With little standardization in pricing, services, discounts and configurations, comparing the prices of various Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) providers can be challenging.
Cloud Spectator have compiled the Best IaaS Providers 2015 Price Comparison Report. When you factor performance into this equation, it becomes extremely complicated to select not only the right provider but also the appropriate configurations. Our report helps you to make the most economical and sustainable choices.
Benchmarking IaaS Providers
A critical step in this process is to benchmark price and price-performance of providers, which Cloud Spectator does in the following reports:
Part I: Cloud Vendor Benchmark 2015: Best IaaS Providers 2015 – Price Comparison Report
Part II: Cloud Vendor Benchmark 2015: Price-Performance Comparison Among 10 Top IaaS Providers
Why Is IaaS Pricing Important
The Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) market is becoming increasingly competitive, and prices are changing frequently. For example:
- Amazon EC2 has changed its price 44 times since 2006;
- In March 2014, Microsoft cut its compute pricing by up to 35% and its storage pricing by up to 65%;
- In 2014 Google lowered its cloud computing pricing by 38%, cumulatively.
When comparing similar-sized machines across providers, we have found price differences as large as nine times for the same duration. Comprehensive pricing and price-performance analyses can help businesses save money by moving to the right cloud as well as sizing machines correctly.
In this Report, Cloud Spectator examines pricing in five different configurations across 10 leading cloud vendors. Price comparisons are broken down into hourly, monthly, annual, and 3-year pricing to gain an accurate perspective on each provider’s pricing strategies and advantages across different durations. The Cloud Vendor Benchmark 2015 report is intended to provide you with the tools to compare cloud vendor pricing across certain configurations— allowing for a basis from which to make informed purchase decisions.
Top 10 IaaS Vendors
Cloud Vendor Benchmark 2015 Report
For the complete story, download the Cloud Vendor Benchmark 2015 report!
Cloud Vendor Benchmark 2015 Part II: Price-Performance Comparison Among 10 Top IaaS Providers.
This report will take the pricing analysis a step further by adding various performance metrics. The analyses will allow the reader to see which providers offer the most performance value per unit of cost. The advantage in understanding price-performance is potential cost savings through buying less infrastructure on better performing services. This report is expected to be released late in the first quarter of 2015. [Register here for future reports]