2008 was an action-packed year for us here at GoGrid and ServePath and we have many accomplishments to be proud of. I thought it would make sense to reflect back on what major things we did over the year as well as a few other notables that happened within the industry. The easiest way for me to do this is through a blog post Chronology (not every post is highlighted):
1st Quarter 2008
- 01.03.08 – GoGrid Blog was launched
- 01.29.08 – “Sneak Peak” at GoGrid
- 02.01.08 – Twitter and Joyent go different ways
- 02.05.08 – Understanding “Clouded” Computer Terms – a post that made a 1st attempt to explain Cloud, Utility, Grid and other Computing terms.
- 02.13.08 – Dilbert does a series on Virtualization (here, here and here)
- 02.15.08 – Amazon’s S3 has major outage (my comments)
- 02.21.08 – GoGrid launches a new public website in anticipation of the product launch
- 03.11.08 – GoGrid Public Beta LAUNCH! After over 2 years of development, GoGrid hits the streets with many Cloud Computing firsts:
- 1st Cloud Infrastructure provider with a Web GUI
- 1st to offer Windows Server 2003 in the Cloud
- 1st to offer Microsoft SQL Server in the Cloud
- 1st with free Inbound Transfer
- 1st with free f5 Load Balancing
- 1st with free 24×7 Support
- 1st with Persistent Storage
- 1st with free managed DNS
- 1st with 100% Uptime SLA
- 1st with public and private VLANs
- 03.17.08 – Drilling down on the details of new GoGrid accounts
- 03.18.08 – Even I wasn’t initially on board with the whole “Cloud Computing” term. My thoughts have changed obviously.
- 03.28.08 – The initial GoGrid FAQ’s start rolling out.
2nd Quarter 2008 (more…) «What Happened in 2008 According to the GoGrid Blog»