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Amazon Releases AWS Margins – And They Really Are High

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Now we all know. Amazon’s AWS margins are high—much higher in fact than its other businesses. I knew this. Back in July 2013, ProfitBricks was the first cloud service provider to expose the high margins of the IaaS business. We dropped our pricing to be less than ½ of what Amazon AWS charges for EC2, knowing that margins like that […]

Live Migration and Reboots – or Why Innovation in the Cloud Matters

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Live migration in cloud computing is still very rare and now, sadly for some, Cloud Computing IaaS is once again forcing users into periods of cloud reboots and downtime due to security issues and poor cloud architectural decisions. Amazon, Rackspace and other Xen-based IaaS platform users are being told to be prepared for pending cloud reboots. It’s like deja vu […]

Cloud Downtime and Cloud Reboots: Why Some Cloud Providers Are Forcing Them on Customers

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Amazon Web Services, Rackspace and other Cloud Providers have this week announced cloud downtime and cloud server reboots affecting hundreds of thousands of customers. The Xen hypervisor security alert (XSA-108) forced these cloud computing providers to notify their customers, at very short notice (sometimes less than 48 hours), that their virtual servers would be restarted. For many companies, downtime and reboots completely halt normal business operations or at least hinder […]

ProfitBricks Weekly Cloud Computing News Roundup: Issue 20

ProfitBricks Receives Two SIIA CODiE Awards

Here is the latest edition of ProfitBricks’ weekly roundup of news, content and conversations about Cloud Computing. If you see an article that you think should be included in this news digest, please send it to marketing-us@profitbricks.com. SIIA CODiE Awards For Cloud Computing; ProfitBricks Wins Two!   ProfitBricks Blog Posted: May 23, 2014 Summary: Innovation and hard work definitely pay […]

ProfitBricks Weekly Cloud Computing News Roundup: Issue 14

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Here is the latest edition of ProfitBricks’ weekly roundup of news, content and conversations about Cloud Computing. If you see an article that you think should be included in this news digest, please send it to marketing-us@profitbricks.com. 80 Percent of SMBs Say Cloud Computing Helps Them Thrive CPA Practice Advisor Posted: March 28, 2014 Summary: New research shows that cloud […]

Amazon’s Price Reductions and What Cloud Buyers Really Need

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As expected, Amazon lowered its pricing for its new m3 instance sizes at their #AWSSummit event yesterday.  Now the cloud becomes more competitive. I’ve had dozens of conversations with prospects, customers, analysts (financial and technology) and editors since ProfitBricks announced our price drop 7 months ago.  I was really surprised to hear how many people believed that Amazon’s pricing was […]

Google’s Cloud Pricing Announcement and the Young Cloud IaaS Marketplace

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The Cloud Computing industry continues its push to drive physical and virtualized servers out of private data centers and onto the public cloud.  It’s never been a question of whether this would happen – it’s always been a question of when. Yesterday, Google announced a drop in their Cloud Computing instances averaging 32%, which makes their pricing more competitive. When […]

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