Increasing data volumes also increase the demands on a storage system.

Storage needs to be provided quickly and easily upon request.

Ensuring high availability on all possible platforms is naturally also important.

Different applications require different profiles. In virtualized environments block-based storage is often requested. Many conventional applications require access based on files and folders. By contrast, specialist applications generally need to be released from the “limitations” of classic file systems and to be able to store using memory objects equipped with metadata.

In this case, the challenge is to find the right technical platform for your individual requirements.

Software-defined storage (SDS)

Software-defined storage solutions enables the decoupling of the software on the one side and the hardware on the other. The pure storage solutions are not connected to the hardware, which means that they can be replaced and, in particular, the technology and price can be optimized for the specific application. While highly available applications benefit hugely from the speed of modern NVMe SSDs, an archiving system, for example, can certainly operate on more cost-effective standard HDDs.

At the same time, the administrative work, e.g. the provisioning, is simplified via centralization. Deduplication and replication are generally already integrated into the SDS systems and established interfaces to monitoring and reporting tools exist.


Ceph is an Open Source solution that can provide block-, file-, and object-based storage as a distributed system and meets the requirements associated with the term “software-defined storage”.


GlusterFS is a network-capable file system that can consolidate the local storage capabilities of different systems connected via a traditional network. GlusterFS is error-tolerant thanks to the independent distribution of the data in the network and scales with the number of systems used. An interesting feature for many existing systems is the possibility of accessing GlusterFS storage via the NFS protocol.

We find and plan the optimal storage solution for you independent of a specific manufacturer and based on your individual requirements.

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Our support is focused on the actual needs of our customers. This means that we naturally offer more support than the traditional support offered by many manufacturers. But what’s important, and this applies for any software that is operated in business-critical areas, is that the operation is appropriately secured. This is where we provide technical support at the manufacturer level with guaranteed service level agreements.
All of our employees are experienced Open Source developers and administrators. We are the replacement for missing manufacturer support, and support the entire lifecycle of your Open Source software by means of our Open Source Support Center. We provide the necessary support and all the services for your entire Open Source stack under one roof.
Our service and support contracts take account of your interests, not those of investors. We deliberately use completely different contract and price models to those of countless international software manufacturers and are proud that our fair support offers are a solid and reliable basis for long-term and successful cooperation with large national and international customers. We also want to provide a model that is completely independent of the usual factors, such as the number of users, the number of CPUs/cores and servers used or similar limiting factors. We would be pleased to discuss further details with you personally. More about the operation of our Open Source Support Centers
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