Storage on demand
Optimal capacity option possible at lowest possible storage costs
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What exactly is the FC storage-on-demand solution?
Our manufacturer-independent storage-on-demand concept is a cost-effective, efficient and flexible solution whose purpose is to save or to archive all of your company’s important data quickly, reliably and independent of any location. To do this, there is an existing, ready-to-use storage-on-demand infrastructure for your company in the First Colo data center. We thus reduce your financial outlay on storage capacity to cover only what you currently need. In this respect, our storage concept offers major benefits when it comes to scaling, high cost savings and comprehensive integration options via open interfaces. Redundancy requirements can also be mapped threefold without three individual storage servers being involved.
How were we able to provide our storage-on-demand solution?
The storage-on-demand concept developed by us was originally initiated by queries from our customers who wanted to know if they could jointly use a central storage area in our data center which we, however, had intially designed only for our own needs. Due to the internal communications between our customers, we quickly realised that more and more people needed flexible storage capacities and that these would have to be completely redesigned in accordance with our customers’ interests. As a result, with our storage-on-demand offer you can compensate for fluctuations in your data volume in the short term and are also equipped for growing storage requirements. These requirements can come about because of, for example, factors such as the difficulty in calculating the fluctuating use of storage-intensive applications in advance, or because detailed, transparent and reproduceable documentation on business processes is becoming more and more important. With an outsourced storage solution our customers no longer also have to invest in hardware on an ongoing basis, which in periods with low storage needs cannot be used productively.
We offer storage on demand as an additional service for interested user groups, which your IT staff can simply book in line with their current requirements.
Benefits of our storage-on-demand solution:
FC’s storage on demand is wholly tailor-made to fulfil medium-sized businesses’ requirements. As an on-demand service our platform combines high availability with low and flexible costs. With our storage-on-demand concept businesses only rent as much data storage capacity as they actually need. Businesses are thus always equipped for short-term, optimal adaptation to a growing storage requirement.
- No administrative obstacles – get started right now
Our specialists look after the storage-on-demand environment in the background. This means you can use this infrastructure for your own purposes straight after booking – we do everything else.
- Varied integration options
The era of isolated solutions is past. We ensure seamless integration of the desired storage capacity into your hosted environment. This means we provide the genuine added value of comprehensive system integration for you.
- High availability standards
Your environment is available for you around the clock. Your data is stored safely in our German data center. The storage solution is designed to facilitate annual average availability of 99.99%.
- Multiple replication
All of the files in our storage-on-demand environment are stored in triple replication. This means we offer considerable cost advantages in a single storage solution, which would normally only be available from a system with three-way storage redundancy.
- Flexible upgrading
Depending on your requirements, the storage capacity can be adapted dynamically in real time to meet the changing needs of your business as soon as your requirements change.
Due to the large number of available (and upgradeable) interfaces, our storage-on-demand enviroment can be implemented in all common software solutions.
- Overlapping locations
Even if you operate you own server or other IT services in another location, you can use the full extent of the sheer storage capacities in our data center ( data center migration).
- High speed
We rely on SSD-accelerated technology and thus guarantee the highest possible speeds in order to provide the optimal support for
Current user groups:
Our storage-on-demand solution can be adapted to your individual performance requirements regardless of whether it is for online games or billions of e-commerce transactions, for example. Customers of ours already using our storage say it is ideal for:
- Big data such as, for example, Hadoop
- Private/public cloud solutions (OpenStack, …)
- Virtualisation solutions (Proxmox, VMware, …)
- Personal Storage such as, for example, OwnCloud
- IP-TV combined with video recording
- Document archives
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Server benefits with First Colo:
- SSD-accelerated technologies
- Also works powerfully with I/O-based applications
- Designed for annual average availability of 99.99%.
- Unlimited scalability
- Three-way replication
- Data center located in Germany
- Technical support bookable 24/7/365
- Can be used externally + worldwide
- Administrative activities no longer necessary
- Snapshot function
- Namespace function
- Object cloning function (Object Cloning)
- Absolute cost-efficiency: pay-as-you-grow
- Can be cancelled on a monthly basis
- RBD (Rados Block Device)
- iSCSI (internet Small Computer System Interface)
- S3 (Simple Storage Service)
- SWIFT (OpenStack)
- Proxmox (operator software)