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NEW KID ON THE BLOCK
ProfitBricks CEO Robert Rizika believes the company's IaaS cloud offering constitutes a groundbreaking advance in the evolution of cloud computing.
"If you are billing by minutes, you can truly charge people by what they use," Rizika told CRN in September.
For yearly use of a medium workload, ProfitBricks would cost more than Amazon at $2,271, but well below the $3,656 average in CRN/Cloud Spectator's survey.
The company was the lowest-cost provider for both monthly use at $189, below the average of $329, and for hourly use at 26 cents per hour, below the average of 45 cents per hour.
Rizika said the other cloud providers use massively scaled horizontal architecture, which requires customers to pre-select server size with CPU, RAM and storage included and servers added as needed.
But ProfitBricks' hosting infrastructure is built on a vertical scale so that users can select server instances with varying numbers of CPU cores and gigabytes of RAM.
As a result, ProfitBricks' infrastructure has the speed and agility to offer by-the-minute pricing to customers.
Richard Calmas, CEO of Newton, Mass.-based Neighborhood Pay Services, a cloud-based financial program to help clients make monthly rent payments, said ProfitBricks is providing a low-cost cloud solution.
"The price is considerably less than Amazon," Calmas said, "and our operations manager is thrilled with the user interface ProfitBricks provides."
ProfitBricks is a young company without the leverage to influence the cloud hosting market. But with the ability to break up cloud server workloads into component parts and to charge but the minute, it's offering an alluring, low-cost service. "The more flexible the pricing, as in the case of ProfitBricks, the more cost savings for the solution providers," ThinkStrategies' Kaplan said.
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