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It's still very early in this startup's life but I like what I've seen (which is a rarity) so time for a review. VScale.io (website: www.vscale.io) is a new Russian hourly billing "cloud" provider targeted to developers. mini review / random notes: Saint-Petersburg location recent startup (but owned by Selectel, AS49505, an established Russian DC operator who owns 6 data centers in Saint-Petersburg and Moscow), hourly billing, integrated VM control panel/billing/support panel features are very much in progress (currently only 4 OS choices [Ubuntu 14.04, Debian 8.1, CentOS 7.1, OpenSuse 13.2, all 64-bit) . More OS choices, snapshots, and other features "coming soon". The panel, including SSH keys, works very well. API available (documentation currently Russian only https://developers.vscale.io/documentation/api/v1/ ) Excellent VPS performance (nodes feature SSD drives, KVM, E5 v3 processors, DDR4 RAM) and much better network performance than most other low cost Russian VPS's (points finger at Edis). Probably the fastest VPS creation I've experienced on any cloud platform. Support is very fast too (English support is available. Website/panel languages are English and Russian). tl;dr review: I like it my plan: 512 MB RAM, 20GB SSD, 1 CPU, 1TB traffic, 200 rubles monthly (about $2.93), KVM, Saint-Petersburg Russia location obligatorybench.sh benchmark: [email protected]:~# wget freevps.us/downloads/bench.sh -O - -o /dev/null|bash CPU model : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2670 v3 @ 2.30GHz Number of cores : 1 CPU frequency : 2299.996 MHz Total amount of ram : 494 MB Total amount of swap : 511 MB System uptime : 3 days, 21:04, Download speed from CacheFly: 33.6MB/s Download speed from Coloat, Atlanta GA: 11.5MB/s Download speed from Softlayer, Dallas, TX: 12.5MB/s Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 8.44MB/s Download speed from i3d.net, Rotterdam, NL: 26.0MB/s Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 85.8MB/s Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 7.41MB/s Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 14.4MB/s Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 14.8MB/s Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 4.39MB/s I/O speed : 186 MB/s press release: http://www.gawkwire.com/web_hosting/selectel-unveils-new-cloud-hosting-brand-vscale.html coupon code--> SCALET200 (enough credit for 1 free month of 512MB KVM) <--SMS verification for new accounts required (or phone verification if you can't receive SMS).