ProfitBricks Slashes Cloud IaaS Pricing Again – Continues to Lead Industry in Price/Performance Ratios
San Antonio, TX, 10/22/2014 – ProfitBricks, the price/performance leader in Cloud Computing IaaS, is challenging the industry yet again, slashing prices 30 percent, and has doubled the price drop percentage of the industry leader in the last year.
“Customers should have fundamental control and flexibility over their cloud experience, and not have to worry about being gouged on price,” said Andreas Gauger, co-founder of ProfitBricks. “With our approach, customers can tailor their service to meet their exact requirements, and avoid over- or under-buying of cloud infrastructure. It’s an ‘unbound’ philosophy that we feel delivers on the true promise the cloud was intended to be. We kicked off the current price war with a 50 percent drop in July 2013 and we are now seeing the largest players in the industry resort to the old, tired pricing, packaging and lock-in schemes of yesterday’s enterprise IT.”
With the latest price drop, a cloud instance with 2 dedicated CPU cores, 7.5GB of RAM and 500GB of block storage is $73.95 per month, including support at ProfitBricks and $138.38 per month with support at Amazon AWS EC2 as an M3 Large instance. At this price, when measured against the UnixBench benchmark, the speed of the ProfitBricks instance is 2.3 times greater than that of the AWS instance.
Through its “unbound cloud” model with true usage-based billing by the minute, ProfitBricks frees cloud buyers from the shackles of the traditional service-provider packaging and misleading pricing schemes so common in the cloud services market.
“We evaluated the bigger players in the market and were not particularly satisfied,” says Gerald Baily, vice president of development and technologies for FieldSolutions Inc. “ProfitBricks really does deliver the best price/performance—it’s not just marketing hype. We put ProfitBricks’ claims to the test and were so impressed that we moved our cloud from AWS. I now tell everyone to try ProfitBricks.”
The authentic, unbound cloud
Other cloud services use outdated technology platforms that are too complicated and rigid to offer the options businesses need, or to fit within existing implementation timelines and budgets. In contrast, ProfitBricks is a purpose-built cloud platform uniquely based on InfiniBand network interconnects, and leveraging the open source Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor. This highly refined, second-generation public cloud architecture offers up to 80 Gb/s throughput, and eliminates the oversubscription, throttling and noisy-neighbor issues so long associated with legacy cloud services on the market.
Consequently, ProfitBricks Cloud Computing IaaS customers get transparent, authentic cloud services. There are no shared CPUs, mysterious IOPS charges, fees for support, or add-on services that lock customers in.
ProfitBricks delivers all of its superior functionality and performance with remarkable simplicity, including a revolutionary user interface that is redefining ease of management. The ProfitBricks Data Center Designer provides a graphical overview of the cloud infrastructure and enables point-and-click configuration and cloud data center management. All ProfitBricks Cloud Computing IaaS accounts include the ProfitBricks Data Center Designer as well as API support for developers, which many experts agree provides a distinct advantage.
An April, 2014 report by Forrester Research, Inc. entitled “The Public Cloud Market Is Now In Hypergrowth” states: “IaaS cloud platforms initially required both deep programming and operational skills to deploy and manage applications. Today, developers with nearly any skill set can find a cloud platform that matches their capabilities and experience level. The developer segment we call ‘rapid developers’ can leverage clouds with fully visual development and deployment with no environment configuration needed.”
Unlike competitors, ProfitBricks specializes strictly in the cloud infrastructure services business, turning servers, storage and networking into a state-of-the-art IaaS platform for customers. ProfitBricks’ unbound cloud is not constrained by the need to recreate the enterprise pricing, packaging and sales techniques, which was prevalent in the OS, Database and Application wars.
The new pricing details for ProfitBricks Cloud Computing IaaS are now public on the website. For more information, including detailed price/performance comparisons between ProfitBricks’ authentic unbound cloud and the more traditional offerings from competing cloud platforms, go to www.profitbricks.com/compare-cloud-vendors.
ProfitBricksProfitBricks—the IaaS price/performance leader that introduced Cloud Computing 2.0—offers more speed, flexibility and value than any other Cloud provider. Established in 2010 by the co-founders of 1&1 Internet Web Hosting, ProfitBricks enables customers to build virtual cloud data centers with custom-defined instances, live vertical scaling and class-leading double redundant cloud storage—all with simple and transparent minute-based billing. ProfitBricks also developed the first graphical Data Center Designer, making ProfitBricks the easiest cloud computing service to set up and maintain. ProfitBricks has patents pending and continues to earn recognition and awards. Recent accolades include 2014 SIIA CODiE Awards (Best Cloud Infrastructure and Best Cloud Management Solution), CRN’s Coolest Cloud Vendors and 10 Coolest Cloud Startup designations, and Frost & Sullivan’s 2014 North American Cloud Compute New Product Innovation Leadership Award. ProfitBricks has offices in Berlin, Boston, and San Antonio, Texas.
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ProfitBricks APIs, Libraries and SDKs
With ProfitBricks, developers can access the well-established REST API. Using this API, 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 REST API: https://devops.profitbricks.com/api/rest/
Access ProfitBricks Support for Popular Cloud Libraries
ProfitBricks offers support for many multi-cloud libraries that include: jclouds, Libcloud, Fog, and more - these popular 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 many SDKs, including the popular 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.
For the most current information on the SDKs we offer, check the DevOps tools here.