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October 02, 2013 09:00 ET

ProfitBricks Grows MSP Partner Ranks, Sponsors and Speaks at MSPWorld

Blue LAN Group Develops SMB Offerings on ProfitBricks Cloud; ProfitBricks Evangelist to Address MSPs About Cloud Computing Revenue Opportunities

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Oct 2, 2013) - ProfitBricks, the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) company that completely reengineered the delivery of cloud computing, today added to its growing list of Managed Service Provider (MSP) partners by welcoming Blue LAN Group to the program. This comes as company evangelist Pete Johnson gets set to address MSPWorld attendees about gaining more revenue through cloud computing services.

Blue LAN Group prides itself on offering top-level service to a host of small and medium sized businesses (SMBs), including law firms, startups, venture capital firms and religious institutions. Blue LAN Group got its start when companies with on-premise data centers and closets full of hardware for most of its existence began looking for offsite backup, so Blue LAN Group responded by running hardware in co-location facilities. But as that hardware reached end-of-life status, the company looked for a simpler, cost-effective and virtual offering.

"We like that ProfitBricks' entire experience behaves exactly like a physical server and data center environment," said Ed O'Connor, vice president and CTO at Blue LAN Group. "ProfitBricks does not place any restrictions on the design of the networks we need in the cloud. We can create as many sub-networks as necessary -- add load balancers and firewalls -- in a flexible manner, anywhere, structuring client networks exactly as we would in their office or a traditional data center."

ProfitBricks provides Blue LAN Group with the right mix of performance, profitability and service that enables the MSP to not only provide top service to its customers, but to do so at a competitive price while still making good profit margins.

"Our goal is to become a true partner. That's why we focus on offering cloud computing infrastructure, not on creating our own managed services offerings," said ProfitBricks USA CEO Robert Rizika. "We're not interested in competing with MSPs. We want to provide them with the right mix of price and performance so they can build solid offerings on our platform."

A full case study about Blue LAN Group's work with ProfitBricks is available on the ProfitBricks website.

On October 7, ProfitBricks' cloud evangelist Pete Johnson will discuss how more MSPs can follow in Blue LAN Group's footsteps during a "Vendor Shootout" at MSPWorld. The shootout takes place at 3:30 p.m. at the San Jose Marriott. Johnson will discuss the role that IaaS providers can play in helping MSPs derive more revenue from their existing customers. Other participants will focus on storage and backup.

Cloud's Most Lucrative Channel Partner Program

ProfitBricks has the industry's most lucrative reseller program. Qualified reseller partners can receive a 25 percent discount on ProfitBricks' next-generation cloud computing services. ProfitBricks also offers a referral program with a 25 percent commission. Boasting a simple usage-based pricing model, ProfitBricks makes it easier than ever to sell advanced cloud computing infrastructure through the channel.

It is this kind of flexibility that helped earn ProfitBricks a spot on the list of CRN Magazine's Emerging Technology Vendors, as well as the top spot on Talkin' Cloud's list of 25 fastest growing cloud vendors.

Cloud Computing 2.0 Offers Seamless Enterprise Adoption

As the first cloud computing service to offer an easy-to-use, drag-and-drop graphic user interface, ProfitBricks dramatically simplified the setup and maintenance of cloud environments. Additionally, ProfitBricks is the price/performance leader among IaaS vendors, offering the most powerful and cost-effective cloud infrastructure on the market. ProfitBricks' usage-based billing model allows companies to pay for the infrastructure they use by the minute, with no pre-payments, reserved instances or long-term contracts.

About ProfitBricks
ProfitBricks -- 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 the 1&1 Internet Web Hosting business, 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. It also developed the first graphical Data Center Designer that makes the ProfitBricks cloud computing service the easiest to set up and maintain. Talkin' Cloud recently named ProfitBricks top on its list of 25 Fastest Growing Cloud Service Providers. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany and Boston, Massachusetts, ProfitBricks can be found online at

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