Not All Clouds are Created Equal – Comparing Windows IaaS Environments

It's critical that the cloud you choose be wrapped around your business use-case, and that you understand that not all clouds are equal. Check out what we found when comparing Windows IaaS ecosystems like AWS, Azure, and Expedient.

Bill Kleyman

September 1, 2015

2 Min Read
Not All Clouds are Created Equal – Comparing Windows IaaS Environments

The modern cloud continues to grow and expand as more businesses drive the market forward. We’re seeing more use-cases, more demand, and a lot more users accessing cloud services.

In working with a variety of industries and verticals, one of the most critical points to understand is that your cloud must be wrapped around your business use-case. That means understanding the cloud provider, the kinds of services you require, and the long-term capabilities of that cloud ecosystem. Most of all, it’s important for your organization to know that there are a lot of cloud options out there, and they are not all equal.

In this whitepaper, we dive into this very topic: where cloud platforms differ, where there are certain advantages to one over another, and what you should be looking for in a solution. When it comes to cloud, it’s important that the provider be able to handle your workloads and the virtual environment on which they sit. To really gain a deeper understanding, we look at:

  • vCPU Performance

  • Memory Performance

  • Storage Performance

  • Internal Network Performance

From there, you begin to see why performance matters for your business and for your VMs. When you look at various cloud service providers, you will see different metrics. Therefore, if your VMs require specific performance metrics, it’s critical to validate your numbers prior to signing any agreement. This practice allows you to create detailed findings around the right cloud provider and the best price-to-performance ratio for what you’re trying to accomplish.

Download this whitepaper today to learn more about comparing Windows IaaS environments and the specific findings around Amazon AWS, Expedient, and Microsoft Azure public clouds. You’ll understand where VMs perform optimally, where there are shortfalls, and how you can design a cloud architecture which directly fits your business needs.

About the Author(s)

Bill Kleyman

Bill Kleyman has more than 15 years of experience in enterprise technology. He also enjoys writing, blogging, and educating colleagues about tech. His published and referenced work can be found on Data Center Knowledge, AFCOM, ITPro Today, InformationWeek, NetworkComputing, TechTarget, DarkReading, Forbes, CBS Interactive, Slashdot, and more.

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