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CloudCmp: comparing public cloud providers

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CloudCmp: comparing public cloud providers
While many public cloud providers offer pay-as-you-go computing, their varying approaches to infrastructure, virtualization, and software services lead to a problem of plenty. To help customers pick a cloud that fits their needs, we develop CloudCmp, a systematic comparator of the performance and cost of cloud providers. CloudCmp measures the elastic computing, persistent storage, and networking services offered by a cloud along metrics that directly reflect their impact on the performance of customer applications. CloudCmp strives to ensure fairness, representativeness, and compliance of these measurements while limiting measurement cost. Applying CloudCmp to four cloud providers that together account for most of the cloud customers today, we find that their offered services vary widely in performance and costs, underscoring the need for thoughtful provider selection. From case studies on three representative cloud applications, we show that CloudCmp can guide customers in selecting ...
Ang Li, Xiaowei Yang, Srikanth Kandula, Ming Zhang
Added 13 Feb 2011
Updated 13 Feb 2011
Type Journal
Year 2010
Where IMC
Authors Ang Li, Xiaowei Yang, Srikanth Kandula, Ming Zhang
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