Köln, 17. September 2019 – gridscale, the Cologne-based provider of innovative IaaS and PaaS solutions, is now a full member of EuroCloud Deutschland and eco – Verband der Internetwirtschaft e.V., Europe's largest association of the internet industry with over 1100 members. Together, both associations are developing the best possible synergies in order to further strengthen cloud expertise in Germany. With its membership, gridscale underlines its intention to actively support the adaptation and development of innovative cloud services in Germany and throughout Europe.
“As expert platforms, both, eco and EuroCloud enable the exchange of experience and knowledge between business users, technology providers, manufacturers and research centres. In addition, they represent our industry in international committees and vis-à-vis politicians,” says Henrik Hasenkamp, CEO of gridscale. “Especially against the backdrop of the current discussion around autonomy and data sovereignty in Europe, we – as a German cloud provider – would like to contribute to this process with our expertise in order to create more quality, trust and variety of solutions within the market.”
In addition to active participation in studies, guidelines and recommendation papers, the planned cooperation also includes the future participation of gridscale in eco's DirectCLOUD initiative. Via the central internet node DE-CIX, the DirectCLOUD platform enables particularly secure and fast data communication between users and providers and thus makes a significant contribution to the broad usage of modern public cloud and multi cloud scenarios in Germany.
“Today, digital business models and processes are realized by using cloud-based platforms,” says Felix Höger, member of the Executive Board for Online Services and Cloud Computing at the eco Association. “With gridscale, we are joined by a new member that is successfully positioning itself as an attractive and customer-oriented alternative to global cloud computing services and who knows the requirements of medium-sized companies particularly well.”
Andreas Weiss, Director EuroCloud Deutschland_eco e.V., also welcomes the cooperation with gridscale: “Public cloud infrastructures in particular form the central foundation of digitization. At the same time they trigger questions concerning security and data protection. Together with public cloud experts such as gridscale, we want to create more information and transparency for companies and further improve their abilities to evaluate offered cloud services competence.”
gridscale (gridscale.io) is a European IaaS and PaaS provider, creating sophisticated cloud solutions on top of its innovative technology. The company, headquartered in Cologne, Germany, offers future and digitally oriented users a highly automated solution in which they can flexibly choose between a multitude of Infrastructure-as-a-Service components and complementary Platform-as-a-Service elements. Crisp Research awarded the company as one of the innovators in cloud computing.