Infrastructure as a service specialist GoGrid has compiled some industry findings that demonstrate the market opportunities and benefits companies can gain with managed services.
MongoHQ and GoGrid have partnered to deliver a turnkey NoSQL MongoDB storage solution, which they say will make it easier to perform Big Data analytics with no major investment in time or resources.
Here's a roundup of recent Big Data product announcements: MongoHQ and GoGrid announced a partnership combining the former's Database-as-a-Service (DaaS) with the latter's 1-Button Deploy solution.
Orchestration can bring benefits to many parts of IT, but its potential may well be greatest of all in the highly complex world of cloud computing. While there are numerous cloud orchestration tools available today -- both proprietary and open source -- a new contender recently emerged that aims to provide a universal and open source solution. Specifically, GoGrid-sponsored OpenOrchestration.org hopes to advance the open data services ecosystem with a free orchestration service, software library and community.
Rackspace announced that they will be exiting the market as a pure play IaaS provider and instead focusing on their core competency, managed services. Companies like Rackspace simply cannot compete in the never ending price reduction game and maintain the margins required to run a profitable business. GoGrid made a similar move back in 2012 when they shifted from a pure play IaaS provider to an enabler of Big Data services.
Database-as-a-service provider MongoHQ announced that it has partnered with Open Data Services leader GoGrid to deliver its fully-managed platform to host and scale MongoDB databases through GoGrid's 1-Button Deploy™ solution.
GoGrid, known for its Big Data cloud and its focus on open cloud environments, today announced an Orchestration Engine Service that it says can enable one-button deployment of applications across multiple clouds, both public and private, and data center infrastructure. The idea is to simplify the complex process of creating applications that are built on resources housed in multiple clouds and may also draw from on-premises data centers.
GoGrid, a provider of Open Data Services (ODS), announced the release of the only SSD and High RAM cloud servers on 10-Gbps network fabric available on-demand and across multiple data centers.
Rackspace isn’t alone in branding its offering as managed cloud—IaaS provider GoGrid recently launched Managed Services across multiple clouds. The idea here is that customers can provision and manage resources across multiple public clouds, including those from Amazon, Microsoft, and Google, as well as in GoGrid’s cloud, all from a single portal.
Many enterprises have different use cases for their big data challenges which often required different types of database solutions. It is not rare for an enterprise to require two or more of the following NoSQL database types: key value store, column store, document store, graph database. In addition, enterprises often have requirements for data to reside in multiple datacenters and in both public and private cloud endpoints. This quickly becomes a complex matrix of database technologies mapped to data center locations. One company that is addressing this problem is GoGrid.
GoGrid Founder and CEO John Keagy is hoping to bring together companies interesting in open source cloud that feel threatened by Amazon Web Services (AWS) to create an open cloud orchestration engine. His project, which was recently unveiled, has been dubbed OpenOrchestration.org.
Over the past several months, GoGrid CEO John Keagy has been quietly holding meetings with partners and rivals alike to share an ambitious plan. His brainchild has the potential to shake up the entire cloud services industry by uniting some of its largest players around an open-source project: a universal cloud orchestration engine called OpenOrchestration.org.
MemSQL, a leader in real-time and historical Big Data analytics based on a distributed in-memory database, today announced a partnership with GoGrid, a leader in Open Data Services (ODS), to provide fast and easy access to the MemSQL database in a public cloud purpose-built for Big Data.
The lessons learned from fathers not only drive us, but can be found at the core of who we are and shine through in our day-to-day life, from our mannerisms to our vocabulary. For a few top tech CEOs, the lessons learned from dad can also be found in their leadership styles.
GoGrid found itself in the Niche quadrant of this year's Gartner Magic Quadrant on the cloud, just like last year. And just like last year, that's exactly where it wants to be.
Gartner’s cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) Magic Quadrant 2014 places AWS and Microsoft in the Leader quadrant. However, the “niche players” segment is the most crowded, with providers such as Fujitsu, Virtustream, Dimension Data, GoGrid, and Joyent sharing space with HP, Rackspace, and VMware.
