The main aim here is to analyze the performance differences between Vultr Cloud Computing and Vultr High Frequency Computing plans. In particular, we will compare the primary difference between the basic low cost Cloud Computing plan at $5/mo with the higher priced High Frequency computing plan at $6/mo to see whether the additional $1/mo is really worth it. As a customer we have a number of responsibilities to ourselves and to our business. These responsibilities include providing quality customer support, developing an understanding of how and why our business works and delivering a first-class product or service.
We start this section by setting the record straight that Vultr Cloud Computing has a fundamental difference from their competitor. As is evident in their FAQ section, VPS aims to provide customers with an unparalleled cloud infrastructure built on highly optimized open source software and takes pride in the speed of its servers. Furthermore, Vultr’s core team all have strong experience in the industry and are committed to continually improving their services based on feedback from their global community of customers. Therefore, in many ways Cloud Computing seems to be a more transparent offering. However, to understand the full potential of cloud computing we need to understand the importance of scalability: if you buy a large capacity Vultr high server, you could still get a large initial boost in your business growth while only paying for what you use, not what you don’t.
To do this we need to compare two different aspects of cloud infrastructure: hardware and software. Both Cloud Architect and Vultr have their own unique approach to improving their hardware and software to provide a better user experience, but ultimately they differ in terms of software and resource capacity. Below we describe the hardware specifications of both cloud computing services.
In order to understand how Vultr and Cloud Computing compare, it is necessary to understand how data centers work. A data center stores all of the customer computers, laptops, web browser windows and other resources in a form of a virtual machine. In a traditional data center the physical hardware is housed in racks inside the building and connected through a series of cables and power supplies.
The cloud however is different in that it uses a cloud-based virtual server platform as opposed to a traditional server. In a cloud environment, the hardware is hosted in a separate data center from the customer compute units, providing greater flexibility. In addition to this, there are no physical wires or cables leading from the customer CPU’s to the compute units. Additionally, there are no security considerations involved because the hardware is hosted in a completely secure environment. Vultr is currently the only cloud provider that offers this level of hardware along with full support for the open source Openstack project.
Cloud computing and Vultr differ in many ways but share some core features. Both Vultr and cloud computing provide the customer with hardware servers that are capable of providing a high amount of processing power. With cloud computing the hardware is entirely managed by the provider. With Vultr, management of the hardware is entirely up to the end user or developer. The two options are a good choice for the consumer but it will come down to your own needs and desires as to which one you choose.