Tag: InfiniBand

Why Performance Should Be Your 5th Factor in Cloud Computing IaaS Evaluation

ProfitBricks InfiBand Mesh Technology

Micro versus Macro Memory. CPU Cores. Storage. Bandwidth. With so many people jumping into the cloud and getting lost in the details, it is easy to overlook the “big picture.” As important, if not more important than all of the specific feature set offered by a particular provider, is how well everything works together with the network platform.  There is […]

InfiniBand – A Great Cloud Computing Network Interconnect


Earlier this  week Alex Benik  (Twitter: @ abenik) of Battery Ventures a VC firm with offices in Boston, CA and Israel blogged about InfiniBand network interconnect technology on the popular technology blog GigaOM. Link to the original post: InfiBand. Back from the dead? ProfitBricks selected InfiniBand architecture as the network interconnect for our IaaS service back in 2010.  Our founder and network […]

VMware, Nicira and ProfitBricks Virtualized Cloud Networks


This week’s news of the Series A funding of  Software Defined Networking Contrail Systems and VMware acquiring Nicira hit a chord with our architecture and development teams at ProfitBricks.  Nicira’s virtualized networking platform, born from the founders experience in inventing OpenFlow and their work on cloud platforms brings to the forefront the need for a new networking model in the cloud.  VMware’s $1.26 billion purchase […]

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