Microsoft Azure vs Togglebox

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We have tested 11 VPS plans from Microsoft Azure and Togglebox. This page is a summary and a comparison of all test results for those 2 providers.


Microsoft Azure

Azure

Microsoft Azure was founded in 2008.
It is headquartered in the USA.
It offers VPS, Database, Storage and Networking hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • China
  • France
  • Germany
  • India
  • Norway
  • Singapore
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Switzerland
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Togglebox

Togglebox

Togglebox was founded in 2003.
It is headquartered in the USA.
It offers VPS hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • United States

VPS Plans

Plan Name Monthly Price CPU cores Memory (GB) Disk Space (GB) Data Transfer (GB) Latest trial
1GB 1core $9.00 1 1.0 20 10000 Aug 03 2020
B1MS $15.11 1 2.0 4 1000 Mar 21 2020
4GB 2cores $21.25 2 4.0 40 10000 Oct 30 2020
B2s $30.37 2 4.0 8 100 Nov 25 2019
F1s $36.50 1 2.0 16 1000 Feb 02 2020
B2MS $60.73 2 8.0 16 0 Sep 16 2019
F2s v2 $61.00 2 4.0 16 0 Jul 14 2019
12GB 6cores $62.65 6 12.0 120 10000 Sep 17 2020
D2 v3 $69.12 2 8.0 50 0 May 10 2020
D2a v4 $69.12 2 8.0 50 0 Jul 17 2020
D2ds v4 $81.36 2 8.0 75 0 Sep 29 2020

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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?

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Plan Name Web Perf Raw CPU Power Perf Stability Disk IO Perf Network Perf
1GB 1core
$9.00
E F D B D
B1MS
$15.11
C E D F B
4GB 2cores
$21.25
C C C B E
B2s
$30.37
B C D F A
F1s
$36.50
C E B F B
B2MS
$60.73
A C C D C
F2s v2
$61.00
B B C D C
12GB 6cores
$62.65
B A B A C
D2 v3
$69.12
C D B E B
D2a v4
$69.12
B C B F A
D2ds v4
$81.36
B C D E A
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CPUs

These are the CPUs we have seen in Microsoft Azure and Togglebox instances in the past 18 months.

All Microsoft Azure CPUs All Togglebox CPUs
AMD EPYC 7452 32-Core Processor
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2673 v4 @ 2.30GHz
Intel(R) Xeon(R) Platinum 8168 CPU @ 2.70GHz
Intel(R) Xeon(R) Platinum 8171M CPU @ 2.60GHz
Intel(R) Xeon(R) Platinum 8272CL CPU @ 2.60GHz
Intel Xeon Processor (Skylake, IBRS)
QEMU Virtual CPU version 2.5+

VPS Instance Provisioning Time

This is the average time it took to create an instance for Microsoft Azure and Togglebox from instance order to instance accepting connections.

All VPS provisioning times

Microsoft Azure Togglebox
Number of instance creations in sample 8 2
Average provisioning time 122s 390s

In Depth...

These are some of the test results that make up the grades above.

Web Response Times

We ran a database intensive web application at various levels of load on cloud servers from Microsoft Azure and Togglebox. 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 Microsoft Azure and Togglebox. This is the maximum rate of HTTP requests that each server handled without error.



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 Microsoft Azure and Togglebox. 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 Microsoft Azure and Togglebox. 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 Microsoft Azure and Togglebox.

Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the Microsoft Azure and Togglebox 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 Microsoft Azure and Togglebox 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 Microsoft Azure and Togglebox 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.

Microsoft Azure Review Togglebox Review
Hourly Billing  Yes Yes
DDOS Protection  No No
Backups  No Yes
Control Panel  Custom Onapp
SSH Keys Setup  Yes No
Total Number of Datacenters  40 2
Number of Datacenter Continents  5 1
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