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Get exactly what you need. The NETWAYS Cloud based on OpenStack is perfect for creating an IT infrastructure from scratch or for expanding an existing one.


Customized infrastructure as a service solution

OpenStack manages large pools of compute, storage, and network resources throughout the data center, which can be managed through a dashboard or through the OpenStack API.

OpenStack works with common enterprise and open source technologies, making it ideal for heterogeneous infrastructures.


In a few minutes to your own cloud

Of course, we provide all the necessary cloud resources, such as virtual machines, networks, and a variety of storage options.

We rely on state-of-the-art hardware and current software technologies. So you are always up to date.


Our virtual machines are ready to use in seconds. There are different models and operating systems to choose from for any application. Keep full root access or upgrade your VM to a NETWAYS Managed VM and benefit from our managed services offering and a team of experts.


Run your own virtual data center. Isolate networks and create a customized environment for your needs. Start a load balancer and add virtual machines. Secure your environment with your own firewall rules and connect to your secure network via VPN.


Our distributed and replicated ceph storage is spread across two independent data centers in Nuremberg/Germany and ready for your workload. Use the best solution for your needs. Add additional Ceph RBD volumes or local latency sensitive SSDs to your VM. Store your assets on our Swift and S3 compatible storage.


Open interfaces guarantee flexible interoperability

Use the OpenStack API to launch instances, generate images, assign instance and image metadata, create storage containers and objects, and other actions in your OpenStack cloud.

Configuration can be done at any time using the REST API, the OpenStack CLI, or popular third-party tools such as HashiCorp’s Terraform.

Start a virtual machine with Terraform
# Configure the OpenStack Provider
provider "openstack" {
  user_name   = "admin"
  tenant_name = "admin"
  password    = "pwd"
  auth_url    = "http://cloud.netways.de:5000/v3"
  region      = "RegionOne"

# Create a web server
resource "openstack_compute_instance_v2" "test-server" {
  count = "2"
  image_name = "CentOS7"
  availability_zone = "AZ1"
  flavor_id = "5"
  security_groups = ["default"]
  network {
    name = "public"
  user_data = "${file("bootstrapweb.sh")}"
Query of the current systems via cURL
$ curl -s -H "X-Auth-Token: $OS_TOKEN" \
  http://cloud.netways.de:8774/v3/$OS_PROJECT_ID/servers \
  | python -m json.tool

    "servers": [
            "id": "41331256-abd6-402c-835b",
            "links": [
                    "href": "http://cloud.netways.de:8774/f8828a18c6484624b571e85728780ba8/servers/41331256-abd6-402c-835b",
                    "rel": "bookmark"
            "name": "test-server"


We use the best

From the initial setup of the servers in our fully air-conditioned data centers, the professional cabling, the connection to the Internet, integration in our monitoring system up to the standard environmental monitoring – your IT is in the best hands right from the beginning.


Operate your instances in different availability zones. Each available zone is operated in an independent and ISO-27001 certified data center in Nuremberg/Germany. We guarantee maximum availability even in the event of a disaster.


Our data centers are interconnected redundantly with 10,000 Mbit/s per fiber via two core switches. The sub-distribution within the data center is over 40,000 Mbit/s switches and two ports per customer system.
Certifications of the respective site operators. We are happy to share further details about power supply, air conditioning and access protection.


Sit back and relax

We take care of the operation of your environment, so you can focus on the essential. Of course, we can tailor our services to your needs. These are among others:

  • Architecture consulting
  • Migration of your project and your data
  • Configuration and Change Management
  • Monitoring, backup, updates, documentation
  • Scaling with highly available setups
Dominik Seidel
Dominik Seidel
Systems Engineer


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