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Cloud IaaS Pricing Cut; New Price Performance Leader Emerges

ProfitBricks’ Pricing and Performance Offers a Major Step Toward Broader Public Cloud Enterprise Adoption

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.

Boston, 07/31/2013 – The new pricing model, outlined in detail on ProfitBricks' website and also detailed in a white paper titled "The Secret World of IaaS Pricing: How to compare apples and oranges among cloud providers," sets cloud pricing on the path for full adoption by the enterprise.

In addition, ProfitBricks has made a benchmark study available from Cloud Spectator showing that the ProfitBricks' cloud runs at speeds twice that of Amazon EC2 Web Services and other major vendors.

ProfitBricks customers have the most flexibility in both their compute power and with their expense sheets – as they only pay for resources they consume. That's because ProfitBricks’ focus is on delivering the most essential IaaS services: computing and storage.

To do that, ProfitBricks specifically avoids anything that gets in the way of pure cloud computing usage-based models, including pre-payments, reserved instances, or long-term contracts.

Cost Savings For Every Business Size and Helping Enterprises Migrate To The Public Cloud

While this price drop helps CIOs and CTOs in the upcoming budgeting season get a good head start in lowering cost, it also makes the Public Cloud more attractive for enterprises. It's well documented that private clouds can be less expensive than public clouds once an environment has reached a certain size; with the ProfitBricks price drop, that size has been moved out significantly.

"IaaS vendors like ProfitBricks and our competitors have the expertise and the scalability to help customers of all sizes," said ProfitBricks Co-Founder and CMO Andreas Gauger. "It's always surprised me that companies can outgrow the public cloud. There is no real reason for that to happen other than price, and now we've removed that barrier as well."

“ProfitBricks is looking to straddle the divide between 'you-get what-you-get' cloud instances and expensive custom hosting deployments with automated, flexible configurations. It’s a sensible way to differentiate on the premise of infrastructure as a service, and the price cuts show there is a lot of room for aggressive maneuvering in this market," said Carl Brooks, analyst at 451 Research.

Less than Half the Price of AWS with Greater Performance and Control

Based on Amazon's public pricing, ProfitBricks customers save at least 45 percent in a one-to-one comparison. For example, an Amazon M1 Medium instance with 1 core, 3.75GB of RAM and 250GB of block storage is $0.155 per hour or $111.40 per month. A similar instance on ProfitBricks costs $0.0856 per hour or $61.65 per month. Similar savings can be seen when comparing ProfitBricks’ new pricing to the Rackspace Cloud.

With the ProfitBricks Cloud, since the number of cores, amount of RAM, and amount of block storage are independently scalable, a customer can get an instance of the exact size needed rather than wasting money on unnecessarily large instances.

Availability and Contact

Services with the new pricing are available for existing customers and new customers immediately by signing up on the ProfitBricks website or by contacting the ProfitBricks sales team at +1-866-852-5229. ProfitBricks also encourages those wanting to learn more to register for one of its 30-Minute Webinar Series: "How to Understand the Secret World of Cloud IaaS Pricing Comparing Apples and Oranges Among Cloud Providers."

ProfitBricks

ProfitBricks – the IaaS price and performance leader who introduced Cloud Computing 2.0 - offers more speed, flexibility and value than any other cloud provider. Founded in 2010 by the co-founders of the 1& 1 Internet Web Hosting business, ProfitBricks enables customers to build true virtual datacenters with custom defined instances, live vertical scaling and class-leading double redundant cloud storage – all with simple and transparent minute-based billing. It also developed the first graphical Data Center Designer that makes the ProfitBricks Cloud Computing service the easiest to set up and maintain. CRN Magazine recently picked ProfitBricks as the "Coolest Startup" of 2012. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany and Boston, Mass., ProfitBricks can be found online at www.profitbricks.com.

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The Secret World of Cloud Computing IaaS Pricing Learn how to compare apples and oranges

You'll learn:

  • The Current State of Cloud Computing IaaS Pricing and Packaging
  • Overview of Configurations
  • Understanding Price-Performance In the Cloud, including ramifications to CPU, RAM, Storage, and Bandwidth.
  • Evaluate IaaS providers - See how you can save 43% to 80%, while getting twice the performance
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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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