Aruba Cloud vs UpCloud

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We have tested 12 VPS plans from Aruba Cloud and UpCloud. This page is a summary and a comparison of all test results for those providers.


Aruba Cloud

Aruba

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

UpCloud

UpCloud

UpCloud was founded in 2013.
It is headquartered in Finland.
It offers VPS hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Australia
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

VPS Plans

Plan Name Monthly Price CPU cores Memory (GB) Disk Space (GB) Data Transfer (GB) Latest trial
Cloud VPS Small 2.79€ 1 1.0 20 2000 Mar 18 2021
1GB 1core $5.00 1 1.0 25 1000 Oct 19 2021
Cloud VPS Medium 6.50€ 1 2.0 40 5000 Sep 16 2021
2GB 1core $10.00 1 2.0 50 2000 Jul 19 2021
Cloud VPS Large 12.50€ 2 4.0 80 12000 Jun 17 2021
4GB 2 cores $20.00 2 4.0 80 4000 Apr 18 2021
Cloud PRO 2GB 1 core 21.60€ 1 2.0 20 Unlimited May 02 2021
Cloud VPS XLarge 25.00€ 4 8.0 160 25000 Dec 17 2020
8GB 4 cores $40.00 4 8.0 160 5000 Sep 05 2021
Cloud PRO 4GB 2 cores 43.20€ 2 4.0 40 Unlimited Feb 03 2021
16GB 6 cores $80.00 6 16.0 320 6000 Jun 03 2021
Cloud PRO 8GB 4 cores 86.40€ 4 8.0 80 Unlimited Aug 02 2021

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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 Aruba Cloud and UpCloud
Plan Name Web Perf Raw CPU Power Perf Stability Disk IO Perf Network Perf
Cloud VPS Small
2.79€
E F C B E
1GB 1core
$5.00
B D B B D
Cloud VPS Medium
6.50€
D F B C D
2GB 1core
$10.00
C E B B C
Cloud VPS Large
12.50€
D E C B C
4GB 2 cores
$20.00
B B C B C
Cloud PRO 2GB 1 core
21.60€
B E B B A
Cloud VPS XLarge
25.00€
D C C B D
8GB 4 cores
$40.00
C B C B C
Cloud PRO 4GB 2 cores
43.20€
C D B B B
16GB 6 cores
$80.00
B A C B C
Cloud PRO 8GB 4 cores
86.40€
B B B B A
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Features and Datacenters

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

UpCloud Aruba Cloud
Backups  Yes Yes
Block storage  Yes Yes
Object storage  Yes Yes
Load balancer  No Yes
DDoS protection  No Yes
Hourly Billing  Yes Mixed
SSH Keys Setup  Yes Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  12 8
Number of Datacenter Continents  4 1
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CPUs

These are the CPUs we have seen in Aruba Cloud and UpCloud instances in the past 18 months.

All Aruba Cloud CPUs All UpCloud CPUs
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2650 v3 @ 2.30GHz
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2650L v4 @ 1.70GHz
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2683 v3 @ 2.00GHz
Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 6130 CPU @ 2.10GHz
AMD EPYC 7542 32-Core Processor
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2687W v4 @ 3.00GHz
Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 6136 CPU @ 3.00GHz

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.

Aruba Cloud UpCloud
Consistency Score 86 68

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VPS Instance Provisioning Time

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

All VPS provisioning times

Aruba Cloud UpCloud
Number of instance creations in sample 13 13
Average provisioning time 186s 58s

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 Aruba Cloud and UpCloud. 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 Aruba Cloud and UpCloud. 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 Aruba Cloud and UpCloud. 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 Aruba Cloud and UpCloud. 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 Aruba Cloud and UpCloud.

Network Transfers

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

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

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