Smart technology

The backbone of our innovative IaaS & PaaS architecture

gridscale’s technology stands for

Smart features that save time

Maximum automation

Intuitive user experience

Through the successful implementation of numerous cloud hosting projects over many years, our experts at gridscale have gained an in-depth understanding of the requirements and challenges customers face when working with Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offerings. As we integrated these insights into our own DNA, today we are one of the fastest companies when in comes to development and quality, offering the most cutting-edge cloud technology to our customers.

Cutting-edge algorithms

To deliver cutting-edge technology, we are specialized in building our architecture with deep-learning algorithms. By collating countless data, constantly comparing targets and actuals, we can detect anomalies and prevent failures that would otherwise occur.

Find out more from our CEO Henrik.

Henrik Hasenkamp

CEO

Henrik Hasenkamp on gridscale’s technology approach:

We translate the high complexity in a data center (resulting from locations, power supply, cooling, storage systems, computing capacities, network connection and so on) into a user-friendly user interface, on the basis of which a user can comfortably and intuitively configure and start any cloud infrastructure. In our architecture, we not only operate distributed and highly secure data storage, but also deal with the extraordinarily complex software operation of databases and load balancers, key value stores and container virtualization. All this takes place in a fully automated operation with an uncompromising promise: 100 percent availability.

This promise cannot be kept with conventional approaches to reactive IT operations. Reactive operation means that a failure must first occur and then be rectified as quickly as possible. In order to keep our promise, we must therefore be able to take preventive action.

we have specialised in interpreting certain signals in the IT landscape and intervening preventively in the event of an imminent disturbance… we evaluate a large number of hardware and software sensors using central algorithms in real time.

In recent years we have specialised in interpreting certain signals in the IT landscape and intervening preventively in the event of an imminent disturbance. In this approach, we evaluate a large number of hardware and software sensors using central algorithms in real time. We mainly use data that is already generated during operation (ambient temperatures, voltage levels, latency times, power consumption, even the behavior of software components) and that allows us to identify anomalies at an early stage.

focusing our technology on data-based decisions and continuously improving our self-learning algorithms

By consistently focusing our technology on data-based decisions and continuously improving our self-learning algorithms, we can now correctly interpret more than nine out of ten events in an above-average complex cloud infrastructure.
In addition to the higher availability of our services, there are further advantages for us as operators. For example, we were able to install what is known as dynamic capacity management, which helps us to use our resources much more efficiently. CPU nodes are shut down when no load is expected and are restarted on time when a dynamic workload of one or more customers is expected. Software updates are now installed almost autonomously. A possibly necessary restart of individual components is planned and executed algorithmically. Thanks to the possibility of transferring the infrastructure used by our customers to other CPU nodes during operation, such an update is no longer even noticeable for the customer and thus becomes a routine activity.”

Managing and accessing gridscale

RESTful API

gridscale’s cloud infrastructure and PaaS are accessible through our RESTful API. You are therefor free of vendor lock-ins that would otherwise restrict the usage of your Infrastructure.

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Intuitive Interface

We simplified what you can often find: hundreds of dialog boxes and options. Instead, we let the magic happen in the background. gridscale’s panel cuts out all complexities and lets you take action intuitively with just a few clicks. For small infrastructure setups we have developed our easy-to-use drag and drop interface; for large setups or individual requirements our expert panel caters for your needs.

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Cutting-edge hardware for advanced cloud infrastructure

  • Exclusively enterprise hardware
  • High-security data center
  • High endurance
  • High availibility

Virtualization we use

gridscale uses KVM , the de-facto standard in the virtualization environment, as Hypervisor. This enables us to offer you a smart collection of feature like vertical scaling or the compatibility with many standard applications.

How we turned our technology into smart features

Highlights
Real-time provisioning Real-time provisioning

Start your servers in less than 5 seconds.

Hot-plug technology

Increase computing resources at any time during operation.

Cloud Automation Cloud Automation

Be informed about infrastructure changes real-time.

PaaS PaaS

Benefit from the only real-time auto scaling PaaS available.

Automation
Time based events Time based events

coming soon

Orchestrate infrastructure

Orchestrate all repetitive, time-consuming and error-prone tasks.

Connect your #slack

Simply push any important event into your #slack-channel.

If-this-then-that If-this-then-that

Be informed about infrastructure changed real-time.

Managed
Auto Recovery Auto Recovery

Sensors monitor your infrastructure and can restore a defective workload autonomously.

Zero Downtime Zero Downtime

Benefit from the highest availability of your services.

Fully managed Fully managed

Let gridscale manage your servers all the way up to the operating system.

Expert knowledge Expert knowledge

Discuss your best infrastructure setup with experts.

Network
Failover IP Failover IP

Easy switch IP addresses between your VMs without complex configurations.

Cloud Firewall Cloud Firewall

Determine which traffic you allow to the inside and outside.

Load Balancer Load Balancer

Distribute incoming traffic to your virtual machines automatically.

Private Networking Private Networking

Create an unlimited number of private networks or breakout networks.

PaaS
Cloning (coming soon)

Create a development clone of your production service within seconds. (coming soon)

Security Zones Security Zones

Private VMs and Security Zones keep your data safe.

Real-time auto scaling Real-time auto scaling

Our platform scale automatically to provide the best performance.

Fully managed

We take care of installations, operations and patching.

Server
Operating systems Operating systems

Choose between a large number of distributions.

Hot-plug technology

Increase computing resources at any time during operation.

Real-time provisioning Real-time provisioning

Start your servers in less than 5 seconds.

Seamless scalability

Scale cores, memory and storage independently.

Storage
Custom Templates Custom Templates

Create custom templates from snapshots to boost your productivity.

Object Storage

Benefit from S3 compatibility and the web bucket explorer.

Snapshots & Backups

Create and schedule snapshots. Export them to object storage for backups.

SSD storage

Choose between different performance classes of SSD storage.