Cloud Performance Testing
Superb Internet Thundercloud Services
Benchmarking Against Competing CHPs.
Cloud Hosting is rapidly integrating into our everyday lives. It is becoming a core part of most business operations, and a direct, analytical performance comparison is in more demand than ever, especialy given the general lack of transparency in the Cloud Hosting market.
The purpose of this report is to test multiple Cloud Hosting environments, through a number of regular user accounts with competing Cloud Hosting Providers (CHPs), in an objective and quantifiable manner. It produces directly comparable and easily reproducible real world performance statistics over a long term.
The report will be evaluating and directly comparing Cloud Hosting being delivered by the following three largest CHPs: Amazon AWS, IBM Softlayer, and Microsoft Azure, in addition to the Superb Cloud. The report will highlight and measure disk input and output, their performances on comparable accounts that mirror Superb Internet’s Generation 1 and Generation 2 Cloud hosting environments and overall performance.
Cloud Performance Testing
Superb Internet versus Various Cloud Providers
At Superb Internet Corp., not only are we one of the world’s oldest web hosts (in business since 1996), but we are also the world’s most experienced virtualized hosting expert, as we were the very first to offer Virtual Private Server (VPS) – the predecessor to today’s cloud - commercial hosting in 1999. Being a recognized and well known innovator and leader in the industry - always staying true to our motto, “Ahead of the Rest”® - meant we set a very high standard to meet when it came to cloud hosting: equal or better performance and functionality than dedicated, practically limitless real-time scalability, coupled with true 100% uptime.
After nearly 10 years of development, our Superb Cloud platform was released in 2014. (Yes, it took much longer than we’d have liked. But, we were determined to provide a true 100% uptime, better-than-dedicated-in-every-way cloud, vs. simply mislabeled non-HA (not high availability) VPS service as cloud or otherwise provide something that is not a true 100% uptime and unrestricted functionality, equal performance to dedicated hardware, cloud.)
This report provides a top level overview of some of the easier to portray performance tests and explains the results of the extensive, ongoing comparative performance testing that we have conducted of our and our competitors’ cloud VMs. In order to ensure that we always remain “Ahead of the Rest”® when it comes to cloud performance and value, and provide our customers with an “apples to apples” comparison, we are using a number of accounts with competing Cloud Hosting Providers (CHPs) as well as a regular CloudServer-312 account on the Superb Cloud, on which we run, either hourly or continuously, a series of standardized and well recognized performance tests. All accounts – with us and competing HSPs – are standard auto-provisioned customer accounts, the very same as anyone would purchase online.
In this report we present illustrative data compiled over a 90 day period in late 2015. We leave the decision and ultimate interpretation of the results and what it means to you – our valued and respected customer or prospective customer.