In this report Cloud Spectator has compared the network throughput and latency of major cloud service providers including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Rackspace and Interoute Virtual Data Centre (VDC). The performance was tested between the US and Europe, as well as intra-Europe.
Network performance was examined because the network is one of the key components affecting user experience for customers. The throughput of a network will determine how much time it takes a user to transmit data between their servers, while the latency will determine how much delay the user will experience in communicating between their servers. Users want to be able to transfer large amounts of data quickly, with as little delay as possible.
The report covers: