State of the art of European IaaS Compute - Q2 2022 - Block Storage IOPS

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I/O Per Seconds is one of the most used value to evaluate the performance of a volume, raw SSD, magnetic or Block Storage. The average and maximum IOPS gives a good preview of what will be the speed of a database or any disk-intensive task.

To measure IOPS, we use the well known tool Flexible I/O Tester (FIO) the following configuration:

  • 4KB blocks
  • Random access
  • Read then Write
  • Direct access to device without filesystems
  • libaio engine

Cloud Mercato's assertions:

Among the best RAM manager we found:

  • Exoscale and Kamatera benefit up to 200,000 IOPS from their uncapped solutions
  • The next circle goes up to 120,000 IOPS with Linode and Gridscale
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