After receiving feedback from several readers and the desire to see the results, I have updated and reformatted my previous Cloud Cost Comparison. I have included comparisons between Microsoft Windows Azure, Amazon EC2, Rackspace Cloud Servers, and Joyent SmartMachines in this spreadsheet. This spreadsheet includes normalized data across CPU, Memory, Disk Storage, Disk Throughput, and Cost.
A few important notes about this data:
1.) It is current as of October 30th, 2010
2.) The data in the spreadsheet is normalized and a WINDOWS GUEST OS IS ASSUMED
(the above means that for example on Amazon, if you choose Linux it will be ~33% cheaper)
3.) I want feedback to improve the accuracy of this spreadsheet
(Fields with a ? mean that I have made an assumption)
Disclaimer: I work for Dell in DCS group, we build cloud solutions based on RackSpace, Joyent, and Azure technologies into the market. This blog post is based on public information and expresses my analysis based on that public information. It is NOT based on ANY Dell or partner proprietary information.