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Storm SSD

Storm Servers® with Solid State Storage - a New Era in Cloud Computing.

Our engineers have done it again, besting our own I/O performance record with the inclusion of Solid State technology! Storm SSD® takes what was previously considered High Performance in Cloud Hosting and turns it on its head with the litany of advantages that come with solid state technology.

Storm SSD® is designed to maximize performance by loading fast, performing rapid queries and creating a low server load. By doing this we have virtually eliminated the “bottleneck” effect of inbound and outbound data. In a recent benchmarking test, Storm SSD® 12GB performed 4K Sequential Write at 225,000 IOPS. By contrast, Storm’s non-SSD 8GB instance performed the test at 15,000 IOPS with Amazon EC2 m1.large clocking in at 4,900.

Complete Test Results:

EC2 m1.large
8GB Storm 12GB Storm SSD
4K Sequential Write 4,900 IOPS 15,000 IOPS 225,000 IOPS
4K Sequential Read 7,800 IOPS 28,000 IOPS 475,000 IOPS
4K Random Write 265 IOPS 204 IOPS 20,000 IOPS
4K Random Read 210 IOPS 700 IOPS 35,000 IOPS
Testing performed using iozone3_398 with the following command line options on each server instance:
iozone -l 32 -O -i 0 -i 1 -i 2 -e -+n -r 4K -s 4G
EC2 m1.large
8GB Storm 12GB Storm SSD
Sequential Write 36MB/s 110MB/s 900 MB/s
Sequential Read 33MB/s 150MB/s 1,900 MB/s
Random Write 1.5MB/s 1.6MB/s 77 MB/s
Random Read 1.1MB/s 2.4MB/s 142 MB/s
Testing performed using iozone3_398 with the following command line options on each server instance:
iozone -l 32 -i 0 -i 1 -i 2 -e -+n -r 4K -s 2G

In conjunction with the enhanced I/O speeds, these performance features combine to afford our users a previously unavailable level of efficiency.The outcome of this marriage of High Performance hardware and Cloud Hosting technology is a new breed of hosting environments, custom designed for the highest level of performance when utilizing frequently accessed information, large read-intensive databases, and any other enterprise application in which the lightning fast read/write speeds of Storm SSD® could be unleashed.

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Storm SSD Pricing
Available in Linux or Windows

Storm SSD® Plans start at only $35/month and include lightning fast drives and generous RAM allocations.

Plan RAM Disk CPUs* Cost  
1GB - SSD 1.0GB 50 1 $35/mon

Only $0.05/hr

2GB - SSD 2.0GB 40 1 $40/mon

Only $0.05/hr

4GB - SSD 3.9GB 150 2 $100/mon

Only $0.14/hr

8GB - SSD 7.8GB 300 4 $200/mon

Only $0.27/hr

16GB - SSD 15.6GB 600 4 $350/mon

Only $0.48/hr

32GB - SSD 29.3GB 400 6 $400/mon

Only $0.55/hr

64GB - SSD 58.6GB 800 12 $575/mon

Only $0.79/hr

128GB - SSD 122.1GB 800 10 $975/mon

Only $1.34/hr

256GB - SSD 240.1GB 1600 20 $1975/mon

Only $2.71/hr

* Each CPU we assign is a full physical processor core.

Storm SSD Benchmarks

Storm SSD® out performs all other cloud offerings in I/O Speed and performance. Review these benchmarks for further info.

Storm SSD I/O Benchmark Graph