Equinix Netherlands Amsterdam High Performance Bare Metal Server Test and Review

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Equinix Netherlands Amsterdam High Performance Bare Metal Server Test and Review

This review will thoroughly evaluate the high-performance Equinix Bare Metal Server in Amsterdam, Netherlands. This server is robustly equipped with specs including a single Intel Xeon E-2278G 8-Core Processor running at 3.40GHz, 32GB of RAM, paired SSDs with individual capacities of 480GB, a dual 10Gbps Network, and a Graphic Processing Unit consisting of the Intel HD Graphics P630.

We’ve put together a bunch of tests to see how well this server performs:

1. Basic Benchmark, Yabs, and Unix Benchmark tests measure critical performance metrics.
2. The Global Node Test offers an expansive evaluation of the server’s network capabilities.
3. The Global Ping Test was specifically formulated to determine latency measurements.

Regarding external accessibility and connection quality, we’ll apply the Media Unlock Test to check regional accessibility and the CloudFlare Internet Test to assess the nature and quality of the connection.

Moreover, for a definitive assessment of web performance, we will utilize tools such as Google’s PageSpeed Insights and the GTmetrix Performance Assessment suite. These rigorous evaluations will endow you with a comprehensive understanding of the overall performance displayed by this server.

About Equinix

Equinix Metal is a high-performance bare metal service that stands out in the digital services landscape. It’s a product of Equinix, a global leader in digital infrastructure services. The service is interconnected and automated, providing on-demand access to powerful infrastructure across global locations.

What sets Equinix Metal apart is its rapid provisioning. You can set up and deploy a single service in mere minutes. This speed allows for faster market entry with applications.

Equinix Metal also offers expanded global reach. You can discover and reach anyone on demand, including cloud services, sellers, partners, vendors, customers, and employees. This connectivity extends to databases or application tiers on any cloud and internal and external cloud services.

Another key feature of Equinix Metal is its award-winning physical and virtual interconnection services portfolio. This includes Equinix Fabric’s worldwide reach. Equinix Metal enables a data center platform that brings users, networks, applications, and cloud systems closer to your data.

Security is a top priority for Equinix Metal. It offers 100% dedicated single-tenancy, allowing you to isolate sensitive workloads and access hardware-level security protocols.

Equinix Metal also allows you to provision compute rapidly and networking infrastructure in markets you want access to before investing significant CAPEX for hardware to place in colocation. You can quickly scale a software-as-a-service offering to improve performance with proximity to customers in growing metros.

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

Looking Glass

 147.75.87.3

 2604:1380:4601:800::1

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

 CPU Model          : Intel(R) Xeon(R) E-2278G CPU @ 3.40GHz
 CPU Cores          : 16 @ 3400.000 MHz
 CPU Cache          : 16384 KB
 AES-NI             : Enabled
 VM-x/AMD-V         : Enabled
 Total Disk         : 437.2 GB (2.9 GB Used)
 Total Mem          : 31.2 GB (650.2 MB Used)
 Total Swap         : 1.9 GB (0 Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 0 hour 20 min
 Load average       : 0.04, 0.04, 0.00
 OS                 : Ubuntu 22.04.2 LTS
 Arch               : x86_64 (64 Bit)
 Kernel             : 5.15.0-78-generic
 TCP CC             : bbr
 Virtualization     : Dedicated
 IPv4/IPv6          : Online / Online
 Organization       : AS54825 Packet Host, Inc.
 Location           : Aalsmeerderbrug / NL
 Region             : North Holland
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 I/O Speed(1st run) : 406 MB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 402 MB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 410 MB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 406.0 MB/s
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 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    6136.33 Mbps      6442.71 Mbps        0.35 ms     
 Los Angeles, US  664.05 Mbps       1237.72 Mbps        136.75 ms   
 Dallas, US       834.52 Mbps       3384.76 Mbps        108.85 ms   
 Montreal, CA     553.87 Mbps       889.45 Mbps         79.67 ms    
 Paris, FR        6531.94 Mbps      8861.00 Mbps        13.31 ms    
 Amsterdam, NL    3645.57 Mbps      9402.86 Mbps        1.05 ms     
 Singapore, SG    352.09 Mbps       24.85 Mbps          228.77 ms   
 Tokyo, JP        337.68 Mbps       2175.33 Mbps        299.58 ms   
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Finished in        : 4 min 7 sec
 Timestamp          : 2023-08-31 00:20:25 UTC

