June 09, 2011 - by jacksonwest
Last fall, Pazugo ran a series of benchmark tests to compare CPU and IO performance between our SmartMachines and Amazon EC2 instances. If you don't have time to examine all the details, there's now a handy overview summarizing the results. From the conclusion:
The benchmark results demonstrate that Joyent considerably outperforms the baselines established by CloudHarmony. In some cases, Joyent's Open Solaris based cloud platform outperforms the baseline by up to 14 times. While some of the numbers can be attributed to the burst capabilities of Open Solaris, still the resulting advantage is hard to ignore. Further, on equivalently sized instances, a cloud consumer will spend less for the same or better performance on average.
And just in case it's not clear, while our SmartOS SmartMachine is the highest performance option tested (and, naturally, our favorite), there are significant compute and throughput advantages versus EC2 with our Linux and Windows Virtual Machines as well. So why not take one for a spin?