VM Specialist - Black Friday 2020 Offers - Storage & NVMe KVM

Mr_TomMr_Tom Hosting ProviderOG

VM Specialist is a small UK based firm specialising in custom spec, manged and unmanaged virtual servers. We’re not out to compete on price, but do offer a competitive service with 24/7 support. More information is on our website - which I’m redeveloping currently to better convoy the services offered and to simplify ordering, etc.

These are self/unmanaged and can be managed via our billing panel. noVNC client is available, as well as custom ISO uploading.
We also offer a 99.999% SLA, as well as 24/7 excellent support, and management services if required.

Our offers are at: https://console.vmspecialist.com/order/main/packages/order/?group_id=13

There some storage offers, and some US/DE KVM offers (on Clouviders network). All the current listings are yearly prices. If it's marked as sold/gone then it's gone. These don't qualify for free DirectAdmin but it can be added on at a reduced fee.

I am going to put together some very limited, LES exclusive offers/bonuses on some higher spec plans for tomorrow only (27th), but otherwise these will be available until sold out.

Samples currently live:

  • 1 core/1gb ECC RAM/15gb NVMe/2tb transfer - £22.50/year in New York/Los Angeles
  • 1 core/1gb ECC RAM/1tb storage/5tb transfer - £37.50/year
  • 2 core/2gb ECC RAM/30gb NVMe/2tb transfer - £31.00/year in Frankfurt, DE

Standard terms apply, but basically

  • No torrenting/anything likely to be classed as copyright infringement.
  • No IRC/other services likely to attract DDoS attacks (we may make exceptions depending on use case).
  • No CPU intensive workloads (crypto, etc).
  • No SPAM

All prices exclude VAT where applicable. Orders are manually approved/checked/etc.

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  • Ordered "BF2020 Los Angeles 2c/2g/30gb". 10Gbit network! :astonished: =)

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    Fri 27 Nov 2020 02:54:50 AM CET
    
    Basic System Information:
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    Processor  : Intel(R) Xeon(R) E-2278G CPU @ 3.40GHz
    CPU cores  : 2 @ 3408.000 MHz
    AES-NI     : ✔ Enabled
    VM-x/AMD-V : ✔ Enabled
    RAM        : 1.9 GiB
    Swap       : 0.0 KiB
    Disk       : 29.5 GiB
    
    fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
    ---------------------------------
    Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
      ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
    Read       | 725.45 MB/s (181.3k) | 5.85 GB/s    (91.5k)
    Write      | 727.36 MB/s (181.8k) | 5.88 GB/s    (92.0k)
    Total      | 1.45 GB/s   (363.2k) | 11.74 GB/s  (183.5k)
               |                      |                     
    Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
      ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
    Read       | 5.65 GB/s    (11.0k) | 5.68 GB/s     (5.5k)
    Write      | 5.95 GB/s    (11.6k) | 6.06 GB/s     (5.9k)
    Total      | 11.61 GB/s   (22.6k) | 11.74 GB/s   (11.4k)
    
    iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
    ---------------------------------
    Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed     
                    |                           |                 |                
    Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 1.16 Gbits/sec  | 1.18 Gbits/sec 
    Online.net      | Paris, FR (10G)           | 1.34 Gbits/sec  | 1.10 Gbits/sec 
    WorldStream     | The Netherlands (10G)     | 1.17 Gbits/sec  | 1.18 Gbits/sec 
    Biznet          | Jakarta, Indonesia (1G)   | 698 Mbits/sec   | 28.7 Mbits/sec 
    Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 3.12 Gbits/sec  | 2.88 Gbits/sec 
    Velocity Online | Tallahassee, FL, US (10G) | 1.71 Gbits/sec  | 2.74 Gbits/sec 
    Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 9.40 Gbits/sec  | 9.41 Gbits/sec 
    
    iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv6):
    ---------------------------------
    Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed     
                    |                           |                 |                
    Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 1.29 Gbits/sec  | 1.19 Gbits/sec 
    Online.net      | Paris, FR (10G)           | 1.31 Gbits/sec  | 1.05 Gbits/sec 
    WorldStream     | The Netherlands (10G)     | 1.16 Gbits/sec  | 1.16 Gbits/sec 
    Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 3.09 Gbits/sec  | 2.88 Gbits/sec 
    Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 9.12 Gbits/sec  | 9.22 Gbits/sec 
    
    Geekbench 5 Benchmark Test:
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    Test            | Value                         
                    |                               
    Single Core     | 1361                          
    Multi Core      | 2649                          
    Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v5/cpu/5014668
    
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  • Mr_TomMr_Tom Hosting ProviderOG

    Thanks for the order!

