2016_Cloud_IaaS_Provider_320x390.pngDid you know that Amazon EC2 has
changed its price over 50 times since 2006?

In the Top Iaas Providers Pricing Comparison Report, Cloud Spectator provides in-depth analysis of VM pricing for 16 of the top cloud IaaS providers. This single report compares multiple VM sizes based on hourly, monthly, annual, and multi-year commitments.

VM pricing varies widely between providers, and making a decision can be difficult and time consuming. The in-depth pricing comparisons will give you the insight you need to make an informed purchase decision — with the assurance of verified third-party analysis.

2017 Cloud Services Price Comparison

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Published September, 2017 by Cloud Spectator.


What's Inside the Top IaaS Providers Report?

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

  • Price analysis of multiple VM sizes:
    Small (1 core), Medium (2 cores), Large (4 cores), Extra Large (8 cores), and 2X Large (16 cores)
  • Analysis of both Linux and Windows cloud providers
  • Length and variance of billing increments
  • Block Storage pricing
  • Geographic availability
  • Data transfer fees
  • Customization of cloud server configuration 

We Examine These 16 Leading IaaS Providers

  • 1&1
  • Amazon EC2
  • CenturyLink
  • CloudSigma
  • Cogeco Peer1
  • DigitalOcean
  • Dimension Data
  • Google Compute
  • IBM SoftLayer
  • Internap
  • Interoute
  • Joyent
  • Microsoft Azure
  • ProfitBricks
  • Rackspace Cloud
  • VMware vCloud Air

2016 Top IaaS Providers Pricing Comparison: Key Findings

  • 1&1, CloudSigma and Internap were the most inexpensive cloud providers based on price
  • For Linux VMs, the highest priced providers were 4.6x more expensive than the lowest priced providers. 
  • For Windows VMs, the highest priced providers were 5x more expensive than the lowest priced providers. 
  • Consideration of hyperscale providers should be given for reasons outside of cost as they are not the least expensive providers in the market.
  • Of the three hyperscale providers, Amazon offered the largest published discounts for 3 year commitments.
  • Google, Microsoft Azure, and ProfitBricks offer the lowest block storage costs.
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If you are interested in European datacenters, take a look at our European Cloud Service Providers report.

All data in this report is accurate as of Oct 1, 2016.