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ProfitBricks Weekly Cloud Computing News Roundup: 8/2/13

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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. 5 unique benefits of cloud computing CXOtoday   Posted July 25, 2013 Summary: Joe McKendrick, a contributor for Forbes, writes about the unexpected benefits […]




The Fake Cloud Price War

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If you listen to the headlines, we’re in the midst of a major cloud price war. We’re told that the big players, Amazon, Microsoft and Rackspace, are fighting a race to the bottom.  How much cheaper can cloud pricing go? But it’s not a race to the bottom. This isn’t a battle in the clouds, it’s a bit of shadow […]




Half the price + Twice the speed = Price Performance Leader

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Simply put, ProfitBricks founders Achim Weiss and Andreas Gauger have a history at bringing innovative, disruptive technologies to market.  At 1&1 hosting, with advances in data center efficiencies not seen in that market previously, they not only introduced a new cost model but did so with superior benefits as well.  Their gains were so great, people thought their claims were […]




ProfitBricks Weekly Cloud Computing News Roundup: 7/14/13

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 Data Centers as Global Growth Enablers SwitchScribe   Posted: July 8, 2013 Summary: Data Centers are rapidly taking over the role of manufacturing, communication, […]




The Paradox of Ephemeral aka Temporary Cloud Storage

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This article was originally published by Cloud Computing Journal on July 18, 2013. Cloud Computing Journal is published by SYS-CON Media, producer of Cloud Expo. Be sure to stop by the ProfitBricks booth at Cloud Expo Santa Clara in November 2014.    The moral of the story here is simple: if you put anything beyond your base OS on ephemeral storage, you are at great risk […]




Big Data Performance & Steve Riley at Cloud Connect #CCevent

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“This show is all about InfiniBand,” is what one analyst said to me during a briefing at Cloud Connect last week, a statement that made me grin broadly given how we use it to enable flexibility and performance here at ProfitBricks.  As our friends at MapR are discovering, InfiniBand + Big Data = great performance.  That’s not only because of […]




5 Reasons Why Channel Partners at #CPExpo Like ProfitBricks & DCD

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Thanks to the 3,000 VARs and Channel Partners who attended the Channel Partners Conference and Expo at the Venetian Hotel and Sands Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas this week. All were there to learn how to help their small, medium and large enterprise customers use new solutions and architectures to meet their business demands. As one would expect, Cloud, […]




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