'The other service is the cloud performance analyser,' he said. This was important because 'the speed of light makes a big difference in hosting.'
He said that the cloud performance analyser made clear the value (or not) of different content delivery networks using local caches in terms of the performance that end users could expect. Mr Katanasho added that Telstra and Cisco were currently rolling out a content delivery network for Australia - as Cisco is a partner with Compuware in the CloudSleuth initiative it seems likely that network would opt in for its performance monitoring in the future.
Cloud service users can register with CloudSleuth for six months of free benchmarking reports according to Mr Katanasho.
These should ultimately help users determine how well their cloud providers were meeting their service level agreements he said. 'Initially cloud providers weren't offering SLAs. Now they are mainly offering infrastructure SLAs.
'But users are more interested in application delivery,' he said. That can be tracked by CloudSleuth he said.
Compuware has itself underwritten the cost of developing the service initially as part of an awareness building exercise. While Mr Katanasho was a little opaque about how the service would ultimately be monetised, it seems that additional, more granular information and services would be provided to both cloud providers and cloud users for a fee in the future.