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Apr 21, 2014
Category: Cloud Security

Edward Snowden's disclosure of the United States' national Security Agency's surveillance projects has transformed the way in which enterprises select cloud computing solutions. 

Apr 18, 2014
Category: Big Data

Power companies throughout the United States are now using data collection tools to gather the information from smart meters, substations and distributed resources in an effort to figure out how the grid can become more efficient. 

Apr 16, 2014
Category: Public Cloud

Enterprises' seemingly unquenchable thirst for market information is being supported by cloud hosting companies capable of providing organizations with flexible, scalable environment.s 

Apr 14, 2014
Category: Cloud Security

The United States Affordable Care Act and requirements outlined by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have forced health care industry participants to reduce treatment expenses. 

Apr 7, 2014
Category: Cloud Security

IT professionals engaged in cloud computing are beginning to realize that they have a wealth of security options at their fingertips, it's just a matter of choosing the appropriate solution.

Finance and Technology Veteran Brings Corporate Governance Expertise to Premier Open Data Services Provider
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San Francisco, Calif. - October 1, 2013 - GoGrid, a leading cloud infrastructure company, today announced that it has appointed CIO & EVP Technology Mark Worsey as the company's Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President Technology and Robert Carroll has joined as Chief Revenue Officer overseeing global sales, marketing, and products. With more than 40 years of combined industry experience, the two leaders position GoGrid to expand its market leadership.

San Francisco, Calif. - September 5, 2013 - GoGrid, a leading cloud infrastructure company, today announced a new solution for establishing a dedicated network connection from any corporate data center or co-location environment to GoGrid's public cloud located at Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers in Amsterdam and Washington, DC.

San Francisco, Calif. - May 16, 2013 - GoGrid, a leading cloud infrastructure company, today announced the third in a series of cloud hosting meetups from 5:30–7:30pm on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at the 111 Minna Gallery (Second Street Room) in San Francisco. Guest speaker James Gosling, chief software architect at Liquid Robotics, will share his thoughts on creativity and why it takes more than innovative technology to make a good idea successful.


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.


What do P-Diddy & NoSQL have in common?

Ad networks are hungry to solve for the real-time information needed to support bidding and ad serving, but the solution to their challenges isn’t coming from Oracle. The solution is coming from the “bad boy” of the database world, NoSQL. NoSQL offers the low latency, scalability, and multi-data-center replication perfect for feeding the Big Data appetite of digital advertising. With so many potential use cases, GoGrid is gathering a panel of NoSQL leaders to discuss the future of their technologies and how they envision NoSQL becoming mainstream. Inspired by the original “bad boy,” Sean “P-Diddy” Combs, this meetup coincides with the first night of ad:tech San Francisco 2014.… Read the restContinue reading «What do P-Diddy & NoSQL have in common?»The post What do P-Diddy & NoSQL have in common? appeared first on GoGrid Blog.

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Cloud Computing Relieves Stress for IT Professionals

The Big Data Storage Opportunity in the Cloud

As companies look for innovative ways to take advantage of the big data phenomenon, decision-makers should not overlook the potential looming in the clouds.Continue reading «The Big Data Storage Opportunity in the Cloud»The post The Big Data Storage Opportunity in the Cloud appeared first on GoGrid Blog.

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Big Data Can Knock Down Technical Barriers in the Boardroom

How to Easily Deploy MongoDB in the Cloud

GoGrid has just released it’s 1-Button Deploy™ of MongoDB, available to all customers in the US-West-1 data center. This technology makes it easy to deploy either a development or production MongoDB replica set on GoGrid’s high-performance infrastructure. GoGrid’s 1-Button Deploy™ technology combines the capabilities of one of the leading NoSQL databases with our expertise in building high-performance Cloud Servers.
MongoDB is a scalable, high-performance, open source, structured storage system. MongoDB provides JSON-style document-oriented storage with full index support, sharding, sophisticated replication, and compatibility with the MapReduce paradigm. MongoDB focuses on flexibility, power, speed, and ease of use. GoGrid’s 1-Button Deploy™ of MongoDB takes advantage of our SSD Cloud Servers while making it easy to deploy a fully configured replica set.… Read the restContinue reading «How to Easily Deploy MongoDB in the Cloud»The post How to Easily Deploy MongoDB in the Cloud appeared first on GoGrid Blog.

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How to Deploy a Riak Cluster in 5 Minutes on GoGrid

The first big challenge to overcome with any new NoSQL database deployment is figuring out how to deploy the cluster in an environment that lets you scale as needed within a single data center and even across multiple data centers. To save cash, many customers make the mistake of trialing the product on cheap hardware with limited RAM across clusters that are inadequate for the application.
We think there’s a better way to run your evaluation. At GoGrid, we’ve made it possible to deploy a 5-node Riak cluster on beefy, high-performance machines with the click of a button. Check out the specs we’re providing as an orchestrated deployment using our 1-Button Deploy™ technology:

  • 5 nodes
  • 16 GB RAM per node
  • 16 cores per node
  • 640 GB storage per node
  • 10-Gbps network
  • 40-Gbps private network connectivity to additional Block Storage volumes (as needed)

Once the first cluster is deployed, you can point-and-click to add more nodes as you need them.… Read the restContinue reading «How to Deploy a Riak Cluster in 5 Minutes on GoGrid»The post How to Deploy a Riak Cluster in 5 Minutes on GoGrid appeared first on GoGrid Blog.

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