Big mivo benchmarks/review - 4 locations

Let me start with a big "Thank you!" to mivo who provided me with access to a VPS in 4 locations: Moldavia, Romania, Russia, and USA. I changed the formatting slighty so that you can see the probably most interesting value for you (Avg.) more clearly.

That leads me directly to the first point I liked: all VPSs had the same CPU, an Ivy Bridge E3-12xx, and 2 GB memory. This makes the VPSs nicely comparable and makes life easier for the mivo people which again leads to happy customers.

Here's the full System Info, once only for all because as I said they are basically the same:

Machine: amd64, Arch.: amd64, Model: Intel Xeon E3-12xx v2 (Ivy Bridge, IBRS)
OS, version: FreeBSD 12.0, Mem.: 1.985 GB
CPU - Cores: 2, Family/Model/Stepping: 6/58/9
Cache: 32K/32K L1d/L1i, 2M L2, 16M L3
Std. Flags: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat
pse36 cflsh mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss sse3 pclmulqdq ssse3 cx16 pcid
sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic popcnt tsc_deadline aes xsave osxsave avx f16c
rdrnd hypervisor
Ext. Flags: fsgsbase tsc_adjust smep erms syscall nx pdpe1gb rdtscp lm lahf_lm


Nice CPU and the VPS has all the interesting flags available. I also call it nice because it has lots of L2 and L3 cache.

Processor & memory MD/RO/RU:

Avg - Low High Dlow Dhigh Span
single core: 241.03 - 230.29 252.62 4.45 4.81 9.26
multi core: 513.04 - 279.30 561.38 45.56 9.42 54.98


and USA

single core: 313.98 - 302.95 326.65 3.51 4.04 7.55
multi core: 729.58 - 694.79 761.84 4.77 4.42 9.19


While there are minor differences between the MD/RO/RU systems those are easily explained by different users, different load, etc. The fact that they are so close to each other indicates that mivo doesn't tolerate abusers and keeps an eye on their nodes. Note though that those nodes are under normal load as the multi-core span suggests. But the values are still good.

The US node(s) seem to have a newer and/or considerably higher clocked processor version. a single core value is clearly in the E-26xx range so those VPSs might be a particularly attractive choice for US-Americans or people needing a VPS there.

Disk:

RO and RU
Seq.Wr: 402.32 - 38.92 456.40 90.33 13.44 103.77
Rnd.Wr: 55.36 - 38.09 81.57 31.20 47.35 78.54
Seq.Rd: 689.29 - 84.68 843.80 87.71 22.41 110.13
Rnd.Rd: 709.80 - 43.01 869.03 93.94 22.43 116.37

MD
Seq.Wr: 191.56 - 164.20 232.82 14.28 21.54 35.82
Rnd.Wr: 61.42 - 54.74 94.20 10.88 53.37 64.25
Seq.Rd: 352.65 - 288.38 476.08 18.23 35.00 53.23
Rnd.Rd: 501.97 - 386.03 626.27 23.10 24.76 47.86

USA
Seq.Wr: 550.78 - 5.44 587.66 99.01 6.70 105.71
Rnd.Wr: 53.12 - 6.60 58.25 87.57 9.66 97.24
Seq.Rd: 919.85 - 393.16 1024.00 57.26 11.32 68.58
Rnd.Rd: 985.52 - 787.77 1114.00 20.07 13.04 33.10


In fact, the romanian VPS had a slightly faster disk than the russian one they are very similar so I put just the russian results here. I want to note however that the romanian disk has a considerably lower span, meaning it behaved considerably more consistent while the russian disk seems to be under quite a bit of stress. But still, the results are good and show solid good SSD values.
As a reminder: my random writing benchmark really does random writes; both the data and the access pattern are purely random and hence trash caches (which I want them to do), so don't be put off by the low values.

The disk on the moldavian node is considerably slower and probably not an SSD (or a rather old and slow one). But still, seq. writing with almost 200 MB/s is not seriously bad (but may look so in todays SSD universe).

The USA node again stands out positively. I guess it's simply newer and uses a more current hardware generation. Nice results!

Network:

Moldavia
GR_UNK: 26.61 - 1.70 47.30 93.61 77.76 171.37
US_SJC: 17.15 - 2.20 29.50 87.17 72.03 159.20
OK_LON: 42.40 - 4.10 77.20 90.33 82.06 172.39
DE_FRA: 52.57 - 3.50 82.80 93.34 57.50 150.84
BR_SAO: 20.64 - 18.70 22.50 9.40 9.01 18.41
FR_PAR: 42.10 - 2.50 72.50 94.06 72.20 166.26
US_WDC: 32.48 - 5.50 40.90 83.07 25.92 108.98
RO_BUC: 92.48 - 14.80 96.50 84.00 4.35 88.34
AU_MEL: 13.28 - 12.50 14.00 5.84 5.46 11.30
IT_MIL: 44.75 - 5.30 76.30 88.16 70.50 158.65
SG_SGP: 27.08 - 13.70 28.40 49.42 4.86 54.27
US_DAL: 18.50 - 3.10 33.40 83.24 80.54 163.78
RU_MOS: 55.09 - 3.90 69.30 92.92 25.79 118.71
JP_TOK: 14.53 - 1.60 18.80 88.99 29.36 118.35
NO_OSL: 31.12 - 2.30 65.10 92.61 109.16 201.77
IN_CHN: 12.87 - 2.10 20.40 83.68 58.55 142.23


Frankly, not a nice sight. Quite slow plus really high spans. Well, I guess there is only so much in terms of networking one can get in Moldavia.

