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Meet ProfitBricks, the Leader in Price and Performance

ProfitBricks is revolutionizing cloud IaaS, making it faster, easier, and a better value for you and your customers.

Cloud is transforming technology and data center infrastructure and promises to help your company enable your customers to innovate faster than ever before. That’s our promise to you.

ProfitBricks History

Seven years ago our founders reviewed the offerings and technology cloud IaaS providers in the market. Based on their assessment, they knew that building a second generation cloud platform would solve the problems of performance, flexibility, usability, and high costs.


Our leaders have a track record for success.

Prior to founding ProfitBricks, Achim Weiss, the company's CEO and Founder, created an Internet web hosting business and managed it for 12 years, building it into a $3B public company with 10 million customers and 70,000 servers.  At ProfitBricks, they have hired a great team and built an innovative product to help you transition your customers to the cloud through IaaS.

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The Switchnap Data Center

ProfitBricks Data Centers

State-of-the-Art and Environmentally Responsible

The ProfitBricks team has extensive experience in the data center space with responsibility for over 37 data centers and 70,000 servers.

Understanding that the foundation of our business is superior data center design leveraging the hardware and networks provisioned in them, we pride ourselves in selecting and designing only the best data centers for our customers. ProfitBricks operates data centers in the US and EU.

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Click here to learn more about our EMEA Data Centers

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Meet the Team

The ProfitBricks USA Management Team

Although ProfitBricks is a young cloud company, the faces behind it are by no means unknown.

Our team has extensive experience in the service delivery, telecommunications and web hosting sectors, and are veterans, having gained management experience at numerous well-known leading technology companies.

Let's meet the team


Managing Directors

Achim Weiss

Achim Weiss

CEO and CTO/Co-Founder

In 1995, Achim Weiss broke off his studies to co-found the web hosting company "Schlund+Partner," which later became the 1&1 web hosting product line. From 1995 to 2008, he was the responsible technical director for several important projects:

  • the largest web hosting platform in the world
  • the second largest DSL platform
  • a video on-demand delivery network
  • the largest eMail backend in Europe
  • a universal billing system

Achim Weiss is one of the world's top experts on developing massive scaling Internet infrastructures.

Management Team

Axel Herr

Axel Herr


Axel Herr joins ProfitBricks following a 30 years career in the IT, Consumer Electronics, Software Development and Publishing sectors. Axel started as software developer before joining the astute consulting firm Roland Berger&Partner. He then worked for the US Tape Backup specialist Maynard Electronics, for the PC multiple ESCOM during its stellar rise, before joining Dell as its German Sales Director in its infant days.Venturing into the rapidly growing computer games industry, Axel joined SEGA Germany as Sales Director before joining the Japanese entertainment giant Konami as Executive VP Europe/Oceania. Taking the helm of Nintendo of Europe as Managing Director, Axel had a key role in orchestrating the Pokémon craze and Game Boy hype before moving to US software maker THQ Inc. and successfully turned around their troubled European business as Managing Director. Axel then moved into the amusement machine business as CEO of Bally Wulff on an assignment by a Private Equity firm, leading it to a successful exit. Moving back to the games industry as Senior VP Global Publishing of the acclaimed British software maker Codemasters, Axel joined the advisory board of Avenso AG, a global leader in contemporary photo art retail. In leaving Codemasters and stepping down from Avenso AG's advisory board, Axel joined its executive team as Chief Sales Officer. Before joining ProfitBricks, Axel worked as independent consultant and established a variety of businesses in Europe and the Mideast for companies like GAEMS Inc. of Seattle and Telefield Ltd Hong Kong amongst a variety of other projects.

Axel holds a degree in Business Economics from the University of Applied Sciences in Giessen, Germany. During his career Axel worked in German, British, American, Japanese and Chinese business environments and offers a wealth of expertise in business management within rapidly growing environments.


Press and Information Center

Cloud is a hot topic today and ProfitBricks has numerous white papers, case studies, videos, and more that can help you and your team pick the right solution for workloads and the business transition to the cloud.

Explore all of the ProfitBricks resources in our Press and Info Center, including:

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Strategic Technology Partners

ProfitBricks has built a platform that is designed to meet the needs you have now and in the future.

Our founders and architects have a deep understanding of the on-demand infrastructure ecosystem. After careful analysis, we selected products and services from the companies below.  Meet our Technology Partners! Cutting edge networking gear, state-of-the-art co-location, and more.  A healthy technology partner ecosystem is essential to any IaaS and cloud provider.  Click the More button below to reveal some of our strategic technology partners.


ProfitBricks Tech Partners

Switch is the developer of the renowned SUPERNAPS, the largest and best technology ecosystem in the world. SUPERNAPS provides unrivaled co-location, connectivity, cloud, and content ecosystems. The company represents innovation, security, and reliability for more than 600 global clients, ranging from passionate startups to Fortune 100 powerhouses. To learn more about Switch, please visit

Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage. Mellanox interconnect solutions increase data center efficiency by providing the highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data faster to applications and unlocking system performance capability. Mellanox offers a choice of fast interconnect products like: adapters, switches, software, and silicon. These products  accelerate application runtime and maximize business results for a wide range of markets including high performance computing, enterprise data centers, Web 2.0, cloud, storage, and financial services. For more information, please visit:



Juniper Networks is in the business of network innovation. From devices to data centers, from consumers to cloud providers, Juniper Networks delivers the software, silicon and systems that transform the experience and economics of cloud networking. Additional information can be found at Juniper Networks ( or connect with Juniper on Twitter and Facebook.


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