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ThousandEyes Annual Research Report Reveals Notable Performance Variations Between AWS, GCP, Azure, Alibaba and IBM Cloud

November 13, 2019 GMT


ThousandEyes, the Internet and Cloud Intelligence company, today announced the findings of its second annual Cloud Performance Benchmark, the only research comparing global network performance and connectivity differences between the five major public cloud providers – Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Microsoft Azure, Alibaba Cloud and IBM Cloud. The report is an unbiased resource for enterprise IT business leaders to aid in their cloud decision-making process.

“When businesses need to decide which cloud provider best meets their needs, one metric that’s notably missing from their assessments has been performance data, mainly because it’s never been available or has, at best, been myopic,” said Archana Kesavan, research author and director of product marketing at ThousandEyes. “The second annual Cloud Performance Benchmark gives businesses that comparative data. Understanding cloud performance is essential for planning and for ongoing measurement so you can be assured that you’re providing customers and employees with the best possible performance.”

ThousandEyes is an enterprise software platform that measures how Internet, cloud and other third-party dependencies impact end user digital experiences. The ThousandEyes platform was leveraged to produce this research, measuring network performance to global cloud regions and within cloud regions. Results were derived from an analysis of over 320 million data points collected from 98 global metro locations over the course of 30 days, using both end-to-end performance and in-depth path measurement techniques. Organizations should consult the entire report to find the regional and cloud-provider specific metrics relevant to them. Notable findings include:

Benchmark Findings By Cloud Provider: No Cloud is Created Equal

The inaugural Cloud Performance Benchmark published in November of 2018 benchmarked the three biggest cloud providers (by market share) AWS, Azure and GCP. Alibaba Cloud and IBM Cloud are new this year, meaning they have no prior comparison points. There are notable differences between each cloud in terms of overall performance and connectivity architectures. Key findings, by cloud provider include:

“Historically, most IT professionals select cloud providers based on factors such as price or proximity to users, but often overlook the underlying network architecture of the cloud providers, which can have a significant impact on performance,” said Zeus Kerravala, principal analyst, ZK Research. “The 2019 ThousandEyes Cloud Performance Benchmark shows just how widely performance can vary from the top cloud service providers and reinforces the point that businesses should remain diligent about collecting network intelligence and measure their own performance to ensure they are getting what they expect from their cloud providers.”

Learn more about the 2019 ThousandEyes Cloud Performance Benchmark:

About ThousandEyes

ThousandEyes, the Internet and Cloud Intelligence company, delivers the only collectively powered view of the Internet enabling enterprises and service providers to work together to improve the quality of every digital experience. The ThousandEyes platform leverages data collected from an unmatched fleet of vantage points throughout the global Internet, from within data centers and VPCs and on end user devices to expose key dependencies that impact digital service delivery, empowering businesses to see, understand and improve how their customers and employees experience any digital website, application or service. ThousandEyes is central to the global operations of the world’s largest and fastest growing brands, including 140+ of the Global 2000, 75+ of the Fortune 500, 6 of the 7 top US banks, and 20 of the 25 top SaaS companies. For more information, visit www.ThousandEyes.com or follow us on Twitter at @ThousandEyes.

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