Cloud servers scaled for transactional performance
IOPS instances deliver the fastest disk speeds in the Public Cloud range. They offer direct access to NVMe drives, each of which deliver 250,000 read/write operations per second. And like our other instances, you enjoy on-demand resources and hourly billing. These cloud servers are designed to host databases and big data applications.
What is an NVMe disk?
Unlike standard SSD disks, NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) disks use NAND flash memory cells to store data. With their PCI Express connectors, which until recently were only used by devices like graphic cards, the bottleneck created by the SATA connection is cleared.
IOPS instances have dedicated access to the hardware through the PCI Passthrough function, which provides all the power of the NVMe drive directly through the PCI bus. There is no virtualisation layer to access the drive, so you benefit from all of the available performance.
Some features of virtual instances are limited, such as snapshotting and live migration. Special care must also be taken when backing up the data on NVMe drives.
1-4 NVMe drives
OVH offers instances with between one and four NVMe drives, each of which offer 1.9 TB of storage. These configurations are useful when you need to process large volumes of data, and deliver exceptionally high performance.
Boot your instance, and choose the best model and operating system for you.
The NVMe drives are directly accessible as block devices. You can use them via system tools like a volume manager, or directly from the database engine.
Your instance is ready to deliver a high level of transactional performance.
Standard block storage access
Since NVMe drives are presented via PCI Passthrough, they appear as standard block storage devices, and can be used by your usual device management tools.
Performance is guaranteed for each NVMe drive. The resources are not consumed by neighbouring instances under any circumstances.
IOPS instances are billed like all other instances, they are "pay-as-you-go". You receive an invoice at the beginning of each month and the price varies depending on the size and duration of the instance.
Experience our most powerful Public Cloud instances for parallel processing: up to 1,000 times faster than a CPU