Virtual machine performance comparison of public IaaS providers in China

Qingye Jiang*

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Abstract

We compare the virtual machine (VM) performance of two public IaaS providers in China (GrandCloud and Aliyun). UnixBench and Hadoop wordcount are utilized to provide benchmark data for the comparison. It is found that VM specifications such as the number of CPU cores and the amount of memory can no longer be used as reference for VM performance. In both UnixBench and Hadoop wordcount tests, as the VM gets bigger, the performance/price ratio gets lower. In Hadoop wordcount tests, a cluster with several smaller VM's provides much better performance as performance/price ratio as compared to a bigger VM. It is recommended to practice horizontal scaling when an application needs more computing resource.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAPCloudCC 2012
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 2012 IEEE Asia Pacific Cloud Computing Congress
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages16-19
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781467329040, 9781467329026
ISBN (Print)9781467329033
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event1st IEEE Asia Pacific Cloud Computing Congress, APCloudCC 2012 - Shenzhen, China
Duration: 14 Nov 201217 Nov 2012

Other

Other1st IEEE Asia Pacific Cloud Computing Congress, APCloudCC 2012
CountryChina
CityShenzhen
Period14/11/1217/11/12

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    Jiang, Q. (2012). Virtual machine performance comparison of public IaaS providers in China. In APCloudCC 2012: Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE Asia Pacific Cloud Computing Congress (pp. 16-19). Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). https://doi.org/10.1109/APCloudCC.2012.6486504