In a statement, South African Dimension Data said the report “shows dramatic differences between providers and highlights the importance of performance in determining the true cost of a cloud computing solution”.
Tolly Group carried out tests on the system performance and network throughput of US-based web/app servers running on the public cloud platforms of CaaS and others including IBM Smartcloud, Amazon Web Services and Rackspace Cloud.
“The testing showed performance benefits of Dimension Data’s cloud solution versus the other solutions tested,” Dimension Data stated.
Steve Nola, Dimension Data’s cloud business unit chief executive officer (CEO), said: “Our Public CaaS clients use our cloud for running production web and software-as-a-service applications, as well as enterprise applications like SAP.
“Our unique network-centric architecture ensures security, reliability and high performance by leveraging best of breed technologies and best practices. The performance of a cloud provider can have a big impact on the quantity and size of cloud servers organizations need to run an application.”
Commenting on behalf of The Tolly Group, founder Kevin Tolly, said the group did an intensive job on Dimension Data.
“The Tolly Group thoroughly tested the cloud solutions across the parameters that matter most: system performance and network throughput. Across the board, Dimension Data’s solution illustrated significant performance benefits among the solutions tested,” Tolly said.