Aruba Cloud Review

Aruba Cloud

Aruba Cloud in its own words

Aruba Cloud, part of the Aruba Group, is a leading Cloud service provider. Thanks to a network of eight data centers in various countries (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Poland and the Czech Republic), Aruba Cloud offers its own customers a range of Cloud services and solutions: from VPS SSD to Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, plus a selection of Cloud Storage and Backup accessories.

Features and Usability

Features not included in the VPS price are marked as missing below.

Last updated on March 28 2019.

Feature Value Comment
Hourly Billing  Yes
DDOS Protection  Yes

Available for both Cloud PRO and Cloud VPS plans. https://www.arubacloud.com/

Backups  Yes

Snapshots are free but are kept for only 2 days before being destroyed.
Backups are available for a fee.

Control Panel  Custom
SSH Keys Setup  Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  8
Number of Datacenter Continents  1
Monitoring Charts  Yes

Processor, Network, Memory, Disks.

Admin REST API  Yes
Upgrade VPS from admin console  Yes
Mobile Friendly UI  No
Accepted Forms of Payment  Credit cards, Paypal
Hidden CPU Model  No
Affiliate Program  No
Firewall  No

In VPSBenchmark's opinion

Feature Value Comment
UI Friendliness 
  • Full featured, easy to use.
  • Expect to see Italian sentences peppered through the UI, some emails are sent in Italian too. The important information is still in English.
  • 3 separate sets of credentials are needed to login to the customer area, Aruba Cloud (your cloud server admin ui) and support.
Quality of Service 
  • Very high network traffic limit: 12TB.
  • Cloud server creation took 3 minutes.
  • Hourly billing only on Cloud Pro plans.

Aruba Cloud Extra Services

In addition to features included in the VPS plan, Aruba Cloud also offers the following services (possibly for a fee):

Backups   Block Storage   Object Storage   Load Balancer   Floating Ips
Teams Datastores Serverless Ddos Protection  

VPS Instance Provisioning Time

For each Aruba Cloud VPS trial, we measured how long it took to provision the server.

See also VPS provisioning times for all providers.

Average Provisioning Time Min Provisioning Time Max Provisioning Time Number of VPS Samples
150s 60s 240s 2

Admin UI Screenshots


Cloud Storage Prices

For a comparison of storage features and prices from all providers, please check the Cloud Storage page.

Storage Type Price / GB / month Restriction Description
Backups €0.150 10GB minimum This is the pay-per-use price.
Backups can be scheduled on an hourly, daily or weekly basis.
https://www.arubacloud.com/cloud-backup/price-list.aspx
Object €0.050 10GB minimum This is the pay-per-use price.
Outgoing traffic is €0.05 per GB.
API is S3 compatible.
https://www.arubacloud.com/object-storage/pricing.aspx

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Plan Specifications

URL https://www.arubacloud.com/vps/virtual-private-server-range.aspx
Price per month €6.50 ($7.22)
Discount for long term use No
Disk GB 40
Num Cores 1
Memory GB 2.0
Hourly Billing No
Virtualization Vmware
Data Transfer GB 5000
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated No

Plan Grades

Grades are calculated by combining results from web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing tests. Grade A is best, grade F is worst.

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Overall Score: 38

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
E F C D D
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Performance Test Results

We conducted 5 different types of tests for Aruba Cloud - Cloud VPS Medium. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the Cloud VPS Medium plan

This plan was tested 1 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the Cloud VPS Medium plan and the web response times for every one of those.

Start of Trial Web Results Sysbench Results Avg web response time P99 web response time
Apr 16 2019 Web Sysbench 97ms 293ms

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.arubacloud.com/vps/virtual-private-server-range.aspx
Price per month €12.50 ($13.88)
Discount for long term use No
Disk GB 80
Num Cores 2
Memory GB 4.0
Hourly Billing No
Virtualization Vmware
Data Transfer GB 12000
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated No

Plan Grades

Grades are calculated by combining results from web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing tests. Grade A is best, grade F is worst.

Follow the letter links to find the test results backing the grade.

More details about grades calculation

Overall Score: 56

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
C D B D D
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Performance Test Results

We conducted 5 different types of tests for Aruba Cloud - Cloud VPS Large. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the Cloud VPS Large plan

This plan was tested 1 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the Cloud VPS Large plan and the web response times for every one of those.

Start of Trial Web Results Sysbench Results Avg web response time P99 web response time
Oct 22 2018 Web Sysbench 75ms 172ms

Plan Specifications

URL https://www.arubacloud.com/vps/virtual-private-server-range.aspx
Price per month €25.00 ($27.75)
Discount for long term use No
Disk GB 160
Num Cores 4
Memory GB 8.0
Hourly Billing No
Virtualization Vmware
Data Transfer GB 25000
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated No

Plan Grades

Grades are calculated by combining results from web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing tests. Grade A is best, grade F is worst.

Follow the letter links to find the test results backing the grade.

More details about grades calculation

Overall Score: 69

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
B B A B D
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Performance Test Results

We conducted 5 different types of tests for Aruba Cloud - Cloud VPS XLarge. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the Cloud VPS XLarge plan

This plan was tested 1 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the Cloud VPS XLarge plan and the web response times for every one of those.

Start of Trial Web Results Sysbench Results Avg web response time P99 web response time
Jan 17 2019 Web Sysbench 75ms 156ms

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