This post shares Wasabi S3 speed test results from Sydney/Australia. Read this post in conjunction with “How to install NextCloud using Wasabi S3 as primary storage” if you are planning to use Wasabi S3 for NextCloud.
About the Wasabi S3 speed test
Poor latency will impact performance. Therefore, choosing the best data centre can make a big difference. Wasabi S3 provides data centres at us-east-1, us-east-2, us-west-1, eu-central-1 and ap-northeast-1. Luckily Wasabi S3 has a useful tool to illustrate poor performance.
Unfortunately, Sydney/Australia does not have a Wasabi S3 presence. Consequently, requests take longer and testing becomes more important than ever.
The test results below show two types of tests:
- First, we will test from the Amazon Web Services (or AWS) ap-southeast-2 region using a t2.medium instance.
- The second test was from my home using a local internet service provider (ISP).
Tests to Wasabi S3 from Sydney/Australia using AWS
The best result was from AWS ap-southeast-2 to Wasabi S3 ap-northeast-1 (Tokyo). This is not surprising since Tokyo is much closer than the United States.
Strangely, and at the time of writing, you can only use the Tokyo region from another company. According to Wasabi: “Access to Wasabi’s Tokyo storage region (ap-northeast-1) is currently only available to NTT Communication (NTT Com) customers that obtain the service from NTT Com as part of the NTT Com Enterprise Cloud service (see https://ecl.ntt.com/en/)”. Rumour has it that this will change.
By comparison, the second-best result was from AWS ap-southeast-2 to Wasabi S3 us-west-1 (Portland). AWS has data centres in the same region and as such has significant bandwidth to the same region.
The result to the Wasabi S3 us-east-2 (Manassas) was:
The slowest speed was to Wasabi S3 eu-central-1 (Amsterdam) from AWS Sydney/Australia:
Tests to Wasabi S3 from Sydney/Australia using a local ISP
The following results prove why the Cloud is better! It is an unfair comparison between AWS’s gigabit network vs my local 100 Mbps broadband. So, only reference these result if you plan to access Wasabi S3 from home. As per The New Daily: “Australia has fallen to 68th in global internet speed rankings, making it the fourth slowest country for broadband in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).”
The best result was from Sydney/Australia to Wasabi S3 ap-northeast-1 (Tokyo):
The second-best result was from Sydney/Australia to Wasabi S3 us-west-1 (Portland):
The third test was from Sydney/Australia to Wasabi S3 us-east-2 (Manassas):
The slowest speed was to Wasabi S3 eu-central-1 from AWS Sydney/Australia:
How to do the tests yourself?
You can use the Wasabi’s speed test tool at http://wasabi.speedtestcustom.com/ to do this test yourself.
Heads up! The speed test tool will ask for a password before you can use it. You must, therefore, contact Wasabi S3 Support to get it. Please read the “I am not seeing the network performance I’m expecting” knowledge base article for more information.
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