Storm On Demand Declared Top Performing Cloud Platform by Independent Cloud Computing Analyst

Storm On Demand more powerful and less expensive than Amazon EC2!

Jun 02, 2010, 09:49 ET from Liquid Web Inc.

LANSING, Mich., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Cloud Computing analyst,, performed a comprehensive analysis of twenty (20) Cloud Computing Vendors CPU performance. Cloud Harmony benchmarked more than 150 different cloud server configurations focusing this round of testing specifically on raw CPU performance.  After exhaustive analysis, Cloud Harmony determined Storm On Demand's 48GB Cloud Server to be the top performer out of all benchmarked server configurations.  (

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When compared to Amazon EC2's highest performing server, Storm On Demand is 57% faster and at nearly half of the cost! 

Cloud Harmony results: 

  • Storm On Demand "by far the most diverse heterogeneous infrastructure." 
  • "Storm's 48GB cloud server was the top performer out of all of our benchmarked servers with 42.5 CCUs and a Geekbench score of 13020! This is most likely due to the very new and extremely fast Xeon X5650 'Westmere' hardware it runs on."
  • "The Intel i5 CPUs also performed very well with our CPU benchmarks and provide an excellent performance to price ratio (26.5 CCUs for $0.171/hr)!"

Benchmark Methodology Used by Cloud Harmony:

Most IaaS/server clouds are based on hypervisor/virtualization technology and running in multi-tenant environments (multiple virtual servers running on a single physical host). Different hypervisors support different methods of CPU allocation/sharing including fixed/weighted, burstable, and others. Because of this, it is difficult to compare CPU performance in different clouds. Vendors often use different terminology to define cloud server CPUs including ECU (EC2), VPU (vCloud), GHz (KVM), CPUs, Cores, and more. Many provide an approximation of how that terminology relates to physical resources (e.g. 1 ECU = 1.0-1.2 GHz 2007 Xeon), but this is generally not sufficient for an objective comparison of providers.


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About Storm On Demand - Cloud Computing (

Storm On Demand is a proprietary cloud computing platform and server hosting infrastructure developed by Liquid Web Inc.'s software development staff. Storm On Demand makes it quick and easy to deploy and manage cloud servers from within a web browser. Storm features include instant server setup, utility style hourly billing, ability to clone server images, easy server scaling and complete backup/restoration capabilities. Storm On Demand is a wholly owned subsidiary of the managed hosting company Liquid Web Incorporated that was founded in 1997. Storm servers are deployed within Liquid Web's 90,000 square foot state-of-the-art Cloud Data Center in the mid-western United States. Storm servers are backed by the engineering and support services of the Liquid Web Heroic Support team which is on site and available 24x7x365.

Liquid Web & Storm On Demand Locations 

Data Center 1

Data Center 2

Data Center 3

Liquid Web Scottsdale

4210 S. Creyts Rd.

4428 S. Creyts Rd.

2703 Ena Dr.

7025 N. Scottsdale Rd.

Lansing, MI 48917

Lansing, MI 48917

Lansing, MI 48917

Suite 230

Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Travis Stoliker

Liquid Web Inc.

Storm On Demand

Director of Marketing

800-580-4985 x2118 

SOURCE Liquid Web Inc.