BOSTON, Jan. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Cloud Spectator, the industry leading IaaS cloud benchmarking agency, today released the Top 10 Cloud Vendor Benchmark 2016 Report, a price-performance analysis of the leading public IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) vendors in North America. This annual report is the most in-depth publicly available analysis of price-performance in the IaaS marketplace ever conducted, analyzing nearly four million data points collected on 17 qualifying IaaS providers. The report benchmarks the Top 10 providers based on price and price-performance to create a CloudSpecs Value Score™.
"For most buyers, comparing the different performance levels and pricing structures of Cloud Service Providers like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure is challenging," said Kenny Li, CEO of Cloud Spectator. "This report levels the playing field by providing an apples-to-apples comparison of the price-performance value each provider offers, through the CloudSpecs Value Score™."
Amongst the many findings, the report revealed a staggering 350% difference in performance between the Top 10 Cloud Service Providers. This highlights the importance of conducting performance testing on prospective Providers before making a final purchase decision. Organizations must invest in infrastructure testing for their specific application requirements, or risk overspending on infrastructure.
The 17 CSP's included in the study are: 1&1, AWS, Azure, CenturyLink, CloudSigma, Dimension Data, Google Cloud, Hostway, HP Helion, IBM Softlayer, Internap, Interoute, Peer1, PhoenixNAP, ProfitBricks, RackSpace and Ubiquity. Detailed performance and price results as well as CloudSpecs Value Scores™ for block storage, vCPU and memory are included in this report for the Top 10 providers.
The FREE report can be downloaded at: http://connect.cloudspectator.com/cloud-vendor-benchmark-2016-pdf-download
About Cloud Spectator
Cloud Spectator is a cloud benchmarking and consulting agency focused on cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) performance. The company actively monitors several of the largest IaaS providers in the world, comparing performance and pricing to achieve transparency in the cloud market. The company helps cloud providers understand their market position and helps business make intelligent decisions in selecting cloud providers and lowering total cost of ownership. The firm was founded in early 2011 and is located in Boston, MA.
For more information about the company visit www.cloudspectator.com.
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