Review - AnyNode OpenVZ 1GB

wlanboy

Content Contributer
Provider: AnyNode

Plan: OpenVZ 1GB VPS

Price: 4.40$ per month with Promocode

Location: Detroit, MI

Purchased: 08/2013

Hardware information:

  • cat /proc/cpuinfo
    processor : 0
    vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
    cpu family : 16
    model : 2
    model name : Quad-Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 2356
    stepping : 3
    cpu MHz : 2300.081
    cache size : 512 KB
    physical id : 0
    siblings : 8
    core id : 0
    cpu cores : 8
    apicid : 0
    initial apicid : 0
    fpu : yes
    fpu_exception : yes
    cpuid level : 5
    wp : yes
    flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt rdtscp lm 3dnowext 3dnow constant_tsc rep_good tsc_reliable nonstop_tsc unfair_spinlock pni cx16 popcnt hypervisor lahf_lm extapic abm sse4a misalignsse 3dnowprefetch osvw
    bogomips : 4600.16
    TLB size : 1024 4K pages
    clflush size : 64
    cache_alignment : 64
    address sizes : 40 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
    power management:

    processor : 1
    vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
    cpu family : 16
    model : 2
    model name : Quad-Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 2356
    stepping : 3
    cpu MHz : 2300.081
    cache size : 512 KB
    physical id : 0
    siblings : 8
    core id : 1
    cpu cores : 8
    apicid : 1
    initial apicid : 1
    fpu : yes
    fpu_exception : yes
    cpuid level : 5
    wp : yes
    flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt rdtscp lm 3dnowext 3dnow constant_tsc rep_good tsc_reliable nonstop_tsc unfair_spinlock pni cx16 popcnt hypervisor lahf_lm extapic abm sse4a misalignsse 3dnowprefetch osvw
    bogomips : 4600.16
    TLB size : 1024 4K pages
    clflush size : 64
    cache_alignment : 64
    address sizes : 40 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
    power management:
  • cat /proc/meminfo
    Code:
    MemTotal:        1048576 kB
    MemFree:          808648 kB
    Cached:            69288 kB
    Active:           123148 kB
    Inactive:         101308 kB
    Active(anon):      85880 kB
    Inactive(anon):    69288 kB
    Active(file):      37268 kB
    Inactive(file):    32020 kB
    Unevictable:           0 kB
    Mlocked:               0 kB
    SwapTotal:        524288 kB
    SwapFree:         509240 kB
    Dirty:                20 kB
    Writeback:             0 kB
    AnonPages:        155168 kB
    Shmem:              2612 kB
    Slab:              15448 kB
    SReclaimable:      11688 kB
    SUnreclaim:         3760 kB
  • dd
    Code:
    dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync && rm -rf test
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 11.8903 s, 90.3 MB/s
  • wget
    Code:
    wget cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test -O /dev/null
    --2013-09-01 02:22:20--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net (cachefly.cachefly.net)... 205.234.175.175
    Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net (cachefly.cachefly.net)|205.234.175.175|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `/dev/null'
    
    100%[===============================================================================================================================>] 104,857,600 6.01M/s   in 11s
    
    2013-09-01 02:22:31 (9.42 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]
What services are running?
  • MongoDB
  • Lighttpd (static sites)
  • Ruby based sites
  • Munin master
Support:I have opened 1 support ticket yet.

  • Asking for the support of IPv6. They returned that IPv6 will be available on Septermber the 1st.
Support is fast and polite.

Overall experience:

Whenever a provider is telling you that they are switching datacenters you might feel not that good. But the move from Chicago to Detroit is good.

I like the fresh location and the datacenter 123.net (AS12129) does have good upstream providers: Level3, Tinet, Savvis, and Cogent.

Look at the traceroutes to Europe: Level3/Tinet only.

I will update the review in January. If they keep this level (both 123.net and anyNode) it might become a good alternative to Chicago and Buffalo.

