Cloud Performance Review


Alistair Croll of Bitcurrent, writing on the O’Reilly Radar blog introduces some performance tests they have carried out on a number of well-known Cloud providers, including:

  • Amazon EC2/EBS
  • Google App Engine
  • Rackspace Cloud
  • SalesForce Force.com
  • Terremark vCloud

We (Bitcurrent) decided to find out. With the help of Webmetrics, we built four test applications: a small object, a large object, a million calculations, and a 500,000-row table scan. We ported the applications to five different clouds, and monitored them for a month. We discovered that performance varies widely by test type and cloud.” [Read More]

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