GoGrid Joins Cloudera Connect Partner Program

San Francisco, Calif. (PRWEB) June 12, 2012

GoGrid, a leading cloud infrastructure company, today announced it has teamed with Cloudera, the leading provider of Apache Hadoop-based data management software and services, as a member of its Cloudera Connect Partner Program. The program, designed to propagate the innovative use of Apache Hadoop for a range of business applications, represents the industrys most comprehensive ecosystem of technology solutions vendors, value added resellers (VARs), and managed service providers (MSPs) offering Hadoop-based solutions and services.

Were pleased to welcome GoGrid into the Cloudera Connect network of valued service and solution providers for Apache Hadoop, said Ed Albanese, head of business development for Cloudera. As a premier infrastructure-as-a-service provider, GoGrid focuses on delivering outstanding usability and giving customers a choice of deployment options. This unique value set makes the company an ideal partner for any business wanting to run Hadoop-based Big Data applications on a high-performance infrastructure. Were excited to be working with GoGrid and look forward to the benefits our mutual customers will gain from this partnership.

GoGrid joins the worlds largest ecosystem of vendors and service providers driving innovation and adoption of solutions leveraging the Apache Hadoop platform. Cloudera Connect Members receive unprecedented access to Clouderas expansive toolset of Hadoop training, knowledgebase and marketing resources.

GoGrid delivers high-performance infrastructure thats a strong fit for customers looking for a production-grade Big Data environment, said Rupert Tagnipes, senior product manager at GoGrid. Were excited to work with Cloudera to bring their experience and excellence in developing Hadoop solutions to GoGrids proven hybrid cloud infrastructure.

For more information about GoGrids Big Data Solution, please visit our website: http://www.gogrid.com/cloud-hosting/cloud-hosting-packages/big-data.php

About GoGrid

GoGrid is the #1 pure-play Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider specializing in Public Cloud and Private Cloud Infrastructure solutions. Currently powering thousands of customers globally, GoGrid makes complex infrastructure easy by enabling businesses to revolutionize their IT environments with the cloud. In just minutes, GoGrid customers can deploy and begin managing existing or new applications and workloads on our proven, secure and reliable hosted public cloud platform. With GoGrids Public Cloud and Private Cloud offerings, sysadmins, developers, and IT professionals create, deploy, and control cloud environments and complex virtual and physical server networks with full administrative control; with GoGrids Private Cloud customers utilize a private, hosted and managed, single-tenant environment with zero capital expenditure. To further leverage the GoGrid cloud, the Partner Exchange provides users with an evolving ecosystem of cloud solutions from GoGrids partner community. GoGrid is proud to have been recognized as a Visionary two years in a row by Gartner and as a Champion by Info-Tech Research Group in 2011. For more information, please visit: http://www.GoGrid.com.

About Cloudera

Cloudera, the leader in Apache Hadoop-based software and services, enables data driven enterprises to easily derive business value from all their structured and unstructured data. Clouderas Distribution Including Apache Hadoop (CDH), available to download for free from http://www.cloudera.com/downloads, is the most comprehensive, tested, stable and widely deployed distribution of Hadoop in commercial and non-commercial environments. For the fastest path to reliably use this completely open source technology in production for Big Data analytics and answering previously un-addressable big questions, organizations can subscribe to Cloudera Enterprise, comprised of Cloudera Support and a portfolio of software including Cloudera Management Suite. Cloudera also offers consulting services, training and certification on Apache technologies. As the top contributor to the Apache open source community and with tens of thousands of nodes under management across customers in financial services, government, telecommunications, media, web, advertising, retail, energy, bioinformatics, pharma/healthcare, university research, oil and gas and gaming, Clouderas depth of experience and commitment to sharing expertise are unrivaled. http://www.cloudera.com







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GoGrid Named Cloud Vendor “Champion” in Info-Tech Research Group’s Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service Vendor Landscape Report

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 25, 2012

GoGrid, a leading cloud infrastructure company, today announced that for the second successive year, it has been named “Champion” in Info-Tech Research Group’s “Vendor Landscape: Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service” report. The firm’s Vendor Landscape reports recognize outstanding vendors in the technology marketplace. Assessing vendors by the strength of their offering and their strategy for the enterprise, Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscapes pay tribute to the contribution of exceptional vendors in a particular category. Designed for organizations selecting a cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) vendor or solution, the report highlights GoGrid’s IaaS expertise along with its excellent solutions, features, support, and industry-leading Service Level Agreements (SLAs).

