Amazon Graviton4 benchmark - r8g

Published July 12, 2024

Our recent benchmark study evaluated the performance of the new AWS r8g instances, powered by the Graviton4 processors, against their r6g & r7g predecessors

Keywords: Compute Virtual-Machine Performance Price

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IONOS Compute benchmark - United Kingdom

Published July 11, 2024

This project aims to evaluate the price and performance value of IONOS Datacenter Designer against the major compute services in the Britain territory.

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Ollama benchmark Q2 2024 - Exoscale A40

Published May 15, 2024

Keywords: AI Ollama Performance GPU

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Scaleway NVIDIA H100 Performance evaluation

Published Jan. 30, 2024

Scaleway, a European and French cloud provider, recently launched new VMs powered by NVIDIA H100 GPUs. As the GPU cloud is a vast area where it's difficult for consumers to understand and find the best value for their business, they commissioned Cloud Mercato to carry out a prospecting, then an analysis of the potential competitors of their H100.

Keywords: Compute Virtual-Machine GPU Performance LLM

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OVHcloud Compute Benchmark

Published Dec. 19, 2023

OVHcloud, a leading cloud computing provider, has recently unveiled its revamped suite of virtual machines, introducing a host of enhanced features and performance capabilities. To delve into the true potential of these new offerings, we embarked on a comprehensive benchmark study, rigorously evaluating their performance across various workloads and metrics.

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InvokeAI: Configuration and performance

Published Dec. 18, 2023

To explore configuration and performance of Stable Diffusion, we experiment image generation with the framework InvokeAI. We aim to discover the speed of InvokeAI through OTC p3.2xlarge.8 equipped with a NVIDIA A100.

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Azure 2023 VM Renewing

Published Nov. 21, 2023

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AWS 2023 VM Renewing: m7i & m7a

Published Oct. 11, 2023

As part of an initiative to enlighten technological decisions of enterprises in the realm of cloud computing, we embarked on an in-depth analysis of AWS's M7i and M7a specifications, two of the newest and most promising models in the market.

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Denv-R Compute

Published Oct. 4, 2023

We recently discovered Denv-R, a young French cloud provider offering a IaaS service combining several strong values sought after in the spirit of the times. We know that sovereignty, low-carbon emission or edge computing are on most of the lips today and while these are inherent standard at Denv-R, the present study will compare a common Denv-R VM against its AWS equivalent.

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AWS r7iz Benchmark

Published Sept. 20, 2023

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UpCloud Large High CPU Price/Performance

Published Sept. 1, 2023

In mid 2023, UpCloud extended their VM catalog with larger instances pushing their service up to 64 CPUs and 128GB per instance. This study aims to discover the performance of the new flavors and compare them with their AWS equivalent. It helps to evaluate products in term of computing performance and pricing.

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AWS m7i & m7i-flex Performance/Price

Published Aug. 9, 2023

Amazon recently released its new series of Intel general purpose VMs, the m7i. Featured with the 4th generation of Xeon chips, the successors of m6i are declined in two lines: The basic m7i and more questionable one called m7i-flex. This study aims to evaluate the performance and price/performance value of these new flavors.

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Scaleway ENT1 Benchmark

Published June 1, 2023

In June 2021, Scaleway released a new kind of virtual machine series: ENT1. These new products are designed with AMD EPYC 7543 processors and a dedicated virtualization supposed to offer performance equal to a bare metal environment. We ran a series of test to analyse their performance against well known market competitors. This benchmark mainly focus on CPU performance and the Performance/Price value outputting from European pricing.

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State of the art of European Public Object Storage - Q2 2023

Published May 1, 2023

This study aims to offer an up-to-date assessment of the European market for public Object Storage, highlighting key performance and pricing in the 2nd quarter of 2023.

Keywords: Object-Storage

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AWS New I/O optimized I4i

Published April 15, 2023

After more than 7 years with the i3 series, AWS released the new i4 supposed with everything better: Latest Intel Ice-Lake processors, larger block and network bandwidth, denser volumes and faster operations. We tested the new performance here.

Keywords: Benchmark Compute Performance Price Local-storage

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AWS vs Azure vs Google vs IBM vs Oracle - VMs Q2 2023

Published April 4, 2023

This study aims to evaluate the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) from the Big 5, especially General Purpose Virtual Machines, Block Storage and Object Storage. It's important to note that each cloud provider has its own target audience and use cases, however, the infrastructure services are quite similar across vendors making them comparable in term of performance and price.

Keywords: AWS Azure Google IBM Oracle Compute Object-Storage

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OVHcloud Metal Instances

Published March 1, 2023

Keywords: Bare-Metal Compute

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UpCloud High CPU and Memory VM

Published Feb. 9, 2023

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AWS Global network benchmark

Published Jan. 1, 2023

This study consists of the testing of the network links between all the different AWS regions through mainly 3 aspects: Bandwidth, latency and hops

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AWS c6g vs c7g

Published Nov. 30, 2022

Annouced during the Re:Invent 2022, the new Graviton 3 processsors take the shape of the c7g instance types. Fabulous on paper, we analyzed the improvements compared to c6g and their ancestor the a1 series.

Keywords: Benchmark Compute Performance Price ARM

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OVHCloud Standard Object Storage benchmark

Published Sept. 14, 2022

In the manœuvre of renewing their Object Storage offering with the OpenIO technology, OVHcloud extended their product with a Storage class qualifed as Standard. We dispose here from a classical S3 API similar to the High-Performance class, compared to this one, there's a small performance decrease for a large discount.

Keywords: Object-Storage Benchmark Performance Price

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RisingCloud vs Lambda

Published June 1, 2022

We recently discovered RisingCloud, the kind of vendor that we could qualify as "new-generation" from its purpose. If you are serverless felow, this cloud vendor is tailored for you as it mainly focuses on your microcode management.

