gridscale partners with hosttech GmbH, offering public cloud solutions from an underground data center in the Swiss Alps

Cologne, Germany, November 18th 2020 – The Cologne-based cloud provider gridscale has secured one of the leading Swiss Internet service providers for the implementation of gridscale cloud technology. With immediate effect, hosttech GmbH (from Richterswil in the canton of Zurich), is expanding its existing service portfolio and hosting offer with unlimited scalable public cloud infrastructures from one of the most modern and secure data centers in Switzerland.

The technical basis for the provision and operation of, located in an underground former military hospital in the Swiss Alps, is the central software stack gridscale Hybrid Core. The new cloud platform is already operationally available and being actively used by the first hosttech customers.

“Our Hybrid Core enables data center operators and IT service providers to achieve significantly more speed and offers a real innovation boost on their way to cloud transformation,” says Felix Kronlage-Dammers, COO of gridscale, with regard to the new cooperation with hosttech. “gridscale’s technology transforms traditional server infrastructures and existing legacy IT into a hyper-convergent, virtual cloud architecture and enables flexibly retrievable compute, storage and network resources via a simple, web-based management interface.”

First Swiss customers already operational

In addition to the public IaaS services, the hosttech GmbH’s cloud offer includes all platform services from managed databases and developer tools, the App Store gridscale Marketplace, as well as all templates and automation routines for maximum efficient use of the new platform. Customers can start immediately without training and, with the Easy Panel, also benefit from an intuitive drag-and-drop click configuration of their desired cloud resources, as well as transparent and fully usage-based cost accounting.

“The migration of gridscale to our IT infrastructure and the upgrading of our data centers via the Hybrid Core worked quickly and smoothly”, says Marius Meuwly, Founder and Managing Director of hosttech GmbH. “For the benefit of our customers, we now have attractive service offerings based on an established, reliable technology and at the same time benefit from an active support of our partner in the establishment of a successful cloud business.“

Successful blueprint with an exemplary character

Thus administration and maintenance of the cloud platform will be carried out entirely by gridscale experts in Cologne as part of a remote management service, allowing the new Swiss partner to concentrate fully on marketing its cloud offering. The operation itself will be carried out on the physical infrastructure at hosttech’s high-security data center in Nottwil in the canton of Lucerne; further data center locations are already being planned for 2021.

“If required, our German gridscale customers will also benefit from the alternative availability zones in Switzerland,” says Felix Kronlage-Dammers, who is pleased about the advantages of the cooperation on both sides. “In our view, the combination of an attractive partner model and turnkey cloud technology is highly interesting for many hosting companies and IT service providers. We are therefore already in intensive dialog with a whole range of other providers and are already running further pilot projects.”

About gridscale
gridscale, the Cologne-based IaaS and PaaS provider, stands for easy-to-use and flexible cloud technologies. Via an intuitive interface, the IT infrastructure can be managed by people without in-depth IT know-how and a Kubernetes environment even facilitates the management of cloud-native workloads. Thousands of companies, agencies and managed service providers already rely on gridscale to implement and operate their digital projects – from high-traffic web shops to complex SaaS or enterprise IT solutions. White label options are available to resellers and with the gridscale software ‘Hybrid Core’ data center operators themselves can become cloud providers. gridscale with its about 100 employees is led by Henrik Hasenkamp and Felix Kronlage-Dammers.

About hosttech
hosttech GmbH is a Swiss Internet service company with offices in Richterswil, Salzburg, Berlin and Cologne. The company offers its services to private customers as well as SMEs and large companies – always with the main focus on speed and security. hosttech GmbH supplies the full range of Internet services and operates two own data centers in Wädenswil (ZH) and Nottwil (LU).

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hosttech GmbH
Janine Reichlin
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CH-8805 Richterswil
Tel.: +41 43 843 00 00