Amazon EC2 IO Performance

While discussing the topic of cloud computing today, my co-worker mentioned the Amazon EC2 service and gave me a quick presentation of the features that are available. Since I am a big fan of virtualisation and the idea of scalable architectures, I immediately thought “This could be great to test some things out and is a wonderful opportunity to play around with different virtual machines”. So I signed up and did some quick tests to look at the IO performance…

I was especially interested in using these machines for storage and maybe some tests with databases. For these tests, my current Virtual Server serves as a reference, simply because EC2 could provide an alternative to that Virtual Server. In my tests, I included the following configurations:

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Now with IPv6

Well, you’ve got to go with the time. is now reachable through IPv6 thanks to the IPv6 support of HostEurope:

simon@atlas:~$ ping6
PING 56 data bytes
64 bytes from 2a01:488:66:1000:53a9:2967:0:1: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.022 ms
64 bytes from 2a01:488:66:1000:53a9:2967:0:1: icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.035 ms
64 bytes from 2a01:488:66:1000:53a9:2967:0:1: icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=0.042 ms

Hello world

My name is Simon Krenger, I am a Technical Account Manager (TAM) at Red Hat. I advise our customers in using Kubernetes, Containers, Linux and Open Source.


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