New platforms for managing Cloud benchmarks are being announced with increasingly more features. Performance is becoming a major force of innovation across enterprises and Information as a Service (IaaS) providers of all sizes.
The Cloud500 initiative is interested in developing metrics to enable comparability among such platforms.increasingly more features. Performance is becoming a major force of innovation across enterprises and Information as a Service (IaaS) providers of all sizes.
The goal of this project is simple and straightforward: Rank the 500 most powerful commercially available Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Cloud providers in the world and report those findings in a unified measurable method, ‘apples to apples’ comparison.
The CloudPak Test Suite supports 3 main test categories: System, RAM, and CPU. The test suite includes the following benchmarks:
• UnixBench: provides a basic indicator of the performance of a Unix-like system. Hence, multiple tests are run to test various aspects of the system’s performance.
• Geekbench: CPU Integer test suite
• Apachebench: measures how many requests per second a given Apache server can sustain when carrying out 700,000 requests with 100 requests being carried out concurrently.
The full list of the tests will be available on Cloud500 website shortly. The Cloud Advisory Council will select cloud providers to run the tests.
The inaugural list will be released at a cloud event in September 2014. Details about the announcement will follow in the coming months. Real-time data will include a breakdown based on small, medium and large cloud offering packages offered by each of the cloud providers profiled.
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