Never become yet another.

About UpCloud

UpCloud is a European cloud service provider offering the world’s fastest cloud servers with 100% uptime SLA from ten data centres around the world: Amsterdam, Chicago, Frankfurt, Helsinki, New York City, London, Madrid, San Jose, and Singapore. 2012 formed UpCloud is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland.

Our SME business customers run their business-critical web applications on our enterprise-level cloud computing platform and love us for our high performance, reliable service, and competitive prices. We help our customers to speed up their time to market, get a reliable production environment with 24/7 customer support, and scale their business forward. Our key customer segments are entrepreneurs and SME’s working in managed hosting, IT services, eCommerce, SaaS, and PaaS.

We have been recognized twice as the #1 Performance Leader among the top 10 Cloud Hosting Providers in Europe by Cloud Spectator.

We take massive pride in having the most talented and most motivated team of experts who are passionate about everything we do.

Contact us now, we are happy to help get you started on UpCloud!

If you have any questions on our services, check out our FAQ or Documentation.


10 data centres across 3 continents

We have ten locations around the world. Majority of our data centres are running on renewable energy and ready to help you grow in a sustainable and future-proof way.

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We promise to take good care of you and your customers. Our in-house Support team is available live 24/7 for our users. We provide help when you actually need it.


user satisfaction

We provide the best support in the industry. We also offer custom onboarding and a dedicated account manager for our business customers.

Superior products

We build enterprise-grade products to scale our SME business customers forward. Together with our in-house developed software and proprietary MaxIOPS storage technology, you will get industry-leading performance at all times.

Exceptional talent

We take massive pride in having the most talented and most motivated team of engineers and artists, working as camaraderie to solve our customers current and future challenges.

24/7 customer service

People and products are nothing without a solid service culture. Our in-house local customer support is available to help our users 24/7.


Work hard play hard.

UpCloud was formed 2012 in Finland by a group of like-minded thinkers who saw a clear opportunity to defy mediocrity: to become an IaaS company that would outperform every existing company on the market.

With an uncompromising attitude towards working hard and playing even harder, this camaraderie invested everything they had and with their grit and ambition, they significantly reshaped the landscape of the whole IaaS industry.

What started as a challenger startup, has now become a global player in all continents that is outperforming the competition by a landslide.


To never become yet another.

We aim to create those magic moments, where genius and hard work meet.

  1. To create superior products
    that are always above and ahead of the competition. Products that give our customers the artistic freedom and capability to shape the future.
  2. To form a camaraderie
    of exceptional talent and users, that loves to take a walk on the wild side, not yet another company.
  3. To better all
    and to never disconnect from our roots as problem solvers that are always striving for better, to enable our customers to build the most successful online businesses. We do whatever that may take and see every obstacle as an intriguing opportunity.


Game changing creativity.

Success isn’t measured just by numbers. It’s measured by the thrill in your veins, when you and your team defy the invincible, by reshaping the possibilities with technology and creativity.

We take massive pride in having the most talented and most motivated team of experts who are passionate about everything we do.

Game-changing creativity and innovation combined with exceptional talent and camaraderie, to build superior products that outperform the competition.

Never become yet another.


Architects of their own success.

  • We create enterprise-level features for SMEs!
  • Our key customer segments are entrepreneurs and SME’s, who expect to hit their bulls-eye and leave the competition in the dust.
  • Our primary audience are CIO’s and CTO’s that are developers at heart will call the shots, but are heavily influenced by their trusted developers.

Case studies

We help our users to succeed.

Check out our useful tutorials and customer case studies!

With new exceptional talent joining us all the time, we are empowering our teams to develop new features and services for our users while still ensuring the same quality of service you’ve come to expect from UpCloud.

Let’s do amazing things together!


Never become yet another.

We do things our own way to deliver superior products, created with exceptional talent, supported with awesome service.

You are a part of our camaraderie that creates and keeps our brand true to grow our business

Our website is using a completely new design system that we’ve named Phoenix.

With creating our new visual language, we wanted to make it more consistent and clearer how we want to communicate, but also how we wish others to perceive us.

You can download our brand assets such as logos here.


UpCloud Object Storage

UpCloud Object Storage is the perfect home for your data. Thanks to the S3-compatible programmable interface, you have a host of options for existing tools and code implementations. Object Storage comes in three plans with data capacities of 250 GB, 500 GB and 1 TB. All at simple and predictable prices! Deploy yours today!

22 October 2020

Hola ES-MAD1! Our 10th data centre opened in Madrid

We’re happy to bring the newest addition to our European data centres. Located in Madrid, Spain, it’s our first data centre in Southern Europe. The new data centre is already available for deploying servers. You can find it at your UpCloud Control Panel as ES-MAD1. Just like our other data centres, the ES-MAD1 complies with the highest operational and security standards. Moreover, the new Interxion MAD3 facility uses 100% renewable energy, as certified by the Spanish National Market and Competition Commission (CNMC).

