Which cloud will give you the biggest bang for the buck?

After Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) Northern Virginia datacenter went casters up, you might think about switching your Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud provider. If that’s the case, Cloud Spectator has benchmarked 10 of the biggest public cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) providers based on price and value.

You could try to do it yourself, but as Cloud Spectator remarked in its report, “A lack of transparency in the public cloud IaaS marketplace for performance often leads to misinformation or false assumptions. Users and potential users may be led to view cloud computing as a commodity, differentiated mostly by services. The reality of performance in cloud computing impacts the user differently from Cloud Service Provider (CSP) to CSP, involving everything from the physical hardware (eg, Intel or AMD, SSD or spinning disk) to the cost of the virtualized resources.” [1]

[1] By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for Between the Lines