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ProfitBricks Honored as Coolest Cloud Computing Vendor by CRN

ProfitBricks, the price/performance leader in Cloud Computing IaaS, today announced it has earned recognition on The Channel Company's CRN 20 Coolest Cloud Infrastructure Vendors of 2015. This annual list recognizes some of the most innovative cloud companies supporting the IT channel today. This marks the third year ProfitBricks made the list.

San Antonio, TX, 02/04/2015 – 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.

Unlike other cloud providers that force managed service providers (MSPs) to pick from a short list of cloud server instance sizes, ProfitBricks allows MSPs to configure each cloud server uniquely with processing power up to 62 CPU cores, up to 240GB RAM and the block storage required to meet specific workload needs. ProfitBricks is also the only provider enabling MSPs and VARs to access the BIOS, leverage high-speed, low-latency InfiniBand network connections and pay only for what they use by the minute.

This year's 100 Coolest Cloud Computing honorees are identified across five major categories including: platforms, infrastructure, storage, security and software. This list is an effort to help solution providers navigate through the ambiguity of the cloud market to identify the vendors, products and services that can help elevate their cloud services offerings. Companies were chosen based on data and information gathered from solution provider nominations along with input from the CRN editorial team.

"Widespread demand for cloud computing solutions is increasing across businesses of all shapes and sizes. As organizations become more willing to adopt cloud technology and services, experienced solution providers are in greater demand," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. "The 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors list enables solution providers to engage with companies who are poised to help them capitalize on these opportunities."

"ProfitBricks is committed to offering the channel the industry's most lucrative partner program as well as the best technology on the market," said Achim Weiss, CEO of ProfitBricks. "It's because of the commitment to this market that CRN honored us not only as one of the top 100, but specifically as one of the top 20 cloud infrastructure vendors in the industry."

Coverage of the 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors will be featured in the February 2015 issue of CRN and online at www.CRN.com.

The Channel Company

The Channel Company, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED and SharedVue, is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships.


ProfitBricks -- the IaaS price/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 1&1 Internet Web Hosting, ProfitBricks enables customers to build true virtual 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 that makes the ProfitBricks cloud computing service the easiest to set up and maintain. ProfitBricks has patents pending and recently CRN named ProfitBricks one of the coolest Cloud Providers of 2015. Additionally, ProfitBricks has won two CODiE awards and the Frost & Sullivan Cloud innovation award for 2014. With offices in Berlin, Germany, San Antonio, TX and Boston, Massachusetts, ProfitBricks can be found online at www.profitbricks.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.

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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