Exoscale Switzerland Zurich Standard Instance VPS Hosting Test and Review

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Exoscale Switzerland Zurich Standard Instance VPS Hosting Test and Review

This time, we will test the Exoscale Switzerland Zurich Standard Instance Shared vCPU VPS Server. The server is powered by an Intel Xeon Processor (Skylake). 2 CPU Cores/4 GB RAM/50 GB SSD Storage/1x IPv4 and 1x IPv6. Resources are billed by the second, with a no-surprise flat rate across all zones. No up-front costs and no long-term commitments. Completely on-demand, you can start, stop, and scale your usage without penalties, paying only what you use.

Our analysis encompasses various rigorous tests: the Basic Benchmark, Yabs, and Unix Benchmark for essential metrics, the Global Node Test for extensive network assessment, and the Global Ping Test for latency measurement.

The Media Unlock Test is for regional accessibility, the CloudFlare Internet Test is for connection quality, and web performance evaluations are via PageSpeed Insights and GTmetrix Performance. You will gain profound insights into overall server performance through these exhaustive assessments.

About Exoscale

Exoscale is a leading European cloud services provider that offers a wide range of infrastructure and platform solutions for businesses of all sizes. Founded in 2011 in Switzerland, Exoscale has increased to become one of Europe’s premier cloud computing companies.

At the core of Exoscale’s services is providing virtual machines, storage, and networking in the cloud. Companies can run virtual servers on Exoscale’s infrastructure without maintaining their hardware. Exoscale offers highly flexible and scalable compute capacity that customers can provision and control through a web-based dashboard or API.

A major advantage of Exoscale is its global infrastructure footprint. It operates data centers strategically across Europe to provide customers with geographic diversity and disaster resilience while meeting data residency needs. Key facilities are based in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, and the Netherlands.

Beyond infrastructure, Exoscale offers higher-level platform services for running applications and building solutions in the cloud without managing underlying resources.

Exoscale focuses on security across its services, with certifications like ISO 27001, SOC 2, and GDPR compliance. Encryption, role-based access, and firewalling safeguard infrastructure, while DDoS protection and anti-tampering measures enhance resilience.

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

Looking Glass

This location is the latest data center from Equinix in Switzerland. Built for scale, it can grow in building blocks, providing ample forthcoming capacity for Exoscale.

Built with state-of-the-art technologies and unrivaled accumulated experience, it is also home to Switzerland’s densest network exchange point.

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

 CPU Model          : Intel Xeon Processor (Skylake)
 CPU Cores          : 2 @ 2499.998 MHz
 CPU Cache          : 16384 KB
 AES-NI             : Enabled
 VM-x/AMD-V         : Enabled
 Total Disk         : 49.2 GB (779.9 MB Used)
 Total Mem          : 3.8 GB (60.8 MB Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 0 hour 10 min
 Load average       : 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
 OS                 : Debian GNU/Linux 11
 Arch               : x86_64 (64 Bit)
 Kernel             : 5.10.0-23-cloud-amd64
 TCP CC             : bbr
 Virtualization     : KVM
 IPv4/IPv6          : Online / Online
 Organization       : AS61098 Akenes SA
 Location           : Zürich / CH
 Region             : Zurich
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 I/O Speed(1st run) : 727 MB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 805 MB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 791 MB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 774.3 MB/s
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 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    17213.85 Mbps     14430.76 Mbps       0.37 ms     
 Los Angeles, US  548.55 Mbps       2625.72 Mbps        150.50 ms   
 Dallas, US       673.15 Mbps       3212.22 Mbps        122.15 ms   
 Montreal, CA     597.04 Mbps       930.38 Mbps         95.09 ms    
 Paris, FR        1294.84 Mbps      43.80 Mbps          21.98 ms    
 Amsterdam, NL    4492.79 Mbps      7575.92 Mbps        18.57 ms    
 Shanghai, CN     299.44 Mbps       1602.96 Mbps        265.74 ms   
 Nanjing, CN      8.26 Mbps         2277.15 Mbps        288.87 ms   
 Hongkong, CN     351.22 Mbps       3404.20 Mbps        243.51 ms   
 Singapore, SG    494.81 Mbps       428.31 Mbps         148.65 ms   
 Tokyo, JP        321.79 Mbps       3171.90 Mbps        247.75 ms   
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Finished in        : 5 min 53 sec
 Timestamp          : 2023-08-12 03:33:51 UTC

