Fluccs has just released its’ latest Cloud infrastructure and the performance is incredible. Before releasing the Cloud for Public use, extensive benchmarking was performed to compare the speed of the old and new infrastructure and the results were staggering:

  • 3 times faster overall performance
  • 40 times faster Read speed
  • 10 times faster Write speed
  • 13 times faster Network speeds

One of the reasons for the dramatic performance improvements is the move from a traditional Hypervisor and SAN configuration to the use of Integrated Storage.

The benchmarking tests were performed on the current infrastructure, utilising the EqualLogic SAN and the new Hypervisors which utilise cutting edge Integrated Storage technology.

For these tests, we created 2 cloud servers on each infrastructure in order to compare the results. The cloud servers were based on Fluccs’ Plan 2 and Plan 4.


  Plan 2 Plan 4
 Ram 2GB 8GB
 CPUs 2 4
 CPU Priority 25% 25%
 Storage 20GB 30GB
Table 1: Cloud server characteristics

UnixBench: Overall performance

UnixBench is an industry standard benchmarking tool, ideal for measuring the overall performance of Linux servers. As can been seen from the table and the graph, the performance is three times better on the new infrastructure.

  SAN Integrated Storage
 Plan 2 819 2601
 Plan 4 1352 3937
Table 2: UnixBench results

UnixBench performance comparison between old and new infrastructure

Graph 1: Comparison UnixBench


Input/Output Operation Per Second, or IOPS, is a performance measurement used to evaluate a new storage system.  

As a testing tool for both Linux and Windows, Fio is an industry standard benchmark for stress and I/O testing.

Random Read

  SAN Integrated Storage
 Plan 2 2,189 79,818
 Plan 4 2,440 88,927
Table 3: IOPS results for Random read

Random write

  SAN Integrated Storage
 Plan 2 5,693 54,258
 Plan 4 5,871 54,798
Table 4: IOPS results for Random write

Iperf: network speed

The network speed test was performed between two cloud servers located on different Hypervisors.

  SAN Integrated Storage
Network Speed 718 Mbps 9,388 Mbps
Table 5: Network speed results
Network Speed

Network Speed performance comparison between old and new infrastructure

Graph 2: Comparison network speed

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