1&1 Cloud Server again takes home best price/performance ratio result in Cloud Spectator Benchmark

For the second time in a row, the American analysts from Cloud Spectator ranked 1&1 Cloud Server as the top cloud solution with the best price/performance ratio in their recent “Top 10 IaaS Providers Benchmark 2017” for North America. Following last year’s results, the 1&1 Cloud convinced analysts in all aspects and won the benchmark with an outstanding price/performance ratio. The survey compared cloud offerings of 1&1 (www.1and1.com) to similar products of cloud service vendors such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google, Rackspace and OVH. Companies considered in the benchmark must have at least one data center within North America, even if they are not headquartered in the US.


In the latest Cloud Spectator Benchmark, 1&1 achieved the highest CloudSpecs Score™, a figure implemented by Cloud Spectator that compares the price/performance ratio of the tested CSPs. Out of a possible 100, survey scores are calculated by strength of VM performance and cost value of package. Scores were also based on different sections including vCPU, Memory Value and Block Storage Value. The final CloudSpecs Score™ is a result of the average of the three categories

Cloud Spectator tested the VMs of the analyzed vendors in four different sizes ranging from 2 vCPU, 4 GB RAM, 100 GB Disk to 16 vCPU, 32 GB RAM, 500 GB. Three VMs were operated per unit, meaning that a total of 12 VMs ran for a period of 24 hours, continuously pinged to receive measurement results.

“We try to be as thorough as possible to accurately represent each provider in whichever workloads are tested. This report is based on a study that collected over 1.5 million data points. Accounts were set up anonymously to eliminate the possibility of bias and three machines of each type were tested to increase the chance of testing different physical hosts. Cloud Spectator’s methodology is unique in that we built our test suite to be iterative to collect not only data on performance level, but also obtain a thorough reading on the stability of each environment” says Kenny Li, CEO of Cloud Spectator.

“That we won the recent Cloud Spectator benchmark in the US for the second time in a row proves that we continue to take our cloud product portfolio in the right direction,” says Robert Hoffmann, CEO 1&1 Internet SE. “We are excited that we now have an additional award for the best price/performance ratio underlining our aim to provide our customers with the best products at the most affordable price.”


For further information on the benchmark, go to the Cloud Spectator website or visit our blog. Additional product information is available at 1&1 Cloud Server.



About Cloud Spectator

Cloud Spectator is a leading company focused on evaluating price/performance ratios from Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions. Since 2011 the analyst agency offers consulting as well as benchmarks for business clients, consultants and providers. The data-driven approach helps standardize and simplify the IaaS market and provides valuable information and decision-making aids in a complex industry.