Cloud Computing Provider, GoGrid, Moves API Specification to Creative Commons Licensing Under a ShareAlike License

San Francisco, CA (Vocus) January 20, 2009

GoGrid, the Cloud Computing division of ServePath, LLC today announced the release of its cloudcenter API OpenSpec (open specification) under the Creative Commons ShareAlike license. This allows any Cloud Computing provider to build an API based on this OpenSpec, as well as to modify, share, and republish changes to the specification itself and profit from these efforts.

This innovative move reaffirms GoGrid and ServePath’s continuing commitment to the Open Source and Open License movement as well as setting an example in establishing open standards, transparency and commonality within the Cloud Computing Marketplace. Tools written to this OpenSpec standard will control both the GoGrid cloud platform and the products of other compatible cloud computing providers.

GoGrid is simultaneously releasing the GoGrid cloudcontrol command line utility, which exercises the functionality in the cloudcenter API OpenSpec. This utility is released under the Lesser General Public License (LGPL) which enables the broadest adoption while also encouraging reuse and sharing in conjunction with the OpenSpec.

This release is in the spirit of the original IETF mission statement (RFC3935) that specifies the creation of standards based on “rough consensus and running code.” GoGrid actively encourages the support and interest of the Cloud Computing Community in further developing this OpenSpec and will be revising and working towards updating the cloudcenter API and the its OpenSpec in a manner that fosters the community, interoperability and ease of use.

“This OpenSpec for the GoGrid API shows our commitment to openness, standards and innovation in the Cloud Computing space. We’re the first Cloud vendor to actively allow other Clouds to copy our API, creating more competition while also deepening cooperation,” said Randy Bias, VP of Product Strategy of GoGrid. “This move will encourage collaboration in defining Cloud interoperability that will be important for both Cloud Computing vendors and their customers.”

Further information on the GoGrid cloudcenter API OpenSpec and license can be found at: http://wiki.gogrid.com/wiki/index.php/API

Information on the GoGrid cloudcontrol command line utility can be found at: http://wiki.gogrid.com/wiki/index.php/API:cloudcontrol

GoGrid’s Application Programming Interface (API) allows GoGrid users to programmatically control their GoGrid environments. While the existing GUI enables users to easily and quickly create complex network infrastructures, the addition of the GoGrid API provides the ability to:

skin their own GoGrid portals
retrieve real-time billing and usage information
script and chain various GoGrid commands for automation
instantly query GoGrid environments to retrieve variables about all objects
hook GoGrid functions into other computing environments or management tools
The GoGrid API is for Developers, System Administrators, SMBs, Start-ups, Web 2.0 companies and Resellers, providing them the freedom to control the GoGrid Cloud Infrastructure via the clearly documented public API. The GoGrid API uses a REST-like Query interface where queries are sent via HTTP GET or POST requests to the API server. API keys are easily generated and managed within the GoGrid portal, can have role-based access controls (RBAC) applied to them and are unlimited. The current API output formats are JSON and XML. All commands delivered via the API are immediately reflected within the GoGrid web interface. Users can, for example, build API scripts that “get” available unused IP addresses, “add” servers with the unassigned IPs, and “power” the servers up.

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

GoGrid is the leading Cloud Computing, hosted, Internet service that delivers true “Control in the Cloud” in the form of cloudcenters. 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 datacenter environment with the flexibility and immediate scalability of the cloud, essentially a “cloudcenter.” GoGrid won the coveted 2008 LinuxWorld Expo’s Best of Show in Product Excellence award.

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

ServePath, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, 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 eight years and operates its own San Francisco data center and is SAS70 Type II certified.

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Intelsat General Corporation Moves to Provide World-Class Operational Efficiency


Vienna, VA (PRWEB) February 25, 2014

Intelsat General Corp. (IGC), a leading provider of satellite communications services to government and commercial customers, has contracted with Fusion PPT to identify and integrate an ITIL-based ITSM platform into the IGC business processes, including trouble-ticket handling, configuration management, knowledge database, and asset management.

The effort will involve analyzing current and future requirements of IGC business processes and implementing an ITSM tool for enhancing quality execution and delivery of programs. IGC currently uses customized software for these tasks that was developed in-house. The ITSM tool will further refine the efficiency and effectiveness of trouble ticket management and service level requirements as well as provide a means of more effectively resolving program risks while saving overall costs.

