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IonSwitch, LLC ★ KVM ★ RAID 10 SSD or NVME ★ Seattle, WA / Dallas, TX ★
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IonSwitch, LLC ★ KVM ★ RAID 10 SSD or NVME ★ Seattle, WA / Dallas, TX ★

IonSwitchIonSwitch Member, Provider

IonSwitch, LLC (AS16584) has been providing high availability, stable, dedicated resource KVM instances since early 2017, and we are close to completing our 3rd year in business with thousands of satisfied customers. From our locations in Seattle, Washington and Dallas, Texas we operate redundant premium networks with Cisco Nexus 10Gb switching and Juniper edge routing. We operate our own network with multiple 10Gb/s uplinks to our providers (Telia, Wave, Cogent, Hurricane Electric, and direct peering in Seattle with Google, Amazon, TELUS, Dropbox, Google and others.


What makes IonSwitch different? Many hosts come and go. Know that we are here for the long haul. We own each of our servers, network, and rack space to ensure the highest level of availability. We answer our own support cases, and are on the LowEndTalk Discord anytime you need us.

Our hosts aren't oversold, and we dedicate 1/2 cpu thread to vcore sold and never more. We then allow burst and monitor. Proof is in the pudding, as they say --


Hypervisor Specs:

2x Intel Xeon E5-2670 CPU+
128GB RAM
6x 500GB Samsung SSD (700-800mb/s) or 2 x 1TB Samsung NVME
RAID10
Redundant/Diverse 10Gbps uplink


NETWORK INFORMATION:
Sabey Intergate West - Seattle, WA, United States
Looking glass: http://lg.sea.ionswitch.com/

Carrier 1 - Dallas, TX, United States
Looking glass: http://lg.dal.ionswitch.com/


OFFERS

20% off for the month of February with code LET-2020-FEB and double disk space (just open a ticket) for any offer.

Cheap VPS
Our classic VPS512 (512MB ram, 5GB disk) is $14.00/yr in Dallas or Seattle after discount.

  • 1GB RAM
  • 1x vCPU
  • 10GB SSD space
  • 1TB transfer
  • 1000Mbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • /64 IPv6
  • KVM/Virtualizor
  • $3.50/month (take 20% off with coupon!)
  • $35.00/year (2 Months Free) (take 20% off with coupon!)

Seattle or Dallas

  • 2GB RAM
  • 2x vCPU
  • 25GB SSD space
  • 2TB transfer
  • 1000Mbps uplink
  • 1x IPv4
  • /64 IPv6
  • KVM/Virtualizor
  • $7.00/month (take 20% off with coupon!)
  • $70.00/year (2 Months Free) (take 20% off with coupon!)

Seattle or Dallas

Thanked by 1Ganonk

IonSwitch, LLC | VPS, Colocation, and Dedicated Servers | Seattle, WA
| AS16584 | Looking Glass | Email me! [email protected]

Comments

  • Use: LET-2020-FEB
    prompt:The promotion code you entered has been applied to your cart but no items qualify for the discount yet - please check the promotion terms

    My blog http://www.vpsxxs.com
    Many Chinese readers - Contributions are welcome, email [email protected]

  • IonSwitchIonSwitch Member, Provider

    Hey @fensuiji hit me up on chat on the site, or let me know what product doesnt work.

    IonSwitch, LLC | VPS, Colocation, and Dedicated Servers | Seattle, WA
    | AS16584 | Looking Glass | Email me! [email protected]

  • Anyone in western Canada should be using a Seattle DC for their main VPS needs. Very good connectivity and speeds. Better than Toronto or LA (not sure about Winnipeg).

  • manlivomanlivo Member without signature
    edited February 6

    +1 for Nice offers, but wrong order links

  • IonSwitchIonSwitch Member, Provider

    @manlivo thanks for the heads up! I re-added the coupon to the *DAL offerings.

    IonSwitch, LLC | VPS, Colocation, and Dedicated Servers | Seattle, WA
    | AS16584 | Looking Glass | Email me! [email protected]

  • t0ny0t0ny0 Member

    Wanted to share a bench from my VPS in Seattle, I have been super happy with it.

