Friday, July 30, 2010

How Fast Can a Cloud Run? - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

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Imad Mouline, the chief technology officer at Compuware’s Internet monitoring division, Gomez, said he designed the cloud tracking system to provide customers with a way of judging the various services on the market.

“I thought, ‘Why don’t we put these guys to the test?’” he said.

Gomez has set up identical servers in data centers around the globe that request the same files from the various cloud computing systems. It then measures the speed it takes to complete the request.

In addition, Gomez performs similar operations from people’s PCs.

All told, it can build a picture of how the cloud services perform on both high-speed corporate networks and slower home connections.

How Fast Can a Cloud Run? - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

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