RAMNODE

The idea of this post is to make a review of one of the VPS providers who has been expanding exponentially in the last couple of years. The company which we are making reference to is Ramnode. A company that offers to it’s clients a variety of services. Those services are VPSs with OpenVZ or KVM ( both with pure SSD storage) and they have been recently announcing that they are offering colocation in Atlanta.
Ramnode has about 150 servers ( in total). We have have tested the performance of two of their LEB’s from Atlanta and from The Netherlands. We had been able to have some interesting conclusions after having executed an ad hoc script.

Ramnode

The script results are the following:

CPU model : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1240 V2 @ 3.40GHz
Number of cores : 1
CPU frequency : 3400.282 MHz
Total amount of ram : 128 MB
Total amount of swap : 128 MB
System uptime : 6 days, 16:58,
Download speed from CacheFly: 107MB/s
Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 112MB/s
Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 83.8MB/s
Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 8.61MB/s
Download speed from i3d.net, Rotterdam, NL: 11.1MB/s
Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 18.5MB/s
Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 12.9MB/s
Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 39.3MB/s
Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 47.2MB/s
Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 91.5MB/s
I/O speed : 530 MB/s
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Extended Benchmark based off of FreeVPS’s, designed by McMyHost credits to them.

root@server:~# wget mcmyhost.net/benchmark.sh -O – -o /dev/null|bash

 

CPU model : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1240 V2 @ 3.40GHz
Number of cores : 1
CPU frequency : 3400.031 MHz
Total amount of ram : 128 MB
Total amount of swap : 128 MB
System uptime : 71 days, 3:01,

 

===== NORTH AMERICA =====

Download from Cachefly: 106MB/s
Download speed from OVH(BHS), Canada: 12.1MB/s
Download speed from Datashack/WSI, Kansas City: 67.0MB/s
Download speed from TMS, Dallas, TX: 11.2MB/s
Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 104MB/s
Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 24.3MB/s
Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 30.7MB/s
Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 34.6MB/s
Download speed from BurstNET, Scranton, PA: 20.6MB/s
Download speed from BurstNET, Los Angeles, CA: 10.5MB/s
Download speed from BurstNET, Miami, FL: 32.0MB/s
Download speed from BurstNET, Dallas, TX: 28.6MB/s
Download speed from WANsecurity, San Francisco, CA: 85.5KB/s
Download speed from WANsecurity, Los Angeles, CA: 10.1MB/s
Download speed from WANsecurity, Kansas City, Missouri: 598MB/s
Download speed from Volumedrive, Northern, PA: 10.8MB/s
Download speed from Turnkey Internet, New York Tech Valley : 3.75MB/s
Download speed from PhotonVPS, Los Angeles, CA: 30.5MB/s
Download speed from Fiberhub, Los Vegas, Nevada: 25.5MB/s
Download speed from ServerComplete, Jacksonville, Florida: 53.7MB/s
Download speed from IOFlood, Phoenix, AZ: 27.3MB/s
Download speed from Dacentec, Lenoir, NC: 4.79MB/s

========= EUROPE ========

Download speed from Linode, London, UK: 11.0MB/s
Download speed from Rapidswitch, UK: 10.7MB/s
Download speed from Serverius, NL: 10.2MB/s
Download speed from i3d.net, NL: 6.55MB/s
Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 10.3MB/s
Download from OVH (RBX), France: 12.2MB/s
Download speed from Hetzner, Germany: 9.13MB/s

========== ASIA =========

Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 9.31MB/s
Download speed from WANsecurity, Tokyo, JP: 4.30MB/s
Download speed from Leapswitch, Pune, India: 1.08MB/s
Download speed from HKcolocation, Hong Kong : 6.96MB/s

 

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At the time being we are facing that many providers offer similar configurations ( which include the same control panel amongst other characteristics ). To add up, Ramnode has published an enquiry to hire a programmer or a team to develop their own, a feature that will  differentiate them from the pack of providers.

Their budget? A whopping 20k US bucks.

 

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Some useful links about this particular provider:

Knowledgebase

Support

Some tech articles

 

 

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