IBM Cloud vs Linkdata.com

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We have tested 7 VPS plans from IBM Cloud and Linkdata.com. We'll show which one is best based on a detailed performance analysis, on features and prices.


IBM Cloud

IBM

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

It has datacenters in:
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • France
  • Germany
  • Japan
  • Netherlands
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Linkdata.com

Linkdata

Linkdata.com was founded as a VPS provider in 2018.
It is headquartered in the United Kingdom.
It employs 30 people.
It offers Domains, Web hosting and VPS hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Iraq
  • United Kingdom

VPS Plans

Plan Name Monthly Price CPU cores Memory (GB) Disk Space (GB) Data Transfer (GB) Latest trial
LS 1x2 $16.00 1 2.0 20 Unlimited Jul 20 2023
BL2.1x2 $24.00 1 2.0 100 0 Aug 30 2022
LS 2x4 $25.00 2 4.0 40 Unlimited Dec 30 2022
LS 2x6 $40.00 2 6.0 50 Unlimited Feb 16 2023
BL2.2x4 $62.68 2 4.0 100 250 Oct 21 2023
cx2-2x4 $71.28 2 4.0 100 0 Mar 17 2023
LS 4x8 $90.00 4 8.0 80 Unlimited Apr 06 2023

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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
LS 1x2
$16.00
B E D B C
BL2.1x2
$24.00
E F E E E
LS 2x4
$25.00
D E D E E
LS 2x6
$40.00
C D D C D
BL2.2x4
$62.68
E F C E E
cx2-2x4
$71.28
D D C F D
LS 4x8
$90.00
A B D B D
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Features and Datacenters

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

IBM Cloud Linkdata.com
Backups  Yes Yes
Block storage  Yes Yes
Object storage  Yes No
Load balancer  Yes No
DDoS protection  Yes No
Hourly Billing  Yes No
SSH Keys Setup  Yes Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  9 2
Number of Datacenter Continents  4 2
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CPUs

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

IBM Cloud Linkdata.com
All IBM Cloud CPUs by plan All Linkdata.com CPUs by plan
Intel Xeon Processor (Cascadelake)
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2650 v4 @ 2.20GHz
Intel(R) Xeon(R) Platinum 8260 CPU @ 2.40GHz
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2630L v3 @ 1.80GHz
Intel(R) Xeon(R) Platinum 8362 CPU @ 2.80GHz
Intel(R) Xeon(R) Silver 4215R CPU @ 3.20GHz

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 Linkdata.com
Consistency Score 24 -

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VPS Instance Provisioning Time

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

All VPS provisioning times

IBM Cloud Linkdata.com
Number of instance creations in sample 3 4
Average provisioning time 80s 285s

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 Linkdata.com. 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 Linkdata.com. 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 Linkdata.com. 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 Linkdata.com. 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 Linkdata.com.

Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the IBM Cloud and Linkdata.com 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 Linkdata.com 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.

Throughput variations of the endurance test over 24 hours. The coefficient of variation is the standard deviation of the test throughput divided by its average value. Low variations mean that resources allocated to the server were stable for the duration of the test and there was little contention.


Ops/hour coefficient of variation

Lower is better

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

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