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GoGrid and Leading Technology Partners Provide Fastest Path for Customers to Evaluate and Run Big Data Solutions

Collaboration with Basho, DataStax, Hortonworks, and MongoDB Produces Best-of-Breed Solutions to Meet Diverse Use Cases

San Francisco, Calif. — February 11, 2014 — GoGrid, the leader in Open Data Services (ODS), today announced its first wave of partnerships with key Big Data technology providers—Basho, DataStax, and MongoDB. Through these partnerships, GoGrid advances the ODS ecosystem by providing customers with the fastest and easiest way to evaluate and run their applications in the only cloud purpose-built for Big Data. With GoGrid and its partners, customers now have a frictionless path featuring a 1-Button Deploy™ orchestration process powered by Ansible that simplifies evaluation and deployment of the best Big Data technologies to meet their specific needs. Initial ODS 1-Button Deploy™ offerings include versions for MongoDB, Basho’s Riak, and Cassandra Big Data solutions, with 1-Button Deploy™ of Hortonworks’ Hadoop scheduled to go live in March.

Unlike a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) approach that locks users into single-vendor commodity clouds, the ODS platform supports all leading Big Data technologies. GoGrid’s 1-Button Deploy™ automated orchestration provides a flexible, scalable architecture that delivers optimal cost and performance.

“We’re proud and excited that such a fantastic array of Big Data technology providers are working with GoGrid to make their solutions readily available to customers on the best infrastructure for Big Data on the market,” said GoGrid CEO John Keagy. “This first wave of partnerships is only the beginning, and we expect to continue bringing new technologies into our partner ecosystem. By combining the largest server selection on the planet with crucial orchestration technology, GoGrid is creating a space for open, best-of-breed technologies to thrive.”

Basho, DataStax, Hortonworks, and MongoDB can leverage GoGrid’s purpose-built Big Data infrastructure to demonstrate the full power of their technologies to customers, instead of relying on proprietary platforms. With GoGrid’s 1-Button Deployment™ configured specifically for their respective Big Data technologies, these partners can now deliver the ideal customer experience, trimming a process that previously took weeks or months to less than 10 minutes.

The ease of GoGrid’s 1-Button Deployment™ will also play a key role in driving the adoption of these partner technologies, especially for the growing number of customers that use multiple Big Data solutions for their business.

What Partners are Saying
“Unlike traditional database models, Basho’s distributed Riak system meets the needs of today’s flexible, data-driven enterprises,” said Bobby Patrick, EVP & CMO at Basho. “By working with progressive, open-community partners like GoGrid, we can collectively push the envelope to balance highly scalable infrastructures with operational simplicity—a must for large enterprise customers with revenue critical applications, as well as for fast growing Web, mobile and social businesses that depend on 100 percent availability.”

“Online applications must scale to handle incredible amounts of data while remaining online all the time, and DataStax Enterprise is perfectly architected to support these key requirements,” said Dave Kloc, senior vice president, global business development, at DataStax. “Companies also need to deploy their applications quickly, and our partnership with GoGrid will help them significantly speed up their evaluation and deployment process so they can go to market quicker and respond to fast-moving customer needs.”

“MongoDB’s NoSQL database solution brings an agile and scalable approach to data management, which is designed for today’s modern applications,” said Matt Asay, vice president of marketing and business development at MongoDB. “Partnering with GoGrid provides our customers with a fast and easy evaluation experience along with a seamless path to deployment.”

About GoGrid
GoGrid enables companies to evaluate and run multiple, on-demand Big Data solutions quickly, simply, reliably, securely, and cost-effectively. As the leader in Open Data Services (ODS), GoGrid is committed to delivering purpose-built Big Data solutions and services for the management and integration of open source, commercial, and proprietary technologies across multiple platforms. With over 15,000 customers and over 600,000 VMs deployed, GoGrid has pioneered cloud infrastructure for more than a decade for companies like Condé Nast, Merkle, and Preventice. For more information, please visit www.gogrid.com.

PR publication date: 
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

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