Microsoft для тестов своего облака дает всем желающим ресурсов на 7000 рублей в ограниченное время (месяц если мне не изменяет память). Аналогично Amazon AWS обладает кучей различных инструментов для постройки своей облачной инфраструктуры. Просто так к нему не подкатить — надо разбираться.
Я пробовал запускать на их ресурсах инстанс с мощностью примерно соответствующей минимальным тарифам VPS у других хостинг провайдеров. Результаты меня мягко говоря огорчили — производительность ни к черту!
Хотя возможно я просто не умею его правильно готовить.

Итак, голые результаты:

Смотрим что у нас за железо:

azureuser@watchsport:~$ cat /etc/issue
Ubuntu 14.10 \n \l

azureuser@watchsport:~$ cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor    : 0
vendor_id    : AuthenticAMD
cpu family    : 16
model        : 8
model name    : AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 4171 HE
stepping    : 1
microcode    : 0xffffffff
cpu MHz        : 2094.729
cache size    : 512 KB
physical id    : 0
siblings    : 4
core id        : 0
cpu cores    : 4
apicid        : 0
initial apicid    : 0
fpu        : yes
fpu_exception    : yes
cpuid level    : 5
wp        : yes
flags        : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt lm 3dnowext 3dnow rep_good nopl extd_apicid pni cx16 popcnt hypervisor lahf_lm cmp_legacy cr8_legacy abm sse4a misalignsse 3dnowprefetch osvw
bogomips    : 4189.45
TLB size    : 1024 4K pages
clflush size    : 64
cache_alignment    : 64
address sizes    : 42 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management:

processor    : 1
vendor_id    : AuthenticAMD
cpu family    : 16
model        : 8
model name    : AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 4171 HE
stepping    : 1
microcode    : 0xffffffff
cpu MHz        : 2094.729
cache size    : 512 KB
physical id    : 0
siblings    : 4
core id        : 1
cpu cores    : 4
apicid        : 1
initial apicid    : 1
fpu        : yes
fpu_exception    : yes
cpuid level    : 5
wp        : yes
flags        : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt lm 3dnowext 3dnow rep_good nopl extd_apicid pni cx16 popcnt hypervisor lahf_lm cmp_legacy cr8_legacy abm sse4a misalignsse 3dnowprefetch osvw
bogomips    : 4189.94
TLB size    : 1024 4K pages
clflush size    : 64
cache_alignment    : 64
address sizes    : 42 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management:

processor    : 2
vendor_id    : AuthenticAMD
cpu family    : 16
model        : 8
model name    : AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 4171 HE
stepping    : 1
microcode    : 0xffffffff
cpu MHz        : 2094.729
cache size    : 512 KB
physical id    : 0
siblings    : 4
core id        : 2
cpu cores    : 4
apicid        : 2
initial apicid    : 2
fpu        : yes
fpu_exception    : yes
cpuid level    : 5
wp        : yes
flags        : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt lm 3dnowext 3dnow rep_good nopl extd_apicid pni cx16 popcnt hypervisor lahf_lm cmp_legacy cr8_legacy abm sse4a misalignsse 3dnowprefetch osvw
bogomips    : 4308.42
TLB size    : 1024 4K pages
clflush size    : 64
cache_alignment    : 64
address sizes    : 42 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management:

processor    : 3
vendor_id    : AuthenticAMD
cpu family    : 16
model        : 8
model name    : AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 4171 HE
stepping    : 1
microcode    : 0xffffffff
cpu MHz        : 2094.729
cache size    : 512 KB
physical id    : 0
siblings    : 4
core id        : 3
cpu cores    : 4
apicid        : 3
initial apicid    : 3
fpu        : yes
fpu_exception    : yes
cpuid level    : 5
wp        : yes
flags        : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt lm 3dnowext 3dnow rep_good nopl extd_apicid pni cx16 popcnt hypervisor lahf_lm cmp_legacy cr8_legacy abm sse4a misalignsse 3dnowprefetch osvw
bogomips    : 4284.70
TLB size    : 1024 4K pages
clflush size    : 64
cache_alignment    : 64
address sizes    : 42 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management:

processor    : 4
vendor_id    : AuthenticAMD
cpu family    : 16
model        : 8
model name    : AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 4171 HE
stepping    : 1
microcode    : 0xffffffff
cpu MHz        : 2094.729
cache size    : 512 KB
physical id    : 1
siblings    : 4
core id        : 0
cpu cores    : 4
apicid        : 4
initial apicid    : 4
fpu        : yes
fpu_exception    : yes
cpuid level    : 5
wp        : yes
flags        : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt lm 3dnowext 3dnow rep_good nopl extd_apicid pni cx16 popcnt hypervisor lahf_lm cmp_legacy cr8_legacy abm sse4a misalignsse 3dnowprefetch osvw
bogomips    : 4263.93
TLB size    : 1024 4K pages
clflush size    : 64
cache_alignment    : 64
address sizes    : 42 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management:

processor    : 5
vendor_id    : AuthenticAMD
cpu family    : 16
model        : 8
model name    : AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 4171 HE
stepping    : 1
microcode    : 0xffffffff
cpu MHz        : 2094.729
cache size    : 512 KB
physical id    : 1
siblings    : 4
core id        : 1
cpu cores    : 4
apicid        : 5
initial apicid    : 5
fpu        : yes
fpu_exception    : yes
cpuid level    : 5
wp        : yes
flags        : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt lm 3dnowext 3dnow rep_good nopl extd_apicid pni cx16 popcnt hypervisor lahf_lm cmp_legacy cr8_legacy abm sse4a misalignsse 3dnowprefetch osvw
bogomips    : 4268.20
TLB size    : 1024 4K pages
clflush size    : 64
cache_alignment    : 64
address sizes    : 42 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management:

