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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|
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|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|
|Seattle, WA, USA|
|Piscataway, NJ, USA|
|Domain Created: 6 March, 2011|
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.
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:
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.
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.