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

IPv6 Network Information:
---------------------------------
ISP        : Packet Host, Inc.
ASN        : AS54825 Packet Host, Inc.
Host       : Packet Host, Inc.
Location   : Amsterdam, North Holland (NH)
Country    : Netherlands

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 148.46 MB/s  (37.1k) | 147.11 MB/s   (2.2k)
Write      | 148.85 MB/s  (37.2k) | 147.88 MB/s   (2.3k)
Total      | 297.32 MB/s  (74.3k) | 294.99 MB/s   (4.6k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 199.85 MB/s    (390) | 216.99 MB/s    (211)
Write      | 210.46 MB/s    (411) | 231.44 MB/s    (226)
Total      | 410.32 MB/s    (801) | 448.44 MB/s    (437)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 686 Mbits/sec   | 1.37 Gbits/sec  | 5.63 ms        
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | 7.60 Gbits/sec  | 4.27 Gbits/sec  | 9.47 ms        
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | busy            | 23.3 Gbits/sec  | 0.829 ms       
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 4.86 Gbits/sec  | 4.27 Gbits/sec  | 80.7 ms        
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 51.2 Mbits/sec  | 76.6 Mbits/sec  | 75.2 ms        
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 34.3 Mbits/sec  | 140 Mbits/sec   | 116 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 28.2 Mbits/sec  | 46.2 Mbits/sec  | 139 ms         

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv6):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 682 Mbits/sec   | 1.33 Gbits/sec  | 5.63 ms        
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | 6.93 Gbits/sec  | busy            | 11.3 ms        
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | 11.8 Gbits/sec  | 22.9 Gbits/sec  | 0.906 ms       
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 619 Mbits/sec   | 1.20 Gbits/sec  | 80.5 ms        
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 46.1 Mbits/sec  | busy            | 75.3 ms        
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 34.7 Mbits/sec  | 81.7 Mbits/sec  | 108 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | busy            | 48.3 Mbits/sec  | 139 ms         

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
---------------------------------
Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 1819                          
Multi Core      | 6465                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/2446427

YABS completed in 12 min 15 sec

UnixBench: CPU Performance, A score higher is better

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Thu Aug 31 2023 01:06:38 - 01:34:35
16 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       63932284.9 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     9594.5 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               8599.3 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks       1837112.3 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          492405.9 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       5083244.1 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             3465690.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 361171.9 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              19545.4 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   5736.9 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                  10625.9 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        3857064.2 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   63932284.9   5478.3
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       9594.5   1744.4
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       8599.3   1999.8
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0    1837112.3   4639.2
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     492405.9   2975.3
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    5083244.1   8764.2
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    3465690.3   2785.9
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     361171.9    902.9
Process Creation                                126.0      19545.4   1551.2
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       5736.9   1353.0
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0      10625.9  17709.8
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    3857064.2   2571.4
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        3011.3

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Thu Aug 31 2023 01:34:35 - 02:02:37
16 CPUs in system; running 16 parallel copies of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables      550087441.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                   126166.9 MWIPS (10.1 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                              62819.9 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks       1657745.0 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          423106.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       5245851.4 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                            28473970.7 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                3755490.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                             133272.2 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                 135835.5 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                  17843.3 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                       10711888.7 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0  550087441.5  47136.9
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0     126166.9  22939.4
Execl Throughput                                 43.0      62819.9  14609.3
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0    1657745.0   4186.2
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     423106.5   2556.5
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    5245851.4   9044.6
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0   28473970.7  22889.0
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0    3755490.8   9388.7
Process Creation                                126.0     133272.2  10577.2
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4     135835.5  32036.7
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0      17843.3  29738.8
System Call Overhead                          15000.0   10711888.7   7141.3
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                       13016.1

