NVMe KVM Servers in Canada

What Is NVMe?

NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) is the new improved SSD technology. Instead of using old SATA connections (Serial-ATA), these Hard Drives are directly connected to the system by PCIe. This means more bandwidth and lower latency.

Background of SSD and NVMe

In the old days, SSD hard drives used SATA or SAS to interface with every machine. But the technology continued to evolve and the 6Gbps SATA limit, now isn’t enough, PCIe was started being used to interface SSD’s. Now, this means that the manufacturers started to develop their own interfaces and this technology started to diverge.

Eventually, SSD manufactureres decided to develop an interface that whas standard across all the operating systems, so that they’ll only  need 1 driver. You may think that NVMe interface is the USB standard for SSD Hard Drives.

Why is NVMe interface needed for SSDs?

As previously stated, the SSD technology has evolved in such way that the 6Gbps limit on the SATA wasn’t enough, By using the PCIe SSDs have a much higher bandwidth and lower latency, providing a better experience and usability.

Thanks to this, the SSDs now can handle much bigger data blocks with higher efficiency. This also means that the I/O wait on the servers are drastically lowered, since NVMe drives can outperform the SAS/SATA SSD drives by 6 times.

 

Comparison Between Ordinary SSDs & NVME SSDs

NVMe drives directly communicate with the CPU via PCI-express lines instead of SATA bus, and they can deliver the significant performance gain. Have a look on following SSD/NVMe disk performance comparison conducted by OVH on 480 GB SSD SATA disk and 480GB NVMe drive.

480GB SSD SATA 480GB NVMe SSD
Sequential Read (128KB) Up to 500 MB/s Up to 1000 MB/s
Sequential Write (128KB) Up to 440 MB/s Up to 500 MB/s
Random IOPS Read (4KB) Up to 68,000 IOPS Up to 240,000 IOPS
Random IOPS Write (4KB) Up to 15,100 IOPS Up to 16,000 IOPS

Now, we have launched these NVMe VPS on KVM Hypervisors in Canada and it comes with different flavors, ranging from memory to CPU or HDD:

KVM VPS NVMe 1GB

  • 1GB Ram
  • 1 vCPU
  • 20GB HDD NVMe
  • 1TB Traffic
  • 1 IPv4
  • 1 IPv6

Price on this server is 5€/month. Try it Now

KVM VPS NVMe 2GB

  • 2GB Ram
  • 1 vCPU
  • 40GB HDD NVMe
  • 1TB Traffic
  • 1 IPv4
  • 1 IPv6

Price on this server is 10€/month. Try it Now

You can check the remaining offers here: KVM NVMe Group (Canada)

 

Have fun!

2 thoughts on “NVMe KVM Servers in Canada

  1. zhujiwiki says:

    Do you have test ip?

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