Over the short term, build versus buy is not a question of either/or when even larger brick-and-mortar companies have cloud strategies. The Equinix Cloud Exchange is an interconnection solution for on-demand and direct access to multiple clouds and multiple networks. Launched in April, the exchange has three public clouds: Amazon Web Services, GoGrid, and Microsoft Azure. Equinix picked GoGrid as a core partner because of its expertise in delivering advanced infrastructure and database platforms architected for handling large analytic workloads.
Data center and interconnection specialist Equinix said it has attracted a new member to the Equinix Cloud Exchange: GoGrid, a cloud and Open Data Services infrastructure provider.
Amazon’s cloud dominance has been recognized by analyst kings Gartner in a new “Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service” report. In the middle of Gartner’s graph sit CSC, CenturyLink, IBM, Rackspace, Terremark, VMware, and Virtustream. Ranked as "niche players" are Joyent, Dimension Data, Fujitsu, GoGrid, and HP.
One of the largest co-location and data center providers announced it has brought GoGrid into the Equinix Cloud Exchange to add a substantial Big Data and analytics component.
Equinix continues to ramp up its Cloud Exchange with the addition of GoGrid, a provider of Open Data Services featuring purpose-built infrastructure for Big Data.
Is the exchange model better suited for cloud services than it was for Ethernet services? Equinix believes so and today announced its latest cloud operator interconnection in the Equinix Cloud Exchange publicly launched a month ago. GoGrid said today it is connecting to the Exchange to make it easier for businesses to tap into its cloud-based big-data analytics services.
The worshipers of Gartner's famed Magic Quadrant have shuffled forth from their back-office tomb clutching jeweled calculators and have proclaimed Amazon the One True Cloud, although they added that it now faces strong competition.
Nearly a month after the launch of Equinix Cloud Exchange, the data center interconnection company has added GoGrid to its list of supported connections. The "advanced interconnection solution" was launched following Equinix forming a partnership with Microsoft (MSFT) to support Azure ExpressRoute in 16 markets around the world.
BROOMFIELD, Colo. and REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 21, 2014 – Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) and Equinix (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced that Level 3 is integrating the Equinix Cloud Exchange into the Level 3 Cloud Connect Solutions ecosystem. This effort provides enterprises and government agencies a secure, high-performance alternative to the public Internet to access a community of cloud service providers, such as GoGrid.
GoGrid, a leading player in Open Data Services (ODS), has announced new partnerships with key Big Data technology providers – Clustrix and Couchbase – to provide companies with the fastest and easiest way to evaluate and run their applications in a cloud purpose-built for Big Data. The new partnerships continue to expand the ODS ecosystem GoGrid has built with its initial partnerships with Basho, DataStax, Hortonworks, and MongoDB.
LITTLETON, Colo., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- tw telecom (NASDAQ: TWTC), a leading provider of Business Ethernet and networking solutions, and GoGrid, a leader in Open Data Services featuring purpose-built infrastructure for big data, announced a relationship to provide a scalable, elastic and private infrastructure for companies seeking to deploy an open source big data solution in the cloud.
There’s a lot happening at tw telecom, the Colorado-based provider of business Ethernet and networking solutions, which is expanding its fiber network on a regular basis. tw telecom and GoGrid, a provider of Open Data Services featuring purpose-built infrastructure for Big Data, have announced a relationship to provide a scalable, elastic and private infrastructure for companies seeking to deploy an open-source, Big Data solution in the cloud.
GoGrid launched and is sponsoring OpenOrchestration.org, a repository for on-demand blueprints to simplify technology rollouts in the cloud, multiple clouds, or on-premise. The new community site fights back against what GoGrid believes is the major threat going forward: commodity clouds.
In an effort to make it easier to test and deploy applications to one or multiple clouds, open data services providers GoGrid is releasing the blueprints for its 1-Button Deploy solutions on OpenOrchestration.org.
GoGrid continues to bet on big data, and on Monday announced two new partnerships with Clustrix and Couchbase to give customers simple ways to evaluate and run their applications in the cloud.
Earth be still. Big Data has lost its luster. We asked managers at Alpine Data Labs, Alteryx, Birst, Cloudera, Datameer, ElasticSearch, GoGrid, Metric Insights and Zettaset whether sales are down and if, based on their interactions with customers, they thought Big Data was a bust, oversold, or stuck in that trough of disillusionment.
