ProfitBricks News & Press Releases

July 2016

ProfitBricks, the leading provider of painless cloud infrastructure, today announced it has strengthened its Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform by adding ultra-high speed solid-state drive (SSD) and Intel® Xeon® Processor for provisioning in all data centers. With the addition of Intel Xeon technology in all virtual servers, ProfitBricks has also created an exclusive "Core Technology Choice" capability, which allows partners to choose between AMD Opteron processors and Intel processors within the same virtual data center.

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February 2016

December 2015

As Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and Value Added Resellers (VARs) move their customers to the cloud, they’re finding higher profit margins for servers, storage and networks and launching a variety of services which had been beyond their abilities before the cloud. ProfitBricks, the leading provider of painless cloud infrastructure, announced today the results of a survey the company conducted at IT Nation in November 2015, which predicted that high availability, disaster recovery and recurring revenue will be the top opportunities for MSPs in 2016.

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November 2015

As the largest conference for technology solution providers, IT Nation will also serve as the launch pad for ProfitBricks’ beta program for ConnectWise integration, which is available for MSP partners with virtual infrastructure in the cloud. The ConnectWise integration allows MSPs to automate their billing processes, by bringing usage information from the ProfitBricks API into their hosted ConnectWise solution.

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Cloud Pharmaceuticals is committed to improving health and well-being through the computational design and rapid development of new medicines. Our Quantum Molecular Design process designs drug candidates that are qualified for development from the outset, enabling faster progress at lower cost and a higher success rate. The company partners at all stages of drug development – from discovery through the clinic – and is building an extensive product pipeline that spans a wide range of indications.

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October 2015

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June 2015

SAN ANTONIO, TX--(Marketwired - Jun 22, 2015) - ProfitBricks, the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider that enables users to painlessly move any workloads to the cloud, is now a Bronze Sponsor of DockerCon 2015. ProfitBricks' sponsorship of the event, poised to be the largest Docker event ever, follows the company's launch of an early access preview for its own Docker Hosting platform earlier this month.

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ProfitBricks, the provider of painless cloud infrastructure IaaS, announced an early preview of its new Docker hosting platform. The ProfitBricks Docker platform enables its customers to build fully-portable applications within the ProfitBricks cloud. Unlike other Docker platforms, ProfitBricks’ Docker provides developers and system administrators with a platform with dedicated resources that autoscales the Docker hosts. Early access customers will be able to utilize up to 2,500 CPU core hours as part of ProfitBricks’ early access Docker preview.

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April 2015

ProfitBricks, the provider of painless cloud infrastructure IaaS, today released its SDK for Ruby, written against the company’s new RESTful API. The new SDK joins ProfitBricks’ previously announced support for the popular multi-cloud open-source Fog project. This new Ruby SDK, which exposes advanced functionality to take advantage of ProfitBricks’ simplicity and productivity, aligns with ProfitBricks’ mission to provide a painless way to automate infrastructure in the cloud.

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ProfitBricks, the provider of painless cloud infrastructure for IaaS, today announced the release of a Node.js SDK written against its recently launched REST API. This new JavaScript based library provides coverage for all existing ProfitBricks REST API functions. With additional libraries set to release this month, ProfitBricks continues to prove its dedication to the DevOps community and commitment to making cloud migrations and cloud management painless.

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ProfitBricks, the provider of painless cloud infrastructure IaaS, announced today the launch of its new DevOps Central and REST API, along with support for three multi-cloud libraries and a Python SDK. This, combined with its already existing SOAP API and its new RESTful API, moves ProfitBricks into a position to better serve the DevOps community and provide the ability to automate cloud infrastructure in a multi-cloud world.

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March 2015

ProfitBricks, the provider of painless cloud infrastructure, today announced the cloud industry’s first price/performance guarantee. In its bid to remain the price/performance leader in the cloud, ProfitBricks guarantees that any workload deployed on its IaaS cloud will cost less than the same workload running at the same performance level on the IaaS platforms of Amazon, Google or Microsoft. 

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February 2015

The 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors honor is presented to companies based on their approach to creating innovative products, services or partner programs that have helped channel partners transform into true solution providers, ultimately helping customers take advantage of the ease of use, flexibility, scalability and savings that cloud computing offers.

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November 2014

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September 2014

ProfitBricks, the price/performance leader in Cloud Computing IaaS, today announces the appointment of technology professional Axel Herr to ProfitBricks, Inc.’s Board of Directors, and as its COO.  Herr has more than 30 years’ experience leading IT companies, gaming and consumer electronics companies, and software development teams for both startups and global 100 companies. Herr lead the effort to expand into the ProfitBricks San Antonio, TX location as it continues to experience customer growth from a greater diversity of Cloud use cases and a more diverse set of operational needs. 

