Stress tests conducted by Sydney-based researchers have revealed that the infrastructure-on-demand services offered by Amazon, Google, and Microsoft suffer from regular performance and availability issues, reports Australia's CRN. The team of researchers, led by the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in collaboration with other groups, spent seven months stress-testing Amazon's EC2, Google's AppLogic, and Microsoft's Azure cloud-computing services. The analysis simulated 2,000 concurrent users connecting to services from each of the three providers, with researchers measuring response times and other performance metrics. The research found some merit to vendors' claims of "perceived infinite scalability." "With a simulation of 2,000...

Subscribe to Read More

Are You an Educator?

Get Free online access to all our
news and resources and get
eCampus News Today email newsletter

About the Author:

eSchool News