Aruba Cloud vs Kamatera

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We have tested 8 VPS plans from Aruba Cloud and Kamatera. This page is a summary and comparison of all test results for those 2 providers.


Aruba Cloud

Aruba Cloud was founded in 1994.
It is headquartered in Italy.
It offers VPS hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Czech Republic
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Poland
  • United Kingdom

Kamatera

Kamatera was founded in 1995.
It is headquartered in Israel.
It offers VPS managed and unmanaged hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • Israel
  • Netherlands
  • UK
  • USA

VPS Plans

Plan Name Monthly Price CPU cores Memory (GB) Disk Space (GB) Data Transfer (GB) Latest trial
Aruba Cloud Cloud VPS Small €2.79 1 1.0 20 2000 Jul 26 2019
Kamatera Availability 1GB 1core $4.00 1 1.0 20 5000 Aug 05 2019
Aruba Cloud Cloud VPS Medium €6.50 1 2.0 40 5000 Apr 16 2019
Kamatera General 1GB 1 core $9.00 1 1.0 20 5000 May 21 2019
Aruba Cloud Cloud VPS Large €12.50 2 4.0 80 12000 Oct 22 2018
Kamatera General 1GB 2 cores $19.00 2 1.0 20 5000 Jan 11 2019
Aruba Cloud Cloud VPS XLarge €25.00 4 8.0 160 25000 Jan 17 2019
Kamatera General 2GB 4 cores $50.00 4 2.0 20 5000 Mar 11 2019

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?

Plan Name Web Perf Raw CPU Power Perf Stability Disk IO Perf Network Perf
Aruba Cloud Cloud VPS Small
€2.79
E F C D E
Kamatera Availability 1GB 1core
$4.00
C D E D C
Aruba Cloud Cloud VPS Medium
€6.50
E F C D D
Kamatera General 1GB 1 core
$9.00
B E C C B
Aruba Cloud Cloud VPS Large
€12.50
B D B D D
Kamatera General 1GB 2 cores
$19.00
C B D C C
Aruba Cloud Cloud VPS XLarge
€25.00
B B A B D
Kamatera General 2GB 4 cores
$50.00
D B D C C
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VPS Instance Provisioning Time

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

All VPS provisioning times

Aruba Cloud Kamatera
Number of instance creations in sample 3 4
Provisioning time in seconds 173s 412s

In Depth...

The grades above are based on the following test results.


Web Response Times

We ran a database intensive web application with ~100,000 hits per day for several days on cloud servers from Aruba Cloud and Kamatera. This is the average response time measured locally on the VPS for each plan we tested.



Local Response Time per Plan

Lower is better

Provider Plan Average response time
Aruba Cloud VPS Small 98.0ms
Aruba Cloud VPS Medium 97.0ms
Aruba Cloud VPS Large 75.0ms
Aruba Cloud VPS XLarge 75.0ms
Kamatera Availability 1GB 1core 73.0ms
Kamatera General 1GB 1 core 63.0ms
Kamatera General 1GB 2 cores 64.0ms
Kamatera General 2GB 4 cores 80.0ms

During the Web Test, we collect response time metrics, CPU metrics and database performance 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 Performances

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



Rate of operations

Higher is better

Provider Plan Operations per second
Aruba Cloud VPS Small 249.4
Aruba Cloud VPS Medium 244.1
Aruba Cloud VPS Large 511.0
Aruba Cloud VPS XLarge 971.7
Kamatera Availability 1GB 1core 395.2
Kamatera General 1GB 1 core 391.7
Kamatera General 1GB 2 cores 817.5
Kamatera General 2GB 4 cores 1318.2

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 Aruba Cloud and Kamatera.


Remote Timings

During the entire duration of the web performance test, we collected web response times from 5 different locations in the world. The chart below reports the connection establishment time + TLS handshake latency from all 5 locations. (That excludes the time spent on the server that is already measured in web response times above and it also excludes the DNS resolution time since it is not dependent on the provider).


Remote Latency per Plan

Lower is better

Provider Plan Average remote request duration
Aruba Cloud VPS Small 520.2ms
Aruba Cloud VPS Medium 527.6ms
Aruba Cloud VPS Large 551.8ms
Aruba Cloud VPS XLarge 550.4ms
Kamatera Availability 1GB 1core 333.0ms
Kamatera General 1GB 1 core 494.8ms
Kamatera General 1GB 2 cores 347.6ms
Kamatera General 2GB 4 cores 341.8ms

Detailed remote timings measurements including connection time, TLS handshake time, and response time can be compared for Aruba Cloud and Kamatera on the Remote Timings Comparison page.


Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the Aruba Cloud and Kamatera 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

Provider Plan Network Download Speed
Aruba Cloud VPS Small 284.2Mbps
Aruba Cloud VPS Medium 673.2Mbps
Aruba Cloud VPS Large 796.4Mbps
Aruba Cloud VPS XLarge 775.3Mbps
Kamatera Availability 1GB 1core 1428.2Mbps
Kamatera General 1GB 1 core 2146.9Mbps
Kamatera General 1GB 2 cores 1006.4Mbps
Kamatera General 2GB 4 cores 1051.5Mbps

Network Transfers measurements including download and upload speeds can be compared for Aruba Cloud and Kamatera 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.


Average number of operations per hour

Higher is better

Provider Plan Average ops/hour
Aruba Cloud VPS Small 1109.1
Aruba Cloud VPS Medium 1113.5
Aruba Cloud VPS Large 2089.8
Aruba Cloud VPS XLarge 4436.4
Kamatera Availability 1GB 1core 2225.8
Kamatera General 1GB 1 core 1630.8
Kamatera General 1GB 2 cores 4549.5
Kamatera General 2GB 4 cores 5307.4

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


Features and Usability

Features not included in the VPS price of the plan will be marked as missing but they may be available for the fee.

Aruba Cloud Review Kamatera Review
Hourly Billing  Yes Yes
DDOS Protection  Yes No
Backups  Yes No
Control Panel  Custom Custom
SSH Keys Setup  Yes No
Total Number of Datacenters  8 13
Number of Datacenter Continents  1 4


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