The Cloud Computing Journal published a piece contributed by CliQr today entitled, Performance Matters, Benchmarking Saves that explores the importance of not just price, but performance considerations when making cloud placement decisions for applications. Here’s an excerpt:
Much like miles per gallon tells you more about comparisons when making a car purchase, the combination of price and performance gives a much richer picture when selecting public cloud vendors. For example, if a virtual machine costs $100 per month on one vendor but performs at 50% the speed of a $110 similarly sized virtual machine on another vendor, you probably want the offering from the second vendor since it can do twice the work for just 10% more cost. The reality is more nuanced than that, of course, but the point is that price and performance work together to tell the whole story.
For the whole article, including a detailed analysis of a 3-tier web application, head on over to the Cloud Computing Journal.