     Region: USA  https://bench.monster v.1.5.0 2020-01-11 
     Usage : curl -LsO bench.monster/speedtest.sh; bash speedtest.sh -USA
    
    
    
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
     OS           : Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS (64 Bit)
     Virt/Kernel  : KVM / 4.15.0-22-generic
     CPU Model    : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2650 0 @ 2.00GHz
     CPU Cores    : 1 @ 1999.999 MHz x86_64 4096 KB Cache
     CPU Flags    : AES-NI Enabled & VM-x/AMD-V Enabled
     Load Average : 0.01, 0.01, 0.00
     Total Space  : 9.9G (2.4G ~25% used)
     Total RAM    : 985 MB (77 MB + 384 MB Buff in use)
     Total SWAP   : 0 MB (0 MB in use)
     Uptime       : 45 days 5:41
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
     ASN & ISP    : AS16584, IonSwitch, LLC
     Organization : Garrison Network Solutions LLC
     Location     : Seattle, United States / US
     Region       : Washington
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     ## Geekbench v4 CPU Benchmark:
    
      Single Core : 2115  (FAIR)
       Multi Core : 2016
    
     ## IO Test
    
     CPU Speed:
        bzip2     :  62.6 MB/s
       sha256     :  97.6 MB/s
       md5sum     : 317 MB/s
    
     RAM Speed:
       Avg. write : 1030.1 MB/s
       Avg. read  : 3003.7 MB/s
    
     Disk Speed:
       1st run    : 60.2 MB/s
       2nd run    : 62.4 MB/s
       3rd run    : 64.3 MB/s
       -----------------------
       Average    : 62.3 MB/s
    
     ## USA Speedtest
    
     Location                       Upload           Download         Ping   
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
     Speedtest.net                  1422.56 Mbit/s   2395.38 Mbit/s   2.691 ms
     USA, New York (AT&T)           194.10 Mbit/s    332.78 Mbit/s    75.872 ms
     USA, Boston (Starry, Inc.)     115.78 Mbit/s    343.85 Mbit/s    96.284 ms
     USA, Washington, DC (AT&T)     183.32 Mbit/s    305.62 Mbit/s    78.391 ms
     USA, Charlotte, NC (AT&T)      189.76 Mbit/s    380.42 Mbit/s    77.783 ms
     USA, Atlanta (Frontier)        238.88 Mbit/s    583.08 Mbit/s    92.381 ms
     USA, Miami (Frontier)          259.83 Mbit/s    628.47 Mbit/s    83.527 ms
     USA, Nashville (Sprint)        336.94 Mbit/s    338.19 Mbit/s    66.727 ms
     USA, Indianapolis (Metronet)   279.39 Mbit/s    512.72 Mbit/s    51.829 ms
     USA, Cleveland (AT&T)          151.48 Mbit/s    386.19 Mbit/s    62.299 ms
     USA, Chicago (Windstream)      328.26 Mbit/s    638.04 Mbit/s    64.876 ms
     USA, St. Louis (AT&T)          234.09 Mbit/s    455.59 Mbit/s    60.846 ms
     USA, Minneapolis (US Internet) 305.99 Mbit/s    449.64 Mbit/s    33.565 ms
     USA, Kansas City (UPNfiber)    152.55 Mbit/s    106.27 Mbit/s    63.652 ms
     USA, Oklahoma City (OneNet)    323.64 Mbit/s    1000.91 Mbit/s   52.851 ms
     USA, Dallas (Windstream)       327.86 Mbit/s    891.44 Mbit/s    56.696 ms
     USA, San Antonio, TX (AT&T)    228.86 Mbit/s    402.79 Mbit/s    59.536 ms
     USA, Denver (Vistabeam)        406.36 Mbit/s    381.11 Mbit/s    33.104 ms
     USA, Albuquerque (Plateau Tel) 14.88 Mbit/s     681.59 Mbit/s    40.924 ms
     USA, Phoenix (Cox)             333.78 Mbit/s    297.52 Mbit/s    37.459 ms
     USA, Salt Lake City (UTOPIA)   481.19 Mbit/s    455.90 Mbit/s    20.423 ms
     USA, Helena, MT (The Fusion)   655.92 Mbit/s    684.62 Mbit/s    14.194 ms
     USA, Las Vegas (LV.Net)        442.85 Mbit/s    1272.07 Mbit/s   40.463 ms
     USA, Seattle (Sprint)          1033.26 Mbit/s   1923.19 Mbit/s  ping error!
     USA, San Francisco (AT&T)      598.11 Mbit/s    1017.83 Mbit/s   22.472 ms
     USA, Los Angeles (Spectrum)    551.84 Mbit/s    1343.64 Mbit/s   37.792 ms
     USA, Anchorage (Alaska Com)    387.19 Mbit/s    1077.29 Mbit/s   33.687 ms
     USA, Pearl City, HI (Sprint)   293.89 Mbit/s    321.48 Mbit/s    72.900 ms
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     Finished in : 11 min 24 sec
     Timestamp   : 2020-02-07 00:21:48 GMT
    
