Nasuni has just published a review of major cloud storage providers and benchmarked them for performance, availability and scalability. Last year, Amazon came out on top but this year, Microsoft has taken the top spot.
This year, our tests revealed that Microsoft Azure Blob Storage has taken a significant step ahead of last year’s leader, Amazon S3, to take the top spot. Across three primary tests (performance, scalability and stability), Microsoft emerged as a top performer in every category. Even though Azure has not been in the market as long as S3 and does not have nearly the same volume of storage under management, it is clear that Microsoft’s investments in Azure are starting to pay dividends and that the technology they are providing to the market is second to none.
In the 2012 report, they tested Amazon S3 and Azure Blob Storage as well as Rackspace, HP and Google.
This report also clearly shows that Cloud is becoming a two horse race with Amazon and Microsoft. If you look at the other Cloud providers such as HP, Rackspace and Google they performed considerably poorer on just about every test.