“Info-Tech Research Group’s Cloud IaaS Champions are industry trendsetters that have a strong market presence and offer more bang for the buck,” said John Sloan, Lead Research Analyst, Info-Tech Research Group. “In the 2012 report, we again list GoGrid as a Champion. Our analysis was extremely thorough evaluating criteria such as features, usability affordability and architecture. The report highlights GoGrid as one of the industry’s most experienced infrastructure providers.”

The new report singles out GoGrid for its hybrid cloud model and industry-leading SLAs and found that GoGrid’s offering is highly compatible with mid-market needs. The report also noted that GoGrid’s competitive pricing and long history make it a solid choice for most organizations.

“Info-Tech Research Group highlights the importance of providing value beyond simply a product. Customers need flexible solutions with outstanding features, support, and performance that help them scale and succeed,” said John Keagy, GoGrid’s founder and CEO. “Being named Champion for the second year in a row validates our ability to make complex cloud infrastructure easy and accessible. Our automated IaaS platform lets businesses build what they need quickly and efficiently using the latest cloud technology.”

For more information or to view a copy of Info-Tech Research Group’s “Vendor Landscape: Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service” report, please visit http://j.mp/O53ud4

About Info-Tech Research Group

With a paid membership of over 25,000 members worldwide, Info-Tech Research Group is the global leader in providing tactical, practical Information Technology research and analysis. Info-Tech Research Group has a fourteen-year history of delivering quality research and is North America’s fastest growing full-service IT analyst firm.

About GoGrid

GoGrid is the #1 pure-play Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider specializing in Public Cloud and Private Cloud Infrastructure solutions. Currently powering thousands of customers globally, GoGrid makes complex infrastructure easy by enabling businesses to revolutionize their IT environments with the cloud. In just minutes, GoGrid customers can deploy and begin managing existing or new applications and workloads on our proven, secure and reliable hosted public cloud platform. With GoGrid’s Public Cloud and Private Cloud offerings, sysadmins, developers, and IT professionals create, deploy, and control cloud environments and complex virtual and physical server networks with full administrative control; with GoGrid’s Private Cloud customers utilize a private, hosted and managed, single-tenant environment with zero capital expenditure. To further leverage the GoGrid cloud, the Partner Exchange provides users with an evolving ecosystem of cloud solutions from GoGrid’s partner community. GoGrid is proud to have been recognized as a “Visionary” two years in a row by Gartner and as a “Champion” by Info-Tech Research Group in 2011 and 2012. For more information, please visit: http://www.GoGrid.com







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GoGrid and IBM Team up to Deliver Big Data in the Cloud

San Francisco, Calif. (PRWEB) August 02, 2012

GoGrid, a leading cloud infrastructure company and IBM Business Partner, today announced that GoGrid Server Images with IBM’s BigInsights and Streams are now available to solve the Big Data requirements of independent software vendors (ISVs) and systems integrators (SIs). The integrated solution lets businesses build Big Data services on IBM-powered cloud applications on-demand and in minutes through flexible subscription plans.

These pre-built GoGrid Server Images with IBM’s BigInsights and Streams are designed specifically for businesses that need to analyze the large volumes of unstructured data associated with social media and other real-time internet services or to build Big Data applications based on Apache Hadoop.

“Solving today’s Big Data challenges requires cutting-edge software and infrastructure, and this business partnership brings together the best of both,” said Bruce Weed, Program Director of Global Business Development for IBM. “GoGrid’s automated cloud infrastructure platform and IBM’s Big Data software work together to let businesses build software-as-a-service (SaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) applications to address their need to analyze vast amounts of information.”

