Cloud computing has become mainstream resulting in a host of vendors rolling out their own cloud infrastructures. However, due to dynamic nature of resource management in a cloud platform the service offerings are usually best-effort based. Although cloud computing saves the hassles of resource provisioning, utilization of these resources will be questionable if it can not meet the performance expectations of deployed applicaitons. In this paper, we present AzureBench - an open-source benchmark suite for Windows Azure cloud platform along with comprehensive performance analysis of Azure cloud platform's storage services. We report on how much scalability Azure platform affords, and point out various bottlenecks in parallel access of these services.

Last edited Jan 3, 2012 at 7:55 AM by dinwal, version 3