Secure Cloud Storage at gridscale – performance and stability

Adapt our high performance SSD cloud storage to the requirements of your application. Benefit from object storage that offers you a S3 compatible HTTP interface.


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Flexibility Flexibility

With gridscale, adding and removing resources according to your projects is mere child’s play. Just like every other resource, storage is billed on a per-minute basis and you only pay what you have used. Monitor your accrued costs anytime in our usage overview.

Security Security

The gridscale storage technology is designed for security, availability and speed. All data is encrypted at rest, kept on enterprise SSD and stored in different availability zones. Continuous snapshots and backups protect your data from loss and ensure a reliable data retention.

Templates Templates

We don’t like mundane work! That’s why you can easily create your own template and deploy hundreds of servers with the same config in no time at gridscale - rather than starting from scratch every time.

Our storage classes

Distributed Storage

Distributed Storages are designed for workloads where data needs to be highly available. Your data is replicated across 3 availability zones within a location allowing our autorecovery and failover mechanisms to make sure that your data will always be available. This is achieved via networking and has certain tradeoffs like lower I/O, bandwidth and higher latency.

Rocket Storage

Rocket Storage is an NVMe based local storage attached directly to the server which boasts increased I/O, bandwidth and lower latency. At a price point of just 0,19 EUR GB/Month – you get 100x speed for exact same price as our standard speed Distributed Storage. Connect up to 7x more Distributed Storages – allowing you to build your infrastructure as you like.

Object Storage

Object storage is great for storing and retrieving any amount of data in a simple way. You can access object storage from anywhere, such as websites, applications or IOT devices.

About the storage architecture of gridscale

In the last ten years, we have spent a lot of time with storage systems. In hundreds of projects we have learned that a storage system is often a compromise. Different requirements have to be reconciled - data security, performance, ease-of use, flexibility and price are often the most important issues. After countless tests and a monthly evaluation of various manufacturers in the field of software and hardware storage appliances, we are very happy that we have found a way to ensure a balance between all important features.

Snapshots and Backups

The intuitive panel interfaces simplify the configuration and administration of your storage infrastructure. With intelligent snapshot functions and our convenient backup center, you can secure your work and save valuable time.

Snapshots
Create snapshots

Use snapshots to store the current state of your storage at any time. Whether your server is currently running or not: create a snapshot with just a single click. Your snapshot is available to you in real-time and can be used to create new servers or to rollback your storage if necessary.

Schedule snapshots

We love automation! To help you speed up processes, we created the snapshot scheduler. It allows you to define individual time intervals at which snapshots are automatically taken and lets you also define the timeframe until which the snapshots shall be archived.

Export snapshots

Do you feel safe when your storage is backed up to a storage system that is independent from your system? We do. This is why we built a simple way to transfer your snapshots directly to gridscale’s S3-compatible Object Storage. Secure, perfectly integrated and fully automated.

Manage backups

The configuration and administration of your individual security concepts and rollbacks can be done easily and uncomplicated via the central gridscale backup center. The web-based user interfaces provide you with various settings to define all backup processes: from backup cycles, interval frequency and time limitations to the definition of security standards for newly created storage as well as completely automated continuous backup routines.

Choose between different performance classes to meet even the highest I/O-requirements.

Standard-I/O

For basic storage needs


Good for:

  • Web server
  • Terminal server
  • eCommerce shop
  • Development machine
  • API endpoints
High-I/O

For high data throughput


Good for:

  • Databases with high write & read frequency,
  • Web & cache servers
  • Key / value data stores
Insane-I/O

For the most demanding requirements


Good for:

  • Large ERP systems, such as SAP
  • PaaS
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Get the most out of your storage

We have created hundreds of tutorials to get started most easily with building infrastructure with any level of complexity on gridscale. You will also find many more topics in our developer section. Check out more tutorials