Genesis Public Cloud Feature Comparison

Compare Genesis with our competition (updated November 6, 2019)

Pricing Billing Features Platform Security Network protections Performance Automation Data center audits Terms and Conditions

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Pricing

Genesis DigitalOcean Vultr Upcloud OVH RamNode
Internet Data transfer costs (egress) $5.12/TiB $10.24/TiB $10.24/TiB $57.34/TiB $0.00 $4.096/TiB
Object Storage $0.01/GiB/month $0.02/GiB/month $0.02/GiB/month Feature Not Available $0.0112/GiB/month Feature Not Available
Image Storage $0.08/GiB/month (SSD) Feature Not Available Feature Not Available $0.22/GiB/month $0.0112/GiB/month (HDD) $0.05/GiB/month
Object Storage data transfers (egress) None $0.01/GiB $0.01/GiB Feature Not Available $0.011/GiB Feature Not Available
Setup cost per project No No Feature Not Available Feature Not Available Yes Feature Not Available
Monthly cost per project No No Feature Not Available Feature Not Available No Feature Not Available
Variable pricing depending on resource usage No No No No Yes No
API usage charges No No No No No No

Billing

Genesis DigitalOcean Vultr Upcloud OVH RamNode
Metering granularity 30 seconds 1 hour 1 hour 1 hour 1 hour 1 hour
Charges for powered off instances No Yes Yes Unknown Yes Yes
Billing data API and export Yes No No No No No
Billing information granular queries Yes No No No No No
Separate billing management from infrastructure users Yes Yes No No Yes No

Features

Genesis DigitalOcean Vultr Upcloud OVH RamNode
Free jump host included for easy CLI connectivity Yes No No No No No
Windows images and licensing Yes No Yes (up to 2016) Yes Yes No
Microsoft non-Windows licensing Yes No No No No No
Kubernetes Yes Yes No No Yes No
Inline snapshots Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Server snapshots while VM is powered on Yes No No No Yes Yes
Volume types 14 1 1 1 2 2
Volume snapshots Yes Yes No Yes Yes Feature Not Available
Server boot drive backup Yes Yes (limited) Yes (limited) Yes Yes Yes
Volume backups Yes No No Yes Unknown Feature Not Available
Compressed backups available for download Yes No No No No No
Flexible backup retention Yes No No No Yes No
Shared cores instances Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dedicated cores instances Yes Yes Yes (limited) No No No
Anti-affinity rules Yes No No No No No
Secrets Vault Yes No No No Unknown Yes
Networked Storage for boot drives Yes No No Yes Unknown Yes
Encrypted storage for boot devices Yes No No No Unknown No
VM Console access Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Standard Cloud-init images Yes No No No Unknown Yes
Super-low-latency NVMe SSD storage available Yes No No Yes (limited) No No
Pause VM in memory or save memory to disk Yes No No No Unknown Yes
Provisioned IOPS storage available Yes No No No No No
Floating IPs Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Port forwarding for Floating IPs (without firewall) Yes No No No No No
Forward and reverse authoritative DNS Yes Partial (not for floating IPs) Partial (not for floating IPs) No Unknown (not via API?) No
Jumbo Frame support for easy encapsulation Yes No No No No No
Distributed routers Yes No No No Unknown No
Distributed security groups Yes No No No Yes No
Centralized firewall with complex rulesets No (coming soon) No (simple Cloud Firewalls) No (simple Vultr Firewalls) No - but VM port-level firewall included No No
Import AND export VM images Yes No No No Yes Yes
Granular and extensive metering of resources Yes No No No No No
Access to metric data (Gnocchi in OpenStack) Yes No No No No No
Load balancers Yes Yes No No Yes No
Load balancer flavors (from budget to high-end) No (coming soon) No No No No No
Data Center class SSDs with power loss protection Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
All ports exposed to Internet upon provisioning No Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes

Platform

Genesis DigitalOcean Vultr Upcloud OVH RamNode
Open source (OpenStack) Yes No No No Yes Yes
Proprietary APIs No Yes Yes Yes No No
Single vendor supported No Yes Yes Yes No No
Private cloud options Yes No No Yes No No
Dedicated cloud options Yes No No No No No
Multi-cloud access via CLI Yes No No No Yes Yes
Domain support (multiple projects) Yes Yes No No No No

Security

Genesis DigitalOcean Vultr Upcloud OVH RamNode
Intel CPU vulnerability mitigations Yes Partial (hyperthreading still used) Yes No Unknown Yes
Two-factor authentication Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SMS messaging for billing/support events Yes No No No No No
Virtual private cloud functions Yes (complete) Yes (limited) No Yes (limited) Yes Yes (limited - no routers)
Direct connect networks Yes No Yes No No (only for dedicated servers) No
Account admin can create projects and users Yes Yes No No (users with permissions only) No No

Network protections

Genesis DigitalOcean Vultr Upcloud OVH RamNode
Network-level protections Yes (FortiGuard) No Yes No Yes Yes
DDoS network protections Yes No Yes No Yes Yes

Performance

Genesis DigitalOcean Vultr Upcloud OVH RamNode
Network bandwidth 2 x 100Gbps per node (varies per instance type) Varies (1Gbps up to 40Gbps) 1Gbps (10Gbps on bare metal?) Unknown (Infiniband? Throttled?) 4Gbps per node (varies per instance type) 10Gbps?
Floating IP bandwidth 2Gpbs Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Feature Not Available
Block Storage Max IOPS Up to 40k IOPS per volume Up to 7500 IOPS per volume Unknown (only available in New York, still in beta) Unknown Up to 3000 IOPS per volume Unknown (measured at 6000 IOPS per instance)
IOPS and bandwidth limits per volume (not per VM) Yes Unknown Unknown No (per VM) Yes Feature Not Available
Block Storage Bandwidth Up to 1600MiB/sec per volume 350MiB/sec per volume Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Fastest CPUs Xeon Gold 3.7GHz (4.7GHz soon) Xeon Platinum 3.4GHz Unknown (also misrepresents using higher-than-tested Geekbench scores) Xeon 6136 Unknown Xeon E3v6

Automation

Genesis DigitalOcean Vultr Upcloud OVH RamNode
Orchestration Yes (HEAT) No No No Yes (HEAT) Yes (HEAT)
Terraform support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Data center audits

Genesis DigitalOcean Vultr Upcloud OVH RamNode
SSAE18 Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes - only in France and Canada? Yes
SOC 2 Type II Yes Varies Unknown Unknown Yes - only in France and Canada? Yes
ISO 27001 Yes Varies Unknown Unknown Yes - only in France and Canada? Yes
PCI Yes Varies Unknown Unknown Yes - only in France and Canada? No

Terms and Conditions

Genesis DigitalOcean Vultr Upcloud OVH RamNode
Throttling/bursting and other limits in effect but not advertised No Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Use 100% of your CPU or drive resources without complaints Yes Unknown Unknown No Unknown Unknown