Ness & Campbell Crane Moves to the Cloud

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) June 29, 2012

FiberCloud, Inc. announces today that construction equipment and crane provider Ness & Campbell Crane has chosen FiberCloud to provide a private cloud solution for their business, which includes multiple offices and a highly distributed work force that spans the multiple states.

Instead of opting to replace aging servers, Ness & Campbell Crane turned to FiberCloud for a solution and moved their entire infrastructure to the cloud to more efficiently connect their eight offices, remote workers and work sites across the Pacific Northwest and the West Coast. Moving to the cloud not only eliminates the need to manage an elaborate IT system on site, but also eliminates downtime due to hardware failure and power or network outages. Ness & Campbell Cranes cloud includes cloud servers to host their applications, hosted Microsoft Exchange for email and online Data Backup to protect server data in case of disaster or human error.

Now we can add a new computer out of the box and have it networked instantly that is priceless to me, said Nathanael Olsson, Controller at Ness & Campbell Crane. The move to the FiberCloud cloud has increased productivity by allowing faster network connectivity, improved server processing times and more efficient communication between locations. A report that used to take us 10 to 15 minutes on the old system now takes 15 seconds. says Olsson.

We love to see companies like Ness & Campbell Crane gain efficiencies and lower costs by leveraging the power and the promise of the cloud. said Susan DeFlorio, chief operating officer at FiberCloud, Inc. “It’s the type of customer solution and service we are proud to be part of.”

FiberCloud helps businesses of all sizes maximize IT resources with cloud, colocation and connectivity solutions.

About FiberCloud

FiberCloud, Inc. is a leading provider of cloud, colocation, and connectivity services. Recognized as an outstanding service provider, FiberCloud offers the tools clients need to maximize efficiencies through best-in-class software solutions hosted in high quality data centers. FiberClouds Cloud City Hosting provides cloud computing accessibility to small businesses, offering enterprise-class cloud software at affordable prices and eliminating long-term service contracts. FiberCloud maintains highly secure data centers, which have successfully passed the stringent SAS 70 Type II audit and earned the MSP Alliance UCS Certification. Learn more about FiberCloud at http://www.fibercloud.com, Cloud City Hosting at http://www.cloudcityhosting.com, email info(at)fibercloud(dot)com or call 877.926.3282.

About Ness & Campbell Crane

Ness & Campbell is a locally owned and operated mobile crane company. Established in 1947, Ness & Campbell has been a standard setting company in the industry of crane rental; establishing benchmarks for competitors to strive for. Ness & Campbell Cranes goal is to provide fast, efficient and competitive crane service while fulfilling their mission statement: To consistently provide excellent service, emphasizing quality, safety and integrity. With eight offices in Oregon and Washington Ness & Campbell Cranes can be seen throughout the Pacific Northwest. Learn more about them at http://www.nessandcampbell.com or call 888.784.1054.







Southwest Spine & Sports Moves EMR & IT Infrastructure to ClearDATA Healthcare Cloud Platform


Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) September 06, 2012

ClearDATA Networks, Inc., the leading healthcare cloud computing platform and service provider, today announced that Southwest Spine & Sports (SWSS), a Scottsdale, Arizona-based healthcare provider, is operating virtually its entire IT infrastructure of servers, storage, and applications on the ClearDATA Healthcare Cloud Platform. By moving to the ClearDATA Healthcare Cloud, SWSS reduced its Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for IT infrastructure, maintenance, and support by approximately 50% over a two year period.

SWSS originally contracted with ClearDATA to upgrade its EMR software Sage Intergy into the cloud in order to eliminate the need to purchase a new and costly server. The cost savings, reliability, performance, security, and HIPAA regulatory compliance of the ClearDATA Healthcare Cloud Platform convinced SWSS to move virtually its entire IT infrastructure over as well. The entire migration and implementation was completed in 2-3 weeks.

Our move to the ClearDATA Cloud has proven to be a solid business decision. It has helped from a technology and IT standpoint and solved many problems, said Michael Wolff, M.D., founder and medical director of SWSS. Everything runs better in the cloud than it did in our offices, and our systems and data is much more secure now that it is backed up offsite. ClearDATA has given us phenomenal service. In the long run, the cost savings should be significant.

About ClearDATAs HIPAA Compliant EMR Cloud Hosting Service

In response to growing market demand, ClearDATA has developed a secure, HIPAA-compliant, and cost effective solution for EMR software delivery that features a pre-configured combination of ClearDATAs private Cloud services, HPs state-of-the art server and storage solutions, and EMR/PM software images to form a single solution delivered as a service. ClearDATAs EMR Cloud Hosting Service, which includes online backup and recovery, saves healthcare organizations from substantial capital expenditures while providing secure, reliable, high performance access to EMR software and patient information according to HIPAA Security Rule and the HITECH Act.

