Measuring and Comparing the Performance of 5 Cloud Platforms

Bitcurrent and Webmetrics have run a number of tests for a month on 5 different cloud platforms – Amazon, Google, Rackspace,, and Terremark -, attempting to measure the performance of each platform. One of their conclusions is that each platform works better for different application types.

The Simple Cloud API

The Simple Cloud API provides a common API to a variety of cloud services. The API allows you to write portable code that can interoperate with multiple cloud vendors and to use services specific to a particular vendor as necessary.