With GoGrid’s unique billing and license management technology, IBM ISVs, and SIs can create solutions using multiple value-add applications and provide customers with a consolidated monthly invoice that includes GoGrid’s infrastructure, IBM’s BigInsights and Streams software, and any additional ISV license fees. This process lets ISVs deliver their software in the cloud, improve their end customer experience through fast, seamless deployment, and gain broad marketability across their user base community. GoGrid has signed an Application Specific Licensing (ASL) agreement with IBM.

“The new Big Data GoGrid Server Images are a great example of how GoGrid is lowering the barrier of entry for software providers interested in expanding their businesses with cloud solutions,” said John Keagy, founder and CEO, GoGrid. “Combining BigInsights and Streams with GoGrid’s innovative billing and licensing system opens up exciting new business opportunities. By offering trusted IBM solutions with the scalability and flexibility of a cloud-based business model, we help software companies better service the needs of their clients.”

The announcement marks the fourth and fifth pieces of IBM software available on the GoGrid platform through the GoGrid Exchange. Also available to ISVs are DB2, Informix, and InfoSphere Traceability Server. The GoGrid Exchange is a diverse marketplace of cloud solutions where partner-created images are sold, bought, or shared across the GoGrid community. The Exchange provides a simple process for cloud-enabling software companies’ existing software applications while also protecting their intellectual property. Customized partner images are listed in the Exchange catalog, allowing customers to browse and select software and solutions to include when provisioning their virtual machines. And because partner images can be provisioned in minutes, customers can significantly reduce the time needed to get new applications and solutions up and running in the cloud.

To learn more about IBM’s Big Data Platform and how it works with GoGrid’s infrastructure, view the webinar, “Big Data, BigInsights, & Big Clouds: Creating and Scaling Data-Driven Solutions in the Cloud”: http://go.gogrid.com/l/3442/2012-07-26/2bjs1l

About GoGrid

GoGrid is the #1 pure-play Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider specializing in Public Cloud and Private Cloud Infrastructure solutions. Currently powering thousands of customers globally, GoGrid makes complex infrastructure easy by enabling businesses to revolutionize their IT environments with the cloud. In just minutes, GoGrid customers can deploy and begin managing existing or new applications and workloads on our proven, secure and reliable hosted public cloud platform. With GoGrid’s Public Cloud and Private Cloud offerings, sysadmins, developers, and IT professionals create, deploy, and control cloud environments and complex virtual and physical server networks with full administrative control; with GoGrid’s Private Cloud customers utilize a private, hosted and managed, single-tenant environment with zero capital expenditure. To further leverage the GoGrid cloud, the Partner Exchange provides users with an evolving ecosystem of cloud solutions from GoGrid’s partner community. GoGrid is proud to have been recognized as a “Visionary” two years in a row by Gartner and as a “Champion” by Info-Tech Research Group in 2011 and 2012. For more information, please visit: http://www.GoGrid.com







GoGrid Selected as a Finalist for LinuxWorld 2008 Product Excellence Award


San Francisco, CA (Vocus) July 30, 2008

GoGrid, the leading Cloud Computing service provider of Linux and Windows Cloud Servers, today announced that it has been chosen as a finalist by IDG World Expo and LinuxWorld.com, for the Product Excellence Award of Best Virtualization Solution. This highly regarded and competitive honor will be awarded at the LinuxWorld 2008 Conference and Expo, which is occurring August 4th through August 7th, 2008 at Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA.

ServePath, the creators of GoGrid, won the coveted Product Excellence Award at LinuxWorld 2007 for best Grid Computing Solution last year. Capitalizing on this experience and honor, ServePath’s new flagship Cloud Computing offering, GoGrid, builds on last year’s virtual server success with fast scaling and portal GUI control of instant servers.

GoGrid is a Cloud Computing service that enables users to quickly and easily create, deploy, load balance and manage Linux and Windows cloud servers within minutes. GoGrid offers true “control in the cloud” with its unique web-based, Graphical User Interface (GUI) which allows for “point and click” deployment of complex network infrastructures.

System Administrators, Developers and Resellers who partner with GoGrid enjoy GoGrid’s REST-like Application Programming Interface (API) that allows for programmatic control of the customer-facing GoGrid infrastructure using clearly documented commands. The GoGrid API provides the ability to create interactive GoGrid management applications, allows resellers to logo and skin their own GoGrid portals and enables the scripting and chaining of various GoGrid commands for automation.

“ServePath was honored by receiving the LinuxWorld Product Excellence Award at last year’s Expo,” said GoGrid/ServePath’s CEO John Keagy. “GoGrid’s unique and rich user interface, coupled with its ground-breaking and revolutionary virtualization technology and infrastructure make it truly outstanding and a leader within the world of Cloud Computing.”

GoGrid is an exhibitor at LinuxWorld 2008 and will be at booth #900. Final winners of the Product Excellence Award will be announced at the LinuxWorld Expo next week.

About GoGrid

GoGrid is the new Cloud Computing hosted, Internet service that delivers true “Control in the Cloud.” GoGrid enables system administrators, developers and IT professionals to create, deploy, and control servers instantly. Furthermore, in minutes GoGrid delivers load balanced cloud servers and complex hosted virtual server networks with full root access and administrative server control via a unique web control panel or API. GoGrid delivers portal controlled servers for Windows, multiple Linux operating systems (Red Hat Enterprise and CentOS) and supports application environments like Ruby on Rails. Free f5 hardware load balancing and other features are intended to give users the control of a familiar server environment with the flexibility and scalability of the cloud. GoGrid is nominated for Best Virtualization Solution for the LinuxWorld 2008’s Product Excellence Awards.

About ServePath

ServePath is San Francisco’s leading managed server provider, delivering custom solutions and managed services to businesses that need powerful Internet hosting platforms. Thousands of companies worldwide look to ServePath for its reliability, customization, and speed. ServePath has a Keynote-rated A+ network that is SAS70 audited and compliant and guarantees uptime, backed by a 100% uptime, 10,000% guaranteed Service Level Agreement. The employee-owned company has been in business for six years and operates its own San Francisco data center. ServePath also provides colocation services through its ColoServe division.

ServePath and GoGrid are hiring.

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GoGrid uses Google Web Toolkit to Extend Cloud Computing User Interface


San Francisco, CA (Vocus) July 31, 2008

GoGrid, the Cloud Computing service provider has recently been selected by the Google Web Toolkit (GWT) team as a prime example of the Google AJAX development framework in action. GoGrid is being showcased on the GWT Featured Project Page. GoGrid’s rich, interactive graphical user interface (GUI) is built using the Google Web Toolkit (GWT), an open-source Java development framework which enables GoGrid to provide a quick, responsive and interactive user experience. GoGrid is nominated for Best Virtualization Solution for the LinuxWorld 2008’s Product Excellence Awards.

“When we started the GoGrid project, we wanted to push the boundaries of both front end and backend technologies,” says Justin Kitagawa, lead front-end developer for GoGrid. “We were heavily influenced by Google Maps, the new Yahoo! Mail client, and several other state of the art AJAX applications. We wanted to have a thick client feel in the browser but with the performance of a thin client. ” Kitagawa continues. Thick clients tend to require a much larger download and overhead, yet provide a richer experience, while conversely thin clients are much faster but less engaging visually.

The Google Web Toolkit (GWT) allowed GoGrid developers to code, debug and test strong software development best practices and produce a fast, rich, friendly User Interface. GoGrid launched the Cloud Infrastructure product first with a Graphical User Interface and later added an API (Application Programming Interface). “We felt that it was important to reduce the barrier to entry first, and extend the programmatic functionality to developers and system administrators with the introduction of the API later,” explained GoGrid’s Technology Evangelist, Michael Sheehan, continuing, “the use of GWT allowed our developers to be able to do much more with fewer errors, delivering a more robust and graphically pleasing experience to the end-user.”

Many cloud computing providers have chosen to make their offerings visually complex or offer no Graphical Interface whatsoever. GoGrid released its Cloud Computing Infrastructure offering in March 2008, solely with the Graphic Interface because “no other providers had looked at delivering ease of use AND control in the cloud at the same time,” explained Kitagawa. An example of the flexibility and power of GWT as demonstrated within the GoGrid interface can be seen here: http://www.gogrid.com/how-it-works/gwt.php.