About Southwest Spine & Sports

Southwest Spine & Sports (SWSS) in Scottsdale, Arizona was established by Michael Wolff, M.D. in April of 1999. They now have four offices in the Phoenix metropolitan area with eight practicing physicians, three physician assistants, and a support staff of greater than fifty. SWSS specializes in providing nonsurgical solutions for a wide range of sports and spine injuries and painful conditions. Its physicians are Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and have completed advanced fellowship training in interventional spine and sports care. For more information, visit: http://www.swspineandsports.com/ or call: (480) 860-8998.

About ClearDATA Networks, Inc.

ClearDATA Networks, Inc. is the market leader for cloud computing and information security services for healthcare providers, software vendors and VARs, and 100% dedicated to the healthcare field. ClearDATAs services enable providers to fully automate and securely manage healthcare medical records, applications, IT infrastructure and digital storage. The company provides HITECH HIPAA-compliant cloud and hosting infrastructure and managed cloud services, offsite backup and disaster recovery, medical image archiving, healthcare information security and world-class support. The company also offers HIPAA Security Risk and Remediation services to hospitals and providers in order to ensure that they meet the rigorous standards of HIPAA security required for protected health information to demonstrate Meaningful Use. For more information, call 602-635-4000, email: sales (at) cleardata (dot) net or visit: http://www.cleardata.net.







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Asterino & Associates Moves Medical Billing Software to the ClearDATA Cloud to Ensure Data Protection and Streamline Operations


Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) October 15, 2012

ClearDATA Networks, Inc., the leading healthcare cloud computing platform and service provider, today announced that Asterino & Associates, Inc (A&A),a leading provider of medical billing and practice management services located in Scottsdale, AZ, has moved its on-premise data center including; medical billing software, MS Office Suite, SQL Server, and MS Exchange servers to the ClearDATA Healthcare Cloud Platform. After careful analysis, A&A determined that moving its software applications to the cloud would provide greater data security, increase redundancy and streamline operations by allowing its staff to focus on delivering excellence within its medical billing and collections business and state of the art security and efficiency capability.

A&A provides medical billing and collection services to physicians and healthcare systems across the United States. By hosting its applications and servers with ClearDATA, A&A is able to provide a high performance, reliable, billing services to clients regardless of their location. Cloud hosting also enables them to cost effectively scale its business by adding virtual servers and storage as needed, instead of having to purchase and maintain additional capacity

Moving our applications and infrastructure to the ClearDATA cloud allows us to focus more on our core competency rather than maintaining our datacenter, said Christopher J. Asterino, Chairman & CEO of Asterino & Associates. It is important to achieve Best Practice in all aspects of our business. This relationship achieves our objective with regards to data security, redundancy and business continuity. With leadership provided by our Advisory Board, we thoroughly researched our clients data needs and went with ClearDATA because of its exclusive healthcare focus and HIPAA expertise.

About Asterino & Associates, Inc

Since 1987 Asterino and Associates, Inc. has been providing medical billing and medical practice management services to both hospital-based and community-based physician groups across the United States. Asterino and Associates, Inc.’s dedicated team of over 75 healthcare professionals are devoted to assisting medical practices meet their business objectives with revenue cycle management inclusive of medical coding, billing and collections and practice management consulting services. For more information, visit: [http://www.asterinoandassociates.com/index.html.

About ClearDATA Networks, Inc.

ClearDATA Networks, Inc. is the market leader for cloud computing and information security services for healthcare providers, software vendors and VARs, and 100% dedicated to the healthcare field. ClearDATAs services enable providers to fully automate and securely manage healthcare medical records, applications, IT infrastructure and digital storage. The company provides HITECH HIPAA-compliant cloud and hosting infrastructure and managed cloud services, offsite backup and disaster recovery, medical image archiving, healthcare information security and world-class support. The company also offers HIPAA Security Risk and Remediation services to hospitals and providers in order to ensure that they meet the rigorous standards of HIPAA security required for protected health information to demonstrate Meaningful Use and to ensure a highly secure environment prior to enabling a HealthDATA Cloud platform installation. For more information, call 602-635-4000, email: sales(at)cleardata(dot)net or visit: [http://www.cleardata.net.

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