You can set up a FusionHub at a data centre anywhere in the world very quickly.
FusionHub solo is free but your cloud infrastructure where it’s deployed isn’t.
I haven’t looked at te install requirements but I assume requires a Linux VM of some kind.
So using this to run automated speed tests would also incur bandwidth charges from your cloud provider depending which tier and plan your using.
I guess this is also only useful for connections less than 100mbps.
Anyone running this in the cloud and could give an idea on costs?
Fusionhub Solo at vultr.com $5/month with 1TB of bandwidth allowance. Not sure what speed connections they provide but I have ~400Mbps at home and it lets me pull that:
Hmm… that is an incredible deal. Seems an Azure basic Linux VM with 1TB monthly bw is $103 USD unless i didn’t input the right values in their pricing calculator.
In the “why not” category of things:
I have deployed a fusionhub solo instance on a vultr.com farm in Silicon Valley and set it to respond to peplink speedtests. I’ll let it run for a bit for all to enjoy.
I have seen it deliver 900+ Mbps download speed.
The address is 126.96.36.199 (speedtest.apeskrekk.com).
You can also run the WAN Analyser between FusionHubs in different data centres!
I have seen 5Gbps between a FusionHub in London and a FusionHub in Paris. Both FusionHubs where with different cloud providers and small instances with 2Gb of RAM.
I have a Vultr instance of Fusionhub as well. What do you mean when you say you ‘set it to respond to peplink speedtests’? Do you mean that you logged into your Fusionhub server and set WAN Analyzer to act as a Server? Or is there something else I should know? Thanks.
I use Vultr’s ability to download large files a lot. I often initiate several downloads in order to see if the servers or Peplink client scales based on traffic. The Peplink Max Transit is ALWAYS the bottleneck since the CPU isn’t very powerful. 100Mpbs (not) without encryption, 60Mbps with encryption. There is tons of degradation on the CPU if the router has to maintain the tunnels. I set the Fusionhub to Server and the Peplink router to Client, then run WAN Analyzer to see the bandwidth stats while downloading the large files from here Vultr Looking Glass, here: