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ProfitBricks Launches Foundation Program for Startups

Qualifying startups receive generous discounts for next-generation cloud computing services

 ProfitBricks, the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) company that completely re-engineered the delivery of cloud computing, today announced the launch of the ProfitBricks Foundation Program for startups. To demonstrate support for the startup community, ProfitBricks is offering qualifying startups virtual data centersfeaturing the industry’s first user-defined network configurations at a dramatically reduced cost for one year. The program rolled out today to qualifying New England startups and will be offered nationally in early 2013

Cambridge, 12/12/2012 – “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.”

Companies with revenue of less than $1 million per year will be eligible to receive the use of a cloud server from ProfitBricks for one year without cost. They will also receive 20 percent off of their IaaS services from ProfitBricks for one year. ProfitBricks’ clear, simple pricing model enables startups to break free from typical cloud computing pricing models that are astonishingly confusing and complex.

“Every startup deserves a cloud infrastructure that offers the speed and flexibility they need to stay competitive,” said ProfitBricks USA CEO Bob Rizika. “Our goal is to offer ProfitBricks’ virtual data center technology to startups who value access to cost-effective, next-generation cloud computing services. Our Data Center Designer and APIs enable startups to get up and running faster and spend less time on DevOps.”

ProfitBricks – More Speed, Less Money and Easier To Setup and Maintain

Undergoing rapid growth since launching in September 2012, ProfitBricks offers some of the industry’s highest performing cloud computing IaaS services known for exceptionally easy setup and maintenance.

With dedicated cores, faster network and storage, and bigger, customizable instances, ProfitBricks consistently ranks as the top price-performance leader in the cloud computing space. ProfitBricks is 20 to 60 percent less expensive than the market leaders and offers free software defined networks, firewalls, double redundant storage and 24 hours a day, seven days a week of system administrator engineer-level personal support.

ProfitBricks is the world’s first cloud computing service that includes an easy-to-use graphical user interface – making the setup and maintenance of cloud environments simple

ProfitBricks

ProfitBricks, Cloud Computing Accelerated - is a global cloud infrastructure provider that offers the fastest and most flexible cloud computing services on the market today. ProfitBricks was founded in 2010 by Achim Weiss and Andreas Gauger, previous co-founders of 1&1, which is a majority part of United Internet AG (UDIRF, $3.9B Mkt Cap). With funding from the founders and United Internet, ProfitBricks has built the world’s first true virtual data center technology enabling flexible user defined instances with live vertical scaling capability, class-leading double redundant cloud storage – all with simple and transparent minute-based billing. Customers can deploy existing and new applications on the ProfitBricks public cloud, or design and build their own private cloud network – all without capital or the limitations, risk and overhead of traditional co-location and dedicated hosting solutions. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany and Boston, MA, ProfitBricks is comprised of over 100 team members from 17 countries. For more information, visit http://www.profitbricks.com/us/en/

ProfitBricks USA
William Toll
VP, Marketing
15 Tudor Street
02139 Cambridge
201.220.5501
William.Toll@profitbricks.com

Fresh Ground, Inc.
Chuck Tanowitz or Ruth Bazinet
617.874.4500
ProfitBricks@itsfreshground.com

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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.

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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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