Wanting to move my Plex Library to the cloud, I came across OVH as a
OVH is a European / Canadian hosting provider with some cheap hosting rates, and a direct competitor to AWS. They offer a object storage that rivals Amazon’s S3 and at time of writing is cheaper.
AWS - $0.0300/GB (USD) vs OVH - 0.0125/GB (CAD) making it seemingly ideal for media storage.
However one of the confusing parts is comparing OVH’s various and seemingly similar hosting options and how they interact with there Object Store. The following findings compared OVH’s VPS Cloud 2 and Elastic Cloud -EG-7 plans.
|Test||VPS Cloud 2||EG-7|
|Downloading 862 MB/file||1m23.665s||0m43.634s|
|Downloading 862 MB/file 2nd Time||0m13.935s||0m1.097s|
|Downloading 862 MB/file 3rd Time||0m6.872s||0m1.239s|
|Uploading 1 GB file||0m30.891s||0m18.476s|
|Uploading 1 GB file 2nd Run||4m1.514s||N/A|
- Transfers were completed using s3ql mounted as:
mount.s3ql --authfile /etc/s3qlcreds.txt --allow-other swiftks://auth.cloud.ovh.net/BHS1:test /media/test
Results measured using the following:Download:
time cp /media/test/download.bin ~/
time cp ~/upload.bin /media/test/
- Sample upload file generated using:
openssl rand -out sample.bin -base64 $(( 2**30 * 3/4 ))