Highest score: 1&1 Cloud Server wins in Cloud Spectator benchmark testing
With 2016 well underway, we wanted to share some great news with you about 1&1 Cloud Server.
As part of its annual benchmark report “Top 10 Cloud Vendor Benchmark 2016”, American analysts Cloud Spectator ranked cloud service providers – including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Compute, Rackspace and IBM SoftLayer – based on their price/performance ratio.
And we’re pleased to report that its analysis proves the first class performance and unprecedented price/performance ratio of 1&1 Cloud Server, based on Cloud Spectator’s evaluation of the relative performance of virtual machines (VMs), with benchmarking focused on the server components processor (vCPU), memory and disk storage.
Cloud Spectator tested the vendors’ VMs in four different sizes (ranging from 2 vCPU, 4 GB RAM, 100 GB Disk to 16 vCPU, 32 GB RAM, 500 GB). Three VMs were operated on each unit, with a total of 12 VMs running through a period of 24 hours. During this time, pings were continuously sent to the servers for data collection. The Cloud Spectator team recorded performance data of virtual processors, memory and storage.
1&1 fully convinced the analysts in terms of price/performance ratio (Cloud Spectator refers to this as “Cloud Specs Score” in its benchmark), with our CPU and memory performance results exceeding those of competitor solutions by far.
In fact, the 1&1 Cloud Server’s Cloud Specs Score is over four times as high as those of market leaders like Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure. It features an unbeatable price/performance ratio, combining highest performance with attractive pricing packages. In addition, despite some vendors calculating traffic costs when clients reach a specific volume of data, 1&1 stands out with no additional costs for support and traffic. These extra costs are an aspect enterprises should be aware of when they are looking for a suitable cloud server solution for their IT infrastructure.
“Comparing different vendors pays off as the products can vary greatly and thus, enterprises can save or spend additional expenses. In terms of price-performance value, 1&1 scores higher than the big players with its Cloud Server product” says Danny Gee, Senior Analyst at Cloud Spectator. “The top ranking in the Top 10 Cloud Vendor Benchmark 2016 strengthens 1&1’s position in the cloud market.”
Download the full report here: Cloud-Vendor-Benchmark-2016-pdf-download
About Cloud Spectator:
Cloud Spectator is a cloud benchmarking and consulting agency focused on cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) performance. The company actively monitors several of the largest IaaS providers in the world, comparing VM performance (i.e., CPU, RAM, disk, internal network, and workloads) and pricing to achieve transparency in the cloud market. The company helps cloud providers understand their market position and helps business make intelligent decisions in selecting cloud providers and lowering total cost of ownership. The firm was founded in early 2011 and is located in Boston, MA.
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