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ProfitBricks Previews New Docker Hosting Platform with Dedicated Resources featuring Autoscaling

ProfitBricks Becomes First Cloud Infrastructure Provider to Provide Docker Platform with Dedicated Resources and Autoscaling; Offers a Special Early Access Free Tier

San Antonio, TX, 06/03/2015 – 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.


Docker allows developers and system administrators to build, ship, run and orchestrate distributed applications, reducing application delivery and improving infrastructure efficiency by eliminating the need for virtualization. ProfitBricks is the first provider to solve the noisy neighbor problem with a Docker hosting platform that features dedicated resources with dedicated CPU cores and dedicated RAM that can autoscale the Docker hosts. This together with the security of SSH Key download support and a full control panel provides a better performing and easier to use Docker hosting solution for DevOps teams using Docker.


In a recent Forrester Research report (access requires subscription), Principal Analyst Dave Bartoletti wrote, “Docker helps developers package code for quick assembly and hand-off to quality assurance, testing, and production release teams with greater confidence that their app will run consistently as it moves through the release process…The Docker open source community is growing quickly, with strong representation from nearly every major cloud vendor…As Docker containers proliferate, developers and operations teams alike will demand management tools that help organize and orchestrate hundreds or thousands of containers.” (Brief: Why Docker Is All The Rage, October 2014, Forrester Research, Inc.)


ProfitBricks also brings dedicated resources with autoscaling to the Docker world, ensuring that resources are automatically managed depending on the demands of the Docker containers and the applications running within them. With ProfitBricks, autoscaling no longer requires the use of a standalone application or the implementation of custom scripts - it is now seamlessly integrated in ProfitBricks’ platform.


“When we first embarked on our Docker product architecture, we knew that it would not only need to meet the standards of existing Docker platforms, but also incorporate new, industry-leading features that addressed existing problems encountered with Docker,” said Achim Weiss, Co-founder and CEO of ProfitBricks. “Docker has been taking the DevOps world by storm since its widespread introduction to the community in 2014, and our platform will combine its impressive features with our flexible and painless cloud computing infrastructure.”


ProfitBricks’ Docker platform is the company’s latest DevOps innovation, following this year’s launch of the DevOps Central community, support for multi-cloud libraries and SDKs, multi-user access management and 2-factor authentication.


Learn more about ProfitBricks’ Docker Hosting products and apply for your early access today at https://www.profitbricks.com/docker.


For more information, please visit www.profitbricks.com


ProfitBricks is the IaaS provider that offers a painless cloud experience for all IT users, with no learning curve. ProfitBricks boasts flexible cloud servers and networking, an integrated Data Center Designer tool for visual control over the cloud and the best price/performance value available. ProfitBricks was named one of the coolest Cloud Providers of 2015 by CRN and was also the recipient of two CODiE awards and a Frost & Sullivan Cloud innovation award for 2014. With offices in Berlin, Germany, San Antonio, Texas and Boston, Massachusetts, ProfitBricks can be found online at: http://www.profitbricks.com/

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