IBM Cloud vs Kamatera

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We have tested 11 VPS plans from IBM Cloud and Kamatera. This page is a summary and a comparison of all test results for those providers.


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

Kamatera

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
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

VPS Plans

Plan Name Monthly Price CPU cores Memory (GB) Disk Space (GB) Data Transfer (GB) Latest trial
Availability 1GB 1core $4.00 1 1.0 20 5000 Sep 19 2021
General 1GB 1 core $9.00 1 1.0 20 5000 Feb 04 2021
U1.1x2 $13.93 1 2.0 25 Jul 09 2021
General 2GB 1 core $15.00 1 2.0 20 5000 Aug 04 2021
Availability 4GB 2 cores $19.00 2 4.0 40 5000 May 04 2021
BL2.1x2 $25.91 1 2.0 100 0 Nov 02 2020
General 4GB 2 cores $42.00 2 4.0 40 5000 Dec 19 2020
BL2.2x4 $59.98 2 4.0 100 250 Feb 10 2021
cx2-2x4 $69.14 2 4.0 100 0 Aug 22 2020
General 8GB 4 cores $90.00 4 8.0 80 5000 Mar 19 2021
Availability 16GB 8 cores $99.00 8 16.0 150 5000 Jun 19 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?

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Plan Name Web Perf Raw CPU Power Perf Stability Disk IO Perf Network Perf
Availability 1GB 1core
$4.00
D E E B E
General 1GB 1 core
$9.00
C D D B C
U1.1x2
$13.93
E F C E D
General 2GB 1 core
$15.00
B D B B D
Availability 4GB 2 cores
$19.00
B C C B C
BL2.1x2
$25.91
C E B C D
General 4GB 2 cores
$42.00
D C D B D
BL2.2x4
$59.98
B D B C E
cx2-2x4
$69.14
C E D E D
General 8GB 4 cores
$90.00
E B E B C
Availability 16GB 8 cores
$99.00
B A C A B
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Features and Datacenters

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

Kamatera IBM Cloud
Backups  Yes No
Block storage  Yes Yes
Object storage  No Yes
Load balancer  Yes Yes
DDoS protection  Yes Yes
Hourly Billing  Yes Yes
SSH Keys Setup  No Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  13 6
Number of Datacenter Continents  4 4
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CPUs

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

All IBM Cloud CPUs All Kamatera CPUs
Intel Core Processor (Broadwell, IBRS)
Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 6140 CPU @ 2.30GHz
Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 6258R CPU @ 2.70GHz
Intel(R) Xeon(R) Platinum 8270 CPU @ 2.70GHz

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.

IBM Cloud Kamatera
Consistency Score - 60

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VPS Instance Provisioning Time

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

All VPS provisioning times

IBM Cloud Kamatera
Number of instance creations in sample 4 13
Average provisioning time 97s 151s

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 IBM 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


Maximum HTTP Load

We ran a database intensive web application at various levels of load on cloud servers from IBM Cloud and Kamatera. 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 IBM Cloud and Kamatera. 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 IBM Cloud and Kamatera. 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 IBM Cloud and Kamatera.

Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the IBM 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

Network Transfers measurements including download and upload speeds can be compared for IBM 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

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

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