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Cloud Hosting

Your sustainable virtual data center with OpenStack

Optimal support for your IT

Our Managed Cloud Services

ScaleUp Open Cloud lets you rent highly available, managed cloud resources on demand - flexibly and cost-effectively. They always use state-of-the-art, scalable and highly redundant open infrastructure based on OCP & OpenStack.

It doesn't matter if you need five or a hundred virtual servers, or if you want your cloud in a Private CloudPublic Cloud or Hybrid Cloud Environment, i.e. combined with dedicated hardware. We advise and support you at every implementation stage and ensure a smooth realization of your Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) project.


IaaS / Public Cloud

High-availability, leased cloud server infrastructures (IaaS), sustainably operated with green power in Germany.

Private Cloud

Private cloud individually hosted for you in our data centers in Berlin, Hamburg or Düsseldorf.


Get started quickly with Kubernetes with our Kubernetes clusters managed individually for you - optionally with site-distributed load balancing, disaster recovery and many other features.


High availability cloud storage

Highly available Block Storage & Object Storage based on OpenStack Cinder & Swift.

Cloud Native Consulting / Migration

Are you planning a move from an existing cloud infrastructure? For your cloud transition projects we offer competent consulting: (Microservices, Edge Computing, Hybrid Cloud, IoT, Big Data...).

Nextcloud: Open Source Cloud Storage

Nextcloud is an OpenSource based and German hosted cloud storage solution that allows you to store your data virtually in the cloud very cheaply, securely and DSGVO compliant: unlimited, with end-to-end encryption and many admin features.

Sustainable Cloud

Cloud Hosting

3 Cloud locations

The ScaleUp Open Cloud is unique in Germany. It is hosted in a highly sustainable way on refurbished Open Compute hardware in our high-performance data centers.

Together with the HKN we have built up the Open Cloud offering. Our cloud data centers are all ISO/IEC 27001 certified and meet the highest quality and security requirements. Through the ScaleUp Open Cloud, you can use our infrastructure offerings to Cloud computing (IaaS)Managed Kubernetes or combined with Colocation as a hybrid cloud solution currently available at three different data center locations.

What sets us apart from other cloud providers

100% Green power

Since 2020, all ScaleUp data centers have been running on certified green electricity from partly regional, renewable energies (excluding nuclear power), most data center sites since 2012.

Refurbished Hardware

ScaleUp is switching to refurbished hardware wherever possible. In 2020, the share was 40 percent, and in 2021 it was already over 60 percent. We are thus saving around 42% emissions for IT hardware.

Open Infrastructure

There is no vendor lock-in. You can freely choose your cloud providers and switch at any time. You also get full API access and are free to choose the operating system for your environment.

DSGVO compliant

Keep full control over your business critical data. The ScaleUp Open Cloud is hosted 100 % in Germany and complies with strict European data protection standards (DSGVO).


We clearly and understandably communicate our SLA, prices, and our sustainability goals and measures for climate-friendly hosting.

Personal support

In the event of an emergency, and even on weekdays, you will always have a dedicated and experienced system administrator to help you with any problems or questions you may have.

Do you have questions about our cloud service offerings?

Cloud Service Components

ScaleUp Open Cloud is a public cloud and as such offers rapidly available compute, storage and network resources that can be flexibly customized on demand and remotely (agile infrastructure). You can use your own boot images and create highly-available site-mirrored cloud infrastructures according to your needs.


Compute: Nova

Provisioning of virtual machines (VMs) via CLI, web interface or API.

Block Storage: Cinder

Provides volumes (block-based storage) as highly available, redundant storage.

Object Storage: Swift

OpenStack Swift stores objects and their metadata via a RESTful API and supports token-based authentication and rights management.

Images: Glance

Stores images of instances to be used for other services.

Networking: Neutron / Octavia

OpenStack Neurtron offers SDN, VLANs for hybrid cloud environments, IP management, load balancing


Horizon (management GUI), Keystone (authentication (authN) and high-level authorization assignment (authZ)), OpenStack Heat (cloud orchestration).

Our Cloud Locations


HAM1 - Hammerbrook

Süderstr. 198
20537 Hamburg


BER1 - Britz

Gradestr. 60
12347 Berlin

(coming soon) BER3 - Mahlsdorf

Florastr. 133
12623 Berlin


DUS1 - Connecta Park

Connecta Park/ In the Steele
40599 Düsseldorf

ISO 27001 Certified Data Center Seal

What's next?

What happens after your inquiry with us?


Initial consultation

We advise you personally on your questions and create a requirements profile together with you.


Setup design

With the help of your requirements profile, we create an individual setup design for your managed cloud solution.



Depending on the setup variant, you can start your virtual data center in a few hours or days.

IaaS vs. Hosted Private Cloud

What are the differences between an IaaS and a hosted private cloud solution? For which use case are they suitable?

OCP based Cloud IaaS HostingOCP based Private Cloud Hosting

Public Cloud

You will receive your own virtual data center environment with its own IP network area, access to the OpenStack Horizon dashboard and full API access in an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) model. You can provision your own virtual machines (VMs) and extend them with block / object-based storage (Ceph, Swift), load balancing, etc. 

Private Cloud

Building a private cloud requires significant financial and time investment, not to mention technical expertise. With a Managed Private Cloud variant (also Hosted Private Cloud), we take over the planning, setup and ongoing management of the cloud environment for you.



Hosted Private Cloud

Open Infrastructure

Why OpenStack

OpenStack allows virtual machines (VMs), containers (e.g. Docker), bare metal and dedicated IT infrastructures to be orchestrated on a single network. The OpenStack platform's open source code guarantees transparency and flexibility independent of specific vendors and providers. Vendor lock-in and expensive software licensing fees are eliminated.

OpenStack is the most widely used free cloud management platform and the leading open source project for cloud computing. OpenStack was founded in 2010 as an open source project by NASA and Rackspace. Today, the OpenStack community consists of more than 81,000 members and over 670 supporting companies. OpenStack supporters include some of the world's largest technology companies.
Demo account

14 days OpenStack test environment

You will receive your own 14-day trial access to our OpenStack environment. There, you can take full advantage of our IaaS offering and provision any virtual machine (VM) instances yourself. You can extend your instances with block-based storage (Ceph), object-based storage (Swift), load balancing, and more.

If you start with a real IaaS account after the test phase, your settings from the test environment are retained and you receive your own virtual data center environment (VDC) from us with your own IP network area, access to the OpenStack Horizon Dashboard and full API access. The billing of the IaaS account is flexible and purely usage-based according to our current Price list. Individual pricing based on minimum purchases and longer terms is also possible. Please contact us in this regard!

Do you have questions or are you interested in our cloud services?

We offer various cloud server configurations that are assembled according to your requirements. If you need an individual setup for your application, we will be happy to advise you on the design of the optimal server infrastructure. This service is of course free of charge for you.

Send us your cloud hosting request here. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
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