20 October 2020

Launched 9th data centre in New York

To provide even better cloud services to our valued users at the East Coast of the US, we are excited to launch a new data centre in New York City. After Chicago and San Jose, it is already our third data centre in the United States. The new data centre is already available for deploying servers, you can find it at UpCloud Control Panel as US-NYC1 and of course directly via our API.

23 July 2020

Launching Storage Upload

Securely transferring data takes care and effort to import systems images into a new cloud. To streamline the transfer process and make importing server storages easier, we are launching Storage Upload!

Migrate servers from on-premise or any other cloud quickly and easily by simply creating new storage out of your server image and deploying it to a cloud server. Storage Upload gives you the best tools to get a jump-start on migrating to the cloud!

6 July 2020

Introducing SDN Router open beta

We are expanding on the customisation possibilities of private networking by introducing SDN Router open beta! Using SDN Private Networks, you have a lot of freedom to configure secure connectivity between your cloud servers. With the introduction of SDN Routers, you can create a gateway between any number of SDN Private Networks within a data centre. SDN Routers make it very simple to connect existing private networks without added complexity or new IP addresses to configure.

7 July 2020

Reliable partner for hosting companies

When your MSP business grows, there comes a time when you should consider how to handle your server infrastructure more efficiently. Offer the perfect cloud to your customers, adding a flexible and reliable ecosystem to your technology services, in minutes! Increase your hosting reliability and profits, and fill in the contact form. We’ll get back to you immediately and provide you with a free, non-obligation account with free credits to test us out!

9 June 2020

Welcome Sonja, our new Head of People Operations

Our company culture has always revolved around the exceptional talent of our employees. UpCloud is currently accelerating its growth, and the key in this development is people. Therefore, we’re excited to welcome Sonja Semmelmayr as the new Head of People Operations at UpCloud! Over the next 24 months, UpCloud plans to recruit more than 100 new employees in Helsinki, London, Seattle, and Singapore offices.

3 June 2020

Why you should consider migrating to UpCloud

Moving data, applications and IT processes require a lot of preparation and advance work which in turn demands a good understanding of the challenges involved from the business management. Regardless of whether you are looking to move from on-premise hosting or from one cloud provider to another, migrating will be a big step not taken lightly. To help you, we created a Cloud migration cookbook where we are:

  • outlining the migration processes
  • listing the benefits you might strive for
  • and looking into the costs of migration
  • With this knowledge, we hope to help you decide on migrating to UpCloud!

    29 May 2020

    Free cloud migration for our new business customers

    Migrating servers or the whole infrastructure from one cloud provider to another may require time and money. This might be one of the crucial decisive factors. Especially in the current economic situation, when every penny saved counts. We want to help you with that by offering a 2-month free cloud migration period. During the free cloud migration period, we charge you no service costs.

    5 May 2020

    New lower data transfer pricing

    We at UpCloud love to see our users succeed and want to give you the best opportunities to do so. In response to a clear demand for better pricing, starting from the 1st of April, data transfer pricing on UpCloud is considerably lower! The transfer pricing of outbound network usage for Flexible cloud servers and the data transfer beyond the quota included within Simple plans, previously priced at $0.056, will now cost just $0.01 per GB!

    27 March 2020

    Launching Simple backup

    We are launching a new easier way of securing your business-critical data with the new Simple backup! Simple backup is the perfect companion for your Simple plan cloud servers. It safeguards the main system storage device that contains your server’s operating system, as well as most applications, and services. You have the option to choose between 3 comprehensive backup plans depending on your needs.

    13 March 2020

    €18 million funding to fuel growth

    We are incredibly excited to announce that UpCloud has secured €18 million in equity and debt funding to expedite our international growth. Over the next 24 months, we plan to recruit more than 100 new employees and launch more than 10 new data centres across all our key markets in Europe, Asia, and North America, as well as new markets such as Australia.

    21 January 2020

    Software-defined networking

    SDN is a major step in futureproofing our network by moving away from old rigid routes and configurations. It enables dynamic, programmatically created networking by decoupling the network configuration from the physical infrastructure. The new approach brings a lot of flexibility in the configuration of your cloud infrastructure.

    15 October 2019

    Private cloud

    We launched Private Cloud in July. The introduction of Private Cloud brought the flexibility of the cloud infrastructure in an enterprise-grade service. Those with the needs could achieve better than hosted bare-metal performance with complete control of the cloud environment.

    23 July 2019

    UpCloud crowned best European cloud provider

    In Europe, UpCloud was repeatedly recognized as the performance leader in the infrastructure space by independent market research company CloudSpectator.

