ARM64-2GB, Nov 01 2015


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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 Monthly price Short term surcharge Hourly billing Num CPU cores Disk space (GB) Memory (GB)
Scaleway ARM64-2GB €2.99 ($3.23) On-demand price: €4.32/month (+44%).
Applies up to 20 days.
Yes 4 50 2.0

Datacenter CPU type CPU details OS Data transfer (GB) Kernel and Virtualization WebApp versions
Paris, France Marvell PJ4Bv7 Processor rev 2 (v7l) Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS 5000 3.2.34

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

This trial is currently in progress.

The Web Runs tests are currently running. Follow Web Runs tests progress.

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 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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