AWS EC2 vs. UpCloud

Are you considering migrating to UpCloud? That's great!
Let us give you three reasons why you should choose us.

#1 UpCloud is faster. Much, much faster.

SSDs are fast, like really fast! But they weren't fast enough for us! So we built a completely new type of storage backend, aptly named MaxIOPS. It's specifically built to give you the best I/O performance per dollar. It often gives you up to 2x the performance of enterprise-grade SSD. We have actually limited the performance at 100,000 IOPS per virtual disk to give you high performance at all times.

Don't believe us? Read more about it or try for yourself with our free trial.

#2 Much better price/performance ratio

Being the defacto industry leader means that you don't need to compete on pricing, which in turn means that you are paying a very high premium for the same performance as with many other cloud providers. So while you still can get the same performance with AWS EC2 as with UpCloud, you will often have to pay more than twice as much for it.

We believe enterprise-grade performance and reliability should be available for everyone and not just those with a big wallet. That's why we offer cloud servers with MaxIOPS, which gives you extreme performance even when deploying with our $10/mo plans.

#3 Flexible scaling

With AWS EC2's fixed instance types, you're locked to the resource limits that's provided by the specific instance type. Should you need to add additional CPU cores, but are happy with the amount of memory? Too bad! You'll have to upgrade to the next available instance type, significantly adding to your costs as you are paying for resources you don't actually require. Without the possibility of configuring each resources 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!

UpCloud AWS EC2 Difference
Instance 2 CPU, 4GB RAM, 60GB MaxIOPS c3.large + 60GB EBS* -
Location Frankfurt Frankfurt -
Price (USD) $40/mo $240/mo -6.0x
CPU (cyclictest) 15.19 66.59 -4.4x
RAM (mbw) 8352.01 MB/s 7567.29 MB/s +1.1x
Disk I/O
(fio, 4k block randread)
99854.57 IOPS 59087.82 IOPS +1.7x
Disk I/O
(fio, 4k block randwrite)
83990.50 IOPS 17049.99 IOPS +4.9x
* EBS with provisioned IOPS and IOPS maxed
Ready to give UpCloud a try?

If UpCloud sounds like the right choice, then just go ahead and sign up. All new accounts enjoy a free trial period!

But if you would like to know more or have any questions, don't hesitate contacting us and we'll gladly show you around. :)

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