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

IPv6 Network Information:
---------------------------------
ISP        : Akenes SA
ASN        : AS61098 Akenes SA
Host       : Akenes
Location   : Zurich, Zurich (ZH)
Country    : Switzerland

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 312.96 MB/s  (78.2k) | 1.65 GB/s    (25.8k)
Write      | 313.79 MB/s  (78.4k) | 1.66 GB/s    (25.9k)
Total      | 626.76 MB/s (156.6k) | 3.31 GB/s    (51.7k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 1.90 GB/s     (3.7k) | 1.62 GB/s     (1.5k)
Write      | 2.00 GB/s     (3.9k) | 1.73 GB/s     (1.6k)
Total      | 3.91 GB/s     (7.6k) | 3.36 GB/s     (3.2k)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 225 Mbits/sec   | busy            | 17.5 ms        
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | busy            | busy            | --             
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | 6.19 Gbits/sec  | 6.85 Gbits/sec  | 18.8 ms        
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 2.12 Gbits/sec  | busy            | 94.6 ms        
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 1.93 Gbits/sec  | 1.99 Gbits/sec  | 96.4 ms        
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 1.36 Gbits/sec  | 1.38 Gbits/sec  | 126 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 1.11 Gbits/sec  | busy            | 154 ms         

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv6):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 222 Mbits/sec   | 269 Mbits/sec   | 17.4 ms        
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | busy            | busy            | 17.3 ms        
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | 10.0 Gbits/sec  | busy            | 18.8 ms        
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 1.94 Gbits/sec  | 1.97 Gbits/sec  | 94.3 ms        
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 1.89 Gbits/sec  | 1.93 Gbits/sec  | 96.1 ms        
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 1.36 Gbits/sec  | 1.28 Gbits/sec  | 126 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 1.09 Gbits/sec  | 1.16 Gbits/sec  | 154 ms         

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
---------------------------------
Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 1133                          
Multi Core      | 2072                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/2233355

YABS completed in 16 min 8 sec

UnixBench: CPU Performance

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Sat Aug 12 2023 03:54:22 - 04:22:25
2 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       41697685.2 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     6292.7 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               3805.3 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        476222.1 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          124421.8 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       1309780.8 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                              621634.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 107772.4 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                               7223.9 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  10331.4 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   1941.2 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                         310223.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   41697685.2   3573.1
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       6292.7   1144.1
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       3805.3    884.9
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     476222.1   1202.6
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     124421.8    751.8
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    1309780.8   2258.2
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0     621634.3    499.7
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     107772.4    269.4
Process Creation                                126.0       7223.9    573.3
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      10331.4   2436.6
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       1941.2   3235.3
System Call Overhead                          15000.0     310223.5    206.8
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                         993.9

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Sat Aug 12 2023 04:22:25 - 04:50:29
2 CPUs in system; running 2 parallel copies of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       81601239.2 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                    12490.4 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               6614.2 lps   (29.8 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        815980.7 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          210514.1 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       2421587.7 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             1206343.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 284589.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              15922.6 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  14543.9 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   1962.1 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                         583872.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   81601239.2   6992.4
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0      12490.4   2271.0
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       6614.2   1538.2
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     815980.7   2060.6
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     210514.1   1272.0
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    2421587.7   4175.2
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    1206343.8    969.7
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     284589.0    711.5
Process Creation                                126.0      15922.6   1263.7
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      14543.9   3430.2
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       1962.1   3270.1
System Call Overhead                          15000.0     583872.8    389.2
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1780.9

