Digitalisation and data sovereignty in the German cloud
Do you need flexible IT resources for your digital projects? Simply obtain them from the cloud now. Freely and according to your needs. We handle the entire infrastructure, leaving you to concentrate on your core business. Of course, you only pay for the services you use – computing, storage, network and security resources – and thus keep costs under control.
Your data is always secure and GDPR-compliant in German data centres. Furthermore, you have the choice of relying entirely on open source technology with the open source cloud pluscloud open. With the GAIA-X compatible cloud, you are not tied to a specific technology or provider and can maintain digital sovereignty. We will be happy to advise you on your optimal cloud solution.
What are the advantages of the pluscloud?
Compare for yourself the options the pluscloud offers you in comparison to similar cloud offers.
Free and independent scaling of resources
Instead of predefined VM sizes, you can have various resources (CPU cores, pGPU instances, RAM, storage) in the pluscloud custom-scaled to meet your individual needs.
Billing based on use (pay-as-you-go)
In the pluscloud, resources are calculated on the basis of actual consumption. Alongside the free and independent scaling of resources, you only pay for what you really need at any given time.
Transparent pricing model
Many companies want to leverage the cloud to reduce their costs. We have deliberately kept the pluscloud price model simple to ensure there are no nasty surprises awaiting you at the end of the month.
No set-up fee
Billing based on your pluscloud usage includes the absence of any setup fees, which helps you channel your investments directly into operation.
Try it out for 30 days free of charge
As the best way to learn about a product is to give it a test run, we give you a full 30 days to do so – free of charge and without obligation.
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Convenient web interface or extensive vCloud API
Manage your pluscloud via a web-based graphical user interface. Or rely on automation in the cloud and easily create resources using Infrastructure as Code (IaC) via the API.
More about Infrastructure as Code
Advanced network services such as firewalls or load balancers
Every pluscloud setup automatically comes with an Edge gateway providing a connection to the internet. It can also perform firewall and load-balancing functions.
High-speed network connection
The pluscloud locations are directly connected to our high-performance backbone with various uplink and peering options, thus ensuring the shortest latencies to German and international destinations.
Multiple storage performance classes
We offer two performance classes as storage space for the VMs: performance and high performance. This offers additional flexibility for every application.
Seamless integration of other products
As part of the plus.io platform, the pluscloud can be combined with many other products. Among other things, it is particularly suitable for hybrid setups, which are implemented via the hybrid connector.
Additionally, with pluscontainer you also get a Managed Kubernetes solution.
More about pluscontainer
For performance-hungry applications such as AI, machine learning or visualisation, you can expand your VMs in the pluscloud with pGPUs as required.
More about pGPUs
Fully integrated backup
With just a few clicks you can create backups for the VMs in the pluscloud. These backups are also billed using a pay-as-you-go model.
More about backup
Multiple regions for geo-redundancy
Using the site-to-site connection of the respective Edge gateways you can easily establish a connection between the various locations in order to run an application across multiple regions.
Data protection according to GDPR
We offer the pluscloud at four locations (Hamburg 2x, Cologne and Düsseldorf) where your data is always GDPR-compatible and thus in line with the strictest compliance requirements.
More about the locations
Make use of a comprehensive range of security products to increase the availability and integrity of your business-critical data in the pluscloud.
More about plussecurity
The European cloud project GAIA-X is intended to secure Europe’s independence and innovative capacity through digital sovereignty. plusserver is involved as a founding member as well as being a driving force behind the Sovereign Cloud Stack (SCS) project.
More about GAIA-X
Open Source CloudNEW
With our GAIA-X compatible open source cloud, you secure flexible cloud resources with full independence from individual providers and proprietary technologies.
Short provisioning time
Benefit from the flexibility of the pluscloud to kick-start your digital projects.
Advice on your cloud strategy
Although larger cloud projects, in particular, require a well-thought-out strategy, many cloud providers focus exclusively on the resources. Our cloud consulting services, on the other hand, provide you with a personal contact for your very own roadmap.
Extensive managed services available
You have the choice of either using the pluscloud as a self-service solution or letting us take care of the configuration and operation of your VMs. Our plusservices provide different management levels for additional freedom.
Direct and personal German-speaking support is a matter of course at pluscloud. After all, we don’t want to leave you standing in the rain with nothing but standard answers.
