Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation
OSG Cloud Subcommittee
The growth of cloud computing has created a demand for benchmarks which can measure the performance and scalability of cloud computing services. The Cloud subcommittee, part of SPEC's Open Systems Group (OSG), has been established to develop benchmarks which address this need.
The group targets three types of users for the workloads and benchmarks it will create: hardware and software vendors providing products that enable cloud services; cloud providers – entities that offer cloud services, such as IaaS, PaaS or SaaS; and business customers who would use benchmark results to help them select cloud providers.
The subcommittee welcomes participation from cloud providers and users. If you are interested in participating in the subcommittee and the development of a cloud performance benchmarking framework, please see "Joining the Open Systems Group" for membership information.
Report on Cloud Computing to the OSG Steering Committee, April 2012