Microsoft Azure
B2MS, Sep 16 2019

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We have run a full suite of performance tests on the B2MS VPS plan of Microsoft Azure.

On this page, you'll find:

  • Price and specifications for the B2MS plan.
  • The grades that summarize its performance in 5 categories based on the tests results.
  • Links to the detailed test results that can be compared to other providers and other plans.


Provider Plan Monthly price Hourly billing Num CPU cores Disk space (GB) Memory (GB)
Microsoft Azure B2MS $60.73 Yes 2
(burstable)
16 8.0

Datacenter CPU type CPU details OS Data transfer (GB) Kernel and Virtualization WebApp versions
East US Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2673 v4 @ 2.30GHz Frequency:
2.3 GHz
Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS 0 5.0.0
Hyper-V
Ruby:
2.6.2
Rails:
6.0.0

Note: the CPU details Frequency is the frequency observed at the start of the trial. It may vary as the trial progresses.


Grades

Grades are calculated by combining results from web, sysbench, endurance, network transfers and remote timing tests.

Grade A is best, grade F is worst.

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

How are grades calculated?

Overall Score: 63

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
A C C D C
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VPS Instance Provisioning Time

It took 2 minutes from the time the order took place to the time this instance was ready to accept connections.

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Test Results

  • Web Runs: performance of a web application running on the server with locally generated load. Latencies and max request rate.
  • Sysbench: CPU, disk IO and memory speed tests.
  • Remote timings: latencies of a web application measured from 4 different continents.
  • Live Web Tests: latencies of a web application with live traffic.
  • Endurance: output over time of a long running cpu intensive application.
  • Network Transfers: maximum download and upload speeds between the VPS and servers located nearby.

Live Web

Web performance is measured locally on the VPS and includes Rails app response times ti live web traffic as well as system metrics.

Review and compare Microsoft Azure - B2MS web performance with other cloud providers.


Sysbench

We ran Sysbench tests on this VPS, including CPU tests, random and sequential, read and write IO tests and memory tests.

Review and compare all Sysbench numbers for the Microsoft Azure - B2MS VPS plan.

Remote Timings

Response times for this VPS were continuously measured from 5 locations and 4 continents in the world. Each measure includes DNS resolution time, connection time, TLS handshake time and server response time.

Review and compare all Remote Timings numbers for the Microsoft Azure - B2MS VPS plan.

Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the Microsoft Azure - B2MS VPS, both downloads and uploads and we measured the speed of the transfers.

The transfers involve multiple files, 10 threads and last for at least 10 seconds at maximum speed. The transfers are repeated 4 times from different nearby servers and only the fastest transfer is considered in grades and comparisons.

Sustained CPU Endurance Run

Can your VPS handle 24 hours of sustained CPU load without flinching? How much can it handle? Does the provider throttle your CPU after a while?

Review and compare all Remote Timings numbers for the Microsoft Azure - B2MS VPS plan.

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