Network:

traceroute lemonde.fr:

Code:
 2  216-234-102-9.static.123.net (216.234.102.9)  0.629 ms  0.644 ms *
 3  4.53.76.157 (4.53.76.157)  13.187 ms  13.311 ms  13.284 ms
 4  ae-11-11.car2.Detroit1.Level3.net (4.69.133.246)  102.259 ms  102.291 ms  102.294 ms
 5  ae-7-7.ebr1.NewYork1.Level3.net (4.69.133.250)  100.453 ms  100.472 ms  100.428 ms
 6  ae-10-10.ebr2.Washington12.Level3.net (4.69.148.50)  99.662 ms 4.69.201.62 (4.69.201.62)  99.751 ms ae-48-48.ebr2.NewYork2.Level3.net (4.69.201.50)  101.976 ms
 7  4.69.201.85 (4.69.201.85)  101.567 ms 4.69.201.93 (4.69.201.93)  101.871 ms 4.69.202.57 (4.69.202.57)  102.167 ms
 8  ae-41-41.ebr2.Paris1.Level3.net (4.69.137.49)  99.847 ms ae-44-44.ebr2.Paris1.Level3.net (4.69.137.61)  100.752 ms  101.160 ms
 9  ae-92-92.csw4.Paris1.Level3.net (4.69.161.106)  100.321 ms ae-72-72.csw2.Paris1.Level3.net (4.69.161.98)  100.983 ms ae-82-82.csw3.Paris1.Level3.net (4.69.161.102)  100.752 ms
10  4.69.168.7 (4.69.168.7)  103.183 ms  102.234 ms 4.69.168.199 (4.69.168.199)  145.158 ms
11  ONLINE-SAS.edge4.Paris1.Level3.net (212.3.235.54)  102.278 ms  101.122 ms  102.315 ms
12  6k1-1046.dc2.poneytelecom.eu (88.191.1.254)  100.040 ms  101.511 ms  99.992 ms
traceroute dvhn.nl:
Code:
 2  216-234-102-9.static.123.net (216.234.102.9)  0.601 ms  0.571 ms *
 3  xe-2-3-2-3506.chi11.ip4.tinet.net (216.221.159.225)  7.733 ms  7.673 ms  7.646 ms
 4  xe-8-3-0.lon11.ip4.tinet.net (213.200.80.57)  91.790 ms xe-5-0-1.lon10.ip4.tinet.net (89.149.184.130)  93.020 ms xe-5-1-0.lon10.ip4.tinet.net (89.149.187.141)  93.953 ms
 5  bit-gw.ip4.tinet.net (77.67.75.70)  93.633 ms  93.625 ms  93.594 ms
 6  806.xe-0-0-0.jun1.bit-2a.network.bit.nl (213.136.1.109)  106.876 ms  107.749 ms 805.xe-0-0-0.jun1.bit-1.network.bit.nl (213.136.1.105)  108.829 ms
traceroute sueddeutsche.de:
Code:
 2  216-234-102-9.static.123.net (216.234.102.9)  23.309 ms  23.313 ms  23.279 ms
 3  tengigabitethernet8-3.ar4.chi2.gblx.net (64.214.140.201)  7.719 ms  7.862 ms  7.849 ms
 4  vodafone-procurement.tengigabitethernet8-2.ar3.ham1.gblx.net (209.130.173.2)  106.657 ms  106.719 ms  106.698 ms
 5  92.79.211.209 (92.79.211.209)  107.010 ms  107.011 ms  106.992 ms
 6  92.79.202.50 (92.79.202.50)  114.499 ms  113.673 ms  113.735 ms
 7  92.79.203.170 (92.79.203.170)  112.575 ms  112.540 ms  112.519 ms
 8  188.111.149.118 (188.111.149.118)  116.974 ms  117.099 ms  117.016 ms
 9  145.253.180.27 (145.253.180.27)  116.785 ms  116.656 ms  116.608 ms
traceroute washingtonpost.com:
Code:
 2  216-234-102-9.static.123.net (216.234.102.9)  8.909 ms  8.807 ms  8.818 ms
 3  te4-1.1060.ccr01.dtw04.atlas.cogentco.com (38.122.60.45)  43.493 ms  43.513 ms  43.444 ms
 4  te9-3.ccr01.tol01.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.31.22)  80.499 ms  80.433 ms  80.373 ms
 5  154.54.89.121 (154.54.89.121)  7.522 ms  7.517 ms 154.54.89.129 (154.54.89.129)  7.494 ms
 6  be2004.ccr21.ord03.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.5.10)  7.495 ms be2003.ccr21.ord03.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.29.22)  7.878 ms be2004.ccr21.ord03.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.5.10)  7.993 ms
 7  abovenet.ord03.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.10.198)  7.422 ms  7.350 ms  7.270 ms
 8  xe-4-2-0.cr2.ord2.us.above.net (64.125.22.213)  7.523 ms  7.520 ms  7.448 ms
 9  xe-4-0-0.cr2.lga5.us.above.net (64.125.31.73)  21.488 ms  20.946 ms  20.908 ms
10  xe-2-2-0.cr2.dca2.us.above.net (64.125.26.105)  26.100 ms  26.146 ms  26.123 ms
11  xe-7-2-0.cr1.dca2.us.above.net (64.125.26.41)  65.270 ms  65.304 ms  65.146 ms
12  xe-1-1-0.mpr3.iad1.us.above.net (64.125.31.113)  26.207 ms  26.238 ms  26.219 ms
13  64.124.201.150.allocated.above.net (64.124.201.150)  26.621 ms  26.653 ms  26.678 ms
14  208.185.109.100 (208.185.109.100)  27.151 ms  26.779 ms  26.822 ms
traceroute to Atlanta:
Code:
 2  216-234-102-9.static.123.net (216.234.102.9)  0.814 ms  0.735 ms  0.693 ms
 3  xe-2-3-2-3506.chi11.ip4.tinet.net (216.221.159.225)  7.640 ms  7.575 ms  7.538 ms
 4  xe-9-2-0.atl11.ip4.tinet.net (141.136.109.205)  38.621 ms xe-8-2-0.atl11.ip4.tinet.net (141.136.109.201)  38.912 ms xe-7-2-0.atl11.ip4.tinet.net (141.136.109.197)  95.930 ms
 5  ramnode-gw.ip4.tinet.net (77.67.78.254)  38.092 ms  37.988 ms  38.741 ms
 
