Research: Cloud Hosting
Hosting in Switzerland
Big Cloud Providers
It all started in March of 2019 when Google Cloud Platform first introduced new region in Zurich. Measure their ping speed with: GCP ping
Then, the others followed when in August 2019, Microsoft opened Azure in Switzerland, still without K8S nor managed SQL offer. As of August 2019, Oracle Cloud also has Zurich region Cloud Data Center Regions and Locations with support for K8s as introduced new region
AWS doesn’t offer anything in Sqitzerland.
Cloud Hosting (droplets, cloudlets)
Recommendation: Infomaniak (Jelastic)
- Infomaniak has also reseller programme with 20% discount.
Trial account has being created: Login URL, user: email@example.com, pass: faircolovic
Hetzner vCPU ~ Xeon Skylake @ 2.10 GHz Jelastic CPU ~ Auto-scalable increment of 1 cloudlet = 400MHz 128MiB (Max 250 cloudlets = 96GHz)
|specs||6.4GHz, 2GB||Jelastic||4.4GHz, 2GB||4.2GHz, 4GB|
|Infomaniak||Hidora||Exoscale||Hetzner Cloud||Hetzner Root|
|specs||25.6GHz, 8GB||Jelastic||8.8GHz, 8GB||8.4GHz, 16GB||13.6GHz, 64GB|
- HIDORA is first Jelastic PaaS in Switzerland, way before Infomaniak, albeit it is more expensive. To register free trial account, Swiss phone number is required.
- innofield AG is also built on Jelastic
- edis.at / https://ch.edis.at/
- stoney cloud
Dedicated hosting (root, unmanaged)
Cloudscale based on OpenStack
|Germany||Vultr, UpCloud, Exoscale, MVPS|
|Netherlands||Vultr, UpCloud, Scaleway, MVPS|
|France||Scaleway, Vultr, MVPS|
|United Kingdom||Vultr, UpCloud, MVPS|
Interesting EU Cheap Cloud Providers:
Exoscale was Swiss company acquired by Telekom Austria in 2017. Infrastructure runs Apache CloudStack IaaS with hardware hosted by Equinix (source).
Datacenter locations in Switzerland, Austria, Bulgaria, Germany
mvps.net from Larnaca, Cyprus is interesting cloud provider because of it’s Greek, Spain and Sweden server locations
UpCloud if headquartered in Helsinki, Finland and have interesting datacenter locations in Spain (Madrid) and Poland (Warshaw)
Scaleway is French provider that just released their managed Kubernetes service (Kubernetes Kapsule) with datacenters in Paris, Amsterdam and Warsaw. Pricing is mostly on par with Hetzner Cloud.
Vultr has very interesting Asia and US location network
Linode is location-wise quite similar to Vultr
Serverspace.io is interesting because it’s cheap (5€/mo), new (2021?) with interesting locations in Kazakhstan (Almaty) and Russia (Moscow). Has free DNS server, same as Digital Ocean.