Recent Performance Gains As A Result Of Our New SSD Platform

Two weeks ago we announced our new ultra-fast SSD architecture and we’ve been thrilled with all of the great comments, feedback, and praise. We are always happy to hear about how excited our customers are when they try out a high performance cloud server for the first time, or having their existing servers operate more quickly. We re-ran The Decapo benchmarks that we published a few months ago, and here’s how it compared directly to our previous benchmark results:


On average we saw a 6.15% performance increase across the board. We then factored those numbers back into the normalized compute value comparison to put into a rationalized cost perspective as seen below. You can see that the new SSD architecture adds even more bang for your buck compared even to our last tests.

We’re very supportive of what is doing with having crowd sourced independent and standardized test results. This style of benchmarking seems to be getting a lot of momentum, so we’ve compiled some data we found there after running their test suite on one of our 8GB-HC instance and have noticed what seems like an interesting and counter intuitive trend between IOPS and cost between cost competitive VM sizes


Source data from comparison view after running the benchmark on one of our VMs, you can check the comparison tab to see how we stack up.