About CloudHarmony

Our Team

CloudHarmony™ Inc. is a startup founded in late 2009. At that time we recognized a need for objective performance analysis to compare cloud providers. Our intent is to be the goto source for independent, un-biased, and objective performance metrics for cloud services. CloudHarmony is not affiliated with, owned or funded by any cloud provider.

Jason Read
Jason Read
Founder

Jason's primary responsibilities include software development, benchmarking and client interaction. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science from BYU. Prior to CloudHarmony, Jason's experience includes IBM, Solera Networks and a few others. Jason is a commercial instrument rated helicoptor pilot. During offtime, Jason enjoys spending time with family, running and skiing.

David Roberts
David Roberts
Designer

David was born in Manchester, England. He started his career in graphic design using Microsoft Paint at age 8, followed by Corel Draw 3 at age 9 and finally Photoshop at age 13. At 17, David moved to the US on his own, where he took a job as a retouch artist. His first 6 years of design experience were in a design studio, followed by an ad agency and then as an art director. Along the way, David got a degree, and opened his own design business in 2006.

Upcoming Events

Events we have or will be participating in:

CloudCon Expo & Conference 2013
Event Date 05/14/2013
Event Location San Francisco, CA
Summary Measuring performance of cloud services is often difficult to define and execute effectively. Many cloud-specific issues such as resource abstraction, multi-tenancy, infrastructure heterogeneity and network latency should be considered in such analysis.
Cloud Connect 2011: Performance Measurement for the Cloud
Cloud Connect 2011: Performance Measurement for the Cloud
Event Date 03/10/2011
Event Location Santa Clara Convention Center, Silicon Valley, CA
Summary In this panel, experts from the field of performance measurement will discuss what they've learned from measuring the performance of cloud platforms, what we should be measuring in cloud applications, and the right methods for making those measurements.
Interop New York 2010: Measuring Cloud Performance
Interop New York 2010: Measuring Cloud Performance
Event Date 10/20/2010
Event Location Javits Convention Center in New York, NY
Summary We'll be participating as a panelist in this Interop session on measuring cloud performance. In this session, we'll review existing studies on cloud performance, and look at what and how to measure cloud performance.

In the News

Recent news articles about or mentioning CloudHarmony:

Evaluating Cloud Computing Services
Created 02/21/2011 by Brian
Summary Six factors to consider when selecting a cloud provider: Performance: 1) Technology stack 2) Service-level agreements and reliability 3) APIs: Lock-in, community and ecosystem 4) Security and compliance 5) Cost
Is Features vs. Performance the New Cloud Battle Line?
Is Features vs. Performance the New Cloud Battle Line?
Created 02/18/2011 by Derrick Harris
Summary As Amazon Web Services continues to roll out new features and services for its cloud platform, its competitors increasingly tout better performance as a key point of differentiation.
Uptime Girl ?
Created 01/17/2011 by Loose Couple blog author
Summary Google's announcement of plans to offer "continuous uptime" prompts mystery blogger to examine concept of SLAs, adopt definitions for the terms "availability" and "reliability", and advise use of CloudHarmony.com over the SLA when navigating the cloud.
Do SLAs really matter? A 1 year case study of 38 cloud services
Created 01/15/2011 by CloudHarmony.com
Summary CloudHarmony presents a one year case study of 38 IaaS providers. The study reveals that there is often no correlation between actual availability and SLAs. CloudHarmony critiques the various SLAs and suggests ways to determine availability.
Measured by "clouds"
Created 12/30/2010 by Vladislav Belogrudov, SmartCloud
Summary SmartCloud explains why they have a very good impression of CloudHarmony as an independent means of measuring the clouds, and provides an example of a real time test of cloud servers which they performed at CloudHarmony.com.
Cloud Performance Metrics: No Standards, So Mileage Varies
Created 11/03/2010 by Kevin Fogarty, CIO
Summary Cost and performance comparisons of cloud providers are needed, but prove almost impossible to conduct due to lack of industry benchmarks and lack of end-user resources. Cloud performance measurement services have originated to address this need.
The Interop user revolt against cloudy clouds: More solutions, less pixie dust!
The Interop user revolt against cloudy clouds: More solutions, less pixie dust!
Created 10/21/2010 by Melanie Yarbrough, Enterprise IT Watch Blog
Summary Summary of Interop NY 2010 forum on cloud performance with panelists David Link CEO of ScienceLogic; Randy Bias,CEO of Cloudscaling; Jason Read, founder of CloudHarmony; Russell Rothstein VP of Product Marketing for OpTier; and Ale Polvi, CEO of CloudKick
Performance on Amazon’s EC2 Shines in Benchmarks
Performance on Amazon’s EC2 Shines in Benchmarks
Created 10/06/2010 by Rich Brueckner
Summary It may sound like a shirt size, but Amazon’s new EC2 instance for HPC, called “tacc.4xlarge,” is performing well in benchmarks written up by Cloud Harmony this week.
Top 10 Cloud Computing Load Test and Performance Monitoring Companies
Top 10 Cloud Computing Load Test and Performance Monitoring Companies
Created 08/20/2010 by CloudTweaks
Summary CloudHarmony is still in beta. However, you may us thier extensive and continuously updated benchmarks to view and compare performance metrics from various cloud providers and services.
The Cloud Performance Dashboard: A Quick Market Overview
The Cloud Performance Dashboard: A Quick Market Overview
Created 08/16/2010 by Ben Kepes, GigaOM
Summary As talk of cloud adoption by enterprises becomes more commonplace, focus is shifting from justifying the cloud to identifying best practices and the highest performing cloud providers.