Alwyzon vs IBM Cloud

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We have tested 8 VPS plans from Alwyzon and IBM Cloud. We'll show which one is best based on a detailed performance analysis, on features and prices.



Alwyzon was founded as a VPS provider in 2020.
It is headquartered in Austria.
It offers VPS hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Austria

IBM Cloud


IBM Cloud was founded as a VPS provider in 2007.
It is headquartered in the USA.
It offers VPS, Storage and Networking hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • France
  • Germany
  • Japan
  • Netherlands
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

VPS Plans

Plan Name Monthly Price CPU cores Memory (GB) Disk Space (GB) Data Transfer (GB) Latest trial
Virtual Server S 7.79€ 3 4.0 80 20000 May 17 2024
Virtual Server E2 9.49€ 1 2.0 100 80000 Feb 01 2023
Virtual Server M 12.99€ 4 8.0 160 20000 Jul 02 2023
Virtual Server E8+ 14.49€ 4 8.0 240 50000 Dec 03 2023
Virtual Server E16+ 26.79€ 6 16.0 320 50000 Mar 02 2024
Virtual Server XL 45.79€ 8 32.0 320 20000 Sep 17 2023
BL2.2x4 $62.68 2 4.0 100 250 Oct 21 2023
cx2-2x4 $71.28 2 4.0 100 0 Mar 17 2023

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Performance Grades

To summarize the performance of each VPS plan, we generated grades based on the various tests that were run: web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing tests. Each grade focuses on one aspect of the VPS speed or stability (cpu, disk IO, network IO...) and is made of one or more metrics measured during the tests.

Grades are evenly distributed between A and F. A is best, F is worst.

Follow the letter links to find the test results backing the grade.

How are grades calculated?

Screen all VPS from Alwyzon and IBM Cloud
Plan Name Web Perf Raw CPU Power Perf Stability Disk IO Perf Network Perf
Virtual Server S
Virtual Server E2
Virtual Server M
Virtual Server E8+
Virtual Server E16+
Virtual Server XL
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Features and Datacenters

This list is a subset of the features each provider may offer.

IBM Cloud Alwyzon
Backups  Yes Yes
Block storage  Yes No
Object storage  Yes No
Load balancer  Yes No
DDoS protection  Yes No
Hourly Billing  Yes No
SSH Keys Setup  Yes No
Total Number of Datacenters  9 1
Number of Datacenter Continents  4 1
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These are the CPUs we have seen in Alwyzon and IBM Cloud instances in the past 18 months.

Alwyzon IBM Cloud
All Alwyzon CPUs by plan All IBM Cloud CPUs by plan
AMD EPYC 7543P 32-Core Processor
AMD EPYC 9354P 32-Core Processor
Intel(R) Xeon(R) E-2244G CPU @ 3.80GHz
Intel Xeon Processor (Cascadelake)
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2650 v4 @ 2.20GHz

Performance Consistency

The provider consistency score shows how much variation can be expected between 2 servers of the same type at the same provider. A high consistency score (>65) means the performance of all servers of the provider is consistent over many trials and many plans.

Providers who don't have enough data yet at VPSBenchmarks don't have a consistency score.

Alwyzon IBM Cloud
Consistency Score 76 24


VPS Instance Provisioning Time

This is the average time it took to create an instance for Alwyzon and IBM Cloud from instance order to instance accepting connections.

All VPS provisioning times

Alwyzon IBM Cloud
Number of instance creations in sample 6 2
Average provisioning time 60s 60s

Performance in Depth...

These are some of the test results that are used to determine the grades above.

Web Response Times

We ran a database intensive web application at various levels of load on cloud servers from Alwyzon and IBM Cloud. This is the average response time measured locally on the VPS for each plan we tested.

Local Response Time per Plan

Lower is better

Maximum HTTP Load

We ran a database intensive web application at various levels of load on cloud servers from Alwyzon and IBM Cloud. This is the maximum rate of HTTP requests that each server handled without timing out.

Maximum HTTP request rate

Higher is better

During the Web Test, we collect response time metrics, rate metrics and CPU metrics. All of those are measured locally on the VPS running the web server. All metrics can be compared on the Web Performance Comparison page.

Sysbench CPU Performance

We ran the full suite of Sysbench tests on VPS plans of Alwyzon and IBM Cloud. These are the Sysbench CPU test results:

Rate of operations

Higher is better

Sysbench Disk IO Performance

We ran the full suite of Sysbench tests on VPS plans of Alwyzon and IBM Cloud. These are the Sysbench Disk IO Random Read test results:

Rate of operations

Higher is better

Sysbench test results are also available for random disk IO tests, sequential disk IO tests and memory tests.
Review and compare all Sysbench numbers on the Sysbench Comparison page for Alwyzon and IBM Cloud.

Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the Alwyzon and IBM Cloud VPS and we measured the speed of downloads and uploads.

The transfers involve multiple files, 10 threads and last for at least 10 seconds at maximum speed. The transfers are repeated 3 times from different servers and only the fastest transfer is reported here.

Download Speed per Plan

Higher is better

Network Transfers measurements including download and upload speeds can be compared for Alwyzon and IBM Cloud on the Network Transfers Comparison page.

Sustained CPU Endurance Tests

We pushed the CPU of those VPS plans hard for 24 hours straight.

This test shows how fast the VPS can go for long periods of time, how stable the performance is and it also gives clues on how overallocated the VPSs may be.

Throughput variations of the endurance test over 24 hours. The coefficient of variation is the standard deviation of the test throughput divided by its average value. Low variations mean that resources allocated to the server were stable for the duration of the test and there was little contention.

Ops/hour coefficient of variation

Lower is better

Review and compare endurance test results for Alwyzon and IBM Cloud on the Sustained CPU Endurance Comparison page.

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