Who’s got the best cloud latency?

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For some applications, the public cloud is only as good as the slowest connection to it.

Latency of cloud providers — the amount of time it takes for a cloud-based service to respond to a user’s request — is one of many critical factors that customers consider when choosing a cloud provider and monitoring their workloads. So which cloud provider has the best latency?

The real answer is it depends. Myriad factors influence latency: Where the user connects to the cloud from; which cloud data center the user connects to; which network provider is used; the route of the network traffic, among others.

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