Network World - Big data analytics are driving rapid growth for public cloud computing vendors with revenues for the top 50 public cloud providers shooting up 47% in the fourth quarter last year to $6.2 billion, according to Technology Business Review Inc.
Public cloud revenue in Q4 2013 grew nearly 50 percent year-over-year to $6.2 billion, according to a new study released last week by Technology Business Research.
We assembled this list with help from analysts at Cloud Technology Partners, Current Analysis, Enterprise Strategy Group, Gartner, IDC and Neovise who watch the public cloud Infrastructure as a Service scene very closely. Each was asked to name the companies they believed have the most influence in drawing enterprise customers into the realm of public cloud infrastructure. GoGrid places among the top five public cloud IaaS vendors when you count virtual machines and factor in its very competitive price.
In 2012, to celebrate International Women’s Day and Women in STEM, I published an article announcing the Top 5 Most Influential Women in the Data Center Industry. Considering that only 25% of IT jobs are held by women, I was expecting little out of the article; however, that was not the case. Thanks to women and men around the world, the article went viral and inspired others to get involved with the movement.
SAN MATEO, CA - AlienVault™, the leading provider of Unified Security Management™ solutions and crowd-sourced threat intelligence, today announced continued momentum behind its Open Threat Exchange™ (OTX) initiative with the addition of new partners Cegeka, GoGrid, Netflow Logic, Onsight, Risk I/O and ThreatStop. In addition, the integration of AlienVault's OTX into Spiceworks has helped IT professionals simplify how they identify threats on their network. Spiceworks users in nearly 10,000 companies received over 1.4 million threat alerts in January 2014, only one month after the new capabilities were introduced.
GoGrid, a provider of open data services, announced 1-Button Deploy, providing organizations with a fast and easy way to evaluate and run the latest big data solutions on the cloud purpose-built for big data. GoGrid's 1-Button Deploy simplifies the process of moving big data applications from trial to pilot project and finally to full-scale production. GoGrid also unveiled an ecosystem of big data solutions available immediately through its 1-Button Deploy technology.
GoGrid and friends: GoGrid says it offers the fastest cloud in the west, with a mix of high-powered servers, fast storage choices, and bare-metal deployment options that others can't touch. To put some meat on those bones it announced partnerships this week with Basho, DataStax, Hortonworks, and MongoDB, all of which it says cloud customers will be able to deploy in push-button fashion.
Amazon Web Services is a juggernaut in the infrastructure as a service market, but GoGrid, a midsize IaaS competitor that aims to be the cloud for big data, says it wants to offer an alternative to AWS's platform. And it's hoping to do so through open source databases.
Although it didn’t seem so on the surface, the handful of partnerships that NoSQL startup DataStax announced on Tuesday around the Cassandra database is actually quite telling. It’s one thing when a cloud provider Google gets on board (which it has), but something else when smaller, more conservative providers like GoGrid and large-enterprise consultants such as Accenture do. That DataStax is working with those latter companies suggests their customers are running or interested in running Cassandra (and other NoSQL data stores, in the case of GoGrid) and are asking for support.
As a public cloud service optimized for Big Data applications GoGrid gives developers access to a number of open source platforms, including Hadoop, Apache HBase, Cassandra, MongoDB and Riak. Trying to fuel what GoGrid CEO John Keagy describes as open data services (ODS) market, GoGrid provides the ability to stand up applications on multiple platforms in a way that helps developers avoid getting locked into one particular architecture. Now GoGrid is close to taking that concept one step further by exposing an API to the GoGrid cloud platform
Big data is something that many companies are keen to exploit, but implementing big data solutions involves a number of hurdles.
Open Data Services specialist GoGrid is aiming to make the move to big data easier with its launch of 1-Button Deploy technology.
These industry leaders helped propel cloud computing to the forefront of technology innovation.
GoGrid is making noise as a small cloud IaaS-focused provider with a fixed-size, paid-by-the-VM, Xen-virtualized IaaS as a public cloud and private cloud. According to research firm Gartner, GoGrid is among the top five public cloud IaaS providers in the use of VMs.
