By Jared Ruckle, Product Marketing
So what to make of reports like this? Here are 6 observations that might help you, a buyer of cloud services, interpret findings like this.
Two Things These Reports Can Tell You
- Quantification of vendor claims & normalization. Vendors will describe their products as “high performance.” Well, compared to what? And given that each vendor has a different hypervisor and hardware in their data center – in addition to different instance sizes, or a build to custom specs capability (Tier 3’s approach) – it is hard to gauge clock speeds across providers. This particular report cuts through that.
- Each cloud on this list is likely better than another competitor – your internal data center. Every cloud provider on this list is operating at scale, releasing new features often, and supporting a multi-tenant service. As a result, they are almost certainly delivering better performance than what you have on-premise today. And due to the expansive self-service offerings some of these providers offer, superior agility relative to your internal data center is a given. The really interesting – and possibly confusing - thing? Some of the vendors on this list