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Comparing Public-Cloud Providers
March/April 2011 (vol. 15 no. 2)
pp. 50-53
Ang Li, Dept. of Comput. Sci., Duke Univ., Durham, NC, USA
Xiaowei Yang, Dept. of Comput. Sci., Duke Univ., Durham, NC, USA
As cloud computing becomes increasingly popular among enterprises, developers, and organizations, it's time to consider the practical problem: how do you choose from the growing number of providers? To help users make this decision, researchers first determined the basic types of services that providers offer. They then devised a set of metrics related to application performance in a cloud and created tools for measuring them.

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Index Terms:
cloud computing,public-cloud computing,public-cloud provider,Servers,Cloud computing,Databases,User interfaces,Benchmark testing,providers,cloud computing,enterprises
Citation:
Ang Li, Xiaowei Yang, Srikanth Kandula, Ming Zhang, "Comparing Public-Cloud Providers," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 50-53, March-April 2011, doi:10.1109/MIC.2011.36
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