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node-cloud-bench is a small CLI utility written with Node.js that allows for easy benchmarking of cloud servers, specifically to test CPU performance, network speeds and disk IOPS. When it comes to cloud computing, seeing how consistent the values are over time is just as important as the values themselves, which is why you can specify an interval, length of the test and a location to output a CSV file with the results.

The results collected include:

  • Network CDN Download (Mbps)
  • Network Ping (seconds)
  • Network Download (Mbps)
  • Network Upload (Mbps)
  • CPU Time (seconds)
  • Read IOPS
  • Write IOPS
  • I/O Ping


npm install cloud-bench

This script makes use of the following dependencies that you may need to install:


node cloud-bench \
    --interval [seconds between tests] \
    --limit [number of iterations] \
    --out [output filename]

The below command will run performance tests every 30 minutes for 24 hours.

node cloud-bench \
    --interval 1800 \
    --limit 48 \
    --out results.csv

Sample output:

Time Download (CDN) Ping Download Upload CPU Time Read IOPS Write IOPS IO Ping
Mon Apr 02 2018 21:35:05 GMT-0500 (CDT) 32 28 49 11 23.387 37936 18428 15.4us

If you are running these tests on a remote machine, it is recommended to pair it with something like forever to turn the test into a daemon.


Copyright (c) 2018 James Simpson and GoldFire Studios, Inc.

Released under the MIT License.

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