Cloud infrastructure provider GoGrid announced on Tuesday that it has appointed three new executives to its management team. GoGrid named Heather McKelvey as vice president of engineering, Bryta Schulz as VP of marketing, and Dave Smith as VP of global sales.
Cloud hosting provider GoGrid said on Thursday that it is contributing the development of new big data technologies by contributing cloud computing resources to hack/reduce, a nonprofit research group based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
GoGrid is a cloud hosting service, and operates Linux and Windows virtual machines. Their Hybird Hosting allows customers to provision virtual and dedicated servers on the same network. They also offer colocation services.
Gogrid provide a secure user platform intended to outlast the viruses and malwares. Their latest operating system allows data backup and offers a faster and more secure data storage option for the enterprises.
One of the biggest lessons learned by many of Salesforce.com's 2.1 million global subscribers, following the cloud computing giant's recent catastrophic power outage, is that support problems don't disappear when applications or infrastructures move to the cloud.
A failure of this magnitude highlights the need for end-users to first align their own internal support infrastructures with their cloud provider's before signing any agreement...This effectively raises the stakes when it comes to selecting an appropriate cloud service and dependable service provider.
Of course, even a watertight SLA is not a guarantee of a service provider's reliability, but more of an indication or guide as to how the company will react in a time of trouble.
A good example is cloud provider GoGrid's '10 000% guaranteed SLA'...it is clear GoGrid is offering a 100% uptime guarantee...
Cloud infrastructure provider GoGrid announced on Thursday that GoGrid server images with IBM's BigInsights and Streams are now available.
With the integrated solution, IBM partners that need to analyze large volumes of unstructured data or build big data applications based on Apache Hadoop can use the pre-built GoGrid server images.
"Solving today's big data challenges requires cutting-edge software and infrastructure, and this business partnership brings together the best of both," Bruce Weed, program director of global business development for IBM said in a statement. "GoGrid's automated cloud infrastructure platform and IBM's big data software work together to let businesses build SaaS and PaaS applications to address their need to analyze vast amounts of information."
TMCnet had the chance to catch up with Keagy earlier today to get a sneak peek at the content that will be covered tonight.
"Just about everyone has cloud-washed their offerings," he told TMCnet. "Everyone is doing well by slapping the label cloud on their offerings, but cloud is very young and things are developing quickly and this ability for vendors to achieve success just by slapping a cloud label on what they are doing is not going to be there in a couple of years."
Cloud computing always seems to progress at a rapid pace. Over just the past few years, the cloud as an industry model has matured from a promising yet passable curiosity enjoying fifteen minutes of fame into an indelible and mushrooming contributor to the contemporary technology community...and as a "pure-play IaaS provider," GoGrid is tough to beat for deployment of new applications and streamlining of workloads.
Cloud infrastructure company GoGrid announced the Big Data Solution, an offering based on a hybrid infrastructure architecture that combines cloud computing with single-tenant infrastructure components, all managed through the GoGrid management portal. Built to support high-performance analytic jobs and able to be used for applications that leverage NoSQL solutions like Hadoop to serve up content via app servers.
GoGrid today introduces its Big Data Solution predictive analytics platform. It adds features that combine the best from cloud computing with hybrid cloud flexibility and front-end apps. Everything is managed from the GoGrid web-based management portal. Amazon and others need more assembly of individual pieces that are less integrated than what GoGrid offers. The idea is to support very high performance analytics. It has preconfigured hardware that includes a collection of four different servers as part of GoGrid's Professional Cloud plan. You can use this to quickly scale up demand to meet traffic spikes in your Hadoop NoSQL databases, for example. This allows for a complete hybrid cloud solution with the added security of a single-tenant infrastructure.
GoGrid has launched a big data analytics tool, aiming to help businesses take advantage of the deluge of data hitting the companies using cloud computing. The GoGrid Big Data Solution is based on the firm's hybrid cloud offering, where it offers Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) on either a multi-tenant basis or with dedicated servers within its data centres. With the new launch, businesses can take advantage of the single-tenant environment to house their data and analyse it using big data tools like Cloudera's Distribution of Hadoop (CDH). However, if they then have a sudden spike in traffic where they need more capacity, they can take advantage of GoGrid's cloud servers and burst out into its multi-tenant environment.
