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Vultr vs. UpCloud

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Why we are better

Key points

Vultr claims to be 4x faster than their competition, so we took it to the next level with our in-house developed storage technology MaxIOPS. With MaxIOPS, you’ll get as much as 2x faster I/O performance compared to Vultr and by that logic; 6x faster than their competition!

MaxIOPS is specifically built to give you the best I/O performance for today’s demanding web applications and services. It often gives you up to 2x the performance of enterprise-grade SSD and is highly available thanks to our N+1 redundant infrastructure.

To this day we stay the fastest cloud server provider currently available on the market. Don’t believe us? Here is a highly detailed and in-depth comparisons report of the best European cloud providers on the market from Cloud Spectator.

With Vultr’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 setting each resource independently, you will never be in complete control.

With UpCloud, you get the best of both worlds. Each cloud server can be deployed using a preconfigured (discounted) plan or with fully customized resource limits, completely according to your budget and needs. You can even switch between plans and custom configuration whenever you want!

In a large, 50+ page study by Cloud-Spectator, UpCloud was the clear performance and reliability winner among industry leaders such as Amazon, Google and Microsoft. With higher performance during the entire study, UpCloud gave the most reliable bang for the buck.

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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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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 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.


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.


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