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Linode Has The Fastest NVMe-Based Block Storage Among All Cloud Providers


Guest: Mike Jung (LinkedIn)
Company: Cloud Spectator (LinkedIn, Twitter)
Show: Let’s Talk

Cloud Spectator is one of the most reputable, independent cloud benchmarking and consulting firms focused on the performance of IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) and applications in the Cloud. The company recently conducted a Linode-commissioned study on NVMe-based block storage and looked at major cloud providers and alternate cloud providers including Linode, AWSAzure, GCP, Vultr, and DigitalOcean. The study found that Linode continues to offer better performance and value for money beating the biggest player in the industry, AWS.

“Linode’s new NVMe-based block storage is extremely fast,” said Mike Jung, CEO, Cloud Spectator. “It offered the highest read performance, random read performance, as well as random write performance across the board. We also found that unlike some of the larger providers like with Amazon, the size of the volume provision will impact performance, but there’s kind of a limit of like 3,000 IOPS, at least with their EBS volumes.”

In this episode of Let’s Talk, Jung shared the findings of this survey and we also discussed other topics that are listed below:

  • What role does NVMe-based block storage play in cloud-centric workloads and is it really better than SSD-based storage?
  • Are there any challenges while embracing NVMe-based block storage as compared to SSDs?
  • What are the things that the company was looking for when it conducted this survey?
  • Jung shares with us some of the key survey findings.
  • We have noticed that Linode often stays ahead of competitors. Can you share some insights? What secret sauce do they have?
  • Jung talks about specific use cases where NVME-based block storage is a better solution over SSDs.
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