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HalfEatenPie

The Irrational One
Retired Staff
Great review! Thanks!

By the way you mispelled Detroit (Detroid) in the middle there under Overall Experiences!
 

HalfEatenPie

The Irrational One
Retired Staff
AnyNode is the company that has an actual office correct? This review actually does make me want to look into getting a VM in Detroit now!
 

drmike

100% Tier-1 Gogent
Yes, anyNode has a parent company --- think it is listed on their ads here on vpsBoard.

Physical office, yes.  

Their network performs well from here (only testing so far).  That's weird, because my upstream seems to hate throughput :)
 

scv

Massive Nerd
Verified Provider
AnyNode is the company that has an actual office correct? This review actually does make me want to look into getting a VM in Detroit now!
Yes, our office is located at 4 Park Lane Blvd in Dearborn, MI (the Fairlane Office Center - suite 305). You're more than welcome to visit our NOC and pay an invoice in person ;)

Thanks for the review wlanboy! I have one thing I'd like to note however;



  • model name : Quad-Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 2356


Our actual nodes are all Intel Xeon L5520 or X5550s. The Opteron box was one of our existing Detroit nodes but now that we've moved our equipment it'll be retired.
 

wlanboy

Content Contributer
Our actual nodes are all Intel Xeon L5520 or X5550s. The Opteron box was one of our existing Detroit nodes but now that we've moved our equipment it'll be retired.
Any ETA of the relocation of my vps?
 

scv

Massive Nerd
Verified Provider
I will be performing live migrations of all existing services today. You shouldn't notice any more than a few seconds network outage.
 

wlanboy

Content Contributer
Time to update the review. Current status report:

statusanynode.jpg

16 minutes of downtime due to a announced "dc is playing with routers" network update.