The Google Web Toolkit (GWT) is designed to enable developers to code high-performance AJAX applications by writing the front-end in the Java programming language. GWT compiles the source code into highly optimized JavaScript. Part of the reason that GoGrid chose GWT as the development platform is because GWT produces AJAX apps that:

GoGrid Announces SAS 70 Type II Report Validating Quality of GoGrid Portal Controlled Cloud Servers


San Francisco, CA (Vocus) August 5, 2008

GoGrid achieves another first with SAS 70 Type II Report from independent auditors who exhaustively inquired and physically inspected infrastructure, operations, processes and plans that GoGrid has in place. The SAS 70 Type II Report is the internationally recognized auditing standard developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). The GoGrid audit was performed by a reputable public accounting firm that is an AICPA member. The SAS 70 Type II procedure results in an independent report on the design and control of GoGrid’s business processes.

GoGrid was first to the Cloud Computing server market with a unique web-based Graphical User Interface (GUI), Windows and Linux cloud servers, free f5 hardware load balancing, free 24×7 support, and an API.

Today, GoGrid announces another first: audited business processes and infrastructure conforming to international standards that confirms GoGrid’s quality, reliability and value.

GoGrid’s validated backoffice systems enable both hourly and monthly pricing and efficient variable unit pricing on RAM and bandwidth consistently delivering the most cost-effective solution. GoGrid’s icon-controlled business system delivers Linux and Windows servers that are “instant on” and scalable in seconds.

John Keagy, CEO and co-founder of GoGrid, states: “GoGrid is all about offering ‘Control in the Cloud.’ Whether our customers are developers using GoGrid for 90 minutes to test something or young companies avoiding capital expenditures with GoGrid multi-server networks in the cloud, all are reassured that their data and processes are securely and reliably hosted.”

Keagy went on to suggest that “GoGrid now certifiably deliverscontrol AND quality in the cloud.”

The SAS 70 Type II report validates that GoGrid’s description of certain relevant controls over information technology related to its San Francisco data center and virtual server hosting is fairly presented and that such controls have been suitably designed to achieve their specified control objectives. The favorable SAS 70 Type II report covers GoGrid as well as its parent company ServePath.

GoGrid believes that its award-winning GoGrid instant cloud server product may be the first ever GUI-controlled cloud computing solution with SAS 70 Type II certification. This validates flexible, scalable, instant GoGrid cloud servers as ready for mainstream server applications.

The GoGrid management controls audited in this report are broader in scope than many other virtualization providers. In addition to the physical security measures covered in a typical data facility, this report covers information security, incident management, network performance, data back-up, disaster recovery, redundancy, environmental security, change control, risk assessment processes, communications, monitoring of network, databases, systems, bandwidth utilization as well as Terms of Service and Service Level Agreements (SLAs).

About GoGrid:

GoGrid is the new Cloud Computing hosted internet service that delivers true “Control in the Cloud.” GoGrid enables system administrators, developers and IT professionals to create, deploy, and control load balanced cloud servers and complex server networks with full root access and administrative server control in minutes via a unique web control panel or API. GoGrid delivers portal controlled servers for Windows, multiple Linux operating systems (Red Hat Enterprise and CentOS) and supports application environments like Ruby on Rails. Free f5 hardware load balancing and other features give users the control of a familiar server environment with the flexibility and scalability of the cloud. GoGrid is a service of ServePath, LLC, San Francisco who received the same SAS 70 Type II Report that includes GoGrid.

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GoGrid Awarded “Best of Show” for LinuxWorld 2008 Product Excellence Awards


San Francisco, CA (Vocus) August 12, 2008

GoGrid (http://www.GoGrid.com ), a leading Cloud Computing service provider of Linux and Windows Cloud server hosting, announced that GoGrid has been awarded the “Best of Show” Product Excellence Award at IDG’s LinuxWorld Conference and Expo. The LinuxWorld Product Excellence Awards recognize product and service innovations by LinuxWorld and Next-Generation Data Center Conference and Expo exhibitors. GoGrid had been nominated for Best Virtualization Solution and was pleasantly surprised to receive the Best of Show honor. The LinuxWorld Conference and Expo took place August 4th through August 7th, 2008 at Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA.

