ProfitBricks Launches Cloud Servers with BIOS Access

ProfitBricks gives IaaS users BIOS-level access; offers a cloud experience
more closely resembling bare metal servers

Photo courtesy of Flickr user Uwe Hermann

Photo courtesy of Flickr user Uwe Hermann


Boston, Mass., Feb. 26, 2014 –
As enterprise cloud computing adoption grows, the pre-boot sequence (BIOS) still remains an important part of many application configuration requirements and IT administrators’ needs. For some, moving to the cloud means losing control of this important hardware feature that occurs just before an operating system loads onto a virtual machine. Today ProfitBricks, the price/performance IaaS leader known for disruptive use of technology, returns this capability back into the hands of IT administrators by enabling BIOS-level access for all its virtual machines.

“ProfitBricks virtual machines look and feel more like the bare metal, all instances include dedicated CPU cores, dedicated RAM and now BIOS-level access just like the physical servers that IT admins are used to, except they get all of the advantages of cloud computing from the price/performance leader,” said ProfitBricks Co-founder, CEO, and CTO Achim Weiss. “We want to give our customers as much control of their virtual data center as they would have in a traditional on-premises data center, but without the hassle of the capital expenditures and never-ending hardware maintenance. With this new feature we’re making cloud computing an even more attractive alternative for the enterprise.”

Pre-boot control is available on all ProfitBricks instances immediately and the price is included in its industry-leading cloud server costs.  

To learn more, click here to read the full press release.