GridVirt provides high performance SSD based VPS servers from $25 per month. VPS nodes are virtualized with KVM to ensure stability & GridVirt limits the number of Virtual Machine per hardware node to no more than 9 to ensure consistent CPU & IO performance. They are currently collocating in the Choopa DuPont Fabros in Piscataway, NJ, each hardware node is limited to 100 Mbps uplink but is unmetered.

Plan Virtualization CPU Cores RAM HDD Bandwidth Monthly Cost
1 Node KVM 4 1.5GB 20GB Unmetered $25.00
2 Nodes KVM 4 3GB 40GB Unmetered $50.00
3 Nodes KVM 4 4.5GB 60GB Unmetered $75.00
4 Nodes KVM 8 6GB 80GB Unmetered $100.00
5 Nodes KVM 10 7.5GB 100GB Unmetered $125.00
6 Nodes KVM 12 9GB 120GB Unmetered $150.00
7 Nodes KVM 14 10.5GB 140GB Unmetered $175.00
8 Nodes KVM 16 12GB 160GB Unmetered $200.00
9 Nodes KVM 18 12.5GB 180GB Unmetered $225.00
10 Nodes KVM 20 15GB 200GB Unmetered $250.00
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Plan Uploaded UnixBench I/O IOPS Bandwidth Location Report
2 Nodes 2012-12-27 18:03:27 UTC 3994.5 610.0 MB/s 3910 6.1 MB/s Matawan, NJ, United States Report
3 Nodes 2012-11-18 21:04:29 UTC 3939.1 607.0 MB/s 3538 1.2 MB/s Matawan, NJ, United States Report
1 Node 2012-10-24 22:45:48 UTC 2047.0 1000.0 MB/s 15156 22.2 MB/s Matawan, NJ, United States Report
1 Node 2012-10-05 07:23:59 UTC 2211.5 1300.0 MB/s 16793 26.9 MB/s Matawan, NJ, United States Report
1 Node 2012-09-23 06:16:56 UTC 2169.3 1100.0 MB/s 16389 28.5 MB/s Matawan, NJ, United States Report
2 Nodes 2012-09-01 04:30:28 UTC 3202.5 912.0 MB/s 16107 13.5 MB/s Matawan, NJ, United States Report
1 Node 2012-08-31 17:26:13 UTC 2333.6 1300.0 MB/s 13781 25.4 MB/s Matawan, NJ, United States Report
1 Node 2012-08-31 16:02:56 UTC 2455.9 1400.0 MB/s 14402 19.4 MB/s Matawan, NJ, United States Report
1 Node 2012-08-31 14:36:31 UTC 2316.6 1400.0 MB/s 15371 23.7 MB/s Matawan, NJ, United States Report
1 Node 2012-07-31 23:33:42 UTC 3895.2 1300.0 MB/s 14749 25.5 MB/s Seattle, WA, United States Report
1 Node 2012-07-31 07:27:02 UTC 3865.8 1100.0 MB/s 15587 29.2 MB/s Seattle, WA, United States Report
1 Node 2012-07-28 14:49:08 UTC 3875.2 1200.0 MB/s 14239 29.2 MB/s Seattle, WA, United States Report
2 Locations
Seattle, WA, USA
Piscataway, NJ, USA
Whois
Domain Created: 6 March, 2011

