Cloudy Metrics

Cloudy Metrics is an ongoing effort to provide accessible information about the cloud. In our research we've identified a need to acquire cloud meta-data programmatically.

Instance Search

Our instance search allows you to search all known instances using a [field][operator][value] shorthand. The results returned are updated client-side.

Instance Browser

Our interactive cloud instance browser allows you to browse hundreds of available cloud instances based on the parameters you specify. You can fine-tune parameters to narrow your options down to the instance you need.


Our information is available via RESTful services; see the documentation: http://api.cloudymetrics.com/api.

Read More

This service, its motivation, and its implementation is described in a conference paper. Cloudy Metrics is one of five finalists at SERVICES Cup 2012. Read the paper here, or find it in the IEEE digital library.

M. Smit, P. Pawluk, B. Simmons, and M. Litoiu, “A web service for cloud metadata,” in IEEE Congress on Services, (Hawaii, CA, USA), pp. 361–368, IEEE Computer Society, 2012.


We encourage community submissions to improve our information. We provide tool support for submitting metrics, or you can use a RESTful API.

License & Warranty

This service is provided at no charge and without warranty or conditions of any kind, express or implied.

Creative Commons License
This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

Copyright 2012 Smit, Pawluk, Simmons, Litoiu.