Aruba Cloud Review


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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 NVMe VPSs to Virtual Private Cloud, Database as a Service, Private Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, plus a selection of Cloud Storage and Backup services.

Aruba Cloud was founded as a VPS provider in 1994.
It is headquartered in Italy.
It offers VPS hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Czech Republic
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Poland
  • United Kingdom

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Aruba Cloud VPS Features

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

Feature Value Comment
Hourly Billing  Mixed
DDOS Protection  Yes

Available for both Cloud PRO and Cloud VPS plans.

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
Reverse DNS  Yes
Accepted Forms of Payment  Credit cards, Paypal
Hidden CPU Model  No
Affiliate Program  No
IPv6 support  Yes
Firewall  No
Shelving  No
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Pros and Cons


  • Numerous datacenter locations in Europe.
  • VMWare hypervisor.
  • Very consistent performance.

Aruba Cloud Extra Services

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

Backups   Block storage   Object storage   Load balancer  
Floating IP addresses Team Management Managed databases   Serverless
DDoS protection   Kubernetes   GPU instances Private network

VPS Instance Provisioning Time

For each Aruba Cloud VPS trial, we measured how long it took to provision the server from the moment it was ordered to the moment it accepted SSH connections.

See also VPS provisioning times for all providers.

Average Provisioning Time Min Provisioning Time Max Provisioning Time Number of VPS Samples
170s 60s 320s 12

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Cloud Storage Prices

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

Storage Type Price / GB / month Description Restriction
Backups 0.150€ This is the pay-per-use price.
Backups can be scheduled on an hourly, daily or weekly basis.

Aruba Cloud backups storage
10GB minimum
Object 0.050€ This is the pay-per-use price.
Outgoing traffic is €0.05 per GB.
API is S3 compatible.

Aruba Cloud object storage
10GB minimum

Network Bandwidth Prices

These are the network bandwidth prices charged by Aruba Cloud for outbound transfers from VPS to the internet.

For a comparison of bandwidth prices from all providers, go to the Network Bandwitdh Prices page.

Description Price / GB
Pricing model: Unlimited (the provider does not charge for bandwidth and allows unlimited transfer with possible throttling.)
Port speed: 1 Gbps
Cloud Pro servers have unlimited traffic. Cloud VPS server 2 core 4GB has 25TB free allowance.
Aruba Cloud networking
This provider does not charge for bandwidth.

Aruba Cloud Instance Types and Plans

How fast are Aruba Cloud servers?
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All Aruba Cloud instance types

Note: All VPS prices reported at VPSBenchmarks are for one month without any further commitment and before promotions unless noted otherwise. The IPv4 charge is added to the VPS monthly price in case the provider doesn't include it by default.

Plan Number of CPU cores RAM Storage Monthly Price
Cloud VPS
Instance Type:

The Cloud VPS solution features servers that are preconfigured, available in 4 sizes up to 4 vCPUs and 8GB RAM with various technical components, all based on VMware technology, with built-in SSD storage.

VPS V1I2 1 2.0GB 40GB 6.50€ ($7.02) / month
VPS V2I4 2 4.0GB 80GB 12.50€ ($13.50) / month
VPS V4I8 4 8.0GB 160GB 25.00€ ($27.00) / month
VPS V8I16 8 16.0GB 240GB 59.99€ ($64.79) / month
Cloud PRO
Instance Type:
VMware Custom

Custom size servers with guaranteed resources, Intel processors, SAN+SSD (redundant) Storage, local network interconnection and a 99.95% SLA.
Prices reported here are for 20GB storage per vCPU.

PRO VMware 2GB 1 core 1 2.0GB 20GB 21.90€ ($23.65) / month
PRO VMware 4GB 2 cores 2 4.0GB 40GB 43.80€ ($47.30) / month
PRO VMware 8GB 4 cores 4 8.0GB 80GB 87.60€ ($94.61) / month
Cloud VPS
Instance Type:

Built on top of OpenStack, those preconfigured servers offer AMD processors, SDS (Software-Defined Storage) NVMe and a 99.90% SLA. Window Server license is included.

VPS O1I2 1 2.0GB 40GB 4.49€ ($4.85) / month
VPS O2A4 2 4.0GB 40GB 6.29€ ($6.79) / month
VPS O4A8 4 8.0GB 80GB 11.79€ ($12.73) / month
VPS O8A16 8 16.0GB 160GB 18.19€ ($19.65) / month
VPS O16A32 16 32.0GB 320GB 31.29€ ($33.79) / month
Cloud PRO
Instance Type:
OpenStack General Purpose

Built on top of OpenStack, those preconfigured servers offer guaranteed resources, next generation AMD processors, SDS (Software-Defined Storage) NVMe, local network interconnection, hourly billing and a 99.95% SLA.

PRO O1A2 1 2.0GB 20GB 13.20€ ($14.26) / month
PRO O2A4 2 4.0GB 80GB 20.10€ ($21.71) / month
PRO O8A16 8 16.0GB 160GB 55.50€ ($59.94) / month
Cloud Server
Instance Type:

Latest generation hardware, data centers in Italy and guaranteed resources starting from € 9.49/month + VAT

  • 3 availability zones
  • VPC Networks and Security Groups
  • Predictable costs
  • Unlimited traffic
CS O1A2 1 2.0GB 20GB 13.14€ ($14.19) / month
CS O2A4 2 4.0GB 40GB 22.63€ ($24.44) / month
CS O4A8 4 8.0GB 80GB 40.15€ ($43.36) / month
CS O8A16 8 16.0GB 120GB 73.00€ ($78.84) / month
CS O12A24 12 24.0GB 120GB 105.85€ ($114.32) / month
Instance Type:

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VPS O1I1 1 1.0GB 20GB 2.49€ ($2.69) / month
PRO O4A8 4 8.0GB 120GB 31.20€ ($33.70) / month

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