ServePath, the parent company behind the GoGrid service, won the Product Excellence Award at LinuxWorld 2007 for best Grid Computing Solution last year. Capitalizing on this experience and honor, ServePath’s new flagship Cloud Computing offering, GoGrid, continues to secure its strong position within the Cloud Hosting industry with this new Product Excellence Award.

GoGrid is the Cloud Computing service that enables system administrator users to quickly and easily create, deploy, load balance and manage Linux and Windows cloud servers within seconds. GoGrid offers true “Control in the Cloud” with its unique web-based, Graphical User Interface (GUI) which allows for “point and click” deployment of complex network infrastructures which may include load balancing and multiple web and database servers, all set up with icons through the graphical user interface.

System Administrators and Developers enjoy GoGrid’s REST-like Application Programming Interface (API), which allows for programmatic control of the entire GoGrid infrastructure using clearly documented commands. The GoGrid API provides the ability to create interactive GoGrid management applications and enables the scripting and chaining of various GoGrid commands for automation.

“GoGrid is the future of server delivery,” said ServePath CEO John Keagy. “This award is terrific third party validation of the smart, hard work that our development and product teams have put in over the last three years.” Keagy went on to say: “Without revealing any secrets, I can assure you that GoGrid will continue to get better and persuade more people to give up their hardware dependent ways of serving data. We continue to add to the GoGrid library of operating systems, server images and applications like Apache, IIS and mySQL. Furthermore our commitment to Linux and Open Source solutions is strong.”

GoGrid was an exhibitor at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo 2008 and demoed the award-winning product in booth #900.

About GoGrid

GoGrid is a new Cloud Computing hosted, Internet service that delivers true “Control in the Cloud.” GoGrid enables system administrators, developers and IT professionals to create, deploy, and control load balance cloud servers and complex hosted virtual server networks with full root access and administrative server control in minutes via a unique web control panel or API. GoGrid delivers portal controlled servers for Windows, multiple Linux operating systems (Red Hat Enterprise and CentOS) and supports application environments like Ruby on Rails. Free f5 hardware load balancing and other features are intended to give users the control of a familiar server environment with the flexibility and scalability of the cloud.

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Cloud Computing Provider, GoGrid, Now Offers Windows Server 2008 in the Cloud


San Francisco, CA (Vocus) August 19, 2008

San Francisco, CA, August 19th 2008 — GoGrid (http://www.GoGrid.com ), the leading service provider of Windows and Linux cloud-based server hosting, announced today the immediate availability of 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows Server 2008 within its Cloud Computing infrastructure. Parent company ServePath is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, and launched Windows Server 2008 dedicated hosting in February of this year.

With this release, GoGrid becomes one of the first Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) providers to offer Windows Server 2008 “in the cloud.” The new Windows Server 2008 operating system from Microsoft sets new benchmarks for server stability, manageability, and security; therefore, interest from Windows Server customers wanting to try it out has been high. GoGrid customers can now deploy Windows Server 2008 servers in just a few minutes for as little as 19 cents an hour, with no commitment.

GoGrid is the Cloud Computing service that enables system administrators to quickly and easily create, deploy, load-balance and manage Windows and Linux cloud servers within minutes. GoGrid offers true “Control in the Cloud” with its unique web-based, Graphical User Interface (GUI) which allows for “point and click” deployment of complex and flexible network infrastructures, which include load balancing and multiple web and database servers, all set up with icons through the GUI.

Initial Windows Server 2008 offerings on GoGrid include both 32-bit and 64-bit preconfigured templates. GoGrid users select the desired operating system and then choose preconfigured templates in order to minimize time to deploy. Pre-configurations include:

RightScale and GoGrid Partner to Deliver Multi-Cloud Management, Windows-Based Cloud Solution for the Enterprise


New York (PRWEB) September 17, 2008

As part of its industry-leading cloud computing product and partner initiative, RightScale, Inc., the leader in cloud computing management, today announced a partnership with GoGrid, a next-generation cloud infrastructure provider that specializes in load balanced cloud servers and complex hosted virtual server networks. The two companies will work together developing product and service offerings for organizations that want to take advantage of the two companies’ products and expertise: GoGrid’s expansive cloud infrastructure where it hosts critical business applications in a highly scalable, secure, fault tolerant environment, and RightScale for its best-in-class automated cloud management platform and services.