Cloud infrastructure company GoGrid announced on Tuesday it has launched the GoGrid Big Data Solution, a hybrid cloud-based infrastructure that uses single-tenant infrastructure components but is managed through the GoGrid management portal. As data-intensive activities like scientific research, social networking, and photography and video archiving continue to grow, there is an increasing demand in the industry for reliable technologies to process big data at high speeds. GoGrid says it new Big Data Solution provides businesses with maximum flexibility, choice, performance, and control. It is built to support high-performance analytic jobs and can be used for applications that use NoSQL solutions like Hadoop to serve up content via app servers.
Cloud infrastructure company GoGrid wants to make it easier for customers to run "Big Data" analytic tools to leverage large datasets. Today it unveiled GoGrid Big Data Solution, a new offering that enables customers to use NoSQL database solutions like Hadoop. The solution uses a hybrid infrastructure architecture that combines GoGrid's cloud with single-tenant infrastructure components, all managed through GoGrid's portal. GoGrid's new bundle includes pre-configured hardware to match requirements for running Cloudera's Distribution of Hadoop (CDH) as an introduction to Hadoop or proof of concept. The bundle consists of 1 Name Node and 3 Data Nodes in a multi-rack architecture plus GoGrid's Professional Cloud plan. With this solution, GoGrid customers leverage cloud servers to quickly scale to handle sudden spikes in traffic, while tapping single-tenant infrastructure specially designed for analytical use cases.
We assembled this list with help from analysts at Cloud Technology Partners, Current Analysis, Enterprise Strategy Group, Gartner, IDC, and Neovise who watch the public cloud Infrastructure as a Service scene very closely. Each was asked to name the companies they believed have the most influence - whether that's measured in market share, mind share, revenue, existing enterprise pull or underlying technology links - in the world of IaaS. GoGrid prides itself on being a pure-play cloud company offering both public and private Xen-based IaaS with optional managed services.
This year's 100 top, private on-demand and SaaS companies-plus 20 to watch-are creating a complex world of interconnected business intelligence, merging valuable legacy data and systems with new, vital streams of information.
Congratulations to all the 2012 OnDemand 100 winners. As the digital information created by businesses continues to multiply at astronomical rates, OnDemand 100 companies are providing the technology platforms and services needed to manage and leverage the emerging data macrosphere, propelling business intelligence into a connected, informed future.
If you want to be in the cloud business, these are some of the cloud infrastructure companies that will help you get there...GoGrid prides itself on being a pure-play IaaS provider, focusing its hosted cloud infrastructure to deploy and manage apps and workloads.
Cloud hosting provider GoGrid announced that founder and chairman John Keagy will return to the role of CEO. GoGrid has seen significant growth in the past year with its pure-play infrastructure-as-a-service, offering public cloud and private cloud infrastructure solutions, and recently expanded into the Europe.
While it might not make as big of a news splash as when Apple founder Steve Jobs returned to his company as CEO in 1997, cloud company GoGrid recently did some reminiscing of their own. Keagy pointed towards recent initiatives undertaken by GoGrid including the company's opening of a data center facility in Amsterdam, The Netherlands just earlier this month.
At some point, the founder of almost any business will face a decision about whether to continue in their leadership role when the company reaches certain pivotal milestones around growth, financing and other concerns that aren't necessarily tied directly into the entrepreneurial notions that sparked the business.
Keagy is reassuming the leadership role at a company that definitely has the brand recognition as one of the pioneering organizations in the cloud hosting space - a market with a handful of leaders and a ton of market share to grab.
eWEEK's main headline for 2012 is "How to Control Data," and ground zero for this is the data center. Those who know how to control both the archival and current views of the data are most often the ones who come up with significant new ideas and promote business progress. IT that is progressive will gain ground in 2012. From Slide #7 - Amazon, Rackspace, GoGrid, AT&T, Verizon and others were pleased with their 2011 business as more and more enterprises discovered that they can get exactly the services (storage, analytics, accounting, social networking, application monitoring, for example) from Web services , and get them on-demand, and in reliable fashion.