Typical application scenarios
Mostly persistent environments such as ERP systems or Windows Workloads
Cloud-native/Container applications, scale-out systems or dynamic web services such as Hadoop, Spark, Elastic
Open source software
Federated identity management
Inter-site and provider
Granular roles/rights concept in the account
Redundant cloud infrastructure
Automatic host failover
Integrated load balancing
VM backup GUI
API project backups
Terraform, Heat, Pulumi
Only with Golden Master Images
Serrver located in Germany
On VM operating status
On platform/API availability
A GAIA-X compatible open source cloud
With pluscloud open, we now offer you all the advantages of the pluscloud – based entirely on open source technologies such as OpenStack. This gives you an ideal basis for digitalising your company, while always allowing you to retain control over your data, applications and innovations.
Your convenient path to the cloud –
with experts by your side
The cloud is now considered indispensable when it comes to the digitalisation of corporate IT and processes. Flexible solutions are required due to increasing market and customer requirements. There is also a focus on the topics of security and compliance. Resources from the European cloud are often the best choice. Allow our cloud experts to provide you with non-binding advice. We relieve you of many tasks relating to strategy, architecture, migration and optimisation, and support you in keeping an eye on your costs.
Cloud strategy consulting
Which cloud is the right one to suit your requirements?
Design and architecture consulting
The correct scalability, performance and availability.
We support agile development methods and automation.
Migration and transformation
Our project management ensures seamless migration.
The demand for digital solutions is increasing and, as an IT service provider, we find ourselves challenged more than ever before to achieve high performance and efficiency for our customers. Modern cloud resources have proven themselves in this regard, as we obtain them precisely when we need them. plusserver handles the operational side for us and provides fast support for all questions. Robert Babic, Managing Director ESP.GROUP
Info sheet pluscloud
If you’re migrating your IT to the cloud, you mainly want to gain freedom. The new pluscloud offers you even more flexibility – with maximum security for your data.
Find out more about the pluscloud now
Whether you are starting out in the cloud or have in-depth expertise: Get an idea of how the pluscloud supports your digital projects. We would be happy to give you the opportunity to put its performance and operability through its paces for 30 days.Try it out for 30 days free of charge
Certified security in German data centres
TÜV Süd confirms the high security and availability of our data centres. For example, our information security management system (ISMS) is certified in accordance with ISO 27001. In addition, the PCI DSS certification highlights our exemplary handling of sensitive payment information.
Would you like to learn more about the technical details and security precautions in place at our data centres? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.
Not only are we completely convinced of the high level of data security in our data centres – we can prove it too.
The Hertha BSC game day living room
“At the moment, we have to play our games in front of empty stands. That’s why it’s all the more important for us to be close to the fans and to create new offers using our digital channels”, said Maurice Sonneveld, Head of Digital Media at Hertha BSC. “Our digital agency, brandung, and plusserver allowed us to quickly implement our own game day programme with lots of interactive formats and options with the ‘hertha030.live’ second screen offer.”
How can you offer thousands of fans at least a piece of the real home game experience despite coronavirus restrictions and games played behind closed doors? Live tickers, social media and apps have been used in football for a few years now. But that alone wasn’t enough for the traditional Hertha BSC club. They wanted to create a special place for the fans to come together and experience a sense of community: their own virtual living room. Videos, interviews, music, analyses and information from the stadium commentators at hertha030.live allow fans to get in the mood for the upcoming game and then follow it via live commentary.
“What the club needed was simple: enough performance to allow every fan to have a digital football experience”, said plusserver Account Manager, Claudio Paefgen. A pluscloud solution made up of three virtual machines ensures just the right level of performance. plusserver provided this at short notice, set it up and pre-installed the required applications.
brandung Managing Director, Niels Struckmeyer, is also pleased with the collaboration: “For us as an agency, it is an enormous relief to not have to handle the setup and operation of web infrastructures all by ourselves. With the pluscloud, we can be sure that plusserver takes care of the availability of all systems at all times, and also supports us in optimising our costs and performance levels.”
GAIA-X and SCS:
the technological roadmap for a sovereign digital future
plusserver is a founding member of the European cloud project GAIA-X and one of the driving forces behind the Sovereign Cloud Stack (SCS) project. This relies on open source instead of proprietary technology to permanently exclude any form of economic or political influence. Learn more about why this is an important foundation for the digital sovereignty and competitiveness of German and European companies.
Info sheet pluscloud open
Download the compact info sheet now and discover more about the GAIA-X-compatible public cloud: Flexible IT resources and digital sovereignty for your business using open source technologies.
Focus: Features and additions
The right cloud for your business at any time. Full planning security with a fixed tariff.
- The first German multi-cloud tariff
- One point of contact, one contract, one invoice
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