GigaSpaces and GoGrid Launch Enterprise-Grade Cloud Computing Solution

October 7th, 2008 by - 3,882 views

Yesterday, GoGrid and GigaSpaces announced the launch of an enterprise-grade Cloud Computing Solution. The full press release follows:

GigaSpaces and GoGrid Launch Enterprise-Grade Cloud Computing Solution

Joint Offering Enables Java, .Net and C++ Applications to Scale On-Demand

San Francisco, CA – October 6, 2008 - GigaSpaces Technologies and GoGrid announced today the availability of the GigaSpaces eXtreme Application Platform (XAP), the leading scale-out application server for the cloud, on GoGrid’s enterprise-grade cloud computing service for Windows and Linux.  The two companies’ joint offering enables enterprises to migrate existing and new Java, J2EE, .Net and C++ applications to a cloud computing infrastructure with an hourly pay-per-use pricing model.

Increasingly, enterprises are looking to reduce costs and shorten time-to-market by running their applications on public cloud computing services, such as GoGrid.  However, traditional application platforms and middleware do not allow applications to truly take advantage of the cloud, as they are built for static environments.  GigaSpaces XAP addresses these challenges by allowing Java, .Net and C++ applications to grow and shrink on-demand with complete reliability and high performance.

image By building their applications with GigaSpaces and running them in the GoGrid cloud, enterprises can realize what many consider the ‘holy grail’ of IT,” said John Keagy, chief executive officer at GoGrid.  “Executives can sleep well at night knowing that if there is a spike in demand, the GigaSpaces platform will be able to scale-out on the cloud with complete fault-tolerance.  And the beauty of it is they only pay for what they use.image

“A common challenge enterprise customers face is that many of the current cloud offerings lack basic features required by large organizations.  The GoGrid cloud is particularly appealing to our enterprise customers who wish to run their applications on the cloud,” said Geva Perry, general manager of the cloud computing business unit at GigaSpaces.  “GoGrid offers SLAs, advanced security features, 24×7 support and volume discounts – all of which are must-haves for large companies.”

In addition to the robust Linux systems provided by GoGrid and the powerful Java capabilities offered by GigaSpaces, the joint solution is unique in its offering for running .Net applications on the cloud by combining GoGrid’s Windows-based cloud with GigaSpaces’ .NET API.

Leveraging GigaSpaces, enterprises can also benefit from the notion of “cloudbursting”, creating a hybrid cloud model which allows applications to ‘burst’ from the organization’s local IT resources to GoGrid’s public cloud.  This enables them to cost-effectively handle peak loads, without any code changes or expensive re-architecture of the application.

The two companies are further enhancing the joint offering to provide a seamless development, testing and deployment experience, including a single-click deployment to the cloud.

Qualified customers are eligible for a free evaluation program for both the hardware and software.  To qualify please contact or

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The press release can also be viewed here on the GigaSpace’s site.

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Michael Sheehan

Michael Sheehan, formerly the Technology Evangelist for GoGrid, is a recognized technology, social media, and cloud computing pundit and blogger who writes regularly about technology news and trends.

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