RightScale has hundreds of thousands of instances deployed via Amazon’s EC2, and another new partnership announced this week with UK-based FlexiScale. The company is able to take customer applications and deploy and manage them across multiple clouds, offering the ultimate in flexibility, scalability and pay-as-you-go capabilities provided by the RightScale Dashboard. The customer always has as much control, or as little, as they want. RightScale manages the rest so customers can focus on their own core business needs.

“With RightScale’s cloud management platform, customers will have a true multi-cloud solution and the ability to deploy their applications across several clouds, not having to lock in with a single vendor – and we have excellent partners, starting with Amazon and continuing with GoGrid,” said Michael Crandell, CEO of RightScale. “GoGrid brings a track record of customer service and platform expertise with Windows Server and Linux, as well as application-specific synergy with Ruby on Rails. We look forward to working closely with them as this nascent market takes off.”

“We see a lot of growth happening in the enterprise sector of the cloud computing market, starting right here in the Silicon Valley, which is one reason GoGrid has support for Windows Server 2008,” said GoGrid CEO, John Keagy. “It’s also a big reason we’ve expanded from traditional hosting to include a cloud architecture – customers want more flexibility, and that “right now” scalable capability that GoGrid and RightScale provide. For the scalability, features and capabilities companies can now get at the price point of a cloud solution, there’s really no reason for not jumping in with both feet.”

GoGrid also delivers portal controlled servers for Windows 2003 and 2008, multiple Linux operating systems and supports application environments like Ruby on Rails. GoGrid is unique in cloud computing with the availability of 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows Server 2008; and was named winner of LinuxWorld 2008 “Best of Show” in August. Together, GoGrid and RightScale will provide joint cloud solutions that are elegant and bring power, control and scalability to business customers.

Deploying scalable, reliable applications from scratch in a multi-cloud world is a time consuming and expensive task. As a result, most organizations do not have the expertise or resources to deploy and manage cloud computing applications cost effectively and according to best practices. With RightScale’s platform, any organization can easily tap the enormous power of cloud computing for a virtually infinite, affordable, “pay-as-you-go” IT infrastructure. RightScale’s offerings provide rapid deployment, a dynamically scalable infrastructure to meet varying traffic and loads, and require minimal resources using automated tools and a centralized web dashboard for easy management backed by best practices and professional services.

The first joint solution between RightScale and GoGrid will be available in Q4 2008. For details on pricing and different product options, call RightScale, Inc. at 1-866-720-0208, email sales@rightscale.com, or visit http://www.rightscale.com/products/.

About GoGrid:

GoGrid is the new Cloud Computing hosted, Internet service that delivers true “Control in the Cloud.” GoGrid enables system administrators, developers and IT professionals to create, deploy, and control servers instantly. Furthermore, in minutes GoGrid delivers load balanced cloud servers and complex hosted virtual server networks with full root access and administrative server control via a unique web control panel or API. GoGrid delivers portal controlled servers for Windows, multiple Linux operating systems (Red Hat Enterprise and CentOS) and supports application environments like Ruby on Rails. Free f5 hardware load balancing and other features are intended to give users the control of a familiar server environment with the flexibility and scalability of the cloud. GoGrid is nominated for Best Virtualization Solution for the LinuxWorld 2008’s Product Excellence Awards.

About RightScale, Inc.:

RightScale, Inc. is the leader in cloud computing management. RightScale delivers the management platform, tools and expertise that enable companies to create scalable web solutions on cloud computing services that are reliable, easy to manage, and affordable. Funded by Benchmark Capital, RightScale is a private company headquartered in Santa Barbara, California. To learn more about RightScale, or sign up for a free edition of its automated management system, visit http://www.RightScale.com.

RightScale is a pending trademark of RightScale, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. Other product or company names mentioned may be trademarks or trade names of their respective companies.

