Clouding.io vs IBM Cloud

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We have tested 9 VPS plans from Clouding.io and IBM Cloud. This page is a summary and a comparison of all test results for those 2 providers.


Clouding.io

CloudingIo

Clouding.io was founded in 2014.
It is headquartered in Spain.
It offers VPS hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Spain

IBM Cloud

IBM

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

It has datacenters in:
  • Australia
  • Germany
  • Japan
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

VPS Plans

Plan Name Monthly Price CPU cores Memory (GB) Disk Space (GB) Data Transfer (GB) Latest trial
1GB 0.5 core 5.00€ 1 1.0 25 2000 May 06 2020
2GB 1 core 8.00€ 1 2.0 30 2000 Aug 17 2020
4GB 2 cores 16.00€ 2 4.0 60 2000 May 25 2020
BL2.1x2 $25.91 1 2.0 100 0 Nov 02 2020
8GB 4 cores 30.00€ 4 8.0 100 2000 Nov 12 2020
12GB 6 cores 42.00€ 6 12.0 120 2000 Dec 27 2020
16GB 8 cores 56.00€ 8 16.0 160 2000 Jul 02 2020
cx2-2x4 $69.14 2 4.0 100 0 Aug 22 2020
24GB 12 cores 84.00€ 12 24.0 240 2000 Oct 01 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 0.5 core
5.00€
D E B E E
2GB 1 core
8.00€
C D C E E
4GB 2 cores
16.00€
B B B E C
BL2.1x2
$25.91
C E B C D
8GB 4 cores
30.00€
A A B E C
12GB 6 cores
42.00€
B A C E E
16GB 8 cores
56.00€
B A D E C
cx2-2x4
$69.14
C E D E D
24GB 12 cores
84.00€
A A C E C
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CPUs

These are the CPUs we have seen in Clouding.io and IBM Cloud instances in the past 18 months.

All Clouding.io CPUs All IBM Cloud CPUs
High Performance Datacenter vCPU
Intel Xeon Virtual CPU
Intel Core Processor (Broadwell, IBRS)
Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 6140 CPU @ 2.30GHz

VPS Instance Provisioning Time

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

All VPS provisioning times

Clouding.io IBM Cloud
Number of instance creations in sample 12 2
Average provisioning time 61s 70s

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 Clouding.io 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 Clouding.io and IBM Cloud. 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 Clouding.io 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 Clouding.io 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 Clouding.io and IBM Cloud.

Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the Clouding.io 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 Clouding.io 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.


Average number of operations per hour

Higher is better

Review and compare endurance test results for Clouding.io and IBM Cloud 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.

Clouding.io Review IBM Cloud Review
Hourly Billing  Yes Yes
DDOS Protection  Yes No
Backups  No No
Control Panel  Custom Custom
SSH Keys Setup  No Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  1 6
Number of Datacenter Continents  1 4
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