The Most Comprehensive Price-Performance Analysis of The Leading European IaaS Providers

Top 10 CloudCloud Spectator, the industry leading Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Performance Benchmarking agency, today released the 2016 Top Ten European Cloud Service Providers Report, the most comprehensive study of its kind analyzing the price-performance of IaaS vendors across nine European countries. The report addresses a need for transparency in a growing cloud marketplace as demonstrated by Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure’s commitment to launch new data centers in the United Kingdom.

“Many multi-nationals and regionally-based enterprises require data centers in specific countries or regions. Reasons for this range from security and compliance requirements to performance factors such as latency,” noted Kenny Li CEO, Cloud Spectator. “Many of our clients require a global footprint, so this report was designed to help address their needs and provide the public with transparency into the European Cloud market.”

In the 2016 Top Ten European Cloud Service Providers Report, Cloud Spectator tested the price-performance of 19 qualified IaaS providers, measuring vCPU, memory, and block storage performance. The report benchmarks the top ten providers and ranks them based on Cloud Spectator’s CloudSpecs™ Score (the price-performance value).


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“Price-performance benchmarks offer important insight into the value of IaaS offerings, and this report compares the value of both large and small EU providers,” said Philbert Shih, Managing Director of Structure Research. “It’s interesting to see the differences in performance even between different sized VMs, and that some small VMs outperform many large VMs. This type of insight can potentially provide large cost savings.”

The 19 European CSPs included in the report are: 1&1, AWS, Aruba Cloud, Azure, CenturyLink, City Cloud, CloudSigma, CloudWatt, Datacentred, Dimension Data, Google Compute, Interoute, PhoenixNAP, ProfitBricks, RackSpace UK, IBM Softlayer, UpCloud, vCloud Air, and Verizon.

The report contains detailed results and CloudSpecs™ Scores for vCPU, memory, and block storage for the top ten providers.

The report can be downloaded for free at: