Cloud Spectator was commissioned by Expedient to gauge the performance of virtual machines (VMs) on several public cloud providers. Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure were included in this study for comparison. Both performance and price-performance were examined to evaluate the value of each provider’s VM. The purpose of the study was to understand the disparity of performance and value (defined as price-performance) between cloud providers for similarly sized VMs. The primary components of virtual servers, vCPU, memory, disk and internal network, were evaluated for each of the provider’s VMs.