Cloud Price-Performance Benchmarking v2

In our March 2016 price-performance benchmarking report we increased the number of instance types we tested from 96 to 153.  Each instance was tested in 3 locations for a total of 459 instances tested per cycle.  Since June 2015 we have been testing all available instances at random days and times, several times a week while adding new instance types. Today this represents about 23,000 data points.

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Rice University and Burstorm: The 1st Continuous Cloud Price-Performance Benchmarking

In May 2015, Burstorm and Rice University collaborated to create the first continuous price-performance benchmark using a high degree of automation.  We tested 96 instance types across seven suppliers and three continents. The benchmark was executed every day, for at least 15 days. The results are normalized to a monthly pricing model to establish the price-performance metrics.

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Burstorm provides independent, third party cloud computing benchmarking services, and allows you to see publicly available cloud service providers, and privately view how you compare.

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