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

Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly : 564.44 MiB/s | 4515.51 Mbps  | ping   0.885ms
 Gdrive   :  55.69 MiB/s |  445.51 Mbps  | ping   4.651ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA : 715.42 KiB/s |    5.59 Mbps  | ping  85.927ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   : 383.48 KiB/s |    3.00 Mbps  | ping 139.505ms
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     : 696.35 KiB/s |    5.44 Mbps  | ping  76.232ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :  26.29 MiB/s |  210.33 Mbps  | ping 136.757ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         :  29.82 MiB/s |  238.55 Mbps  | ping 123.305ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    :  24.92 MiB/s |  199.38 Mbps  | ping 148.291ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :  30.48 MiB/s |  243.87 Mbps  | ping  76.428ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :  28.36 MiB/s |  226.87 Mbps  | ping 116.118ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            : 864.70 KiB/s |    6.76 Mbps  | ping  19.329ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany : 644.52 KiB/s |    5.04 Mbps  | ping   7.777ms
 Hetzner, Germany             :  43.00 MiB/s |  343.98 Mbps  | ping  51.341ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    : 106.63 MiB/s |  853.05 Mbps  | ping   3.298ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         : 983.27 MiB/s | 7866.20 Mbps  | ping   1.156ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :   2.05 KiB/s |    0.02 Mbps  | ping  18.910ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :   7.77 KiB/s |    0.06 Mbps  | ping   6.232ms
 Online, France               : 330.77 MiB/s | 2646.17 Mbps  | ping   9.612ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :      86 B/s |      N/A       | ping  15.970ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :   6.36 MiB/s |   50.85 Mbps  | ping 260.738ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :     155 B/s |      N/A       | ping 319.793ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :  21.13 MiB/s |  169.01 Mbps  | ping  42.365ms
 Prima, Argentina      : 132.47 KiB/s |    1.03 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore : 289.70 KiB/s |    2.26 Mbps  | ping 163.212ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :   4.98 MiB/s |   39.88 Mbps  | ping 227.324ms
 Linode, Singapore    :   5.61 MiB/s |   44.90 Mbps  | ping 231.779ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :  11.14 MiB/s |   89.09 Mbps  | ping 222.981ms


 Benchmark finished in 109 seconds

Global Latency Test

Equinix Netherlands Amsterdam High Performance Bare Metal Server Test and Review Equinix Netherlands Amsterdam High Performance Bare Metal Server Test and Review

Query: ping 147.75.84.99, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 147.75.84.99 – RIPENCC /23 AS54825 PACKET – Netherlands, North Holland, Amsterdam

Media Unlock Test

 ** Test Starts At: Thu Aug 31 00:44:11 UTC 2023

 ** Checking Results Under IPv4 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: Packet Host (147.75.*.*) 

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  No
 HotStar:                               No
 Disney+:                               No
 Netflix:                               Originals Only
 YouTube Premium:                       Failed
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Yes (Region: NL)
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Yes
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   INTL
 Viu.com:                               No
 YouTube CDN:                           Amsterdam 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Amsterdam  
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        EUR
 ChatGPT:                               Yes
=======================================


 ** Checking Results Under IPv6 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: Packet Host (2604:1380:4601:*:*) 

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

CloudFlare Internet Test

Equinix Netherlands Amsterdam High Performance Bare Metal Server Test and Review

PageSpeed Insights

Equinix Netherlands Amsterdam High Performance Bare Metal Server Test and Review

GTmetrix Performance

Equinix Netherlands Amsterdam High Performance Bare Metal Server Test and Review

Get Started with Equinix Metal

Equinix Netherlands Amsterdam High Performance Bare Metal Server Test and Review

To initiate your journey with Equinix Metal, create a user account on their website. Apart from managing your profile, you can adjust login and security preferences and regulate your SSH and API keys. Their platform’s cornerstone is the seamless deployment, configuring, and management of bare metal servers across their extensive global infrastructure. Additionally, the Equinix Metal Startup Program is a superior alternative to conventional cloud providers for better managing multiple environments.

Admin Control Panel

Equinix Netherlands Amsterdam High Performance Bare Metal Server Test and Review

The User Management dashboard centralizes all user-related tasks for efficient handling within the Customer Portal. Hence, administrators can access many options, from managing user notifications and registrations to terminating or deactivating obsolete user accounts.

Networking

Equinix Netherlands Amsterdam High Performance Bare Metal Server Test and Review

Equinix Metal delivers an automated ‘as-a-service’ deployment approach, laying the foundation to build robust infrastructure while leveraging the expansive reach, interconnected ecosystems, and dependable partnerships inherent to Platform Equinix®.

Equinix Metal gives you immediate access to high-performance bare metal that is intrinsically integrated with Equinix Fabric®. This facilitates the rapid establishment of resilient infrastructure across worldwide locations, all within a matter of minutes.