Amazon Web Services customers this week are worrying about a server reboot the provider is pushing out, but if users have architected their applications properly, they shouldn't be concerned, experts said. GoGrid, an infrastructure-as-a-service provider, also noted that if businesses run their own servers internally, they have to make similar updates. Moving to the cloud saves administrators a lot of management trouble overall, but this kind of required reboot might be "trouble some thought they left behind when they got to the cloud," Jayson Vantuyl, chief engineer at GoGrid, said.
Hybrid hosting services could be a path forward for providers that are waiting for their cloud service offerings to take off while struggling with managed hosting services that have become low-margin commodities. "Hybrid hosting will become the norm," said John Keagy, founder and chairman of GoGrid. "Somewhere in the order of 85% of computing is still done in-house. There is a huge wave of outsourcing coming that will transition to managed services and fully automated cloud services."
GoGrid, HP Enterprise Services have amped up offerings that address security and other issues. The decision to host your data center somewhere else, or to move some of your operations into a cloud, is never trivial. Chief among concerns are security, performance, and management - including disaster recovery plans that meet your requirements. GoGrid, a cloud infrastructure and hosting provider, has made a move to address some of those concerns with a new service called CloudLink, a fast, dedicated private line that's been established via a leased, dedicated line between its data centers in San Francisco and Ashburn, Virginia. Now, GoGrid can dedicate specific amounts of segregated bandwidth to customers. The goal: eliminate worry about sending critical traffic over public lines that lack security and can impact performance.
Cloud infrastructure provider GoGrid (www.gogrid.com) announced on Tuesday that it has introduced its dedicated private line CloudLink for customers to access a secure connection across its data centers. CloudLink is an ideal solution for corporate environments that require disaster recovery and data replication.
Infrastructure-as-a-service provider GoGrid is adding a dedicated line service between its facilities so users can be sure of fast and secure transfers. Customers with applications that require fast database replication or that use GoGrid's two data centers for disaster recovery may be interested in the new CloudLink offering, executives said. "Anybody who wants to keep data in sync" will be interested in the service, Rupert Tagnipes, product lead for the CloudLink service said.
Data center infrastructure management software developer Modius (www.modius.com) announced on Monday that cloud-based infrastructure as a service provider GoGrid (www.gogrid.com) has deployed the Modius OpenData solution. With the deployment of the Modius infrastructure management solution, GoGrid says it will reduce its operation costs by 10 to 15 percent.
Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) player GoGrid Tuesday pulled the curtain off of a new partner program through which the company said will give cloud providers the tools needed to beef up their cloud practices to grab a portion of the IaaS market, which is expected to hit $4 billion in four years.
A new offering from Dome9 is trying to make the cloud more secure by providing an automated service to centralize and consolidate security management across both private and public clouds and in and outside of your data center. They are also announcing a partnership with GoGrid as their first MSP that will resell this service to their customers.
Storage software developer Gluster has partnered with cloud infrastructure provider GoGrid to make its open-source storage solution available on the GoGrid platform. The link with GoGrid means Gluster's software can be packaged with GoGrid Server Image, letting enterprises embed shared storage into GoGrid cloud infrastructure deployments. GoGrid customers can deploy scale-out NAS cloud storage to petabytes of capacity, according to Gluster.
Forrester Research projected that by 2020, the cloud computing business will be worth $241 billion dollars! There are at least 25 cloud vendors who are brawling for the big chunk of the market share, that SaaS and the cloud has created, and which continues to grow tremendously. GoGrid offers their customers a secure and scalable platform where they can easily move and manage their applications and work projects.
While many commodity cloud providers price their cloud services at very low on-demand rates, GoGrid offers the best value for money by providing enterprise class services at close-to-commodity prices. GoGrid started off as a commodity cloud provider but is soon emerging as a strong competitor among enterprise cloud providers.
Users have different reasons and preferences for deciding between shared and dedicated resources in the cloud. But most shouldn't be making those decisions based on the infrastructure, but based on the application that they're trying to run, according to executives from GoGrid, Nimbula and Softlayer at GigaOM's Structure conference on Thursday.
