15 December 2017
| Natalie Bannerman
CenturyLink has been ranked number 1 in Europe for price-performance, in a report by Cloud Spectator.
The Cloud Performance and Value Comparison report compared
seven of the largest public cloud services providers with data
centres in Europe. It examined the performance of vCPU, memory
and block storage, as well as the value of the offering giving
a CloudSpecs score created by a ratio between price and
Matt Leonard, CenturyLink product director for EMEA, said:
"We are proud to be named the leading enterprise-focused IaaS
provider for price-performance value in Europe. Businesses are
increasingly adopting multiple cloud services spanning diverse
private and hyperscale public cloud environments but need to
select the most efficient products for their workload
requirements or risk overspending."
CenturyLink Cloud came out onto with the highest CloudSpecs
score and was recognised as offering the highest overall value
to customers, driven largely because of a combination of strong
VM and storage performance and competitive pricing.
In second place was Google, followed by Rackspace, Microsoft
Azure, Dimension Data, AWS and IBM SoftLayer.
"CenturyLink consistently scored highly across our metrics,
achieving the highest CloudSpecs Score for overall
price-performance value," added Danny Gee, senior analyst at
Cloud Spectator. "Performance is a critical and often
overlooked component when making a cloud purchasing decision,
but can have substantial impact on annual and ongoing operating
costs. This report will assist a cloud purchasing decision by
assessing cloud service providers and their price-performance
value through a holistic, industry view."
A recently report by CenturyLink, also found that
reliability, security and quality of service are ranked as the
top requirements when choosing network solution providers. Of
those surveyed nearly half said they preferred purchasing
networking solutions as part of a bundled offering, as opposed
to a single solution. Additionally, 60% of respondents
deploy Ethernet for either Carrier or Metro (46%) solutions,
55% said they are currently deploying MPLS solutions and
47 % of IT professionals named lower costs as the top reason
for deploying SD-WAN.
Cloud Performance and Value Comparison,