Did you know that Amazon EC2 has changed its prices 44 times since 2006? 

Price-performance analysis is critical to accurately predict and model Cloud infrastructure spend.

The Cloud Benchmark 2015 report is the most in-depth analysis of the IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) marketplace ever conducted, analyzing over one million data points collected over a period of 24 hours.

Organizations looking to make a strategic investment into IaaS must understand how price and performance can vary across workloads, providers, and resources; thus greatly affecting total cost of ownership. 

In the Price-Performance Cloud Vendor Benchmark 2015 Report, CPU and memory performance tests were conducted on five different VM sizes across 15 leading IaaS providers. Each part of the report provides comprehensive results of our tests for Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, and 2XLarge virtual machines.

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We Examine These 15 Leading IaaS Providers

  • Amazon EC2
  • CenturyLink Cloud
  • CloudSigma
  • DigitalOcean
  • Dimension Data
  • GoGrid
  • Google Cloud
  • HP Helion
  • IBM SoftLayer
  • Internap
  • Joyent
  • Microsoft Azure
  • ProfitBricks
  • Rackspace Cloud
  • Verizon Cloud
All data in this report is accurate as of April 1, 2015.


Cloud Vendor Benchmark 2015 Part 2: Key Findings

When the results from Part 1: IaaS Price Comparison 2015 and Part 2 of the Benchmarking Report are compared, the ranking of providers changed when price AND performance were taken into account.

  • The least expensive provider is not always the worst performing provider, and the most expensive provider is not always the best performing one.  
  • The amount of variability in performance across the industry was eye-opening. For example:
Providers like CenturyLink ProfitBricks, SoftLayer and Verizon demonstrated steady performance over the 24-hour period.
AWS's T2 Micro, which has burst performance features, exhibited a controlled period of high performance followed by a controlled period of lower performance. 
– Other providers, like Rackspace and DigitalOcean demonstrated much higher performance than competitors, but also much higher levels of variance in performance.

Enterprises frequently examine Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) in respect to the raw cost of infrastructure and features. This report cautions against doing so without also examining performance. 

Testing a cloud environment requires more than spot testing to understand behavior and performance differences across providers. 

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Cloud Vendor Benchmark 2015: Price Comparison
Cloud Vendor Benchmark 2015 Report: VM Performance to Variability Comparison Graph

The Cloud Vendor Benchmark 2015 Report: Part 2 Price-Performance Comparison Among 15 Top IaaS Providers is available by multiple core configurations.

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