Storage on Demand

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Optimal capacity utilization

Our manufacturer-independent Storage-on-Demand solution is a cost-effective, efficient and flexible way to store or archive all your company’s important data   quickly, reliably and location-independently. First Colo’s data centers are equipped with a Storage-on-Demand infrastructure that your company can procure right now. This reduces your financial expenditure on storage capacity as you only pay for what you currently need. Our storage concept offers the greatest possible advantages in the areas of scaling, high cost savings and extensive integration options through open interfaces. We offer up to a triple redundancy storage solution, but you don’t need to purchase three individual storage servers. This greatly reduces your expenses.

Our self-developed Storage-on-Demand concept was requested by our customers. They wanted to use the central storage of our data center, which we had initially designed for only our own needs. When our customers told us that their need for flexible storage capacity was growing, we designed a new option to meet their needs. Now, you can benefit from that. Our Storage-on-Demand service compensates for fluctuations in your data volume at short notice, helping your business to run smoothly and cost-effectively. Storage-on-Demand also adapts to your growing storage requirements.

It is extremely difficult to forecast the use of memory-intensive applications, and the detailed, transparent and reproducible documentation of business processes is becoming increasingly important. Our outsourced storage solution eliminates the need for our customers to invest up-front in hardware that can’t be used productively during periods of lower storage requirements.

We therefore offer storage-on-demand as an additional service for interested clients who want to pay for their IT services according to their current needs.


SSD Accelerated Technologies

Designed for an average annual availability of 99.99%.Powerful, easily able to handle the largest, most intensive I/O applications

Designed for an average annual availability of 99.99%.

Unlimited scalability

Triple replication – you know your data will be safe and accessible

German datacenter location

Snapshot function

Namespace function

Object cloning function

Absolute cost efficiency: pay-as-you-grow

Connection with at least 10 Gbit for high data transfer rate

Add-on 24/7/365 technical support

Existing interfaces

RBD (Rados Block Device)

NFS (Network File System)

Proxmox (Operating Software)

S3 (Simple Storage Service)

SWIFT (OpenStack)

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Common use-cases in our data centers

Our Storage-on-Demand solution can be customized to meet your unique performance needs, whether it’s online games or billions of e-commerce transactions. Our customers who already use this solution, tell us that it is ideally suited for:

Big Data

(e.g. Hadoop)

Cloud Solutions

(e.g. OpenStack)

Virtualization solutions

(e.g. Proxmox, VMware, etc.)


(e.g. with Videorecording/VOD)

Personal Storage

(e.g. OwnCloud, NextCloud, etc.)

Document archive

(Backup und producitve data)

Advantages of our Storage-on-Demand solution

Storage-on-Demand is tailored to the requirements of medium-sized companies. As an on-demand service, our platform combines high availability with low and flexible costs. With our Storage-on-Demand concept, companies only rent as much data storage capacity as they actually need. This means that companies are always prepared with a short-term, optimal adaptation to their growing storage requirements.


Diverse integration possibilities

The time of the so-called “island solutions” is over. We seamlessly integrate the storage capacity you need into your hosted environment. We thus offer you the real value of flexible, comprehensive system integration.

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When needed, your storage capacity can be dynamically adapted in real time to meet your organization’s changing needs as they change.

High availability

Your environment is available around the clock, and your data is securely stored in our German data center. Our storage solution is designed for an annual average availability of 99.99%.

Multiple replication

All the files in our Storage-on-Demand environment are stored with triple replication, giving you the peace of mind that comes from knowing there will always be a copy of your data, thanks to triple redundancy. We offer you a significant cost advantage through this storage solution.


Even if you already operate your own server or IT services at another location, you can make full use of the pure storage capacities in our data center (data center migration).


We rely on SSD accelerated technologies and thus ensure the highest feasible speed, providing optimal support for intensive I/O applications.


With a multitude of available (and even expandable) interfaces, our Storage-on-Demand environment can be implemented in all common software solutions. This makes it cost-effective, too.

Flexible extensibility

Depending on the requirements, the storage capacities with regard to the dynamics and the loss of demand may be required.

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