Where do we come from?

History of gridscale – How it all began

2017
March 2017

Price Winner of Initiative Mittelstand

Januar 2017

Opening of our office in Wuppertaler

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 prototyp 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 did we start gridscale?


During the last 15 years we have been able to gather lots of experience in the hosting and cloud market. We did create lots of 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.

We realized that the positive development of the IaaS and PaaS market would be a great chance to make our vision of an easy-to-use, intuitive, highly available and flexible cloud service become reality. It is important for us to have happy customers and we are very pleased about the great feedback we get from our users today.

We have built an architecture that allows us to grant a zero-downtime guarantee. We combine this with a maximum of flexibility and a maximum of individualism of any IaaS and PaaS components. This is what our users call freedom. But this flexibility not only means that you can combine whatever you want on gridscale, this also means that we only charge what you have used – per minute! Do not pay more than you need.

gridscale in a nutshell:

  • Easiest pricing model
  • Intuitive Graphical User Interface (GUI)
  • Intuitive Graphical User Interface (GUI)
  • 100% availability, no compromises
  • Maximum flexibility and scalability
  • Best price-/performance ratio
  • Real-time provisioning
  • Highest data protection due to industry standard encryption