How fast is the cloud?
The cloud can be at least as fast as conventional hosting environments, and when the total cost of ownership is considered it becomes an extremely compelling solution that businesses can not ignore.
This report should reassure any IT leader who has been cautious about adopting the cloud because of uncertainty about performance – but our research proves that good performance comes by design, planning and good management, not by accident.
In tests carried out, Microsoft Azure and VMware public cloud both performed well, while Amazon EC2 (AWS) performed the least well of the four environments. This in no way suggests that AWS is the least “good” cloud option; in different test conditions using a different application, AWS is quite likely to outperform the rest of the group.
Intechnica have calculated total cost of ownership for four environments. The figures reveal some interesting insights into how the cloud can be considerably more expensive than physical environments if not used intelligently.
1. The cloud is different to conventional physical hosting environments, and it requires intelligent upfront and ongoing management to maximise the benefits and avoid the pitfalls.
2. Not all cloud solutions are the same; consequently, they need to be considered separately and dealt with differently to achieve optimum performance.
3. Applications need to be designed or modified specifically for the cloud – simply migrating conventionally hosted applications is likely to result in failure.
4. The cloud is a liberating and enabling technology: businesses can have confidence to conduct proofs of concept and take greater risks with technology choices without the fear of large costs, significant deployment of resources and long-term commitments to third parties.
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The white paper & research quoted above has been supplied courtesy of Intechnica.