While AMD has made quite a comeback on the desktop front with each successful iteration of their Ryzen CPUs based on the Zen architecture, things on the server side is not as rosy, as the market is still largely dominated by Intel. For the longest time I have always wanted a Ryzen-based VPS, because I know how awesome they will be. The hunt ended when I came across BuyVM aka Frantech.
[Update Aug 2020] My VPS has been offline since the end of June and support tickets are no longer answered since.
LiteUnit LLC is a Russia-based hosting company that is currently offering VPS hosted in Novosibirsk, a place where it is often more affectionately known as “New Siberia”. It has nothing to do with the Moscow image featured in this article (in fact, the two cities are more than 3,300km apart), but I figure everybody loves a good cliché at the end of the day.
This is a personal, independent review of the service which I have paid for, and is in no way affiliated with AWS.
As mentioned in the inauguration article, I was in the market for a VPS with excellent internet connectivities to improve my streaming experience for content hosted in certain countries. My household streaming consumption is about 1.6TB per month, of which about a quarter, or 400GB, could use some accelerations.