Cloud Computing and its transformative affects on a company’s Information Technology processes, budgets, software and hardware deployments is one of the biggest stories of 2015. In fact, it’s estimated that Europe’s total cloud expenditures will be upwards of €600 billion by 2020. The pressure to be more agile and leverage technology to drive new initiatives while taking advantage of the inherent benefits of cloud computing (rapid IT deployments, OPEX vs. CAPEX spending, automation) is increasing.
Over at Datacenter Knowledge, Jason Verge writes that ProfitBricks“second generation of cloud infrastructure” seeks to differentiate itself with the ability to provide both vertical and horizontal scale, flexibility in the network, and build-your-own virtual datacenters.
ProfitBricks uses a new cloud infrastructure pricing model that targets Amazon, Rackspace and other cloud infrastructure-as-a-service providers by giving users access to cheaper and more flexible cloud services with a pay-per-minute service plan.
ProfitBricks is nothing if not ambitious: It plans to take on Amazon(s amzn) in massively scalable cloud infrastructure. That’s no mean feat, but Bob Rizika, CEO of ProfitBricks USA, says the company — which launches cloud services in the U.S. this week — is attacking it from a position of strength.
Sharp price reductions in ProfitBrick’s cloud services have raised concerns from giant distributors such as Amazon. Industry analyst Michael Facemire sees the move as of high significance. He says that developers’ community is now much more inclined to ‘follow known working patterns’ rather than endorse brands.
Is Amazon Web Services raking in profit, although it's been proclaiming it has low margins? A smaller Infrastructure-as-a-Service company is cutting its prices in half, and claims that the prices for Amazon and other cloud giants are not rock bottom.
ProfitBricks, the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) company that completely reengineered the delivery of cloud computing, today announced that it will cut its prices in half, making it the price/performance leader among IaaS vendors. With this price drop ProfitBricks' instance prices are now roughly 50 percent lower than the other major cloud computing providers
When you enjoy a first-mover advantage in a new market as Amazon has for the last 7 years in the public cloud, you get to dictate the terms of the initial conversation (Think Henry Ford “You can have any color so long as it’s black”).
In a recent meeting with William Toll and Pete Johnson of ProfitBricks, the pair were ecstatic to explain how their company has developed public cloud 2.0 – in other words this is not your father’s cloud. Now you might be thinking cloud is cloud is cloud – especially when it comes to the public variety but the company thinks differently and they make a compelling case as to why their solution is far better.
ProfitBricks, the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) company that completely reengineered the delivery of cloud computing, today released a case study detailing how its cloud computing 2.0 solution can help SaaS companies achieve their business goals.
The rise of Infrastructure as a Service got the world used to on demand, utility services that correlate perfectly with an organization’s particular demand profile Indeed one of the key value propositions that all cloud infrastructure vendors articulate is that, whereas in the fast infrastructure needed to be purchased in distinct blocks that didn’t relate to gradual demand increases, with IaaS an organization can achieve that beautiful thing, a demand line that correlates exactly to a usage profile.
Cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider ProfitBricks has been making a lot of noise recently in the partner channel, and a recent $19.5 million investment from its founders and European Internet services provider United Internet AG (UTDI.DE) may be the result of the company's progress.
Infrastructure as a service provider ProfitBricks announced on Wednesday that it has expanded its Channel Partner Program with the launch of its Reseller Program at the Channel Partners Conference and Expo in Las Vegas.
Amazon Web Services, seen by many as the market-leading infrastructure cloud computing provider, has a pretty full shelf of virtual machine (VM) image sizes for customers to spin up in its cloud -- 17 separate instance VM sizes are listed on the company's website, in fact.
There are generally two things that solution providers find particularly frustrating about cloud computing. The first is the lack of margins in a class of services that have already become a commodity.
Amid all the year-end stories and commentary highlighting the way the cloud is changing enterprise data environments, one key factor has been overlooked: The cloud itself is evolving, further complicating the long-held relationships between users, the enterprise and data itself.
Over at inside-Cloud, ProfitBricks USA CEO Bob Rizika writes that the world has changed since the first generation of Clouds and that high performance computing today can be a viable Infrastructure as a Service.
One thing that few people argue about in the move to the cloud is the accepted view that the best way to achieve scale is by throwing together lots of lightweight commodity machines with relatively low specifications, and stringing them together to achieve scale.
ProfitBricks is taking on Amazon, Rackspace and other major cloud infrastructure-as-a-service providers with a new data center architecture it says lets users access cheaper and more flexible cloud services with a pay-per-minute plan and the ability to change workloads on the fly.
ProfitBricks, a startup based in Cambridge and Germany, says it's looking to commence the second generation of cloud hosting — with a new service to challenge the dominance of Amazon Web Services and Rackspace.