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Published September, 2017: In the 2017 IaaS Cloud Services Price Comparison Report, Cloud Spectator provides in-depth analysis of VM pricing for 17 of the top cloud service providers. This single report compiles and analyzes the prices of IaaS products from some of the market’s largest cloud providers.

VM pricing varies widely between providers, and making a decision can be difficult and time consuming. The in-depth cloud services price comparison report looks at multiple VM sizes based on hourly, monthly, annual, and multi-year commitments. This report will give you the insight you need to make an informed purchase decision — with the assurance of verified third-party analysis.

What's Inside the 2017 IaaS Cloud Services Price Comparison Report?

Price plays a critical role in selecting a cloud provider. This report provides detailed information about the following:

  • 1&1, Internap and OVH were the most inexpensive cloud services for both Windows and Linux VMs.
  • For Linux VMs, the highest priced providers were up to 16.5x more expensive than the lowest priced providers. For Windows VMs, the highest priced providers were up to 6.3x more expensive than the lowest priced providers.
  • Although Hyperscale providers ranked as some of the most expensive providers in the market, they offer an array of complementary services that provide substantial value to many organizations.
  • Pre-packaged offerings generally allow providers to maximize efficiency by having more virtual machines on each server resulting in some cost savings being passed onto the user in the form of lower pricing.
  • Google, Microsoft, ProfitBricks and OVH offer the lowest block storage costs.

We examine these 17 IaaS cloud providers:

  • 1&1 
  • AliCloud
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • CenturyLink
  • CloudSigma
  • Cogeco Peer 1
  • DigitalOcean
  • Dimension Data
  • Google Cloud Engine
  • IBM SoftLayer
  • Internap
  • Interoute
  • Joyent
  • Microsoft Azure
  • OVH
  • ProfitBricks
  • Rackspace

Sample: Hourly cost for small VM size

2017 Top IaaS Cloud Services Price Comparison

This is a sample graph from the report based on a "small" VM (1 CPU core, 2GB RAM). Get the full report to see all price comparisons for small, medium, large, extra large and 2X large VM sizes.

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All data in this report is accurate as of August 2017.