Based on its recent analysis of the cloud computing market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes ProfitBricks with the 2014 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation Leadership. ProfitBricks has created a new benchmark in the cloud computing space by introducing a second generation or Cloud Computing 2.0 Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solution. This solution stands out from the clutter due to its premium performance, enhanced flexibility at the lowest cost of usage, and ease of use enabling effortless cloud migration.
Apart from delivering more than twice the processing speed of its peers' IaaS solutions, ProfitBricks offers flexible plans, which help customers incur lower costs. Furthermore, ProfitBricks' minute-based billing approach enables users to pay by the minute, unlike rival solutions' hourly billing model.
"In competing solutions, operations that involve designing, deploying, and maintaining cloud environments are complex procedures, requiring highly skilled personnel and a considerable amount of time," said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Debarun Guha Thakurta. "In contrast, the highly user-friendly graphical user interface of the ProfitBricks solution makes designing, building, deploying, and maintaining a cloud environment simple and rapid."
The architecture team at ProfitBricks implemented InfiniBand, a high-performance network interconnect, which is capable of connecting servers at a speed of 80 gigabits per second (Gbps). This enables the creation of a zero-downtime maintenance environments and best in class server to server and server to storage network speeds.
Furthermore, ProfitBricks has been particularly attentive to customers' needs while designing its solution. The low pricing and optimum performance enable users to enjoy the power, flexibility, and limitlessness of cloud computing. It ambitiously aims to make big data projects more successful with fast storage, fast dedicated CPU cores for analytics and high performance networks to create virtual data centers in the cloud at a very low price.
While its competitors offer limited email or helpline-based support and then charge for these services, ProfitBricks provides email, phone, and online support absolutely free. The support engineers interact directly with customers to solve their problems and obtain useful feedback to improve the solution.
The company has striven hard to ensure high service quality and enhance the reliability of its products. In line with this goal, it offers a reliable, dual redundant RAID 10 block storage. In addition, to protect the integrity of customers' data, all the data is copied into two separate data centers, situated in two different physical locations and involve four hard drives.
"ProfitBricks' highly efficient software platform allocates, releases, and configures resources easily," noted Guha Thakurta. "The solution leverages a proprietary data center designer element that helps visualize cloud computing resources, and thereby facilitates the design, deployment, and maintenance of cloud environments."
Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has developed an innovative element in a product by leveraging leading-edge technologies. The award recognizes the value-added features/benefits of the product and the increased ROI it offers customers, which, in turn, increases customer acquisition and overall market penetration potential.
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ProfitBricks (profitbricks.com) - the IaaS price/performance leader who introduced Cloud Computing 2.0 -- offers more speed, flexibility and value than any other cloud provider. Founded in 2010 by the co-founders of 1&1 Internet Web Hosting, ProfitBricks enables customers to build true virtual data centers with custom defined instances, live vertical scaling and class-leading double redundant cloud storage -- all with simple and transparent minute-based billing. ProfitBricks also developed the first graphical Data Center Designer that makes the ProfitBricks cloud computing service the easiest to set up and maintain. ProfitBricks has patents pending and recently CRN named ProfitBricks one of the coolest Cloud Providers of 2014. Additionally, ProfitBricks was also awarded two 2014 SIIA CODiE awards for its IaaS solution and its Data Center Designer tool. ProfitBricks has offices in Berlin, Germany, Boston, Massachusetts, and San Antonio, Texas.
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