processor    : 6
vendor_id    : AuthenticAMD
cpu family    : 16
model        : 8
model name    : AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 4171 HE
stepping    : 1
microcode    : 0xffffffff
cpu MHz        : 2094.729
cache size    : 512 KB
physical id    : 1
siblings    : 4
core id        : 2
cpu cores    : 4
apicid        : 6
initial apicid    : 6
fpu        : yes
fpu_exception    : yes
cpuid level    : 5
wp        : yes
flags        : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt lm 3dnowext 3dnow rep_good nopl extd_apicid pni cx16 popcnt hypervisor lahf_lm cmp_legacy cr8_legacy abm sse4a misalignsse 3dnowprefetch osvw
bogomips    : 4336.40
TLB size    : 1024 4K pages
clflush size    : 64
cache_alignment    : 64
address sizes    : 42 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management:

processor    : 7
vendor_id    : AuthenticAMD
cpu family    : 16
model        : 8
model name    : AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 4171 HE
stepping    : 1
microcode    : 0xffffffff
cpu MHz        : 2094.729
cache size    : 512 KB
physical id    : 1
siblings    : 4
core id        : 3
cpu cores    : 4
apicid        : 7
initial apicid    : 7
fpu        : yes
fpu_exception    : yes
cpuid level    : 5
wp        : yes
flags        : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt lm 3dnowext 3dnow rep_good nopl extd_apicid pni cx16 popcnt hypervisor lahf_lm cmp_legacy cr8_legacy abm sse4a misalignsse 3dnowprefetch osvw
bogomips    : 4205.00
TLB size    : 1024 4K pages
clflush size    : 64
cache_alignment    : 64
address sizes    : 42 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management:



azureuser@watchsport:~$ cat /proc/meminfo
MemTotal:       14360284 kB
MemFree:        13875916 kB
MemAvailable:   13928392 kB
Buffers:           13560 kB
Cached:           250988 kB
SwapCached:            0 kB
Active:           205584 kB
Inactive:          97168 kB
Active(anon):      38284 kB
Inactive(anon):      252 kB
Active(file):     167300 kB
Inactive(file):    96916 kB
Unevictable:           0 kB
Mlocked:               0 kB
SwapTotal:             0 kB
SwapFree:              0 kB
Dirty:                 0 kB
Writeback:             0 kB
AnonPages:         38244 kB
Mapped:            18260 kB
Shmem:               324 kB
Slab:              49460 kB
SReclaimable:      27000 kB
SUnreclaim:        22460 kB
KernelStack:        5856 kB
PageTables:         2388 kB
NFS_Unstable:          0 kB
Bounce:                0 kB
WritebackTmp:          0 kB
CommitLimit:     7180140 kB
Committed_AS:     149832 kB
VmallocTotal:   34359738367 kB
VmallocUsed:       62016 kB
VmallocChunk:   34352220732 kB
HardwareCorrupted:     0 kB
AnonHugePages:     10240 kB
HugePages_Total:       0
HugePages_Free:        0
HugePages_Rsvd:        0
HugePages_Surp:        0
Hugepagesize:       2048 kB
DirectMap4k:       69568 kB
DirectMap2M:    14610432 kB
azureuser@watchsport:~$ df -H
Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1        31G  1.2G   29G   4% /
none            4.1k     0  4.1k   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
udev            7.4G  4.1k  7.4G   1% /dev
tmpfs           1.5G  324k  1.5G   1% /run
none            5.3M     0  5.3M   0% /run/lock
none            7.4G     0  7.4G   0% /run/shm
none            105M     0  105M   0% /run/user
none             66k     0   66k   0% /etc/network/interfaces.dynamic.d
/dev/sdb1       640G   73M  607G   1% /mnt
azureuser@watchsport:~$ sudo smartctl --all /dev/sda1
smartctl 6.2 2013-07-26 r3841 [x86_64-linux-3.16.0-23-generic] (local build)
Copyright (C) 2002-13, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke, www.smartmontools.org

=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
Vendor:               Msft
Product:              Virtual Disk
Revision:             1.0
User Capacity:        31,457,280,000 bytes [31.4 GB]
Logical block size:   512 bytes
LU is thin provisioned, LBPRZ=0
>> Terminate command early due to bad response to IEC mode page
A mandatory SMART command failed: exiting. To continue, add one or more '-T permissive' options.
azureuser@watchsport:~$ sudo inxi -b
System:    Host: watchsport Kernel: 3.16.0-23-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Console: tty 0 Distro: Ubuntu 14.10 utopic
Machine:   Mobo: Microsoft model: Virtual Machine v: 7.0 serial: 0000-0009-2445-6508-5965-4591-19
           Bios: American Megatrends v: 090006 date: 05/23/2012
CPU(s):    2 Quad core AMD Opteron 4171 HEs (-HT-MCP-SMP-) clocked at 2094 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Microsoft Hyper-V virtual VGA
           Display Server: N/A driver: N/A tty size: 134x20 Advanced Data: N/A for root out of X
Network:   Card: Failed to Detect Network Card!
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 681.1GB (0.2% used)
Info:      Processes: 290 Uptime: 15 min Memory: 234.6/14023.7MB Init: Upstart runlevel: 2
           Client: Shell (sudo) inxi: 2.1.28

Тест линейной скорости записи на диск:

azureuser@watchsport:~$ dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
16384+0 records in
16384+0 records out
1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 47.2208 s, 22.7 MB/s

Стоимость такой вм в месяц чуть выше 9 тысяч рублей (!!!) и это не считая платы за трафик.
Вот такие дела.

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