Aruba Cloud VPS 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 VPS SSD to Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, plus a selection of Cloud Storage and Backup accessories.

Aruba Cloud was founded 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. 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
Reverse DNS  Yes
Accepted Forms of Payment  Credit cards, Paypal
Hidden CPU Model  No
Affiliate Program  No
Firewall  No
Shelving  No
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Pros and Cons

Strengths

  • 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
158s 120s 220s 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.

https://www.arubacloud.com/cloud-backup/price-list.aspx
10GB minimum
Object 0.050€ 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
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.
https://www.arubacloud.com/cloud-pro.aspx
This provider does not charge for bandwidth.

Aruba Cloud Instance Types and Plans

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All Aruba Cloud instance types

Plan Num cores RAM Price
Family:
Cloud VPS
Instance Type:
VMware

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 V1I1 1 1.0GB 2.79€ ($2.85)
VPS V1I2 1 2.0GB 6.50€ ($6.63)
VPS V2I4 2 4.0GB 12.50€ ($12.75)
VPS V4I8 4 8.0GB 25.00€ ($25.50)
Family:
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 21.60€ ($22.03)
PRO VMware 4GB 2 cores 2 4.0GB 43.80€ ($44.68)
PRO VMware 8GB 4 cores 4 8.0GB 86.40€ ($88.13)
Family:
Cloud VPS
Instance Type:
OpenStack

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 O8A16 8 16.0GB 18.19€ ($18.55)
Family:
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 O8A16 8 16.0GB 55.50€ ($56.61)

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