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About ScaleUp

Learn more about our company history and the ScaleUp team

Today ScaleUp is hosting partner of Over 2,000 websites and apps and serves more than 500 customer projects - from the initial idea to the operations management of complex, distributed business hosting solutions. Since 2022, ScaleUp operates a particularly sustainable own open source cloud infrastructure based on OpenStack and refurbished open compute hardware to enable scalable cloud and hybrid cloud setups. 

ScaleUp's first OpenStack-based cloud goes live as simple object storage in Hamburg.

In the fall of 2017, the Open Cloud offering was expanded to include the Berlin location.

internet4YOU expands strongly by taking over customers of the company EPN in Berlin and opens a new data center and office location in Berlin. 

It is the year 1998. Two best friends and their shared enthusiasm for computing and the Internet give them the initial idea for a hosting business. With Gihan's father as investor and CFO, they set up their first data center in the basement of Behrmänn's parents' house and brought their first customers' websites online. Thus ScaleUp Technologies was founded under the brand internet4YOU founded more than 20 years ago.

Germany as a secure data location, our specialization in innovative open source technologies and individual hosting solutions in close exchange with customers form the foundation for the ScaleUp Technologies success story.

ScaleUp Team 20 years

Our team

For 25 years, we have been helping customers make their IT infrastructure fit for the future. Today, we still enjoy helping companies make the leap to sustainable digitization.

Management Team

Christoph Streit

Christoph Streit

Managing Director / Founder

Gihan Behrmann ScaleUp Technologies

Gihan Behrmann

Founder / Governance

Ralf Wieland ScaleUp Technologies

Ralf Wieland

Finance / CFO

Julia Streit ScaleUp Technologies

Julia Streit

Sustainability / Marketing


Pascal Naitychia ScaleUp Technologies

Pascal Naitychia

Senior Account Manager

Clemens Kuiper ScaleUp Technologies

Clemens Kuiper

Account Manager

Our history

Important milestones in the development of the company

August 1998
August 1998


In late summer 1998 internet4YOU was founded in the Behrmännische Garage in Hamburg Kleinborstel.

2004 - 2009
2004 - 2009

Opening of further locations

2004 Opening of the 1st Berlin location in Gradestr. / Takeover of EPN customers

2007 Opening RZ Hamburg Fuhlsbüttel

2009 Opening RZ Berlin Spandau

2010 - 2014
2010 - 2014

First cloud storage solution

2010/11 First OpenStack Storage Cloud goes live.

2014 internet4YOU becomes ScaleUp Technologies

2015 - 2018
2015 - 2018

ScaleUp Open Cloud

2015 Launch of the ScaleUp Open Cloud Hamburg

2018 Launch of Managed Kubernetes Services

2015 - 2018
2015 - 2018

Open & Sustainable Compute

2019 ScaleUp and HKN form Open Cloud partnership

2020 ScaleUp Hammerbrook site receives Ökoprofit certification

2022 Open Compute Cloud goes live in Hamburg / Opening of 3rd Berlin site in Berlin-Mahlsdorf 

2023 ScaleUp publishes first carbon footprint / 25th anniversary of the company / ScaleUp becomes a member of the Open Compute Foundation

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