    28 September 2018

    Seattle office

    Seattle is our 4th office to be opened, and our way of reaching out across the pond to our many users in the Americas.

    2 April 2018

    $5/mo and refreshed monthly plans

    $5/mo and refreshed monthly plans

    1 March 2018

    5th anniversary

    We celebrate our 5th anniversary with a bang, inviting tons of our users, partners and friends to a huge birthday party at our headquarters!

    12 May 2017

    London office

    London was our second office to open, and an important step in introducing UpCloud to the world. Here our amazing staff can help you with both sales and support, in addition to host tons of interesting meetups.

    1 May 2017

    Singapore office

    Singapore was our 3rd office to be opened and enjoys one of the most engaged and fastest growing userbases we have ever seen.

    5 June 2017

    €4 million growth investment

    To further accelerate our international growth, UpCloud secured a €4 million investment from Inventure, a leading Nordic venture capital company.

    28 November 2016

    Top 3 fastest growing tech companies in Finland

    With an incredible year of growth, UpCloud got recognized as one of the fastest growing tech companies in Finland.

    15 November 2016

    Launch of Initialization scripts & SSH key management

    To further ease the management of our users’ cloud infrastructure, we launched two new features: Initialization scripts and SSH key management. With Initialization scripts, you can quickly and automatically configure your servers during deployment, using common languages such as Bash and CoreOS’ Cloud-config. And thanks to the new SSH key management feature, you no longer have to manually transfer your SSH keys; simply select which SSH keys you want to add to your server as you deploy it!

    14 November 2016

    Two-factor authentication

    To give our users the necessary tools to keep their data safe, we introduced two-factor authentication as a new security feature.

    15 November 2016

    Launch of Group accounts & Server tags

    As our users adopted cloud computing and moved more and more of their infrastructure to the cloud, it became increasingly harder to keep everything organized. We launched our Group accounts and Server tags features to combat this, allowing users to easily give (or restrict) access to specific servers by simply adding a user to a group or adding a tag to the server.

    22 November 2015

    Introducing our Simple plans

    While the freedom of our Flexible plans was great for most users, there were some that wanted a more “set it and forget it” type of plan. So we launched our Simple plans, which at a fixed monthly price, relieves you of any worries regarding your monthly spending.

    7 November 2015

    Launch of native IPv6-support

    The rate of IPv4 depletion had reached new heights, and it was clear the move to IPv6 had to happen sooner rather than later. To encourage the adoption of IPv6, we launched native IPv6-support and included it for free with all deployed cloud server.

    8 November 2015

    One of Finland’s "Most Potential"

    Talouselämä, the largest Finnish weekly business magazine by circulation, carried out its annual study into the most promising new companies Finland has to offer. This study cuts through the hype and looks at metrics such as revenue growth and the company’s potential going forward.

    Each year, the magazine highlights 20 companies as the year’s most likely future promises across different industries.

    8 November 2015

    Introducing MaxIOPS

    The need for high-performance data storage, with greater flexibility and reliability, was clear. After researching the various offerings on the market, we decided to develop our own storage technology. This resulted in MaxIOPS, the fastest and most reliable storage technology in cloud computing!

    9 November 2014

    No more confusion regarding IOPS pricing

    The “price per IO requests” that was prevalent in the early days of cloud computing (and still is among certain giants) felt too cumbersome for the end-user, and it created a lot of confusion regarding what the cost will finally end up with. So we decided to simply drop it, which made it a lot easier for our users to feel confident about their spending.

    15 November 2014

    First anniversary! ?

    UpCloud turns 1 year and we celebrate our first anniversary!

    9 November 2013

    Introducing our Flexible plans

    Then called “freely scalable”, our flexible plans introduced a new level of flexibility. By being able to configure each resource (CPU, memory & storage), you could customize your entire cloud to both your needs and your wallet.

    21 February 2013


    We pride ourselves in offering prompt and world-class 24/7 in-house support, all year round.

    If you want more information about our services or if you have experienced problems in using them, you can contact us in the following ways:

    Technical support (24/7)


    [email protected]

    Sales and general questions (24/7)


    [email protected]


    Antti Vilpponen, Chief Executive Officer


    [email protected]


    +358 9 3158 4812

    Joel Pihlajamaa, Chief Technology Officer, Founder


    [email protected]


    +358 9 3158 4811


    Helsinki (HQ)

    In the capital city of Finland, you will find our headquarters, and our first data centre. This is where we handle most of our development and innovation.


    London was our second office to open, and a important step in introducing UpCloud to the world. Here our amazing staff can help you with both sales and support, in addition to host tons of interesting meetups.


    Singapore was our 3rd office to be opened, and enjoys one of most engaged and fastest growing user bases we have ever seen.


    Seattle is our 4th and latest office to be opened, and our way to reach out across the pond to our many users in the Americas.