Cloud Spectator Releases 2017 Top Ten European Cloud Service Providers Report

BOSTON, May 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Cloud Spectator, the industry leading Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Performance Benchmarking agency, today released its 2017 Top Ten European Cloud Service Providers Report, with OVH achieving the highest CloudSpecs Score™ in the overall cloud IaaS value ranking.

The Top Ten European Cloud Service Providers Report is the most comprehensive study of its kind analyzing the price-performance of ten public IaaS vendors with data centers across Europe. The ten cloud services providers analyzed in this report are: 1&1, Amazon Web Services, CenturyLink, DigitalOcean, DimensionData, Google Compute Engine, Microsoft Azure, OVH, Rackspace, and SoftLayer IBM. Throughout the 24-hour period of testing, a total of 1,194,690 data points were collected to measure and compare performance variation. Testing was conducted in February and March, 2017.

Additional results of the report show:

  • OVH achieved the highest in the overall CloudSpecs price-performance ranking. This is due to strong VM performance and the most inexpensive packaged pricing found in the study for the majority of VM sizes.
  • 1&1’s VMs demonstrated the best combination of performance and high stability with an index score of 97 and variability of only 3%.
  • Value, defined as the ratio of price and performance varies by 5.6x across the compared IaaS providers
  • On average, providers exhibited a difference of almost 2x in VM (CPU & memory) performance, emphasizing the need for performance testing to understand value.

“When making cloud purchase decisions, performance is a critical yet often overlooked component of the cloud, but can have a substantial impact on annual operating costs,” said Kenny Li, CEO of Cloud Spectator; warning that, “We have found no correlation between price and performance across the ten providers included in this report. It is apparent that with the public cloud, you don’t always get what you pay for.”

The report includes vCPU, memory, and block storage performance, and benchmarks the value of each provider, defined as a ratio of price and performance. This free report is published by Cloud Spectator solely to educate public cloud consumers on the variability that exists in performance and price-performance value across the entire public cloud industry.

Get the 2017 Top Ten European Cloud Service Providers Report here:

About Cloud Spectator

Cloud Spectator is a cloud analyst agency focused on IaaS performance. The company actively monitors the largest IaaS providers in the world, comparing VM performance and pricing to achieve transparency in the cloud market. Cloud Spectator helps cloud providers understand their market position and helps enterprises make intelligent decisions in selecting cloud providers and lowering annual operating costs.

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