Cloud Computing White Papers

IT Channel: Cloud Computing Go-to-Market Guide

The public cloud market is going through one of the most transformative periods in the history of our industry. When you're developing a go-to market strategy, it is critical to plan correctly from the beginning, so you can deliver an exceptional experience to customers, understand their company mission, and equip yourself with an informed and well-researched overview of the competitor market. Download this Go-To Market Guide now and learn how your business can benefit and profit from reliable and flexible cloud infrastructure.

MSP Survey on Cloud and the IT Channel in 2016
What the Cloud will mean for MSPs and the IT Channel in 2016

Learn how MSPs will be helping their customers achieve better results from IT in 2016, by expanding their services portfolio, reducing operating costs, and creating new recurring revenue opportunities.

Deploying a Disaster Recovery Plan in the Cloud
Learn how to implement a disaster recovery plan in the cloud - whether you are running a cold site, warm site or hot site DR plan.

Download this popular Disaster Recovery white paper now and find out:

  • The differences between a Cold Site, Warm Site, and Hot Site disaster recovery plan and their different costs and operational models
  • Recovery Time Objectives and Recovery Point Objectives for a disaster recovery plan and how to understand the risk and bottom line of these
  • How the public cloud can help you achieve a RTO and RPO that would be be the envy of any business continuity expert
Generation Cloud: The Market for MSPs and System Integrators in Transition
A strategy paper, created by René Buest, Senior Analyst & Cloud Practice Leader

Interest in the public cloud is accelerating and Managed Service Providers (MSPs) are looking for more flexibility from their cloud providers. First generation cloud providers (originally built for startups and developers) paved the way for a second-generation of cloud providers, such as ProfitBricks, that are much more aligned for both your business and your client’s workloads.

The True Cost of Running IT Infrastructure
How to assess the true cost of running IT Infrastructure: on premise, in a colo or in the cloud


This white paper will explain and simplify the topic of IT infrastructure costs and cloud computing pricing, and will examine the advantages and disadvantages of having IT infrastructure located on-premise in a colo provider or in the cloud.

VMware Virtualized Data Centers and their Migration to the Cloud
Learn how to assess your VMware environment as the public cloud becomes the future path.

Learn how to assess a cloud provider's suitability for VMware workloads and what the most important factors are to consider for a VMware data center migration.

The advent of cloud computing is forcing businesses to review their VMware environment costs and licensing structures, while weighing their options on how and where to run their IT infrastructure, now that public cloud has become an accepted path. With competitive and financial pressures driving many IT teams to be more agile and cost effective, now is a critical time to learn how to evaluate this strategy and make it less daunting.

This white paper will explain why VMware virtualized environments became so pervasive in the 2000’s to the point where 70% of corporate IT environments are virtualized. And as VMware has over 70% market share of those environments, many IT shops are looking at the cloud as a migration path. And now that second generation of cloud IaaS is available, many IT shops are taking their first steps in planning a migration.

Six Considerations When Selecting a Partner-Friendly Cloud Service Provider
Learn about the secret questions MSPs and VARs should ask potential vendors.

Yes, it’s possible to profit from cloud infrastructure but you will need a reliable and authentic partner provider on your side, one which both understands the channel and who will reward you accordingly.

Building a business model around cloud computing remains one of the biggest frustrations for MSP and VAR businesses. From understanding client requirements, to reducing their CAPEX, or simply figuring out the most profitable way to monetize the cloud – you need to understand exactly what you are looking for.

Download this whitepaper now and learn how your business can benefit and profit from reliable and flexible cloud-infrastructure.

Frost & Sullivan 2014 Cloud Computing Innovation Leadership Award: ProfitBricks
Analyst Report On ProfitBricks Innovations

In this report, you'll learn about the Cloud Computing IaaS industry and it's challenges and what the significant of new product innovation leadership means in this fast growing, fast moving market.

You'll Learn About:

Cloud Computing IaaS Industry, ProfitBricks and it's Competitors

  • Industry Challenges
  • Unmet Needs
  • Blue Ocen Strategy
  • Aspirational Ideals
  • Match To Needs
  • Reliability and Quality
  • Design
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
IaaS for Solution Providers
Finding the Right Mix

A new white paper prepared by the team at The 2112 Group provides guidance to MSPs, VARs, and other providers looking to partner with Cloud IaaS providers.

As server and computing needs migrate to the cloud, solution providers need hosting partners with greater ease-of-use, manageability and resource flexibility. VARs need IaaS that complements and enhances their conventional product sales. MSPs need hosting resources that they can manage on behalf of their customers. And resellers need services that are turnkey.

Included in the report:

  • Navigating the Cloud and IaaS Landscape
  • Where the IaaS Market is Headed
  • What Solution Providers Need in an IaaS Partner
Optimizing Infrastructure Costs with SaaS Business Model
Explore the needs of SaaS infrastructure from launch to maturity

Written by Andy Schroepfer, founder of 451 Group, the paper explores the different needs of SaaS infrastructure at the launch phase, the maturing phase, and those in between.

Meet The New Cloud: Cloud Computing 2.0
What it Means and Why We Need It Now

This new whitepaper, written by Paul Burns of Neovise, analyzes the benefits of IaaS and provide you with the tools you need to evaluate providers and distinguish between 1st and 2nd generation Cloud offerings.

Whether you currently host applications in the Cloud or are considering a move toward the IaaS model, this compelling report has something for you:

  • IaaS first generation Clouds
  • IaaS 2.0
  • Marketplace and offerings overview
  • Adding vertical scaling
  • Performance improvements
  • Lack of transparency in packaging and pricing
ProfitBricks IaaS Live Vertical Scaling
Add more data center infrastructure resources on demand, without a reboot

Using ProfitBricks Live Vertical Scaling, you can increase the number of your cores as well as your RAM without having to restart your virtual server. Expanding your virtual data center during peak loads is therefore possible while your servers are running. ProfitBricks Live Vertical Scaling: absolutely unprecedented – increasing resources in an ongoing operation!

Cloud API documentation
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.

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