Reports


Cloud Spectator’s reports cover a variety of IaaS market information focused on pricing and performance data collected from the CloudSpecs system. Browse collections below to view our publications.

  • Comparison of Performance Across Generations of Rackspace Cloud Environments
    November 2013
    Performance analysis of Rackspace Cloud servers in US data centers. The document compares performance across First Generation, Next Generation OpenStack, and Performance Servers offerings available from Rackspace Cloud.

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    Performance and Value Analysis of the Top 14 Cloud Providers
    October 2013
    Performance and pricing analysis of the top 14 IaaS providers based on CPU, RAM, disk, and internal network performance: Amazon EC2, Dimension Data, Fujitsu, GoGrid, HP, IBM, Joyent, Micosoft Azure, Rackspace, Savvis, SoftLayer, Tier 3, Verizon Terremark, Virtustream

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    Cloud Computing Performance a Comparative Analysis of 5 Large Cloud IaaS Providers
    June 2013
    This report highlights and analyzes the performance of 5 of the largest cloud providers in the market today: Amazon EC2, Rackspace OpenStack Cloud, HP Cloud, SoftLayer CloudLayer Compute, and Windows Azure.Results from the 5-day experiment prominently display the performance differences in providers.

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    Performance Comparison of Cloud Servers: Amazon EC2, Rackspace Cloud, Lunacloud
    November 2012
    This report highlights and analyzes the performance of cloud providers Amazon EC2, Rackspace Cloud, and Lunacloud. This report was published more than one year ago, and providers are likely to have introduced newer-generation offerings of IaaS since that time.

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  • Pricing Report February 2013 Edition – 20 IaaS Providers
    February 2013
    Cloud IaaS pricing information for the IaaS industry on 20 cloud providers: 1&1, Amazon EC2, AT&T, Synaptic Compute, CloudSigma, eApps, ElasticHosts, GoGrid, Hosting.com, IBM SmartCloud, Internap, Joyent, Liquid Web Storm on Demand, OpSource (now Dimension Data), Peer1′s Zunicore, ProfitBricks, Rackspace Cloud, Savvis (a CenturyLink Company), SoftLayer (acquired by IBM), Terremark, and Windows Azure.

    $1,500

    Pricing Report December 2012 Edition – 20 IaaS Providers
    December 2012
    Cloud IaaS pricing information for the IaaS industry on 20 cloud providers: 1&1, Amazon EC2, AT&T, Synaptic Compute, CloudSigma, eApps, ElasticHosts, GoGrid, Hosting.com, IBM SmartCloud, Internap, Joyent, Liquid Web Storm on Demand, OpSource (now Dimension Data), Peer1′s Zunicore, ProfitBricks, Rackspace Cloud, Savvis (a CenturyLink Company), SoftLayer (acquired by IBM), Terremark, and Windows Azure.

    $1,000

  • Intel® Performance Over Generations of Processors on Cloud Infrastructure [UPDATED] December 2013
    Cloud Spectator measured Intel processor performance across 4 generational offerings: Intel® Xeon® Processor E5520 2.27GHz, Intel® Xeon® Processor X5650 2.67GHz, Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2670 2.60GHz, and Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2670 v2 @ 2.50GHz. The report analyzes the advancement of Intel CPU performance over the generations, using Expedient’s offerings as a practical cloud environment to test in.

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    Intel® Performance Over Generations of Processors on Cloud Infrastructure
    July 2013
    Cloud Spectator measured Intel processor performance across 3 generational offerings: Intel® Xeon® Processor E5520 2.27GHz, Intel® Xeon® Processor X5650 2.67GHz, and Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2670 2.60GHz. The report analyzes the advancement of Intel CPU performance over the generations, using Expedient’s offerings as a practical cloud environment to test in.

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