Best Practices for Cloud Benchmarking and Performance Analysis

Learn how to measure the key performance-impacting metrics in a cloud-based application. With specific examples of good and bad tests, we make it clear how to get reliable measurements of CPU, memory, disk, and how to map benchmark results to your application. We also cover the importance of selecting tests …

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.