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August 2014

May 2014

April 2014

ProfitBricks, the price/performance leader in Cloud Computing IaaS, is now helping big data systems integrators like Altoros bring the power of the cloud to the high demand of its customers. Thanks to second generation technologies like software-defined networking (SDN) and InfiniBand that are at the heart of the ProfitBricks cloud, Altoros customers can easily deploy Hadoop clusters for both temporary projects and continuous big data analysis programs.

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February 2014

For decades, on-premises installations meant application developers and systems administrators had access to this pre-boot sequence, whether it was for easing asset management, helping to recover from failure, or fine tuning systems for performance. The move to the cloud meant losing access to this important level of control, as cloud providers only offer administrative credentials to a server only once the operating system has loaded.

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September 2013

Since its launch one year ago, ProfitBricks, the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) company that completely  reengineered the delivery of cloud computing, has consistently received industry recognition for its cloud computing 2.0 solutions and price/performance leadership. Building further on this momentum, today ProfitBricks announced that it was named one of CRN Magazine’s Emerging Technology Vendors, as well as to CIO Review’s list of 20 Most Promising Cloud Companies.

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August 2013

ProfitBricks recently shook up the cloud computing world when it slashed its cloud computing pricing by 50 percent, even as it showed performance levels twice that of the major competitors. In all, Talkin' Cloud's Top 100 CSPs generated more than $15.7 billion in combined cloud services revenues in 2012, up nearly 37 percent, according to the report, which is available now by visiting http://www.talkincloud.com/tc100.

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July 2013

June 2013

Tomorrowish is the first Social Media DVR™, allowing viewers of popular TV shows to read and send tweets in a real-time synchronized feed while viewing previously aired episodes. Tomorrowish was initially built on Amazon’s EC2 Cloud, but early in the development process Tomorrowish Founder and President Mick Darling reached out to President of Enfold I.T.Dan Afonso for technical guidance in exploring AWS alternatives.

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May 2013

SchoolBrains, a global provider of sophisticated data management, analytical and assessment solutions for PreK-12 school districts, implemented ProfitBricks’ IaaS solution across multiple school districts. In doing so, SchoolBrains demonstrated how cloud computing 2.0 infrastructure can help SaaS companies operate more effectively and efficiently while enhancing application performance.

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ProfitBricks’ own network stack can dynamically assign the address to any VM in the network and provides the industry’s first implementation of high availability functionality – the same as can be configured in on-premise data centers. ProfitBricks’ dynamic routing provides maximum reliability of the virtual infrastructure, which is different from standard networks where the IPv4 address is assigned to a specific virtual machine.

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April 2013

By offering variable instance sizes, which now tip the scales at 62 cores and 240GB of RAM, ProfitBricks continues to define Cloud Computing 2.0. ProfitBricks customers can now run massive computational processes at a lower cost while taking advantage of better speed and performance. It also enables users of databases and big data software to scale their virtual servers vertically rather than horizontally.

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March 2013

The investment comes as ProfitBricks accelerates the pace of change in cloud computing. In 2012 the company established its U.S. headquarters in Cambridge, Mass. and launched its cloud 2.0 offering, including live vertical scaling and the industry's first Data Center Design tool. ProfitBricks used InfiniBand based network technology to bring high performance computing capabilities to the cloud and offer a better price-performance ratio than the major cloud computing providers. ProfitBricks also introduced the first true minute-based billing to the cloud.

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January 2013

December 2012

“ProfitBricks’ Foundation program is perfect for our startup – it’s more scalable, more flexible and the easiest to setup and maintain,” said USpin Founder Ethan Bagley, Boston Startup Weekend organizer and ProfitBricks customer. “The Data Center Designer allows our team to focus on our product and not on learning and implementing a string of acronyms and complex setup configurations.”

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October 2012

“Our network use spikes with payment cycles and during parts of the month when we are more research intensive,” said Richard Calmas, CEO, Neighborhood Pay Services. “The ability to scale processing power up and down with demand helps us build our data center around our business model, not around the technical limits of old servers, traditional data centers and month-to-month pricing policies. The added performance and reliability we receive are an unexpected bonus. We can now do more processing for less money, faster than we did with legacy cloud providers.”

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September 2012

MassChallenge companies have raised more than $260 million in funding and created 2,150 jobs in the last three years. ProfitBricks, in partnership with MassChallenge, will enable each company to receive new, second generation cloud services including virtual servers with almost double the performance of existing cloud providers, flexible minute-by-minute pricing that facilitates real-time scaling of compute resources, and dramatically more simple cloud deployment and management through a completely new Graphical User Interface, known as the Data Center Designer.

