We’ve owned multiple cloud instances on both Amazon ECS and Google Cloud Platform. I always wonder what is the difference between them. So I decide to perform a very simple speed comparisons. All storage/disks are attached on RHEL Linux instance and formatted to XFS. Everything are using the default settings. Here are the commands I used:
#Dumping 1GB of data: dd if=/dev/zero of=file.out bs=1M count=1000 #Dumping 10GB of data: dd if=/dev/zero of=file.out bs=1M count=10000
Here are the results:
Clearly, Google Cloud is the winner in terms of both pricing and performance.