Beta Testers Needed: “Cloud Connect” – Dedicated Servers & the Cloud

November 3rd, 2008 by - 6,161 views

Have you been looking for the best of both worlds? I’m talking specifically to Hosting. There are some things that simply run better within a dedicated server environment and others that are much more optimized for running in the Cloud. When you have a background in Hosting (colocation, managed and the cloud), you have the ability to offer products that none of the other Cloud or Dedicated providers can provide. That is, the ability to connect across infrastructures: Dedicated Managed Servers (ServePath) and Cloud Infrastructure (GoGrid).

Shortly, we will be releasing a new service called “Cloud Connect” which essentially combines the elasticity of Cloud Computing with the customization of dedicated servers in one unified solution. Cloud Connect utilizes a secure megabit private network to connect your Cloud Web and Application servers (your front end environment) with customized dedicated database servers (back end environment).


Some benefits and uses on using a Hybrid Infrastructure using “Cloud Connect”:

  • Cloud Servers give you the flexibility to quickly scale web and application servers to meet swings in demand
  • Use a Secure VPN to administer your database servers
  • Quickly deploy Web or Application Clouds to handle spikes in Internet traffic
  • Dedicated Database servers ensure that you have the I/O (Input/Output) throughput needed to run a high performance database
  • Cloud Storage allows you to have an infinitely scalable storage service for backing up critical data from your Cloud environment

Sounds exciting, doesn’t it? Well it is! This is something that no other hosting provider is currently offering that we know of. Of course, you can try your own solution using different providers, but that just adds time and complexity to your infrastructure build-out.

So for right now, we are looking for some current ServePath and/or GoGrid customers who:

  • Have (or have the need  for) Web or Application servers running on GoGrid
  • Have (or have the need for) a high-end Database Server running at ServePath
  • Want to be a showcase example of the power of Cloud Connect for configuring a Hybrid Hosting Infrastructure

If this fits your profile and/or your needs, we would like to hear from you. Please contact a Sales Representative at 1-877-946-4743 or fill out the blog Contact form.

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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.

One Response to “Beta Testers Needed: “Cloud Connect” – Dedicated Servers & the Cloud”

  1. Brian says:

    do you have any benchmarks for running MySQL in the Cloud vs. traditional dedicated server ?

    How will the RightScale app affect this once it is viable on GoGrid ?


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