    I should add (probably should make sure the info is in the post) that these have 10gbps connections but 2.5gbps is the bandwidth speed. Clouvider LA in the test is the same DC so it'll see the full 10gbps as it's internal :)

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  • Mr_TomMr_Tom Hosting ProviderOG

    I realise this is LES but just incase anyone if looking for something managed I've added:

    • KVM 4 core (Ryzen 7)
    • 8 GiB ECC RAM
    • 50 GiB NVMe SSD
    • 500 GiB HDD
    • 5 TiB transfer @ 1gbps
    • 2 x IPv4, 1 x /64 IPv6
    • Falkenstein, DE
    • £25/month

    To the black friday page. These are fully managed, including free DirectAdmin if needed. Ideal for range of uses with the NVMe/HDD setup - managed NextCloud, mixed local backup and DA, Gitlab, etc

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  • edited January 2

    So, here is a story of a very prem, non lowend service - VM specialist!

    I am always looking out for services/locations on @Clouvider s prem network and now finally managed to cut a deal with @Mr_Tom for a VM in NYC and London :-)

    From what I know his main focus is selling managed services (so I do myself) but totally went out of his way to fulfil my request for cheaper unmanaged things in said locations. While his pricing might be not the cheapest around, he really has no reason to be... look at that:

    London

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    Sat 02 Jan 2021 06:37:21 AM EST
    
    Basic System Information:
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    Processor  : Intel(R) Xeon(R) E-2276G CPU @ 3.80GHz
    CPU cores  : 2 @ 3792.000 MHz
    AES-NI     : ✔ Enabled
    VM-x/AMD-V : ✔ Enabled
    RAM        : 2.9 GiB
    Swap       : 1023.0 MiB
    Disk       : 38.4 GiB
    
    fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
    ---------------------------------
    Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
      ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
    Read       | 507.97 MB/s (126.9k) | 4.45 GB/s    (69.5k)
    Write      | 509.31 MB/s (127.3k) | 4.47 GB/s    (69.9k)
    Total      | 1.01 GB/s   (254.3k) | 8.92 GB/s   (139.4k)
               |                      |                     
    Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
      ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
    Read       | 5.40 GB/s    (10.5k) | 5.60 GB/s     (5.4k)
    Write      | 5.69 GB/s    (11.1k) | 5.97 GB/s     (5.8k)
    Total      | 11.09 GB/s   (21.6k) | 11.58 GB/s   (11.3k)
    
    iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
    ---------------------------------
    Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed     
                    |                           |                 |                
    Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | busy            | 8.93 Gbits/sec 
    Online.net      | Paris, FR (10G)           | 8.14 Gbits/sec  | 8.25 Gbits/sec 
    WorldStream     | The Netherlands (10G)     | 9.19 Gbits/sec  | 7.94 Gbits/sec 
    Biznet          | Jakarta, Indonesia (1G)   | 879 Mbits/sec   | 54.3 Mbits/sec 
    Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 2.31 Gbits/sec  | 2.07 Gbits/sec 
    Velocity Online | Tallahassee, FL, US (10G) | 2.14 Gbits/sec  | 2.01 Gbits/sec 
    Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | busy            | busy           
    Iveloz Telecom  | Sao Paulo, BR (2G)        | 144 Mbits/sec   | 904 Mbits/sec  
    
    iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv6):
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    Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed     
                    |                           |                 |                
    Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 9.11 Gbits/sec  | 8.81 Gbits/sec 
    Online.net      | Paris, FR (10G)           | 7.85 Gbits/sec  | 8.06 Gbits/sec 
    WorldStream     | The Netherlands (10G)     | 9.17 Gbits/sec  | 7.72 Gbits/sec 
    Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 2.25 Gbits/sec  | 2.18 Gbits/sec 
    Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | busy            | busy           
    
    Geekbench 5 Benchmark Test:
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    Test            | Value                         
                    |                               
    Single Core     | 1219                          
    Multi Core      | 2317                          
    Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v5/cpu/5660044
    

    New York:

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    Sat 02 Jan 2021 06:37:18 AM EST
    
