croit sucessfully launches PoC with Ippen Digital GmbH & Co. KG

software defined storage for big data analytics

Munich, 05.04.2017 - croit GmbH, developer of the innovative storage management solution of the same name, has sucessfully launched a proof-of-concept (PoC) together with Ippen Digital, the central online hub for a large number of german publishing houses. The first productive croit ceph cluster is now live for Ippen Digital. As part of the PoC, an own cluster layout was developed and set up together with Ippen Ditigal’s IT experts.

Ippen Digital acts as full-service agency for publishing houses by offering various online publishing services: State-of-the-art websites, publishing 4.0, Hosting, Site Management, user tests and additional services are operated centrally by Ippen Digital’s expert team. Especially small and medium-sized publishing houses benefit from the online expertise offered by the Munich-based company. Being challenged with an increasing need of storage space required for the internal big-data infrastructure, Managing Director Jan Ippen and his IT team were looking for an easy-to-integrate, reliable and scalable solution - and found it with croit.

Using the solution offered by croit, the time spend on server maintenance, storage configuration and monitoring by our IT team is pretty much reduced to zero”, Ippen says. During the PoC, a ceph cluster has been taken live which can easily be enhanced by further capacities as the project continues. The solution therefore allows further growth for Ippen Digital and his clients, while significantly reducing the effort for Ippen’s IT team - and hence, reducing costs. “Our Team can focus on what really matters to shape our business: Developing and optimizing our publishing platform,” Ippen says excited.

croit is delighted as well with the smooth PoC. “In order to provide the best possible environment for the PoC, special features like RadosGW with S3 compatible API have been developed earlier than sheduled in close collaboration with Ippen Digital,” croits Managing Director Martin Verges explains. Having these features in place, the young start-up reaches another milestone, making croit the easy and scalable solution for even futher use cases.

Further development of croit will now focus on the economic, reliable operation of scalable storage nodes. Due to open interfaces, the storage can be integrated smoothly in any company and save any kind of data reliably and securly.

croit GmbH was founded on January 31st 2017 as young start up in the scale-out storage area by founders Martin Verges, Paul Emmerich and Matthias Grandl. Verges and Emmerich look back to over four years in managing ceph storage for data centers. Managing Director Verges has been founding a number of companies including the german data center First Colo GmbH, which has been decorated at EMEA 500 and voted one of the fastest growing technology companies in Germany by Deloitte four times in a row.