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Monitored for Uptime (average location uptime)
almost 2 years 75.249%
Downtime When Location down
4 months (9946704 sec) Now Piscataway, NJ, USA
3 days (277128 sec) 2014-05-20 19:09:57 UTC Piscataway, NJ, USA
2 minutes (120 sec) 2014-05-18 07:17:15 UTC Piscataway, NJ, USA
3 minutes (174 sec) 2014-05-18 07:10:26 UTC Piscataway, NJ, USA
less than a minute (10 sec) 2014-04-27 01:02:45 UTC Piscataway, NJ, USA
2 minutes (125 sec) 2014-04-14 19:21:56 UTC Piscataway, NJ, USA
16 minutes (930 sec) 2014-02-15 04:18:18 UTC Piscataway, NJ, USA
10 minutes (581 sec) 2014-02-15 03:55:16 UTC Piscataway, NJ, USA
1 minute (65 sec) 2013-12-22 19:45:06 UTC Piscataway, NJ, USA
2 minutes (125 sec) 2013-12-21 11:33:18 UTC Piscataway, NJ, USA
12 days (1016564 sec) 2013-12-08 09:15:10 UTC Piscataway, NJ, USA
4 minutes (257 sec) 2013-12-04 11:01:42 UTC Piscataway, NJ, USA
12 minutes (699 sec) 2013-12-04 08:17:09 UTC Piscataway, NJ, USA
about 1 hour (3861 sec) 2013-12-04 07:03:20 UTC Piscataway, NJ, USA
about 1 month (3923010 sec) 2013-10-19 14:33:14 UTC Piscataway, NJ, USA
16 minutes (938 sec) 2013-10-18 07:06:30 UTC Piscataway, NJ, USA
3 minutes (172 sec) 2013-10-15 22:31:33 UTC Piscataway, NJ, USA
about 1 month (4095568 sec) 2013-08-21 15:07:08 UTC Piscataway, NJ, USA
3 minutes (161 sec) 2013-08-03 09:17:22 UTC Piscataway, NJ, USA
1 minute (63 sec) 2013-07-04 05:12:00 UTC Piscataway, NJ, USA
4 minutes (247 sec) 2013-06-19 06:08:09 UTC Piscataway, NJ, USA
6 minutes (375 sec) 2013-05-19 02:05:07 UTC Piscataway, NJ, USA
8 minutes (476 sec) 2013-05-18 14:45:59 UTC Piscataway, NJ, USA
about 1 hour (2790 sec) 2013-05-18 05:20:52 UTC Piscataway, NJ, USA
4 minutes (246 sec) 2013-05-17 21:04:26 UTC Piscataway, NJ, USA
3 minutes (177 sec) 2013-05-17 16:20:58 UTC Piscataway, NJ, USA
3 minutes (180 sec) 2013-05-17 16:08:42 UTC Piscataway, NJ, USA
4 minutes (234 sec) 2013-05-17 16:00:56 UTC Piscataway, NJ, USA
12 minutes (695 sec) 2013-05-16 17:13:11 UTC Piscataway, NJ, USA
6 minutes (330 sec) 2013-05-04 05:16:34 UTC Piscataway, NJ, USA
8 minutes (497 sec) 2013-05-04 04:15:28 UTC Piscataway, NJ, USA
about 15 hours (54239 sec) 2013-04-27 08:12:06 UTC Piscataway, NJ, USA
3 minutes (155 sec) 2013-04-27 06:48:37 UTC Piscataway, NJ, USA
1 minute (60 sec) 2013-04-22 17:34:43 UTC Piscataway, NJ, USA
5 minutes (309 sec) 2013-04-20 07:13:10 UTC Piscataway, NJ, USA
4 minutes (261 sec) 2013-04-20 07:03:12 UTC Piscataway, NJ, USA
6 minutes (341 sec) 2013-04-20 05:17:58 UTC Piscataway, NJ, USA
4 minutes (210 sec) 2013-04-20 04:09:35 UTC Piscataway, NJ, USA
1 minute (50 sec) 2013-04-17 19:32:16 UTC Piscataway, NJ, USA
1 minute (53 sec) 2013-04-09 17:57:00 UTC Piscataway, NJ, USA
3 minutes (197 sec) 2013-04-09 12:24:35 UTC Piscataway, NJ, USA
3 minutes (181 sec) 2013-04-09 12:20:26 UTC Piscataway, NJ, USA
6 minutes (367 sec) 2013-04-06 07:10:34 UTC Piscataway, NJ, USA
2 minutes (125 sec) 2013-04-02 19:01:16 UTC Piscataway, NJ, USA
12 minutes (693 sec) 2013-01-22 01:59:02 UTC Piscataway, NJ, USA
7 minutes (421 sec) 2013-01-09 09:30:21 UTC Piscataway, NJ, USA
2 minutes (103 sec) 2012-12-27 07:34:47 UTC Piscataway, NJ, USA
Monitored for Uptime (any node up) Nodes monitored
almost 2 years 75.249% Node 2, Node 1
Downtime When Nodes down
4 months (9946704 sec) Now Node 2, Node 1
3 days (277128 sec) 2014-05-20 19:09:57 UTC Node 1
2 minutes (120 sec) 2014-05-18 07:17:15 UTC Node 2
3 minutes (174 sec) 2014-05-18 07:10:26 UTC Node 2
less than a minute (10 sec) 2014-04-27 01:02:45 UTC Node 2
2 minutes (125 sec) 2014-04-14 19:21:56 UTC Node 1
16 minutes (930 sec) 2014-02-15 04:18:18 UTC Node 1
10 minutes (581 sec) 2014-02-15 03:55:16 UTC Node 1
1 minute (65 sec) 2013-12-22 19:45:06 UTC Node 1
2 minutes (125 sec) 2013-12-21 11:33:18 UTC Node 1
12 days (1016564 sec) 2013-12-08 09:15:10 UTC Node 1
4 minutes (257 sec) 2013-12-04 11:01:42 UTC Node 1
12 minutes (699 sec) 2013-12-04 08:17:09 UTC Node 1
about 1 hour (3861 sec) 2013-12-04 07:03:20 UTC Node 1
about 1 month (3923010 sec) 2013-10-19 14:33:14 UTC Node 2, Node 1
16 minutes (938 sec) 2013-10-18 07:06:30 UTC Node 2
3 minutes (172 sec) 2013-10-15 22:31:33 UTC Node 2
about 1 month (4095568 sec) 2013-08-21 15:07:08 UTC Node 1
3 minutes (161 sec) 2013-08-03 09:17:22 UTC Node 1
1 minute (63 sec) 2013-07-04 05:12:00 UTC Node 1
4 minutes (247 sec) 2013-06-19 06:08:09 UTC Node 1
6 minutes (375 sec) 2013-05-19 02:05:07 UTC Node 1
8 minutes (476 sec) 2013-05-18 14:45:59 UTC Node 1
about 1 hour (2790 sec) 2013-05-18 05:20:52 UTC Node 1
4 minutes (246 sec) 2013-05-17 21:04:26 UTC Node 1
3 minutes (177 sec) 2013-05-17 16:20:58 UTC Node 1
3 minutes (180 sec) 2013-05-17 16:08:42 UTC Node 1
4 minutes (234 sec) 2013-05-17 16:00:56 UTC Node 1
12 minutes (695 sec) 2013-05-16 17:13:11 UTC Node 1
6 minutes (330 sec) 2013-05-04 05:16:34 UTC Node 1
8 minutes (497 sec) 2013-05-04 04:15:28 UTC Node 1
about 15 hours (54239 sec) 2013-04-27 08:12:06 UTC Node 1
3 minutes (155 sec) 2013-04-27 06:48:37 UTC Node 1
1 minute (60 sec) 2013-04-22 17:34:43 UTC Node 1
5 minutes (309 sec) 2013-04-20 07:13:10 UTC Node 1
4 minutes (261 sec) 2013-04-20 07:03:12 UTC Node 1
6 minutes (341 sec) 2013-04-20 05:17:58 UTC Node 1
4 minutes (210 sec) 2013-04-20 04:09:35 UTC Node 1
1 minute (50 sec) 2013-04-17 19:32:16 UTC Node 1
1 minute (53 sec) 2013-04-09 17:57:00 UTC Node 2
3 minutes (197 sec) 2013-04-09 12:24:35 UTC Node 2
3 minutes (181 sec) 2013-04-09 12:20:26 UTC Node 2
6 minutes (367 sec) 2013-04-06 07:10:34 UTC Node 1
2 minutes (125 sec) 2013-04-02 19:01:16 UTC Node 1
12 minutes (693 sec) 2013-01-22 01:59:02 UTC Node 2
7 minutes (421 sec) 2013-01-09 09:30:21 UTC Node 1
2 minutes (103 sec) 2012-12-27 07:34:47 UTC Node 1

