The AWS Benchmarking team is based both in Cape Town and Seattle. It is focused on measuring the performance, cost, and usability of AWS with the overarching goal of improving the customer experience. To this end, the team gathers a large variety of data through sophisticated, automated benchmarking stacks, which it builds on top of a wide range of AWS services. As it compares AWS to other service providers, the team has a unique understanding of the cloud computing space. The data it produces drives product improvements and guides critical business decisions.