Keywords: Function Performance

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State of the art of European IaaS Compute - Q2 2022

Published June 1, 2022

As a research company, Cloud Mercato aims to deliver meaningful data for the large public. In this study, we grant any Cloud service selling Virtual Machines through a IaaS with facilities in Europe.

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OVHCloud High performance Object Storage benchmark

Published May 11, 2022

Cloud Mercato ran an evaluation of the new OVHCloud High performance Object Storage against their main competitors in a context of performance and price.

Keywords: Object-Storage Benchmark Performance Price

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State of the art of European IaaS - Q3 2021

Published Aug. 1, 2021

The European territory has a high density of Cloud providers and facing the diversity of services, this study aims to bring transparency by discovering the European landscape, the vendors, datacenters, performance and price.

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Oracle A1 Benchmark - Comparison with E3 and E4

Published July 1, 2021

In the end of the 2nd semester of 2021, Oracle Cloud released a new kind of VM type: A1.Flex powered with ARM Ampere processors. Next to AWS, the red hyperscaler invest this architecture with its plus and cons.

Keywords: Compute ARM A1.Flex Ampere

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Equinix Bare Metal new generation

Published May 1, 2021

We evaluated last generation of Bare Metals from Equinix. CPU, Storage and Network compared to a AWS m5.metal.

Keywords: Bare-metal Public-Cloud Local-Storage

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AWS vs Azure vs Google vs IBM vs Oracle - VMs Q1 2021

Published Feb. 1, 2021

We did a comparison of the Big 5 through their Virtual Machine offering and more especially the compute optimised series.

Keywords: Compute IaaS Virtual Machine Performance Price Hyperscalers

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hopla.cloud

Published Jan. 2, 2021

Cloud Mercato ran a price/performance analysis for hopla.cloud. The goal is to measure the performance then the pricing for equivalent products at competitors providers.

Keywords: Public-Cloud Performance Benchmark

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Scaleway Stardust Price/Performance benchmark

Published Dec. 1, 2020

By the end of 2020, Scaleway released a new type of VM STARDUST-S. Equipped with AMD EPYC 7281, these small instances propose performance at the edge of market with the lowest price findable in the public cloud industry. This project aims to compare this new flavor with equivalent products from hyperscalers and medium competitors.

Keywords: Public-Cloud Compute Low-cost

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State of the art of Public Object Storage Europe

Published Nov. 1, 2020

Cloud Mercato tested performance of different Object Storage solutions present in Europe. We designed a test suite containing 5 scenarios, each displaying a facet of what an Object Storage can deliver.

Keywords: Public-Cloud Object-Storage Perforrmance

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Open Telekom Cloud 2020

Published Oct. 1, 2020

T-Systems has requested Cloud Mercato to perform a comparative analysis on their 2 new product lines: Dedicated CPU C4 and General Purpose S3.

Keywords: Public-Cloud Hyperscalers

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CloudSigma Preview 2020

Published June 2, 2020

Cloud Mercato tested CloudSigma's compute under different aspects and compared with AWS and DigitalOcean products.

Keywords: Compute Public-Cloud

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Exoscale Compute

Published May 7, 2020

Keywords: Compute Exoscale AWS Performance Price

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OVHcloud new IOPS series

Published Jan. 7, 2020

We compared the new OVHcloud I1 series against other hyperscalers. Discover performance and price benchmark.

Keywords: Local-Storage IOPS Benchmark

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AWS General purpose VMs history

The goal of this study is to analyze the evolution AWS' General Purpose VMs through the pricing, the specification and the performance of each standard instance types.

Keywords: Benchmark Compute Performance aarch64 ARM x86 Intel AMD

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AWS benchmark m6i vs m5 vs m5a

AWS is renewing its Intel VM catalog with a new series: m6i, powered with the 3rd generation of Intel Xeon. As usual, we ran a benchmark to evaluate the plus and cons of this new panel of products. CPU, RAM and network, we tested the new m6i against the 2 x86 ancestors m5/m5a.

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AWS re:Invent 2020 - New instances

Keywords: Public-Cloud Performance

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Fosshost - AArch64 benchmark

AArch64 is a new Cloud service from Fosshost devoted to provide Arm-based infrastructures to the open-source community. As lovers of free software we offered them a free benchmark with the market leader AWS and its latest Arm series m6g.

Keywords: Benchmark Compute Performance aarch64 ARM

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G-Core Labs vs EC2

In this project we compare the latest main AWS' VMs against their G-Core Labs equivalent. We tested and expose different aspects of performance.

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Google Cloud Memorystore Redis

Cloud Memorystore is a managed in-memory NoSQL database compatible with Redis and Memcache. Cloud Mercato tested with redis-benchmark the performance of the different tiers proposed by Google Cloud, from 10 to 300GB though Basic and Standard plans.

Keywords: Redis Managed-Database Performance

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Katapult Compute

Katapult is a new Cloud solution shaped for high performance computing. Their goal is to deliver the best IaaS platform with affordable price, no-hidden cost and capacities outperforming their competitors. This project on a high quality infrastructure

Keywords: Public-Cloud IaaS Performance Price

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Machine Learning: Sudoku Benchmark

This projects aims to explore the performance metrics of Sudoku Solver Benchmark given by its different parameters. The main goal is to discover what is best configuration for training and inference, especially find the best trade-off between parameters such as batch size or dataset size.

Keywords: Machine-Learning Deep-Learning Performance

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Nua.ge Overview

This benchmark aims to evaluate the value of Nuage's IaaS against the market leader AWS and the niche leader DigitalOcean.

Keywords: Compute x86 Virtual-Machine Benchmark Performance Price

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