Leading cloud infrastructure leader GoGrid had some news to spread at Cloud Expo East 2011 last week, including the fact that Compuware (News - Alert) Corporation is using its cloud infrastructure to run the industry's first free IPv6 Website Performance Comparison Test. At the Cloud Computing Expo, GoGrid was not only spreading the word about its IPv6 infrastructure, but Executive Chairman and Founder John Keagy was also holding a session on the economics of cloud computing. Keagy told TMCnet at Cloud Expo that his session explored what drives the economics of the cloud and what people assume drives the cloud that does not.
Compuware, a provider of application performance management (APM) software, is offering a free IPv6 Web site Performance Comparison Test... Compuware will be running the performance test on the cloud infrastructure-as-a-service network of GoGrid. The company provisions blocks of IP addresses on its IaaS platform for interoperability with IPv6, said Mark Worsey, chief information officer of GoGrid.
Earlier this week, cloud provider GoGrid announced that founder and original CEO John Keagy is leaving that post and transitioning into a new role, a decision Keagy told me Friday morning is the result of the company growing too quickly. Keagy, now executive chairman, will now focus on the latter two responsibilities - leaving the day-to-day management to new CEO Warren Heffelfinger.
IT shops interested in moving workloads to the cloud should check out the performance rankings of cloud providers by CloudSleuth, a cloud monitoring service owned by Compuware Inc. Google App Engine came in first, followed by Microsoft Azure, then GoGrid. The rankings measures the response time to a test application that all providers in the study agreed to run in their cloud. The tests are run from 125 end-user U.S. locations in all 50 states and from 75 international locations in 30 countries and are conducted every 15 minutes.
GoGrid CEO John Keagy wrote on his blog Thursday that when it comes to cloud computing, there are a couple of things that have been overrated in the industry, like cheap hydroelectric power and massive-scale data centers. What Keagy says does matter for making cloud computing financially compelling to both providers and users are things like pay-per-use pricing, automation, shared platforms and commodity hardware.
GoGrid is among the first true public cloud providers, and now offers a variety of cloud hosting option out of multiple global data centers ... the company has been quietly leading cloud innovation for years.
GoGrid is attempting to simplify cloud licensing for its independent software vendor (ISV) partners via a system called Image Rights Management ... The IRM just takes this a step further by helping ISV partners monitor unauthorized use in IaaS environments.
GoGrid, which offers infrastructure-as-a-service computing in a fashion similar to Amazon's, offers service credits to customers when uptime falls below 100%...
GoGrid prides itself on being the biggest pure-play Infrastructure-as- a-Service company in the world. Its infrastructure lets businesses deploy and manage apps in the cloud platform within minutes and with a flexibility that separates it from the Johnny-comelatelies.
This week one the richest comparisons of GoGrid and Amazon from user experience emerged from Postgres Online Journal, the blog of small company with big computational needs that focuses on custom database and web application creation as well as prototype hosting.
The authors note that there is no one-size-fits-all nugget of advice since so much is dependent on any number of factors. Nonetheless, they do note, while it making it completely clear that there was no monetary or other incentive behind their statement, that for their particular needs GoGrid was the winner for their projects most of the time.
With all the urgency and excitement revolving around cloud computing these days, it's not surprising that differentiating among the various services becomes important -- and one of the top criteria is sure to be performance -- Amazon's (NASDAQ: AMZN) Elastic Computing Cloud (EC2) came in fifth with a 10.942 second average. GoGrid came in third at 10.468 seconds, while Teklinks held down fourth place with a response time of 10.568 seconds
GoGrid Launches Hosted Private Cloud - What's a "hosted private cloud"? A public cloud generally lets customers rent virtual infrastructure shared with other customers. Customers pay for what they use. A private cloud is built by an organization to advantage of virtualization and resource pooling internally
GoGrid wants IT organizations to run production applications on a virtual private cloud computing architecture that runs in its data centers. According to GoGrid CEO John Keagy, the company's new GoGrid Hosted Private Cloud gives IT organizations access to a set of shared IT infrastructure resources that are dedicated to running their applications.
Cloud hosting provider GoGrid announced on Wednesday it has introduced an enterprise-grade hosted private cloud solution (http://privatecloud.gogrid.com), which offers the capabilities of its public cloud in a completely dedicated and secure environment.
