About us

Make complex cloud technology easily available

Our Vision

We love to solve problems and strive to offer our customers the best possible user experience every day by making complex cloud technology easily and quickly available through our cutting-edge IaaS and PaaS cloud platform.

How we acheive this

With more than 15 years of experience in international managed hosting and the cooperation with many DAX and Fortune 500 companies we know that the requirements for IT projects and the infrastructure behind are constantly increasing. Companies need to be able to adapt quickly. From the very beginning, data security, 100% availability, high performance, flexible resources and transparent billing have been our top priorities in everything we do and love. We are your infrastructure and platform services provider who understands what you want to achieve and works with you on eye level.

Corporate culture

Our corporate culture creates space for creative ideas and extraordinary people. We give our employees the freedom they need to develop and most importantly: We listen to every idea! We do not have strict structures and hierarchies and are open to one another. Every employee is part of gridscale and every employee shapes the history and future of gridscale.

Our values

We solve problems for our users with our technology

We believe in non-stop automation

We are a sparring partner for our users and understand their goals

We create WOW moments for our users by delivering quality, stability, flexibility and the best UX in the market

2018
February 2018

gridscale joins the
Open Source Business Alliance

2017
September 2017

Moving to our office in
Cologne-Ehrenfeld

March 2017

Price Winner of Initiative Mittelstand

Januar 2017

Opening of our office in Wuppertal

2016
September 2016

VC Roadshow in New York

September 2016

Seed round with HTGF and BLSW (managed by EnjoyVenture)

September 2016

Starting another availability zone with interxion, Frankfurt (Germany)

August 2016

Moving into our new office at Mediapark in Cologne, Germany

March 2016

Product launch of our Loadbalancer-as-a-Service (LBaaS)

2015
October 2015

Finishing our closed beta & started gridscale officially at gridscale.io

July 2015

gridscale is now RIPE-member (Réseaux IP Européens)

June 2015

Carsten and Marc Dittmann joined as shareholders

May 2015

Launching our 2nd prototype

February 2015

Developing our 2nd prototype

January 2015

1st prototype done Getting feedback from potential customers

2014
September 2014

Developing our 1st prototype

August 2014

Michael Balser, Torsten Urbas and Henrik Hasenkamp establish gridscale GmbH

June 2014

The concept and business plan is made

April 2014

Coming up with idea and drafting first concept

Why we founded gridscale

During the last 15 years we have been able to gather lots of experience in the hosting and cloud market. We did create many products and services, most of which are still successful today.
In 2014 it became apparent to us how complex and complicated most cloud products are from a user perspective, let alone the pricing models. They are far away from being transparent and are hard to understand. Our partners, customers and employees enjoyed using these products less every single day, driven by their non-intuitive interfaces and the excessive need for training .
We realized that the positive development of the IaaS and PaaS market is a great chance to make our vision of an easy-to-use, intuitive, highly available and flexible cloud service become reality. We knew that we could build cutting-edge technology. It is important for us to have users who love using gridscale and we are very pleased about the great feedback we get from our users every single day.