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

Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly : 277.78 MiB/s | 2222.22 Mbps  | ping error!
 Gdrive   :  87.41 MiB/s |  699.30 Mbps  | ping   1.049ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA : 854.81 KiB/s |    6.68 Mbps  | ping  91.117ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   :   7.76 MiB/s |   62.09 Mbps  | ping 157.367ms
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     :   6.14 MiB/s |   49.12 Mbps  | ping error!
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :  11.89 MiB/s |   95.13 Mbps  | ping error!
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         :  15.92 MiB/s |  127.34 Mbps  | ping error!
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    :  12.91 MiB/s |  103.31 Mbps  | ping error!
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :  24.15 MiB/s |  193.20 Mbps  | ping  93.398ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :  20.17 MiB/s |  161.32 Mbps  | ping 111.205ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            : 116.69 MiB/s |  933.49 Mbps  | ping error!
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany : 255.45 KiB/s |    2.00 Mbps  | ping  15.026ms
 Hetzner, Germany             :  64.39 MiB/s |  515.13 Mbps  | ping   8.600ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    :  71.44 MiB/s |  571.49 Mbps  | ping  19.305ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         : 189.04 MiB/s | 1512.29 Mbps  | ping error!
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :   1.51 KiB/s |    0.01 Mbps  | ping  28.408ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :   2.36 KiB/s |    0.02 Mbps  | ping  15.706ms
 Online, France               : 104.91 MiB/s |  839.32 Mbps  | ping error!
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :   1.78 KiB/s |    0.01 Mbps  | ping  14.090ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :   4.43 MiB/s |   35.41 Mbps  | ping error!
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :     177 B/s |      N/A       | ping 266.823ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :   8.01 MiB/s |   64.07 Mbps  | ping  34.425ms
 Prima, Argentina      : 163.02 KiB/s |    1.27 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore :   1.17 MiB/s |    9.36 Mbps  | ping 185.388ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :   5.08 MiB/s |   40.67 Mbps  | ping error!
 Linode, Singapore    :  12.92 MiB/s |  103.38 Mbps  | ping 149.857ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :   5.86 MiB/s |   46.86 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## IO Test

 CPU Speed:
    bzip2 512MB - bzip2 not found on system.
   sha256 512MB -   185 MB/s
   md5sum 512MB -   527 MB/s

 Disk Speed (512MB):
   I/O Speed  - 1.3 GB/s
   I/O Direct - 226 MB/s

 RAM Speed (1024MB):
   Avg. write - 2389.3 MB/s
   Avg. read  - 6178.1 MB/s

 Benchmark finished in 108 seconds

Global Ping Test

Exoscale Switzerland Zurich Standard Instance VPS Hosting Test and Review

Query: ping 159.100.249.11, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 159.100.249.11 – RIPENCC /21 AS61098 EXOSCALE – Switzerland, Zurich

Media Unlock Test

 ** Test Starts At: Sat Aug 12 05:21:27 UTC 2023

 ** Checking Results Under IPv4 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: Akenes SA (159.100.*.*) 

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  No
 HotStar:                               No
 Disney+:                               Yes (Region: CH)
 Netflix:                               Yes (Region: CH)
 YouTube Premium:                       Yes (Region: CH)
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Yes (Region: CH)
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Yes
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   INTL
 Viu.com:                               No
 YouTube CDN:                           Zurich 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Associated with [Init7 (Switzerland) Ltd.] in [Zurich ]
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        CHF
 ChatGPT:                               Yes
=======================================


 ** Checking Results Under IPv6 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: Akenes SA (2a04:c44:e00:*:*) 

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  Failed (Network Connection)
 HotStar:                               No
 Disney+:                               Yes (Region: CH)
 Netflix:                               Yes (Region: CH)
 YouTube Premium:                       Yes (Region: CH)
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Unsupported
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Failed (Network Connection)
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   Failed
 Viu.com:                               Failed
 YouTube CDN:                           Zurich 
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        Failed (Network Connection)
 ChatGPT:                               Yes
=======================================
Testing Done!

CloudFlare Internet Test

Exoscale Switzerland Zurich Standard Instance VPS Hosting Test and Review

PageSpeed Insights

Exoscale Switzerland Zurich Standard Instance VPS Hosting Test and Review

GTmetrix Performance

Exoscale Switzerland Zurich Standard Instance VPS Hosting Test and Review

Admin Control Panel

Exoscale Switzerland Zurich Standard Instance VPS Hosting Test and Review

Exoscale’s Admin Control Panel (ACP) is a web-based interface that allows you to manage your Exoscale cloud resources.

