Mbps  | ping  78.648ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany :  48.73 KiB/s |    0.38 Mbps  | ping  73.464ms
 Hetzner, Germany             :     475 B/s |      N/A       | ping  73.725ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    :  27.74 MiB/s |  221.91 Mbps  | ping  77.523ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         :  28.75 MiB/s |  230.02 Mbps  | ping  76.867ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :     589 B/s |      N/A       | ping  88.240ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :     451 B/s |      N/A       | ping  69.908ms
 Online, France               :  27.12 MiB/s |  216.99 Mbps  | ping  78.346ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :     438 B/s |      N/A       | ping  59.633ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     : 552.13 KiB/s |    4.31 Mbps  | ping 379.052ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :     348 B/s |      N/A       | ping 230.438ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :  11.36 MiB/s |   90.88 Mbps  | ping 107.689ms
 Prima, Argentina      :  80.91 KiB/s |    0.63 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore : 351.35 KiB/s |    2.74 Mbps  | ping 158.158ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :   2.16 MiB/s |   17.30 Mbps  | ping 326.634ms
 Linode, Singapore    :   3.82 MiB/s |   30.54 Mbps  | ping 298.803ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :   2.37 MiB/s |   18.99 Mbps  | ping 307.835ms


 Benchmark finished in 123 seconds

CloudFlare Internet Test

Zenlayer Saudi Arabia Jeddah General-Purpose Virtual Machine Test and Review

PageSpeed Insights

Zenlayer Saudi Arabia Jeddah General-Purpose Virtual Machine Test and Review

GTmetrix Performance

Zenlayer Saudi Arabia Jeddah General-Purpose Virtual Machine Test and Review

Media Unlock Test

 ** Test Starts At: Wed May  8 00:08:14 UTC 2024

 ** Checking Results Under IPv4 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: Zenlayer (156.59.*.*) 

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

Testing Done! 

Admin Control Panel

Zenlayer Saudi Arabia Jeddah General-Purpose Virtual Machine Test and Review

Imagine having a self-service cloud management platform that puts you in the driver’s seat. That’s exactly what zenConsole offers. It allows you to create and manage Zenlayer edge cloud services like bare metal instances, virtual machine instances, global accelerators, and cloud networking. It’s user-friendly, feature-rich, and designed to help you get the most out of Zenlayer’s offerings. So why wait? Start your journey with Zenlayer today!

Server Pricing

Zenlayer Saudi Arabia Jeddah General-Purpose Virtual Machine Test and Review

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

Payments

Zenlayer offers two primary billing methods: Pre-payment and Pay-as-you-go.

Pre-payment is a method where you buy before using. When you purchase a service in this way, the system deducts the ZenPoint balance according to the price of the service. It’s like having a prepaid mobile plan where you pay upfront for the services you plan to use.

On the other hand, Pay-as-you-go, also known as post-payment, allows users to open the service before being charged based on the actual usage. The billing is settled by cycle, which is usually hourly. When the settlement proceeds, a bill is generated, and a deduction is conducted. It’s like a postpaid mobile plan where you pay after you have used the services.

Now, let’s talk about the process of Pay-as-you-go.

Firstly, you need to refill your account to ensure that it has purchasing power. After the refill, you can open the service under Pay-as-you-go.

Next, the system starts counting the billing data once you select and purchase the Pay-as-you-go service. The settlement cycle is hourly.

When the settlement proceeds, the system deducts fees based on usage & price and generates bills. You can view the bill details in the billing center’s invoice module.

If it is overdue, the account enters the protection and suspension stages. After the suspension stage, all services and configurations are recycled and destroyed. Finally, let’s discuss the available payment methods for refilling the balance. Zenlayer accepts Credit cards, PayPal, and Alipay.

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Customer Support

Zenlayer’s Customer Support is robust, responsive, and ready to help. Whether you prefer to use the self-service portal, contact support, or phone support, Zenlayer covers you.

Firstly, Zenlayer offers a Customer Support Portal. This self-service portal provides fast and seamless support. If you’re having an issue, you can submit a ticket in the support portal for a fast response.

Next, they have the Contact Support feature. If you face any issues, you can submit a ticket in the support portal for a quick response. You can also ask an expert for help. It’s like having a personal guide to navigate through any challenges.

Zenlayer also provides phone support. You can call them at their sales number, +1 909.718.3558, US Support number, +1 800.858.7986, or International number, +1 626.412.0049. It’s like having a direct line to Zenlayer’s experts.

Finally, Zenlayer’s support is available 24/7 for all services. No matter when you need help, Zenlayer’s support team is always ready to assist.

Conclusion

In the Basic Benchmark test, the server displayed average I/O speeds of 188.7 MB/s, which falls below the 200 MB/s mark, categorizing it as poor. However, its upload and download speeds were impressive in most locations, except for Singapore, where both were significantly lower. The latency varied, with the best response time from Amsterdam at 80.06 ms to the slowest from Singapore at 366.13 ms.

The Geekbench 6 scores showed a single-core performance of 1451, making it a good performer, while the multi-core score of 2607 indicates a robust capacity for handling more demanding processes. Additional testing with UnixBench gave the machine high marks, particularly in multi-core scenarios, confirming its excellent ability to manage multiple simultaneous operations.

While the storage speed was a concern, the virtual machine performed well in processing power and network capabilities across diverse geographical nodes. This server could be a viable option for businesses looking for a solid performer with reliable multi-tasking capabilities, especially outside of storage-intensive applications.

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

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