Virtual Private Servers (VPS) versus Cloud Computing – What’s the Difference?

Cloud computing or cloud hosting is the hot topic these days. However, with many small web hosting companies offering Virtual Private Servers (VPS) masquerading as “cloud hosting,” we thought it would be helpful to clear the air: So what is a Virtual Private Server? A VPS is a traditional single dedicated server operating in a multi-tenant hypervisor-like environment. Customers will […]

#StartupWeekend: No Talk – All Action!!

ProfitBricks is proud to be a sponsor of Start-up Weekend Boston/Cambridge 2012 – The Battle for the Charles. What is Startup Weekend? Founded in 2007 in Boulder, Colorado by Andrew Hyde, Startup Weekend was initially created as an event where a group of individuals would brainstorm a single business idea and work to bring that business to fruition over the […]

ProfitBricks Co-Hosts Webinar on Efficient Cloud Infrastructures Utilizing Mellanox Interconnect Solutions

ProfitBricks and Mellanox® Technologies will co-host a live, interactive webinar discussing the technology and ROI considerations necessary for deploying scalable and faster cloud computing infrastructures while reducing CAPEX and OPEX. The webinar will also cover several aspects of cloud computing including the main advantages of moving a business into the cloud. When:                   Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 10:00 am Pacific Time […]

ProfitBricks is named IaaS “Best in Cloud” Computing

It’s official. Computerwoche (IDG) , one of Germany’s leading weekly IT publications, has named ProfitBricks as “Best in Cloud.“  The publication invited cloud computing IaaS providers to be part of the renowned and highly visible contest for this coveted award. In May 2012, with a desire to learn more about ”real-life” cloud computing applications and projects, COMPUTERWOCHE posed an unusual question […]

Software-Defined Networks In The Cloud – Flexibility and Isolation Are Here

This week Rackspace announced Layer 2 network isolation availability via Openstack and vSwitch technology.   No doubt, cloud computing is maturing to a level where mass adoption begins to accelerate. When ProfitBricks set out to revolutionize IaaS, the network was at the core of our innovation. Our guiding principle was “if you can do it in a network patch panel in […]

Battle for the Charles

On November 9th, teams of active and empowered entrepreneurs in both Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts will go head-to-head with their best new ideas and concepts, followed by a 54-hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation, culminating in a showdown on Sunday, November 11th, when one team will reign supreme at Startup Weekend! Startup Weekend is a […]

Software as a Service: It’s not “if”, but “when”

SalesForce.Com. Gmail. Marketo. Software as a Service (SaaS) is having a major impact on the business world. Despite all the buzz, most of the focus to date has been focused on technology. However, in reality, SaaS is simply a different business model to deliver that technology. So what exactly is SaaS? SaaS, or “on-demand software”, is a software delivery model […]

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