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Storage performance
UpCloud Linode
Storage (write, 4KB random)

37144

19014

Storage (read, 4KB random)

110295

90876

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Compute performance
UpCloud Linode
CPU (events/sec)

1275

1085

Memory (x10 MiB/sec)

3620

2187

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3 reasons to choose UpCloud

Key points

SSDs are fast but they weren’t fast enough for us. We developed a completely new type of storage backend, named MaxIOPS. It’s specifically built to give your SMB company the best I/O performance for today’s demanding web applications and services. It often gives you up to 2x the performance of standard enterprise-grade SSD. We have had to actually limit the performance to 100,000 IOPS per virtual storage device to ensure high performance at all times.

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

“UpCloud displayed the highest CPU and Memory performance overall”

Private networking and Floating IPs are essential in building modern and scalable web applications. Our truly private and highly configurable SDN Network lets your cloud servers communicate through a secure connection that is not exposed to the public network (i.e. the Internet) and doesn’t count towards your bandwidth costs.

Both UpCloud and Linode provide you with the tools to create a complex infrastructure with ease, using simple but powerful APIs and control panels.

One of the key differences between UpCloud and Linode is that Linode’s private network is essentially shared between all servers and only works inside the same data centre. With UpCloud, you get a 100% private Utility network, that spans across all of our data centres!

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With UpCloud, you get full flexibility. Each cloud server can be deployed using a Simple, discounted plan or with fully customizable Flexible resource limits, completely according to your budget and needs. You can even switch between Simple plans and Flexible configurations whenever you want.

With Linode’s plans, you’re locked into the resource limits that are provided by the plans they have chosen for you. So what if you need to add additional CPU cores, but are happy with the amount of memory and storage? Too bad! You’ll have to upgrade to the next available plan, significantly adding to your costs as you are paying for resources you don’t actually require. Without the possibility of configuring each resource independently, you will never be in complete control.

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

Each day our systems ingest large quantities of data and with UpCloud we know that the hardware management is in trustworthy and experienced hands.

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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 Linode Difference
Instance 2 CPU, 4GB Memory, 80GB MaxIOPS 2 CPU, 4GB Memory, 80GB SSD
Location London London
Price (USD) $20/mo $20/mo
Disk I/O (sysbench, 4KB random read) 110295 IOPS 90876 IOPS +1.2x
Disk I/O (sysbench, 4KB random write) 37144 IOPS 19014 IOPS +2.0x
CPU(sysbench, 64 threads) 1275 events/sec 1085 events/sec +1.2x
Memory(sysbench, 4MB write 100GB) 36199 MiB/sec 21866 MiB/sec +1.7x

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.