Build and manage a scalable cloud architecture.
We offer our clients the mobility to freely use various cloud services and infrastructures, while being able to centrally manage them. This way our clients can enjoy maximum flexibility.
As an Infrastructure as a Service provider, one of our key objectives is to help you find the right IT solution tailored to your needs. In addition, we provide you with a comprehensive support service and ensure that the firstcolo cloud environment runs seamlessly, so that you can take care of your core business unhindered.
What is firstcolo Cloud?
This gives you the benefit of a managed cloud, with data always located in Frankfurt am Main. In combination with managed services provided by firstcolo, this ensures that you obtain an optimal operational platform (Platform-as-a-Service), allowing you to maintain an effective overview at all times.
Important questions at a glance
The firstcolo Cloud is your optimal solution for when you wish to be in control of your operations as much as possible. Simultaneously, you can expect full support, assisted by experts who are available at all times. Whether you simply require the deployment of an infrastructure, an additional appropriate platform (managed services) or an essential Kubernetes cluster for your project: All of these components can be orchestrated to meet your needs in a way that allows you to achieve the best possible results for your goals.
In addition, the firstcolo Cloud is designed for any company that aims to operate a scalable cloud infrastructure independent of major cloud providers as well as their licensing models and data locations. With the firstcolo cloud services, you can be assured of data security. In fact, the ISO 27001 and PCI DSS certifications attest to this on paper.
- Your virtual entities within the cloud will be made available at our in-house data centres in Frankfurt am Main.
- Your data is always located in Frankfurt am Main, regardless of the availability zone you have booked, making your data compliant with the German Data Protection Act (DSGVO).
- All hypervisors in the firstcolo Cloud are connected to the switching infrastructure with at least 10 Gbit/s of bandwidth.
- firstcolo Cloud provides storage systems for different requirements:
- Volume Storage
- Object Storage (Swift- / S3-API)
- Local Storage
- File system Storage
Your benefits with the firstcolo Cloud
Costs always in sight
Your choice with maximum flexibility
The components of the firstcolo Cloud in detail
The dashboard forms the user interface from which the management of all cloud components is available. The user interface can be accessed graphically or via CLI.
All resources can be managed centrally with the help of the compute component. Virtual machines can be easily connected to each other and access is via a single interface.
In order to provide storage, virtual block storage can be generated, that behaves like an ordinary hard disk. Their volume can be varied as required, and backups of data can be generated without effort.
Individual network services such as IP addresses and VPN access can be managed centrally via the network component. Additionally, data transfer between the virtual instances can be secured within the cloud.
Images of cloud instances can be created and accessed as needed. This allows entire environments to be created on the basis of individual images. Alternatively, the images are also suitable as a strong recovery option.
With the help of Object Service, efficient object storage can be provided, which, due to the use of identifiers, allows a granular selection of objects and their metadata, and promotes a particularly high degree of scalability.
To ensure high security standards, individual user access authorisations are assigned on an individual basis. These rights are defined by an identity component, which gives each user predetermined rights.
Do you have existing systems that require migration?
Interested? Then feel free to send us a message to request your test access!