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Sysbench, Storage
UpCloud AWS EC2
Storage (write)

38777

2970

Storage (read)

112543

3615

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Sysbench, CPU & Memory
UpCloud AWS EC2
CPU (events/sec)

2551

1486

Memory (x10 MiB/sec)

3554

3161

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3 reasons to choose UpCloud

Key points

UpCloud gives you full flexibility with resources you use, and you are in complete control of your performance and costs. Our flexible hosting is billed by the hour so you will only pay for the services you use.

MaxIOPS, our proprietary storage technology, gives you up to 2x the performance compared to industry-standard SSD VPS hosting.

Industry leading IaaS marketplace analyst Cloud Spectator has chosen UpCloud twice as #1 performance leader in Europe among the top 10 European cloud providers (AWS, Azure, DigitalOcean, Google, 1and1, CenturyLink, Rackspace, OVH, and Softlayer).

As one of the industry leaders, Amazon EC2 doesn’t need to compete on pricing, which in turn means that users end up paying for premium instances while lagging behind in performance.

In order to get the desired high performance with AWS EC2, you often have to pay for the higher tier, premium or specialized instance types. As a result, you could end up spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars making hosting on AWS cost up to x4 more than at UpCloud.

We believe a great user experience includes a great customer service and support. We offer our users 24/7 local in-house support all year round.

We are happy to provide our users with a 1m 55s average response time, and our users seem to love it with a 97% user satisfaction.

We also offer customer onboarding and a dedicated account manager for our business customers.

UpCloud offers Flexible plans which allow configuring CPU, RAM and storage freely. Another great thing is that the resources are only billed by usage – if you shut down a Flexible plan cloud server, you only pay for the reserved storage and IP addresses.

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With AWS EC2 server you might bump into a problem that you’re locked to the resource limits that are provided by the specific instance type. What if you need extra CPUs? Your only option here is to upgrade to the next instance type since AWS EC2 doesn’t offer the flexibility to configure resourced individually. That leaves you with paying for extra resources that might never be used!

What our users have to say

Case Studies

How SimpleLogin speeded up their service with UpCloud Managed Databases

SimpleLogin provides solutions for sending and receiving emails anonymously. They improved their internal processes and customer services with UpCloud Managed Databases.

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How ClauseBase advanced trust and performance of their platform

ClauseBase has really enjoyed the flexibility provided by UpCloud's services, they are now able to do all required setups themselves.

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How Kepler Hosting is pushing the limits of WordPress and WooCommerce

On UpCloud, Kepler Hosting has achieved faster application load and response times and maximised the efficiency of their infrastructure.

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How Sofia Digital modernised broadcasting by moving to the cloud

UpCloud's specialised cloud computing environment and online services have enabled Sofia Digital to move their servers and services from on-premises into the cloud.

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How Admin Labs built trusted monitoring on cloud reliability

Thanks to UpCloud’s extremely fast and low latency network, we are able to effectively monitor our own and our customers’ systems and services.

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How Philanthropy.gr took control of server management with ease

We offer web hosting and managed servers and we have found UpCloud to be the fastest and the most reliable for our use.

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How DrugBank considerably increased website speed and reliability

Our website is now much faster after migrating to UpCloud than on our previous host as reported by Google page speed insights.

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How Nomadat enhanced years of experience with faster infra

By our calculations, the speed and performance of our infrastructure on UpCloud are now up to 60% faster depending on the website.

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How Hostaan launched a new hosting service on UpCloud

UpCloud's 100% SLA gives us an environmental advantage to offer the best reliability to our customers.

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How Visuon simplified hosting by consolidating on one provider

Standardising our systems on a single service has made managing our servers faster and easier saving us time and money.

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How we built on worry-free cloud infrastructure

One key advantage for me has been that UpCloud makes strong guarantees about uptime and redundancy. Together with automatic backups, I have little to worry about.

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How Hosted Power leaps beyond the conventionally possible

One thing we've noticed in particular is that some websites and applications are sometimes already up to 100% faster just by moving onto UpCloud.

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How finalwebsites builds lasting partnerships on mutual values

UpCloud's customer service for support and account questions is very personal, and you always get an answer that makes you feel like a respected customer.

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How Evomira decreased load times by taking control of their hosting

On most of our sites, load times have decreased by approximately 50% when compared to other managed hosting providers.

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How XSbyte reduced application load times and the hassle of configuration

After migrating to UpCloud, we've seen reduced application load times and the hassle of configuration.

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How BNESIM built their global mobile network on the agility of the cloud

Our high availability setup has proven very reliable, we haven’t had a single outage due to technical problems while hosting on UpCloud.