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“We deconstructed cloud infrastructure down to its most basic elements and discovered there was a far better way to deliver the service,” said ProfitBricks’ Chief Executive Officer, Achim Weiss. “We ended up reinventing the architecture, which allows us to offer substantially better performance and a new level of flexibility in cloud infrastructure. Our platform allows ProfitBricks to offer unprecedented services at prices others cannot touch because of legacy design and built-in costs.”

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August 2012

July 2012

“Mellanox’s InfiniBand interconnect solutions offer unprecedented performance that enables us to achieve transmission speeds 8X faster than current Ethernet standards permit,” said Achim Weiss company founder and CEO of ProfitBricks. “The collaboration between Mellanox and ProfitBricks has resulted in a high-performance Cloud IaaS solution platform at a low cost on which service providers can utilize for large-scale virtualization initiatives and cloud deployments.”

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“Cloud IaaS architectures are broken on many levels so our team set out to architect a new technology infrastructure that delivers on the full promise of cloud computing,” said ProfitBricks’ Chief Executive Officer, Achim Weiss. “Data Centers hosted in the cloud should be simple to design and build. They should scale on demand, be as flexible as on-premise infrastructure and they should be less expensive. The cloud should have more sophisticated metering and billing structures that support agile businesses with computing needs that expand at the speed of market demand. We decided it was time to break free of legacy cloud systems and start new. Now is the time to build the future of cloud architecture.”

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May 2012

ProfitBricks‘ IaaS solution has taken two years to develop. “During this time, we have been working at full capacity on a system that will set new standards in the field of hosting. We have reached this goal“, explains company founder and ProfitBricks CEO Achim Weiss, whose name has stood for creative ideas and solutions for many years. Under his management, for example, the hosting infrastructure of Schlund+Partner, which became 1&1, the video on-demand platform from Maxdome and the mailing systems for GMX and web.de were created. “However, one of my most exciting projects has been the implementation of the ProfitBricks technology“, says Weiss.

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ProfitBricks was founded by former 1&1 Management Board members Andreas Gauger and Achim Weiss, two "hosting veterans" with over 15 years' experience in the telecommunications and webhosting sector. The company's objective is to develop innovative, powerful cloud applications and complex cloud-server infrastructures and thus high-performance, so-called infrastructure-as-a-service solutions (IaaS). The target group comprises developers and internet providers who will be able to create and operate their own products and applications for customers based on the ProfitBricks solutions. The products of ProfitBricks are currently being developed and designed from scratch by a top developer team led by former 1&1 CTO Achim Weiss and are expected to be ready in spring 2011.

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The new hosting company ProfitBricks is starting up in Berlin. Their offer - "Infrastructure-as-a-Service" (IaaS) - is based on innovative ideas and technologies. Interested parties can currently apply to become beta testers, and will receive a starting credit of €500 for their participation, which they can use later in productive operation. The ProfitBricks founders and managing directors are two veterans from the hosting sector, Achim Weiss and Andreas Gauger. Both members of the dual-headed management team are ex-Board members of 1&1 Internet AG.

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ProfitBricks APIs, Libraries and SDKs

With ProfitBricks, developers can choose between both a SOAP API and a REST API. Using these APIs, cloud computing developers and operations professionals can automate their multi-cloud IaaS processes by utilizing such popular current libraries as jclouds, Libcloud, Fog, and Python SDKs - which are all supported libraries at ProfitBricks.

These APIs assist you in leveraging the rich features and options offered by ProfitBricks.  Even the ProfitBricks Data Center Designer, our integrated graphic user interface was built with the API.

Access the ProfitBricks APIs

ProfitBricks Cloud API Page: https://devops.profitbricks.com/api/

Access the ProfitBricks SOAP API: https://devops.profitbricks.com/api/soap/

Please note: A REST API is now available!

Access the ProfitBricks REST API: https://devops.profitbricks.com/api/rest/

Access ProfitBricks Support for Popular Cloud Libraries

ProfitBricks offers support for three multi-cloud libraries at this time: jclouds, Libcloud, Fog - these popular open-source libraries enable developers and operations pros to automate their cloud infrastructure across multiple clouds or migrate applications and workloads from one cloud to another.

Access ProfitBricks Support for Popular Languages with these SDKs

ProfitBricks offers a PythonSDK that abstracts and provides complete coverage for all current API functions; the library is very specific to ProfitBricks and exposes advanced functionality you may not find in a cloud-agnostic library.

Other SDKs coming soon.


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