ARM64-2GB, Nov 01 2015


We have run a full suite of performance tests on the ARM64-2GB VPS plan of Scaleway.

On this page, you'll find:

  • Price and specifications for the ARM64-2GB 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 Price per month Long term discount Hourly billing Num CPU cores Disk space (GB) Memory (GB)
Scaleway ARM64-2GB €4.32 ($4.80) €2.99
Minimum: 20 days
Yes 4 50 2.0

Datacenter CPU type OS Data transfer (GB) Kernel Ruby Rails Virtualization
Paris, France Marvell PJ4Bv7 Processor rev 2 (v7l) Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS 5000 3.2.34 2.2.3 4.2.4 None

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Test Results

  • Sysbench tests are run once at the end of each trial. They push the VPS to its limits but for a few minutes only.
  • Remote timings are collected continuously from 4 different continents.
  • The Web performance test lasts for the whole duration of the trial (several days) and reports the response time and system metrics of a popular website running a Ruby on Rails application backed by a Postgres database.
  • Endurance performance tests push the VPS CPU to its limits for several hours straight and will reveal the raw power of the VPS as well as its stability over time.
  • Network Transfers measure download and upload speed between the VPS and servers located nearby.

Web Performance

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

Review and compare Scaleway - ARM64-2GB web performance with other cloud providers.

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Scaleway offers dedicated systems for €3/month Nov 08 2015

Scaleway is not your usual VPS provider. In fact they don't do virtualization at all. Instead they offer physical systems that are entirely dedicated to a single tenant. They call them "Bare Metal SSD Servers". Those are computers on a chip based on ARM cpus and shared SSD disks. At €2.99/month ($3.50), it's probably the cheapest dedicated cpu you can rent.

The plan features 4 cores, 50GB disk space and 2GB RAM. Scaleway appears to be an subsidiary of and their datacenter is in Paris, France.

Ordering and provisioning of the machine is fast and easy. The setup is a bit more complicated than usual due to the ARM architecture instead of i386, some packages such as Postgres were harder to...

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