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Cloud Server Hosting Provider, GoGrid, States Windows is its Preferred Cloud Operating System Compared to Linux

San Francisco, CA (Vocus) October 13, 2008

Cloud Server Hosting provider, GoGrid, which has been providing Windows 2003 Servers in the Cloud since March 2008, confirms strong demand for Windows in the Cloud. Windows Cloud Servers accounts for approximately two-thirds of all Cloud servers deployed by customers within the GoGrid infrastructure.

GoGrid Windows Cloud Servers saw enthusiastic adoption since the initial launch of GoGrid in March with Windows Server 2003. In mid-August 2008, GoGrid was first to market with Windows Server 2008 in the Cloud. GoGrid parent company, ServePath, is a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner and SAS70 Type II certified which includes the GoGrid products as well.

GoGrid will be exhibiting at the upcoming Microsoft Professional Developers Conference 2008 (PDC) where it will announce exciting developments and features specifically targeted towards Windows developers. The PDC is Microsoft’s premier gathering of leading-edge developers and architects and is the event to learn about the future of the Microsoft platform, exchange ideas with fellow professionals and hear about upcoming Microsoft Server related products.

GoGrid provides Cloud Hosting solutions for Windows developers and partners with a wide variety of Windows 2003/2008 Cloud Servers. On GoGrid, Windows Servers can be instantly provisioned with options that include:

32 and 64-bit Windows Server 2008
32-bit Windows Server 2003
IIS 6.0 & 7.0
ASP.NET
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express, Workgroup and Standard Editions

“The demand for providing Windows in the Cloud is incredible” says GoGrid CEO, John Keagy, adding “Back in March, 2008, it was critical for us to launch a complete Cloud infrastructure in order to capitalize on that tremendous Windows demand. GoGrid is currently the only Cloud Infrastructure Provider offering a complete Windows environment in the Cloud.”

Keagy’s statements have been echoed by Paul Sterling, 2008/2009 Umbraco MVP and principal of Motus Connect who was searching for a Cloud provider to support Umbraco, a Windows-only Content Management System (CMS) based on Microsoft’s ASP.NET.

“We’re thrilled with the ‘you can do this now’ state of Umbraco on GoGrid” said Sterling, evangelist for Umbraco as a platform. “We looked at all the offerings and found that only GoGrid provides the flexibility to run the Umbraco web services on IIS/Windows and the Umbraco database on mySQL/Linux.”

Because Windows users and developers frequently leverage the rich Windows user interface, GoGrid web-based portal provides the familiar and easy-to-use environment that Windows users are accustomed to. The GoGrid Graphical User Interface (GUI) and iconography allows for “point and click” deployment of complex, instant and flexible network infrastructures, which includes free load balancing and multiple web and database servers, and, coming soon: Cloud Storage. Of particular interest to Microsoft partners is GoGrid’s public Application Programming Interface (API) which developers and partners utilize to programmatically control their GoGrid infrastructure and that of their clients.

About GoGrid (http://www.gogrid.com):

GoGrid is the leading Cloud Computing, hosted, Internet service that delivers true “Control in the Cloud.” GoGrid enables system administrators, developers, IT professionals and SaaS (Software as a Service) vendors to create, deploy, and control load balanced cloud servers and complex hosted virtual server networks with full root access and administrative server control. Bringing up servers and server networks takes minutes via a unique web control panel or GoGrid’s award winning API. GoGrid delivers portal controlled servers for Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, SQL Server, ASP.NET, multiple Linux operating systems (Red Hat Enterprise and CentOS) and supports application environments like Ruby on Rails. Free f5 hardware load balancing and other features are included to give users the control of a familiar server environment with the flexibility and immediate scalability of the cloud.

About ServePath (http://www.servepath.com):

ServePath is the leading managed and dedicated hosted server provider, delivering custom solutions and managed services to businesses that need powerful Internet hosting platforms for their production environments. Thousands of companies worldwide look to ServePath for its reliability, customization, and speed. ServePath has a Keynote-rated A+ network and guarantees uptime with a 10,000% guaranteed Service Level Agreement. The employee-owned company has been in business for six years and operates its own San Francisco data center.

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