Romania
GR_UNK: 83.67 - 69.10 87.60 17.42 4.69 22.11
US_SJC: 18.01 - 0.00 29.90 100.00 66.05 166.05
OK_LON: 47.63 - 5.90 82.80 87.61 73.86 161.47
DE_FRA: 44.57 - 3.20 82.80 92.82 85.77 178.59
BR_SAO: 24.50 - 22.20 26.00 9.38 6.14 15.51
FR_PAR: 48.48 - 3.10 82.20 93.61 69.56 163.17
US_WDC: 28.38 - 14.10 44.30 50.32 56.09 106.41
RO_BUC: 94.39 - 42.00 97.30 55.50 3.08 58.59
AU_MEL: 16.97 - 0.00 18.30 100.00 7.83 107.83
IT_MIL: 42.34 - 3.90 76.90 90.79 81.63 172.42
SG_SGP: 27.64 - 20.30 30.20 26.54 9.28 35.82
US_DAL: 20.60 - 1.80 35.40 91.26 71.87 163.13
RU_MOS: 73.28 - 63.30 79.20 13.62 8.08 21.70
JP_TOK: 14.19 - 2.40 21.00 83.09 47.95 131.05
NO_OSL: 36.70 - 2.60 72.10 92.91 96.48 189.39
IN_CHN: 27.21 - 23.30 30.10 14.38 10.61 24.99


Better, much better than the moldavian network, but still nothing to write home about, sorry.

Russia
GR_UNK: 51.51 - 19.70 57.30 61.75 11.25 73.00
US_SJC: 27.99 - 0.00 29.90 100.00 6.84 106.84
IT_MIL: 75.62 - 25.40 81.80 66.41 8.18 74.59
DE_FRA: 82.80 - 48.40 87.50 41.54 5.68 47.22
BR_SAO: 23.15 - 22.00 24.30 4.98 4.95 9.93
FR_PAR: 75.91 - 46.00 81.30 39.41 7.09 46.50
US_WDC: 36.43 - 19.20 43.90 47.29 20.51 67.81
UK_LON: 77.91 - 52.40 82.10 32.74 5.38 38.12
AU_MEL: 7.48 - 0.00 17.30 100.00 131.23 231.23
SG_SGP: 25.43 - 19.00 27.60 25.29 8.53 33.82
US_DAL: 33.82 - 30.60 37.00 9.51 9.41 18.93
RO_BUC: 64.88 - 35.40 72.80 45.44 12.21 57.65
RU_MOS: 94.78 - 48.90 97.80 48.41 3.19 51.59
JP_TOK: 18.80 - 0.00 21.90 100.00 16.47 116.47
NO_OSL: 66.46 - 44.30 70.80 33.35 6.52 39.87
IN_CHN: 26.25 - 23.20 28.20 11.63 7.41 19.04


Meh, not really stunning neither but something one can work with.

USA
GR_UNK: 7.21 - 1.50 21.20 79.21 193.83 273.04
US_SJC: 87.55 - 40.70 89.60 53.51 2.34 55.85
OK_LON: 12.82 - 3.40 35.70 73.48 178.51 251.98
DE_FRA: 10.66 - 3.10 28.70 70.93 169.10 240.04
BR_SAO: 10.32 - 3.90 21.20 62.22 105.36 167.58
FR_PAR: 11.93 - 4.20 34.30 64.81 187.39 252.20
US_WDC: 49.92 - 10.90 62.00 78.16 24.21 102.37
RO_BUC: 12.43 - 3.80 30.20 69.43 142.96 212.39
AU_MEL: 10.91 - 2.50 24.50 77.09 124.53 201.62
IT_MIL: 10.74 - 3.60 25.50 66.46 137.54 204.01
SG_SGP: 13.95 - 3.30 29.00 76.35 107.86 184.21
US_DAL: 72.65 - 44.10 77.70 39.30 6.95 46.25
RU_MOS: 13.65 - 4.10 28.90 69.97 111.67 181.64
JP_TOK: 39.14 - 8.80 56.20 77.52 43.59 121.10
NO_OSL: 10.92 - 3.60 27.70 67.04 153.62 220.66
IN_CHN: 8.83 - 3.00 20.40 66.02 131.07 197.09


Pardon me but this is disappointing. While the connectivity within the major US targets are kind of OK the rest is not. Plus terrible spans that make opening a connection a lottery game.

I don't like that because the mivo people were really friendly but considering that what I tested is sold as VPS3 (2 vCores, 2 GB mem. 50 GB disk) and costs €10 per month I doubt that many people want to become customers. Yes, they say that the KVM VPS comes with 1 TB DDOS protection (which one may believe or not ...), virtual firewalls, "unlimited traffic" (at 100Mb/s) but still in my book that's called expensive and not attractive. Sorry.

Top News