February 28, 2013
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 28 — ProfitBricks, the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) company that completely reengineered the delivery of cloud computing, today announced it is sponsoring a free Cloud Connect webinar to discuss flexibility, pricing and the future of "true" cloud.
The March 5 webinar will feature cloud experts Joe Weinman, author of Cloudonomics and senior vice president at Telx, and Pete Johnson, senior director of platform evangelism at ProfitBricks. Steve Wylie, general manager of Cloud Connect, will moderate the discussion.
"How to Optimize Cloud Architectures for Flexibility" will look at common IaaS packaging models, billing models and how new innovations are driving a more "true" cloud standard. It will also discuss how future application architectures will take advantage of next-generation cloud computing architectures.
Free webinar: How to Optimize Cloud Architectures for Flexibility
March 5, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Host: Cloud Connect, produced by UBM Tech, is the defining event of the cloud computing industry.
Moderator: Steve Wylie, general manager, Cloud Connect
Panelists: Pete Johnson, cloud platform evangelist, ProfitBricks, and Joe Weinman, author, Cloudonomics and senior vice president, Telx
ProfitBricks — Cloud Computing 2.0 — is the cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) company offering more speed and flexibility than any other cloud provider. Founded in 2010 by the previous co-founders of 1&1 AG, ProfitBricks has built the world's first, true virtual datacenter, enabling users custom defined instances with live vertical scaling and class-leading double redundant cloud storage — all with simple and transparent minute-based billing. It also developed the first graphical Data Center Designer that makes the ProfitBricks Cloud Computing service the easiest to setup and maintain. CRN Magazine recently picked ProfitBricks as the "Coolest Startup" of 2012.
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