Short version: Rocket solid.
 
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wlanboy

Content Contributer
Time to update:

statusanynode2.jpg

Thats 1 day 19 hours and 49 minutes of downtime.

The 14 days entry is wrong - a bug at statuscake (just look at the date/time stamps).

There was one kernel panic at the host node - it was not set to auto reboot - which caused 16 hours of downtime.

And a node reboot that caused close to 8 hours of downtime due to a bug in SolusVM - the one that does not restart suspended containers.

I am quite sure that both things won't happen again.
 

wlanboy

Content Contributer
Time for an update:

statusanynode3.jpg

10 minutes of downtime since the last update.

A small network blib at the datacenter nothing else happend.
 
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wlanboy

Content Contributer
Time for an update:

statusanynode5.jpg

No downtime since the last update.

CPU is ok, but the I/O degraded over the last months.

It is still ok but not as snappy as last year.

Network on the other side improved:


--2014-06-09 12:29:38-- http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net (cachefly.cachefly.net)... 205.234.175.175
Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net (cachefly.cachefly.net)|205.234.175.175|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: `/dev/null'

100%[===========================================================================================>] 104,857,600 57.3M/s in 1.7s

2014-06-09 12:29:41 (57.3 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]

Looks like the caps were removed.

Routing to EU is good:

103.899 ms to England (Telia only)

147.079 ms to Sweden (Level 3 only with the same routing problems)

110.290 ms to Germany (Level3 only)

126.021 ms to Swizz (HE only)
 

wlanboy

Content Contributer
Time for an update: (missed this one)

statusanynode6.jpg

1 day 17 hours 34 minutes of network downtime since the last update.

1 day and 11 hours of node downtime since the last update

CPU and I/O are ok.

Network was and is great:

Code:
wget cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test -O /dev/null
--2014-08-24 06:46:37--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net (cachefly.cachefly.net)... 205.234.175.175
Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net (cachefly.cachefly.net)|205.234.175.175|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: `/dev/null'

100%[===========================================================================================>] 104,857,600 65.4M/s   in 1.5s

2014-08-24 06:46:39 (65.4 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]
 

wlanboy

Content Contributer
Time for an update:

statusanynode7.png

18 minutes of network downtime since the last update.

Uptime of the vps itself is 74 days.

CPU and I/O are ok.

Network was and is great:

Code:
wget cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test -O /dev/null
--2014-10-27 07:06:50--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net (cachefly.cachefly.net)... 205.234.175.175
Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net (cachefly.cachefly.net)|205.234.175.175|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: `/dev/null'

100%[==================================================================================================================================>] 104,857,600 67.9M/s   in 1.5s

2014-10-27 07:06:51 (67.9 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]
 

wlanboy

Content Contributer
Time for an update:

statusanynode8.jpg

5 hours and 12 minutes of network downtime since the last update.

And a whopping 11 days outage for node, iptable modules, control panel and other problems.

Uptime of the vps itself is 74 days.

CPU and I/O are ok.

Network is great:

Code:
wget cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test -O /dev/null
--2014-12-20 08:26:35--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net (cachefly.cachefly.net)... 205.234.175.175
Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net (cachefly.cachefly.net)|205.234.175.175|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: `/dev/null'

100%[===================================================================================>] 104,857,600 64.7M/s   in 1.5s

2014-12-20 08:26:37 (64.7 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]
 

wlanboy

Content Contributer
Time for an update:

statusanynode9.jpg

0 minutes of network downtime since the last update.

Uptime of the vps itself is 3 days.

CPU and I/O are ok.

Network is still great:

Code:
wget cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test -O /dev/null
--2015-01-30 12:43:06--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net (cachefly.cachefly.net)... 205.234.175.175
Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net (cachefly.cachefly.net)|205.234.175.175|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: `/dev/null'

100%[========================================================>] 104,857,600 62.9M/s   in 1.6s

2015-01-30 12:43:08 (62.9 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]
 
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