Storage

Equinix Netherlands Amsterdam High Performance Bare Metal Server Test and Review

Equinix Metal provides servers equipped with diverse disk configurations and extensive storage capabilities. It supports managed storage and third-party storage solutions. Its offerings include servers specifically designed for substantial storage needs, such as the s3.xlarge.x86 model, outfitted with 12 x 8 TB HDD. Other servers, such as the m3.large.x86, boast significant NVMe flash drive storing capacity, boasting 2 x 3.8 TB of NVMe Flash.

If your operations revolve around Kubernetes, a wealth of management options for cluster storage are available. Equinix Metal’s technical guides include a comprehensive Guide to Kubernetes Storage and a tutorial on utilizing Block Storage with Rook and Ceph.

Server Pricing

Equinix Netherlands Amsterdam High Performance Bare Metal Server Test and Review

The principal pricing modalities are On-Demand and Reserved (On-Contract). On-demand pricing offers flexible and usage-based billing calculated on an hourly scale. Conversely, reserved pricing provides discounted rates ranging from 10% to 50%, depending on the contract terms and server configuration particulars. Equinix underscores that their pricing rubrics parallel those of public cloud service providers.

When budgeting for a project, it’s important to consider costs beyond server expenditure. These auxiliary costs include licensed operating systems, outbound data transfer (egress), storage, and bandwidth expenses. Equinix Metal proffers licensing at a nominal fee but also accommodates those wishing to bring their operating system.

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

Payments

To set up an Equinix Metal™ organization, you’ll be prompted to input a payment method – a credit card or a PayPal account – along with a billing address. For credit card users, additional information, including the name on the card, card number, expiration date (month and year), CVV code, and both the country and zip code, will be required.

If you want to use PayPal, you’ll be navigated to your account to log in and authorize Equinix Metal to charge your account. Once your organizational account is established, you can update or adjust your payment method anytime.

As long as your organization is hosting at least one project, it’s necessary to maintain a primary payment method associated with it. Billing information is granted to the organization’s owner, Administrators, and those designated with the billing role.

Coupon

$250 credit* Use code DEPLOYNOW to test.

*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

Equinix Metal™ furnishes its customers with an assortment of support channels. Conveniently accessed via the customer portal, these consist of options to submit a ticket, send an email, engage in their community slack, direct messages via Twitter, or chat with their seasoned support engineers. Moreover, you can monitor the status of your ongoing tickets by logging into the support portal.

Positioning itself as a safeguard for the world’s most demanding businesses, Equinix delivers reliable, accessible, and skilled customer support for mission-critical operations. Their IBX® data center personnel, a well-rounded team of engineers, technicians, and Customer Care specialists, provide round-the-clock technical and logistical support throughout the year.

Conclusion

The I/O speed was evaluated thrice, yielding 406 MB/s on the first run, 402 MB/s on the second, and 410 MB/s on the third. The average I/O speed stood at 406.0 MB/s. When benchmarking the server across different nodes, it achieved remarkable upload and download speeds with minimum latency. The server performed exceptionally in the home location of Amsterdam, attaining an upload speed of 3645.57 Mbps and a download speed of 9402.86 Mbps with just 1.05 ms of latency.

The fio Disk Speed Tests also yielded compelling results, particularly with mixed R/W 50/50 operations. For 4k and 64k block sizes, it achieved IOPS in the thousands and sizeable Read/Write/Total in MB/s. For larger block sizes – 512k and 1m – hundreds of IOPS were registered alongside a significant total score measured in MB/s. The Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test was impressive, posting a Single Core score of 1819 and a Multi Core score of 6465.

UnixBench was conducted for CPU Performance, with scores indicating a better value. During this benchmark, tests were first run with a single parallel copy, which achieved high lps (loops per second) and MWIPS (millions of Whetstone instructions per second). A second benchmark was performed with 16 parallel copies, yielding more impressive results. The Dhrystone 2 test, for instance, clocked in at a staggering 550087441.5 lps.

In conclusion, Amsterdam’s Equinix Bare Metal Server is a high-performing and reliable infrastructure. The server delivers exceptional results across various metrics, indicating its powerful hardware capabilities and impressive overall performance. This ensures users can expect a robust, high-quality service when utilizing Equinix’s Bare Metal Server for their demanding organizational needs.

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

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