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Meet ProfitBricks, Cloud Computing's Price/Performance Leader

We’re Revolutionizing Cloud Computing IaaS - making it faster, easier, and a better value

Cloud Computing is transforming technology and data center infrastructure and promises to help your organization innovate faster than ever before.

That’s the promise, and quite frankly, the existing solutions out there don’t deliver. Cloud Computing 1.0 has not delivered on the promise of the Cloud…so we developed Cloud Computing 2.0

The Path To Building A Strong Foundation For Cloud Computing 2.0

ProfitBricks - The future of Cloud computing

The ProfitBricks Story

Four years ago our founders reviewed the offerings and technology Cloud Computing IaaS providers and knew that building a second generation Cloud Computing platform would solve the problems of Cloud 1.0: Performance, Flexibility, Usability and High Costs. They’ve done this before. Achim Weiss (CEO, Co-Founder) and Andreas Gauger (CMO, Co-Founder) founded 1&1 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.

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Now, they are doing it again – by hiring a great team and innovating on every level of the Cloud Computing stack.

The result after four years of tireless work: the launch of the next generation of Cloud Computing IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) and they called it ProfitBricks. (ProfitBricks denotes what we do – help companies gain more profit by giving them the best foundation (IaaS) to build and run on. Need some help with your cloud transformation? Our support is world class and our DevOps Central community is growing.

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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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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.

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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.

Andreas Gauger

Andreas Gauger

CMO/Co-Founder

Andreas Gauger started his software company immediately after graduating from high school. Additionally, he co-founded the first German web hosting company in 1995.

He is a specialist in product marketing, company mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and was responsible for the entire 1&1 web hosting product line up to 2008.

Andreas Gauger was responsible for the internationalization of the 1&1 web hosting brand and turned 1&1 into the world’s largest web hosting provider.

As the spokesman for the Board of 1&1 from 2000 to 2008, he was also responsible for the start of 1&1 DSL, Maxdome Video on Demand, and the mobile 1&1 Internet products.

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Axel Herr

Axel Herr

COO - US

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.

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Press and Information Center

Cloud Computing 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 transition to the Cloud. 

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

  • White Papers: ex. Cloud Pricing, Cloud Performance Benchmarks overview and more
  • Case Studies: ex.  ISVs, MSPs, Mobile applications and more
  • Videos: ex. ProfitBricks Data Center Designer overview and more
  • Events: Meet ProfitBricks in person, check out our events calendar
  • Infographics: We've shared some cool infographics on the state of the Cloud can more
  • Press Releases: Read the latest news from ProfitBricks
  • More!  Be sure to explore the world of resources we have available for you to take your knowledge of cloud computing to the next level 

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 the on-demand infrastructure ecosystem and after careful analysis 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.

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ProfitBricks Tech Partners

Switch is the developer of the renowned SUPERNAPS, the largest, best-designed technology ecosystems in the world. SUPERNAPS provide unrivaled co-location, connectivity, cloud and content ecosystems. They represent innovation, security and reliability for more than 600 global clients, from passionate startups to Fortune 100 powerhouses. Switch can be found on the web at: http://www.switchlv.com


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: adapters, switches, software and silicon that 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, visit www.mellanox.com

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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 (www.juniper.net) or connect with Juniper on Twitter and Facebook.

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Company Locations

ProfitBricks, Inc.
15900 La Cantera Pkwy Ste. 19210
San Antonio, TX  78256


ProfitBricks, Inc.
15 Tudor Street
Cambridge, MA  02139

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