December 14, 2012
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 14 – ProfitBricks, the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) company that completely reengineered the delivery of cloud computing, today announced the launch of the ProfitBricks Foundation Program for startups. To demonstrate support for the startup community, ProfitBricks is offering qualifying startups virtual data centers featuring the industry's first user-defined network configurations at a dramatically reduced cost for one year. The program rolled out today to qualifying New England startups and will be offered nationally in early 2013.
"ProfitBricks' Foundation program is perfect for our startup -- it's more scalable, more flexible and the easiest to setup and maintain," said USpin Founder Ethan Bagley, Boston Startup Weekend organizer and ProfitBricks customer. "The Data Center Designer allows our team to focus on our product and not on learning and implementing a string of acronyms and complex setup configurations."
Companies with revenue of less than $1 million per year will be eligible to receive the use of a cloud server from ProfitBricks for one year without cost. They will also receive 20 percent off of their IaaS services from ProfitBricks for one year. ProfitBricks' clear, simple pricing model enables startups to break free from typical cloud computing pricing models that are astonishingly confusing and complex.
"Every startup deserves a cloud infrastructure that offers the speed and flexibility they need to stay competitive," said ProfitBricks USA CEO Bob Rizika. "Our goal is to offer ProfitBricks' virtual data center technology to startups who value access to cost-effective, next-generation cloud computing services. Our Data Center Designer and APIs enable startups to get up and running faster and spend less time on DevOps."
ProfitBricks - More Speed, Less Money and Easier To Setup and Maintain
Undergoing rapid growth since launching in September 2012, ProfitBricks offers some of the industry's highest performing cloud computing IaaS services known for exceptionally easy setup and maintenance.
With dedicated cores, faster network and storage, and bigger, customizable instances, ProfitBricks consistently ranks as the top price-performance leader in the cloud computing space. ProfitBricks is 20 to 60 percent less expensive than the market leaders and offers free software defined networks, firewalls, double redundant storage and 24 hours a day, seven days a week of system administrator engineer-level personal support.
ProfitBricks is the world's first cloud computing service that includes an easy-to-use graphical user interface -- making the setup and maintenance of cloud environments simple.
ProfitBricks, Cloud Computing Accelerated -- is a global cloud infrastructure provider that offers the fastest and most flexible cloud computing services on the market today. ProfitBricks was founded in 2010 by Achim Weiss and Andreas Gauger, previous cofounders of 1&1, which is a majority part of United Internet AG (UDIRF, $3.9B Mkt Cap). With funding from the founders and United Internet, ProfitBricks has built the world's first true virtual data center technology enabling flexible user defined instances with live vertical scaling capability, class-leading double redundant cloud storage -- all with simple and transparent minute-based billing. Customers can deploy existing and new applications on the ProfitBricks public cloud, or design and build their own private cloud network -- all without capital or the limitations, risk and overhead of traditional co-location and dedicated hosting solutions. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany and Boston, MA, ProfitBricks is comprised of over 100 team members from 17 countries.
Experimental scientific HPC applications are continually being moved to the cloud, as covered here in several capacities over the last couple of weeks. Included in that rundown, Co-founder and CEO of CloudSigma Robert Jenkins penned an article for HPC in the Cloud where he discussed the emergence of cloud technologies to supplement research capabilities of big scientific initiatives like CERN and ESA (the European Space Agency)...
When considering moving excess or experimental HPC applications to a cloud environment, there will always be obstacles. Were that not the case, the cost effectiveness of cloud-based HPC would rule the high performance landscape. Jonathan Stewart Ward and Adam Barker of the University of St. Andrews produced an intriguing report on the state of cloud computing, paying a significant amount of attention to the problems facing cloud computing.
Cloud computing has become mainstream in today’s HPC world. In order to enable the HPC researchers who currently work with large distributed computing systems, to bring their expertise to cloud computing, it is essential to provide them with easier means of applying their knowledge.
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With that in mind, Datapipe hopes to establish themselves as a green-savvy HPC cloud provider with their recently announced Stratosphere platform. Datapipe markets Stratosphere as a green HPC cloud service and in doing so partnering with Verne Global and their Icelandic datacenter, which is known for its propensity in green computing.
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Cloud computing is gaining ground in utilization by mid-sized institutions who are looking to expand their experimental high performance computing resources. As such, IBM released what they call Redbooks, in part to assist institutions’ movement of high performance computing applications to the cloud.
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The San Diego Supercomputer Center launched a public cloud system for universities in the area designed specifically to run on commodity hardware with high performance solid-state drives. The center, which currently holds 5.5 PB of raw storage, is open to educational and research users in the University of California.
05/10/2013 | Cleversafe, Cray, DDN, NetApp, & Panasas | From Wall Street to Hollywood, drug discovery to homeland security, companies and organizations of all sizes and stripes are coming face to face with the challenges – and opportunities – afforded by Big Data. Before anyone can utilize these extraordinary data repositories, however, they must first harness and manage their data stores, and do so utilizing technologies that underscore affordability, security, and scalability.
04/02/2012 | AMD | Developers today are just beginning to explore the potential of heterogeneous computing, but the potential for this new paradigm is huge. This brief article reviews how the technology might impact a range of application development areas, including client experiences and cloud-based data management. As platforms like OpenCL continue to evolve, the benefits of heterogeneous computing will become even more accessible. Use this quick article to jump-start your own thinking on heterogeneous computing.