Cloud provider GoGrid has expanded its infrastructure-as-a-service catalog by launching a Hosted Private Cloud that maintains all the features of GoGrid's standard multitenant cloud offering, but on dedicated physical servers.
GoGrid has rolled out a hosted private cloud offering, designed to offer customers the benefits of the public cloud on dedicated hardware. GoGrid's service is similar to the public cloud in that it offers an on-demand, programmable, manageable and scalable service, but with the added security and reliability of dedicated hardware, said John Keagy, CEO of GoGrid.
GoGrid expands its portfolio of infrastructure-as-a-service offerings with the latest Hosted Private Cloud, which lets customers run applications in a public cloud environment that uses hardware dedicated to their use.
San Francisco's GoGrid is launching a new service to help wary companies warm up to "cloud computing," an industry term that refers to accessing computing horsepower and software applications over the Web.
GoGrid: provides a 100x credit policy combined with 100% SLA for any hardware and network outages and no minimum thresholds (e.g. 1 hour outage = 100 hour credit). This is by far the most generous of the 38 IaaS vendors we evaluated. GoGrid's service is also one of the most reliable IaaS services we currently monitor (100% US West and 99.999% US East)
Cloud hosting provider GoGrid announced on Wednesday it has expanded its hybrid cloud capabilities, enabling customers to deploy its hybrid cloud solution at any of its two data centers.
The most interesting layer - the only one that really deserves to be called "cloud computing", say purists - is "infrastructure as a service" (IaaS). IaaS offers basic computing services, from number crunching to data storage, which customers can combine to build highly adaptable computer systems. The market leaders are GoGrid, Rackspace and Amazon Web Services, the computing arm of the online retailer, which made headlines for kicking WikiLeaks off its servers.
Ingram Micro has announced a strategic marketing alliance with infrastructure-as-a-service provider GoGrid, which becomes one of the first cloud service providers to be featured within the recently announced Ingram Micro Cloud and online Cloud Marketplace. It's the first relationship between the two companies, as GoGrid was not previously a member of Ingram Micro's Seismic community.
GoGrid is joining forces with Ingram Micro to bring cloud computing infrastructure offerings to Ingram's Cloud Marketplace. The move puts GoGrid among the first cloud service providers to contribute to the Ingram Micro Cloud, a reseller enablement platform and online Cloud Marketplace for VARs and MSPs. By teaming up with Ingram Micro, GoGrid is looking to bring VARs and MSPs into the cloud by filling the demand to migrate customers from on-premise IT to the cloud, and to help resellers adapt their business models to support new mechanisms for scale and sustained profitability, said Jack Duffy, GoGrid executive vice president of sales and business development.
Most hosting providers use Amazon as a yardstick for their own cloud services. But few actually think of themselves as competitors. At pioneering cloud infrastructure firm GoGrid, the company thinks of itself as the hosting company with an infrastructure product comparable to Amazon. CEO John Keagy and CMO Jeff Samuels spoke to WHIR editor Liam Eagle about the company's products and its plans.
At the center of the program is GoGrid Exchange, the San Francisco-based cloud provider's cloud solutions marketplace. Through the new program, open-source partners and businesses can package on-demand versions of software to boost cloud computing deployments and the usage of open source software. GoGrid's OSS Partner Program is another signal that the open-source community is embracing cloud computing.
GoGrid, which until now had one data center in San Francisco, has opened a second data center in Ashburn, Va. Both data centers are SAS70 Type II certified and Cisco-powered networks. Virtual servers with GoGrid base images are available for immediate deployment at the east coast data center...
...GoGrid's disk IO performance was excellent across instances of all sizes. Even the low end 1GB cloud server scored almost 10% faster than the baseline. The 4GB cloud server was the #2 performer in this post at over 60% better performance than the baseline...
...GoGrid, one of Amazon's chief competitors in the cloud storage and compute markets, distinguishes itself from Amazon in a couple ways. GoGrid offers Windows Server 2008 instances (Amazon offers only Windows Server 2003) and 100% uptime service-level agreements (Amazon offers 99.95% for compute and 99.9% for storage).
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