LayerStack vs Scaleway

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We have tested 13 VPS plans from LayerStack and Scaleway. We'll show which one is best based on a detailed performance analysis, on features and prices.


LayerStack

LayerStack

LayerStack was founded in 2017.
It is headquartered in Singapore.
It offers VPS hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • Singapore
  • United States

Scaleway

Scaleway

Scaleway was founded in 2015.
It is headquartered in France.
It offers VPS hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • France
  • Netherlands
  • Poland

VPS Plans

Plan Name Monthly Price CPU cores Memory (GB) Disk Space (GB) Data Transfer (GB) Latest trial
ARM108-HK (preview) (Off rankings) $10.00 4 8.0 100 2000 Sep 27 2022
DEV1-M 15.77€ 3 4.0 40 Unlimited Aug 26 2021
PLAY2-NANO 24.29€ 2 4.0 40 Unlimited Nov 14 2022
R108-SG $28.06 2 4.0 150 5000 Nov 19 2021
R108-HK $28.06 2 4.0 150 5000 May 21 2022
DC108-SG $32.00 2 6.0 200 5000 Feb 19 2022
DEV1-L 31.54€ 4 8.0 80 Unlimited May 30 2022
R208-SG $53.80 4 12.0 250 Unlimited Jan 04 2022
DC208-HK $60.00 4 8.0 300 Unlimited Aug 19 2021
GP1-XS 60.48€ 4 16.0 150 Unlimited Dec 29 2021
HM24-HK $65.00 2 24.0 200 6000 Jul 11 2022
R308-HK $68.00 6 16.0 300 8000 Apr 04 2022
R408-HK $92.41 8 18.0 350 9000 Sep 27 2022

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Note: "Off rankings" plans are not included in the Screener and are not considered for Best VPS rankings. They may either be previews where the VPS have been directly provisioned by the provider, they may be too old or they may exceed the maximum number of plans that can be listed for each provider.

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 LayerStack and Scaleway
Plan Name Web Perf Raw CPU Power Perf Stability Disk IO Perf Network Perf
ARM108-HK (preview) (Off rankings)
$10.00
D B D B D
DEV1-M
15.77€
D C C D C
PLAY2-NANO
24.29€
D D C F C
R108-SG
$28.06
C C C B E
R108-HK
$28.06
D C C B C
DC108-SG
$32.00
C C C A D
DEV1-L
31.54€
E C D D B
R208-SG
$53.80
C B C B D
DC208-HK
$60.00
B B D B A
GP1-XS
60.48€
D B D C A
HM24-HK
$65.00
E C E B C
R308-HK
$68.00
B A C A C
R408-HK
$92.41
D A B B D
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Features and Datacenters

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

Scaleway LayerStack
Backups  Yes Yes
Block storage  Yes No
Object storage  Yes No
Load balancer  Yes Yes
DDoS protection  Yes Yes
Hourly Billing  Yes No
SSH Keys Setup  Yes Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  3 4
Number of Datacenter Continents  1 2
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CPUs

These are the CPUs we have seen in LayerStack and Scaleway instances in the past 18 months.

All LayerStack CPUs All Scaleway CPUs
AMD EPYC Processor (with IBPB)
AMD EPYC-Milan Processor
Neoverse-N1
AMD EPYC 7281 16-Core Processor
AMD EPYC 7282 16-Core Processor
AMD EPYC 7402P 24-Core Processor
AMD EPYC 7543 32-Core Processor

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.

LayerStack Scaleway
Consistency Score 60 55

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VPS Instance Provisioning Time

This is the average time it took to create an instance for LayerStack and Scaleway from instance order to instance accepting connections.

All VPS provisioning times

LayerStack Scaleway
Number of instance creations in sample 10 4
Average provisioning time 1641s 37s

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 LayerStack and Scaleway. 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 LayerStack and Scaleway. 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 LayerStack and Scaleway. 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 LayerStack and Scaleway. 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 LayerStack and Scaleway.

Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the LayerStack and Scaleway 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 LayerStack and Scaleway 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 LayerStack and Scaleway on the Sustained CPU Endurance Comparison page.

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