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  • Scaleway's EPYC Powered Cloud Is Delivering Competitive Performance & Incredible Value

    Phoronix: Scaleway's EPYC Powered Cloud Is Delivering Competitive Performance & Incredible Value

    Scaleway, the European cloud company we previously have talked about on Phoronix for their usage of Coreboot on servers, this week announced new "general purpose" VMs powered by AMD EPYC processors. Curious about the performance, I fired up some benchmarks.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=27677

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    Last time I checked (some year ago) Scaleway does not support multiple network interfaces per instance, while Amazon EC2 does which lowers the cost for low traffic websites because they can be served from a single instance (an additional EC2 elastic IP address costs $0.005/hour). In this case the marginal cost of an HTTP/HTTPS server is the cost of a network interface with a public IP address.

    https://www.scaleway.com/faq/servers...Ps-to-a-server

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    • #3
      Originally posted by atomsymbol View Post
      Last time I checked (some year ago) Scaleway does not support multiple network interfaces per instance, while Amazon EC2 does which lowers the cost for low traffic websites because they can be served from a single instance (an additional EC2 elastic IP address costs $0.005/hour). In this case the marginal cost of an HTTP/HTTPS server is the cost of a network interface with a public IP address.

      https://www.scaleway.com/faq/servers...Ps-to-a-server
      You don't need additional IP addresses. Why not run your services on different ports?

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      • #4
        Should compare to Hetzner offerings as well? They have EPYC too don't they? And at rather nice prices(not as nice of an experience to setup in comparison iirc).

        For less than 0.35 USD an hour (but at a monthly rate as it's dedicated server, so you'd probably want to try get a sponsorship for tests from Hetzner), EPYC 7401P (24 Cores), 2 960GB NVMe drives in RAID 1, 128GB DDR4 ECC (4x 32GB), you can extend that at additional cost too if needed:
        https://www.hetzner.com/dedicated-ro...0/configurator

        They do have VPS cloud instance options that are slightly cheaper than what's mentioned for Scaleway, but it's Skylake Xeon rather than EPYC.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by polarathene View Post
          Should compare to Hetzner offerings as well?
          Ugh, Hetzner. I've been a user of a project that has been hosted on Hetzner for several years, and it was a long, disappointing tale of sporadic connectivity problems and other network issues, often compounded by two or more days delay before Hetzner would address problems.

          The recent decision to move to a new platform sparked a bit of debate about what to move to, but the idea to move from Hetzner was greeted with universal joy.

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          • #6
            Good to know there are good European offerings, we might consider them for our services.

            But this article would've made much more sense if you compared them to Vultr or DigitalOcean. Amazon was never about price/value.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by anarki2 View Post
              But this article would've made much more sense if you compared them to Vultr or DigitalOcean. Amazon was never about price/value.
              Unfortunately I don't have unlimited resources to compare to as many cloud providers and instances as I'd like, so for keeping things simple and to the masses, comparison was to EC2.
              Michael Larabel
              http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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              • #8
                Originally posted by dkasak View Post
                You don't need additional IP addresses. Why not run your services on different ports?
                The programmer cannot freely choose the HTTP/HTTPS port (default is 80/443). The process of IP address resolution doesn't include the port number. A non-standard HTTP/HTTPS server port would mean that the browsing user has to specify it which affects user-friendliness.

                In other cases, I agree with you.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by atomsymbol View Post

                  The programmer cannot freely choose the HTTP/HTTPS port (default is 80/443). The process of IP address resolution doesn't include the port number. A non-standard HTTP/HTTPS server port would mean that the browsing user has to specify it which affects user-friendliness.

                  In other cases, I agree with you.
                  If using HTTP/HTTPS you can run multiple services on the same port using different DNS entries. nginx supports this for example.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by linner View Post
                    If using HTTP/HTTPS you can run multiple services on the same port using different DNS entries. nginx supports this for example.
                    Doesn't this prevent the user to enter the IP address directly into the browser/wget/etc (such as http://123.456.789.123)?
                    Last edited by atomsymbol; 03-16-2019, 08:52 AM.

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