    Basic System Information:
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    Processor  : Intel(R) Xeon(R) E-2278G CPU @ 3.40GHz
    CPU cores  : 2 @ 3408.000 MHz
    AES-NI     : ✔ Enabled
    VM-x/AMD-V : ✔ Enabled
    RAM        : 2.9 GiB
    Swap       : 1023.0 MiB
    Disk       : 38.4 GiB
    
    fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
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    Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
      ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
    Read       | 752.29 MB/s (188.0k) | 6.31 GB/s    (98.7k)
    Write      | 754.28 MB/s (188.5k) | 6.35 GB/s    (99.2k)
    Total      | 1.50 GB/s   (376.6k) | 12.67 GB/s  (197.9k)
               |                      |                     
    Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
      ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
    Read       | 5.69 GB/s    (11.1k) | 5.74 GB/s     (5.6k)
    Write      | 5.99 GB/s    (11.7k) | 6.13 GB/s     (5.9k)
    Total      | 11.68 GB/s   (22.8k) | 11.88 GB/s   (11.6k)
    
    iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
    ---------------------------------
    Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed     
                    |                           |                 |                
    Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 2.34 Gbits/sec  | 2.18 Gbits/sec 
    Online.net      | Paris, FR (10G)           | 2.63 Gbits/sec  | 2.15 Gbits/sec 
    WorldStream     | The Netherlands (10G)     | busy            | 2.05 Gbits/sec 
    Biznet          | Jakarta, Indonesia (1G)   | 563 Mbits/sec   | 42.9 Mbits/sec 
    Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 9.35 Gbits/sec  | busy           
    Velocity Online | Tallahassee, FL, US (10G) | 5.54 Gbits/sec  | 2.67 Gbits/sec 
    Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | busy            | busy           
    Iveloz Telecom  | Sao Paulo, BR (2G)        | 266 Mbits/sec   | 1.63 Gbits/sec 
    
    iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv6):
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    Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed     
                    |                           |                 |                
    Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 2.31 Gbits/sec  | 2.17 Gbits/sec 
    Online.net      | Paris, FR (10G)           | 2.69 Gbits/sec  | 2.11 Gbits/sec 
    WorldStream     | The Netherlands (10G)     | 2.12 Gbits/sec  | 1.58 Gbits/sec 
    Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 9.22 Gbits/sec  | 8.89 Gbits/sec 
    Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | busy            | busy           
    
    Geekbench 5 Benchmark Test:
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    Test            | Value                         
                    |                               
    Single Core     | 1419                          
    Multi Core      | 2709                          
    Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v5/cpu/5660051
    

    Ryzen... who? not to speak of disk speeds or network connection (it's still a VM, shared ressources)!

    Also Tom is very aware of tax related requirements in Europe and issues proper invoices (not that half naked WHMCS shit you sometimes see). Blesta as Panel seems to help here and offers enough functions to deal every need in the right way.
    Communication has been quick and friendly, I am loving my new toys already ;-)

    TL;DR; if you're looking for a highly professional business who not just 'plays' being a company even though being a sole trader and on top delivers awesome performance in all regards, I would definitely recommend getting in contact with VM specialist - Kudos @Mr_Tom !!

  • I regret not buying some of their servers on Black Friday.

  • @Falzo said:

    Geekbench 5 Benchmark Test:
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    Test            | Value                                            
    Single Core     | 1419                          
    Multi Core      | 2709  
    

    I'll take one! $7/yr, thanks!? ;) :p

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  • @flips said:

    @Falzo said:

    Geekbench 5 Benchmark Test:
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    Test            | Value                                            
    Single Core     | 1419                          
    Multi Core      | 2709  
    

    I'll take one! $7/yr, thanks!? ;) :p

    dont forget to tagging me :)

    oribinal user from +62

  • Mr_TomMr_Tom Hosting ProviderOG

    Thanks for the kind words @Falzo - hope you put them to good use.

    Just to add to your point about being a sole trader - while the venture did start out as just me, we are a UK limited company, and there is some additional support as I can't be at the PC 24/7.

    @arirang which BF ones had you been considering?

    @flips said: I'll take one! $7/yr, thanks!?

    Can't go that low on any spec unfortunately :tongue:

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  • BF deals in January? Where? I can't see them!

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    "Before February"

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  • @Mr_Tom said:
    @arirang which BF ones had you been considering?

    Not a reply to me, but if I had paid better attention, I would have looked closer for 2 GB RAM offers. :)

    @flips said: I'll take one! $7/yr, thanks!?