The ACP is divided into four main sections:

  • Compute: This section allows you to manage your virtual machines (VMs). You can create, delete, and modify VMs and manage their CPU, memory, and storage resources.
  • Storage: This section allows you to manage your block, object, and file storage resources. You can create, delete, and modify storage volumes and manage their permissions and access control.
  • Networking: This section allows you to manage your networks, firewalls, and load balancers. You can create, delete, and modify networks and manage their routing and security rules.

The ACP also includes several helpful features, such as:

  • Live monitoring: The ACP provides live monitoring of your cloud resources. This allows you to track the performance of your VMs, storage, and networking resources in real-time.
  • Alerts: The ACP can send you alerts when your cloud resources are running low or experiencing problems. This allows you to take corrective action before your services are interrupted.
  • Reporting: The ACP provides a variety of reports that can help you track the usage of your cloud resources. This information can be used to optimize your cloud costs and improve the performance of your applications.

Overall, Exoscale’s ACP is a powerful and easy-to-use tool that allows you to manage your cloud resources from a single control point. The ACP includes several helpful features that can help you optimize your cloud costs and improve the performance of your applications.

Server Pricing

Exoscale Switzerland Zurich Standard Instance VPS Hosting Test and Review

Exoscale offers a variety of Compute Instances with different CPU, memory, and storage options. The pricing for Compute Instances is based on the number of vCPUs, the amount of memory, and the amount of storage.

You can also get a discount on the hourly price for Compute Instances if you commit to a monthly or yearly term. For example, if you commit to a yearly term for a Nano Instance, the price is 0.004 EUR/hour.

Exoscale also offers several add-on services for Compute Instances, such as:

  • GPU Instances: These instances come with one or more NVIDIA GPUs for high-performance computing workloads.
  • Local Storage: You can add storage to your Compute Instances for faster performance.
  • Snapshots: You can create snapshots of your Compute Instances for disaster recovery or backup purposes.
  • Backups: Exoscale offers a managed backup service for your Compute Instances.

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

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Customer Support

In addition to its cloud services, Exoscale offers some helpful customer resources. These resources include:

  • Documentation: Exoscale provides comprehensive documentation for its cloud platform. This documentation covers everything from getting started to advanced topics.
  • Support: Exoscale offers 24/7 support to its customers. The company’s support team can help with any problems with your cloud services.
  • Community: Exoscale has a vibrant community of users and developers. The community is a great resource for getting help and sharing ideas.

Conclusion

The speed tests conducted revealed significant results. The I/O Speed tests, run three times, resulted in an average speed of 774.3 MB/s. This reflects the server’s rapid read/write speed, which is crucial for efficient data processing. Network speed tests were run across various global locations, such as Los Angeles, US; Montreal, CA; Paris, FR; Amsterdam, NL; Shanghai, CN; Hong Kong, CN; and more.

These tests showed differing levels of upload and download speeds, notably high in Amsterdam, NL, with 4492.79 Mbps and 7575.92 Mbps, respectively. Latency also varied, with the lowest latency observed in Amsterdam, NL (18.57 ms) and the highest in Nanjing, CN (288.87 ms).

Furthermore, several specialized tests were conducted to ascertain the server’s performance. The fio Disk Speed Tests assessing mixed R/W showed readings up to 3.91 GB/s (for a 512k block size). The Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test, a processor benchmark, returned an impressive single-core score of 1133 and a multi-core score of 2072. Additionally, the YABS test, measuring various aspects of server performance, was completed in 16 minutes and 8 seconds, displaying the system’s overall efficiency.

The UnixBench, a CPU performance test, was run twice to evaluate system performance using different parallel copies of tests. This revealed that the server scored significantly higher than the baseline in all areas, highlighting impressive performance levels. The benchmark index scores were 993.9 for the first run and 1780.9 for the second run.

In conclusion, the Exoscale Switzerland Zurich Standard Instance Shared vCPU VPS provides comprehensive features, delivering high-speed and versatile performance across various system parameters and tests. This server can adapt based on demand, offering impressive speeds, low latency, and high efficiency, making it a solid choice for varied uses.

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

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