GridVirt is one of a growing number of hosts to over SSD VPS nodes, this allows a huge increase in IO performance usually at a sacrifice of disk space (GridVirt makes up for this by having an additional SAN based HDD). They were kind enough to let us have a play with one of their High Performance Virtual Grid Servers, each of which are advertised to deliver up to 1.3GB/s IO performance. Naturally, we jumped at the chance to put this node through its paces.

1 Node Plan Specs

The 1 Node SSD VPS will run you $25 per month, you can pay an additional $5 per month to increase your IO performance by an additional 30%.

Each nodes has:

  • 4 Intel Xeon Cores
  • 1.5GB of DDR3-ECC RAM
  • 20GB Intel SATA 6Gb/s SSD (I asked about RAID configuration & was told it's a proprietary setup)
  • Unmetered Bandwidth
  • 1Gbps Hardware Uplink
  • 10Mbps Port Speed (Upgradable)
  • NJ Location @ Dupont

Having a quick look at /proc/cpuinfo confirms that there's 4 allocated CPU Cores. Due to the way KVM virtualizes the core we're unable to see exactly what CPU's GridVirt uses but it's one of the Intel Xeon family.

GridVirt Benchmark

As with every review we do we ran our own ServerBear benchmarking script on a clean install of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, you can view the full detail of the report below.

View GridVirt 1 Node Benchmark