    
    Thanked by 1uptime
  • IonSwitchIonSwitch Member, Provider

    @t0ny0 i shot you a message..

    Thanked by 1t0ny0

    IonSwitch, LLC | VPS, Colocation, and Dedicated Servers | Seattle, WA
    | AS16584 | Looking Glass | Email me! [email protected]

  • @TimboJones Really depends. In my case Chicago is the best, I'm in Alberta. At the end of the day it comes down to your ISP. Shaw is has some peering and routing issues, so does Telus.

  • vyas11vyas11 Member
    edited February 7

    Confirming code works.

    p.s:
    Noticed something in the BM but I leave it to the learned and the wise to address

    Thanked by 1uptime
  • IonSwitchIonSwitch Member, Provider

    Noticed something in the BM but I leave it to the learned and the wise to address

    @t0ny0 is a long time customer, and I had chatted him about getting him off our original E5-2650 (you can find our super old posts) hosts.

    No need to hide that fact @vyas11 the disk performance there is certainly not where we want it. His machine isn't setup with a virtio disk controller, and that node has ~350MB/s array, whereas our newer nodes (E5-2670) are all easily hitting 800-900MB/s (see other benchmarks from recent sales). This machine also has a TON of free ram (~50G of disk cache) which is helping real-world usage.

    We'll be phasing our the original E5-2650 server mid-year when we refresh those original nodes and consider other processor vendors.

    Thanked by 1uptime

    IonSwitch, LLC | VPS, Colocation, and Dedicated Servers | Seattle, WA
    | AS16584 | Looking Glass | Email me! [email protected]

  • vyas11vyas11 Member
    edited February 7

    No need to hide that fact @vyas11 the disk performance there is certainly not where we want it.

    Thanks for clarifying.

    It is easy to flag “hey the disk performance seems low”. But without knowing the background, or the specific reasons it does not add much value. And without knowing the cause it is unwise to speculate.

    Looking forward to the other vendor announcement down the year.

  • hzrhzr Member, Moderator

    IonSwitch said: We'll be phasing our the original E5-2650 server mid-year when we refresh those original nodes and consider other processor vendors.

    I can't wait for the new Cavium ThunderX2s!

  • t0ny0t0ny0 Member

    I can confirm, been a customer for a while, and was indeed approached with an offer to move me to a new node.

    The point of my bench was the network speed, as this is the only thing I am after, and its the thing that I love the most with my vm. I don't do any disk-related stuff on the VM so I haven't even noticed that its slow. Its running great for my usage.

    Thanked by 1skorous
  • seriesnseriesn Member, Top Provider

    @t0ny0 said:
    I can confirm, been a customer for a while, and was indeed approached with an offer to move me to a new node.

    The point of my bench was the network speed, as this is the only thing I am after, and its the thing that I love the most with my vm. I don't do any disk-related stuff on the VM so I haven't even noticed that its slow. Its running great for my usage.

    I must agree, that usa connectivity looks solid.

  • @jahrinc said:
    @TimboJones Really depends. In my case Chicago is the best, I'm in Alberta. At the end of the day it comes down to your ISP. Shaw is has some peering and routing issues, so does Telus.

    What's your ping to Seattle (12ms for me), Toronto and Chicago? That seems so wrong that I'd want to contact Shaw/Telus to fix that.

  • @TimboJones said:

    @jahrinc said:
    @TimboJones Really depends. In my case Chicago is the best, I'm in Alberta. At the end of the day it comes down to your ISP. Shaw is has some peering and routing issues, so does Telus.

    What's your ping to Seattle (12ms for me), Toronto and Chicago? That seems so wrong that I'd want to contact Shaw/Telus to fix that.

    Seattle 60-66
    Chicago 35-45
    Toronto 60-66

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