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HP Cloud Service benchmarks
Earlier today I announced I have started testing HP cloud services (now in public beta). You are welcome to try them, too, for at least one reason: they offer 50% discount for all beta testers, during the Beta phase.
Also, the service overall is very attractive. At the moment I tried three of their services and read some documentation. The services have rich API, allowing to control entities out of command line/whatever you could invent for that purpose. The very existence of API makes me think HP decided to become quite a competitor to such well-known cloud-like service providers as AWS, GreenQloud and RackspaceCloud.
|Code||Cores||RAM||Price, USD/hour||UB||DD, MB/sec||IOPS|
|Random read||Random write|
|standard.xsmall||1||1 Gb||0.04 (29.22 USD/mo)||1199.3||261||23739||1487|
|standard.small||2||2 Gb||0.08 (58.44 USD/mo)||1977.0||92||38267||225|
|standard.large||4||8 Gb||0.32 (233.76 USD/mo)||3097.4||271||40840||182|
You can download the archive with all the benchmarking/system stats data, if you like: hpcloud.com.zip, three servers have been tested.
You can notice that IOPS random write are very low. I have contacted with a person from tech.support and he has told me that's a known problem, and that's being solved. Also, real-time billing isn't yet available. That would make even current beta state of HP cloud services very attractive. Well, I suppose we'll see a number of changes in the immediate future.
I only add a single screenshot: the manage servers screen. It's very simple and intuitive: create key pair, select new server parameters, click and have a working instance in 5-10 seconds. The picture is clickable, open it in a new window to see in full size.
I continue to test/investigate HP cloud services features, stay tuned.