Benchmarks of Bare-Metal and Virtual Cloud

In this report, Cloud Spectator measures the performance of Internap’s bare-metal cloud offering against virtual offerings from Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Rackspace.

Virtualized Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) has drawn increasing attention and usage due to its granular billing, ease-of-use, and broad network access. Bare-metal cloud services, which are essentially physical servers that can be deployed on demand and billed hourly, can offer significant improvements over virtualized IaaS in performance, consistency and cost efficiency for many applications. This report describes cloud benchmark tests on four primary resources that affect overall server performance: central processing unit (CPU), random access memory (RAM), disk and internal network.

Download this comprehensive report to see how Internap’s bare-metal cloud compares to AWS and Rackspace virtual offerings in terms of:

  • System Performance
  • CPU Performance
  • RAM Performance
  • Internal Network Performance
  • Disk Performance
  • Database Performance
  • SATA Comparison
  • Price-Performance