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They call it Digital Ocean killer. A cloud service from Choopa/Constant: https://www.vultr.com/
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They call it Digital Ocean killer. A cloud service from Choopa/Constant: https://www.vultr.com/

serverianserverian Member
edited February 2014 in General

12 worldwide locations...
Pure SSD powered...
Free DDoS protection in 3 locations...
Starting from $5 bucks a month...
They double the first time credit...
Owned by Choopa/Constant...

What else can one want?

http://vultr.com/

[[email protected] ~]# bash bench.sh 
CPU model :  Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1240 v3 @ 3.40GHz
Number of cores : 1
CPU frequency :  3392.128 MHz
Total amount of ram : 490 MB
Total amount of swap : 991 MB
System uptime :   0 min,       
Download speed from CacheFly: 110MB/s 
Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 58.5MB/s 
Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 25.8MB/s 
Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 6.96MB/s 
Download speed from i3d.net, Rotterdam, NL: 14.5MB/s
Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 14.7MB/s 
Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 4.28MB/s 
Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 18.3MB/s 
Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 15.9MB/s 
Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 103MB/s 
I/O speed :  404 MB/s
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  • GunterGunter Member
    edited February 2014

    Anybody wanna compare this to DigitalOcean?

    Also, when is the deadline for the double credit offer?

  • Oh lord, GG DO.

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  • Even their website looks like DO

  • Is this real cloud or fake cloud like DO?

  • Account Balance -$10.00 (credit)

    Seems legit.

    :) I am available for hire as a systems administrator, customer support technician levels 1-3, including managed support. Based in UK. Flexible time-zones and hours.

  • So why is this so much better than DO? More locations?

  • Terrible name. Will it be good? Maybe. Digital Ocean killer? Probably not.

  • I see no mention of 16 locations (only 12) and DDoS protection.

  • @seraphkz said: So why is this so much better than DO? More locations?

    They are running cluster of E3 servers. They include free DDoS protection. They are using non-crippled KVM unlike DO. They are using kickstart/preseed to install OS instead of templates. They have far superior network than DO. They don't use RAID5 like DO.

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  • ZenZen Member
    edited February 2014

    @serverian said: They are running cluster of E3 servers. They include free DDoS protection. They are using non-crippled KVM unlike DO. They are using kickstart/preseed to install OS instead of templates. They have far superior network than DO. They don't use RAID5 like DO.

    30 seconds from hitting deploy:

    image

    Seems pretty nice actually.

    :) I am available for hire as a systems administrator, customer support technician levels 1-3, including managed support. Based in UK. Flexible time-zones and hours.

  • @darknyan said: I see no mention of 16 locations (only 12) and DDoS protection.

    When you choose a location, it says "Note: Primary locations include free DDOS protection"

  • Also, it looks like they are not using thin provisioning like DO:

    [[email protected] ~]# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync; unlink test
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 2.5597 s, 419 MB/s
    [[email protected] ~]# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync; unlink test
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 2.56624 s, 418 MB/s
    [[email protected] ~]# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync; unlink test
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 2.59056 s, 414 MB/s
    

    I'm not sure if DO gives VNC, but they do as well.

  • So which are the "primary locations" ?

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  • seraphkzseraphkz Member
    edited February 2014

    rds100 said: So which are the "primary locations" ?

    NJ, Chicago, and Amsterdam

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  • @rds100 said: So which are the "primary locations" ?

    image

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  • rds100rds100 Member
    edited February 2014

    DDoS protection in Amsterdam sounds interesting.

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  • Are the prices and BW allocs for Japan and Australia the same as the other locations?

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  • vultr, sounds like Voltron. Maybe I need to try it next month. DO give vnc, but I rarely use it.

  • They're with SingleHop in NL!

    :) I am available for hire as a systems administrator, customer support technician levels 1-3, including managed support. Based in UK. Flexible time-zones and hours.

  • forthcloudforthcloud Member
    edited February 2014

    Japan traceroute looks ugly. Guess what? I traced their Japan location from Australia, and it went from AU --> USA --> JP instead of AU --> HK/SG --> JP, which took over 450ms.

    Only 175ms to Linode in Tokyo.

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  • From the screenshot of the locations it looks like they only provide the "primary ones" and France at the moment, can someone please keep an eye that page and post here if more become available? I'd sign up and even pay $50 to get that double deal, but with all the good locations unavailable, this whole thing seems rather useless.

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  • Yes me too.. most of locations says sold out.. any one really saw it active before?

  • Nice website.Offers look promising just waiting for review from you guys.Anyway DO is not the end new companies should also come to market.

  • Interesting.... Waiting to get some review

  • wojonswojons Member
    edited February 2014

    @serverian

    Why do you have to find ways to distract me late at night

    In other nodes was looking for a cloud provider that i would be able to launch small nodes around the world for next to nothing :) also looks like they price beter than do from what i can see.

  • NOONE KILLS DIGITALOCEAN. DIGITALOCEAN FOREVER <3333333

  • rmlhhdrmlhhd Member, Provider

    Added $50 credit, they bumped it to $100 :D

    I'll write a review soon.

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  • Just deposited $50 and it doubled to $100.

    I have the 2GB RAM plan in Amsterdam, let me know if anyone wants me to run any tests.

  • Homepage looks a bit like DO even.

    I recommend Prometeus, the best provider ever!

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  • It kills DO technically. But DO was always about marketing anyways, typical DO customers won't care about RAID5 vs RAID10, etc.

  • AutoSnipeAutoSnipe Member, Provider

    all i can say is.. their australia server sucks!.. im getting 650ms ping from one state over.. -.-

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  • Hmm. They only have CentOS and Ubuntu templates?

  • Do they have IPv6?

  • @ihatetonyy said: Are the prices and BW allocs for Japan and Australia the same as the other locations?

    Yes, one price for every location.

    Pretty excited about it, never had anything come close in Australia of recent times. The old Jumba VPS offerings were about as close as it got.

    Also, it appears these are the same guys as GameServers.com - the traffic into the AU location goes to the same subnet. Hosted in GlobalSwitch Sydney (400 Harris St, Ultimo) and in the iiNet/Internode cages.

    I'm on Internode ADSL in Sydney, 28ms ping for me. I get the same ping to my Employer's servers in another section of that DC.

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  • wojonswojons Member
    edited February 2014

    @RichardLeik said: It kills DO technically. But DO was always about marketing anyways, typical DO customers won't care about RAID5 vs RAID10, etc.

    I been on do for a while and i mean its fine i been looking for a provider to move my git server to and a few other things and this looks like it.

    seraphkz said: Hmm. They only have CentOS and Ubuntu templates?

    i know i opened a ticket about this. i need debian

  • How can this be a DO killer? No snapshots, no backups, no private network, only four OS "templates".

    Hope they will add more OS templates soon (like CentOS 32bit maybe) and other features like snapshot/backups and private networks etc, or this was a huge waste of $50.

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  • Honestly, it's not that great right now. I mean, they've only got three (four if France is actually available) locations.

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  • AutoSnipeAutoSnipe Member, Provider

    Monsta_AU said: 28ms ping

    it could also be because i have an awesome 1.5mbit connection :-P i get 60ms to ransomit's servers @ colocity

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  • And it do NOT take 60 seconds to deploy a new server, or it deploys, but the OS installations takes several minutes to complete, so you do NOT get a online server in 60 seconds like you do with DigitalOcean.

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  • @myhken said: How can this be a DO killer? No snapshots, no backups, no private network, only four OS "templates".

    Hope they will add more OS templates soon (like CentOS 32bit maybe) and other features like snapshot/backups and private networks etc, or this was a huge waste of $50.

    They are doing it right. It's not easy to do everything right and give access to everything from the beginning of the service. The service is very new. I don't think DO had all those features when they first started.

    @myhken said: And it do NOT take 60 seconds to deploy a new server, or it deploys, but the OS installations takes several minutes to complete, so you do NOT get a online server in 60 seconds like you do with DigitalOcean.

    Because they are not touching your VPS's OS. They are installing the OS like you install it yourself but scripted. They are not using templates or preloaded kernel like DO.

    Ubuntu takes long to install since it downloads all the packets while installing. Try CentOS, it should be ready in ~60 seconds.

  • serverian said: Ubuntu takes long to install since it downloads all the packets while installing. Try CentOS, it should be ready in ~60 seconds.

    I always use CentOS, the installation took around 5 minutes to complete. Using their France location.

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  • @myhken said:

    Hmm, I did not try that location. I've tried NJ and AMS. They got installed in around a minute.

  • No IPv6, only Centos and Ubuntu, maybe I will pass, and wait for the improvement later.

  • No debian is very poor.

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  • jarlandjarland Administrator

    1000 points for novnc.

  • Will definitely give it a go when their location in Australia opens up!

  • omg even a datacenter from Australia. I'd love that

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  • Yep, I will be on the Aussie location once it is up. Direct transit via my ISP is a major plus!

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  • DO will always win with free service. Nobody will kill it :P

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  • AnthonySmithAnthonySmith Member, Provider

    No ip6 :( looks interesting either way

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