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How Zoner doubled their customers web site performance

On average, WordPress sites that are transferred to our service, have reduced site load time in half and being able to handle multiple times more visitors than before.

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How Tappara.co found the balance between cost and performance

For our architecture especially the single core CPU performance is essential, and this is something where UpCloud shines against the similarly priced competition.

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How Space2host is delivering perfect uptime for half the cost

UpCloud Singapore DC delivers 100% uptime, security, cloud performance, snapshot backup, and with MaxIOPS storage, there is no one that compares to UpCloud.

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How Finqu attained 100% availability with superior performance

Previously, we ended up wasting a lot of time investigating and resolving technical problems. In contrast, we've been extremely happy hosting on UpCloud thanks to their reliable infrastructure.

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How Vaimo achieved faster time to market with performance to spare

Our services have benefited from the new solution resulting in a faster time to market with the performance that is required with large eCommerce systems.

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How Wunder unified their infrastructure in all regions

Our projects vary greatly between implementations, therefore, we really wanted to unify our infrastructure. UpCloud has proven to be flexible enough to allow us to adapt to different needs with minimal effort.

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How Haltu built intricate customer solutions on simplicity

Haltu, an agile software development house, built intricate customer solutions on simplicity of UpCloud infrastructure.

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How PointerBP found relief from maintenance in new partnership

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How Anders built their services on minimum maintenance

Consolidating almost everything hosting related to a single provider has been a huge management relief for our system administrators.

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How Polystream’s low latency application streaming reached new audiences

We are always looking to broaden our global reach and thanks to UpCloud we are able to deliver great quality streams to regions yet unreachable by traditional 3D streaming methods.

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How Ruby Studio built trusted design on reliability

With the new solution, we have achieved complete transparency and control. If we experience issues with a server, our server team will always be on top of it even before a client reports the issue.

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How Critical Force supercharged their game with MaxIOPS

UpCloud has enabled us to run large datasets on individual servers. Due to the extreme IOPS performance, we’ve consolidated our services from tens of hosts to but a few high-powered systems.

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How Evermade cloudified their company infrastructure

Cloud-based company infrastructure has provided many benefits. For example, working remotely is a breeze since our work is not tied to any office location or even a specific computer.

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How Fraktio attained rock-solid stability

We have been enjoying the competitive pricing. On top of that, the customer service is always very friendly and responsive thanks to UpCloud being far less corporate than other providers.

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How Sitesbi raised their SLA way above industry norms

Thanks to your offerings, our SLA is almost as good as yours. Your backups are also, in our experience, the best in the market. It was love at first sight.

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How Barabra took control of their cloud hosting solution

We're able to adapt to different situations much better thanks to being in full control of our software stack. The ability to activate and deactivate instances on-demand has proven very useful.

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How SportMonks increased their API performance to new heights

The new servers at UpCloud are so much faster on the disk, CPU, and memory performance. We get way more requests out of the same amount of money that the migration was well worth it.

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UpCloud AWS EC2 Difference
Instance 4 CPU, 8GB RAM, 160GB MaxIOPS c5.xlarge + 160GB EBS gp2
Location London London
Price (USD) $40/mo $162.95/mo -4.1x
Storage I/O (sysbench, 4KB random read) 112543 IOPS 3615 IOPS +28.3x
Storage I/O (sysbench, 4KB random write) 38777 IOPS 2970 IOPS +13.1x
CPU(sysbench, 64 threads) 2551 events/sec 1486 events/sec +1.7x
Memory(sysbench, 4MB write 100GB) 35538 MiB/sec 31610 MiB/sec +1.1x

UpCloud is like tank.

It helps us deal with incoming traffic of 1,8 TB/day on a single e-commerce site. Achievement “100% SLA” completed 🙂

Adam Piotrowski, Lead Software Engineer

Nimble IaaS provider

If you’re looking for a nimble IaaS provider, check out UpCloud. Great service, good prices, all-around nice guys =)

Tapio Äijälä

Significant database access speedup

Brought up another UpCloud server & activated the most troublesome site on it – significant database access speedup, looks like we have a winner!

Peter Maloy

As far as I see, UpCloud’s new DC in Helsinki is SO GOOD. It’s surely lovely. 🙂

Makoto Mizukami

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Locations

Helsinki (HQ)

In the capital city of Finland, you will find our headquarters, and our first data centre. This is where we handle most of our development and innovation.

London

London was our second office to open, and a important step in introducing UpCloud to the world. Here our amazing staff can help you with both sales and support, in addition to host tons of interesting meetups.

Singapore

Singapore was our 3rd office to be opened, and enjoys one of most engaged and fastest growing user bases we have ever seen.

Seattle

Seattle is our 4th and latest office to be opened, and our way to reach out across the pond to our many users in the Americas.