    Can't go that low on any spec unfortunately :tongue:

    What a shock (not)! $7/quarter? ;) Looks like premium stuff you got! :)

  • Not_OlesNot_Oles Hosting ProviderContent Writer

    There might be a difference between London and New York in the processors and also in the Geekbench 5 test result values:

    London:
    Processor : Intel(R) Xeon(R) E-2276G CPU @ 3.80GHz
    CPU cores : 2 @ 3792.000 MHz
    Geekbench 5 Benchmark Test:
    Single Core | 1219
    Multi Core | 2317

    New York:
    Processor : Intel(R) Xeon(R) E-2278G CPU @ 3.40GHz
    CPU cores : 2 @ 3408.000 MHz
    Geekbench 5 Benchmark Test:
    Single Core | 1419
    Multi Core | 2709

    It might seem as if the slower processor in New York scores higher on the Geekbench than the faster processor in London. :) Of course, everything works better in awesome NYC 🗽🇺🇸 but maybe there also might be a different explanation. :) I'd be glad if someone would please explain to me! Greetings from awesome Mexico! 🇲🇽🏜️

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  • Mr_TomMr_Tom Hosting ProviderOG

    @Not_Oles said: It might seem as if the slower processor in New York scores higher on the Geekbench than the faster processor in London.

    I noticed this too - I presume it's down to the fact that the 2278g will boost to 5.0ghz but the 2276g will boost to 4.9ghz. Not much in it, but it's the only thing I can think that makes a difference as base clock speed for the 2278 is slower.

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  • Mr_TomMr_Tom Hosting ProviderOG

    @flips said: What a shock (not)! $7/quarter?

    $7/quarter works out at £1.70/month (depending on exchange rates) which isn't look promising either I'm afraid.

    @flips said: Looks like premium stuff you got!

    Thanks! The focus is on quality and prem-ness as I believe it's called :wink:

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  • @Mr_Tom said: @arirang which BF ones had you been considering?

    I was considering 1 core/1gb ECC RAM/15gb NVMe in NYC and Frankfurt.

  • ...
    Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
    ...
    Total      | 1.45 GB/s   (363.2k) | 11.74 GB/s  (183.5k)
    ...
    Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
      ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
    ...
    Total      | 11.61 GB/s   (22.6k) | 11.74 GB/s   (11.4k)
    

    I'm curious to know if > 11GB/s (or even 10GB/s) is a "record" of sorts. I'm not sure I've seen such high numbers before.

    Really sweet numbers of course (but I assume this is a "normally" loaded node and not an idler because of which you're seeing some fantastic numbers).

    @Falzo said: Ryzen... who?

    I think the Ryzen's rise is mainly attributed to the high clock (and of course large number of cores) and now the Coffee Lakes have 5.0GHz so on the synthetic benchmarks, the higher clock is definitely going to kick butt. On load though, I think the Ryzen will still shine through (at least for the host) as they have ~4x the number of cores.

    Needless to say, the Intels are genuine server class CPUs - so there's going to be good gear to back it up.

    @Mr_Tom - I'm curious to know the (rough) cost effectiveness on the Ryzen's vs Coffee Lakes from a provider's perspective and how many VMs you can host on each comparatively speaking (factoring in the the resource balancing to be fair).

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    @nullnothere said: I'm curious to know the (rough) cost effectiveness on the Ryzen's vs Coffee Lakes from a provider's perspective and how many VMs you can host on each comparatively speaking

    I wouldn't say there's a lot in it when you take into account location and connectivity too. Much like the Intels, the higher core count Ryzens do start to drop the clock speed.

    From a cost effectiveness POV then you could load up more VMs with more cores, but if you compare an equivilant speed Ryzen, it still has 8 cores same as the E2278g so it'd still be loaded up the same - but yes the Ryzen could be cheaper to begin with.

    In terms of "on load" work, we've had some people come over from Ryzens and the feedback was the Intel E's performed better - but I don't have any real world stats for this unfortunately.

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  • @nullnothere said:

    ...
    Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
    ...
    Total      | 1.45 GB/s   (363.2k) | 11.74 GB/s  (183.5k)
    ...
    Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
      ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
    ...
    Total      | 11.61 GB/s   (22.6k) | 11.74 GB/s   (11.4k)
    

    I'm curious to know if > 11GB/s (or even 10GB/s) is a "record" of sorts. I'm not sure I've seen such high numbers before.

    I had these values on one of my servers for a day or so.

    fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
    ---------------------------------
    Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
      ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ----
    Read       | 140.09 MB/s  (35.0k) | 1.80 GB/s    (28.1k)
    Write      | 140.46 MB/s  (35.1k) | 1.81 GB/s    (28.3k)
    Total      | 280.55 MB/s  (70.1k) | 3.61 GB/s    (56.5k)
               |                      |
    Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
      ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ----
    Read       | 5.97 GB/s    (11.6k) | 7.24 GB/s     (7.0k)
    Write      | 6.29 GB/s    (12.2k) | 7.73 GB/s     (7.5k)
    Total      | 12.26 GB/s   (23.9k) | 14.97 GB/s   (14.6k)
    
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