cx2-2x4 by IBM Cloud

Specifications and performance for IBM Cloud - cx2-2x4


Instance Type: Compute cx2

This plan belongs to the IBM Cloud Compute cx2 server line (VPC).

Instance Type Description

Compute profiles offer a core to RAM ratio 1 vCPU to 2 GiB of RAM ratio and are best for moderate to high web traffic workloads. Compute profiles are best for workloads with intensive CPU demands, such as high web traffic workloads, production batch processing, and front-end web servers.
Prices include a mandatory 100GB boot disk.

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Instance Type Specifications

Approximate Cost per vCPU Between $29.00 and $32.00
Approximate RAM per vCPU 2.0GB
Hourly billing yes
Shared CPU yes
Storage included yes

See also all IBM Cloud instance types.

"cx2-2x4" Plan Specifications

Provider IBM Cloud
Plan URL
Price per month $71.28
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
Discounted monthly price: $65.91
Minimum continuous use for discount: 1 year
Disk GB 100
Num Cores 2
Memory GB 4
Hourly Billing Yes
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 0
Maximum Network Speed 3000 Mbps
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated CPU 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. The grades below are those of the most recent trial run for this plan.

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Overall Score: 37

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Performance Test Results

We conducted 5 different types of tests during the latest trial for IBM Cloud - cx2-2x4. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the cx2-2x4 plan

This plan was tested 2 times at The table below shows all trials run on the cx2-2x4 plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
Mar 17 2023 Intel Xeon Processor (Cascadelake) Toronto, Canada D
Aug 22 2020 Intel Core Processor (Broadwell, IBRS) Texas, USA D


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