Press Release: Cloud Computing Provider GoGrid Enables Highly Scalable Web Applications Using Zeus Technology

June 2nd, 2009 by - 9,528 views

GoGrid is pleased to announce today our technology partnership with Zeus Technology. This strategic partnership brings Zeus’ leadership in software-based application traffic management to GoGrid’s Cloud Hosting infrastructure. Using Zeus’ ZXTM VA (Virtual Appliance), GoGrid customers can now add robust traffic management capabilities like traffic shaping and prioritization, content compression and service level monitoring, among others.

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Other benefits of using Zeus’ ZXTM include:

  • TrafficScript—the most intuitive traffic routing language available
  • Java Extensions for sophisticated traffic processing needs
  • Server Load Balancing providing Layer 7 traffic management for all applications
  • TrafficCluster Scalability to grow capacity and prevent compound failures
  • Application Acceleration for enhanced ROI on new and existing deployments
  • Control API for tight integration between ZXTM and other devices
  • Event Handling for automated alerting and resolution of key events
  • More are listed on the Zeus GoGrid Partner page

The full press release is below as well as available online.

Cloud Computing Provider GoGrid Enables Highly Scalable Web Applications Using Zeus Technology

GoGrid deploys Zeus ZXTM software to provide a fast, highly reliable and scalable Cloud Computing infrastructure to its customers

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – June 2, 2009 – GoGrid, the Cloud Computing division of ServePath Dedicated Hosting, today announced a strategic partnership with Zeus Technology, the only software-based application traffic management company. The partnership will enable GoGrid to offer Zeus’ ZXTM VA (Virtual Appliance) software as an integral part of its on-demand service offering to its customers, who are deploying their web infrastructure within a Cloud environment.

Without the worry of significant upfront hardware costs, Cloud Computing offers vast savings in bandwidth costs, provides total flexibility as well as energy efficiency and economies of scale. GoGrid’s customers can purchase Zeus’ secure, layer-7 load balancing and application acceleration solution on a flexible, pay-as-you-go licensing fee calculated on monthly usage. This will give them access to dedicated traffic management features, not available from hardware based competitors.

With the ability to handle massive volumes of web traffic and ensure consistent availability and uptime, ZXTM VA is much more than a load balancing solution. Additional features include bandwidth management, traffic shaping, traffic prioritization, content compression and service level monitoring, coupled with TrafficScript™, an intuitive traffic routing language. This will result in huge performance improvements for GoGrid’s customers.

Travis Reed, General Manager, Americas, Zeus Technology, explains: “As organizations review and upgrade their IT infrastructure and their business requirements change, we are seeing a shift to the Cloud. In doing so, customers are able to rapidly scale their IT infrastructure, also taking advantage of greater operational efficiency, better quality of service and commercial flexibility.
“The combination of the great Cloud Computing infrastructure provided by GoGrid and the power of Zeus’ software solutions, enables existing and prospective GoGrid customers to have dedicated, enterprise-class traffic management solutions in GoGrid’s Cloud.”

John Keagy, CEO, GoGrid, said: “It was a logical choice to partner with Zeus. Offering a pure software solution as a virtual appliance makes it ideally suited to a Cloud environment. Zeus fits our model of delivering scalable web hosting perfectly. By integrating Zeus’ unique SPLA program into our Cloud infrastructure, we can now offer a dedicated, instantly scalable and cost-effective traffic management solution to all our customers, on-demand and in a more agile manner. Our customers will find the ability to avoid the initial investment in proprietary hardware, while improving efficiency, managing traffic growth and enabling applications  to scale and burst as they need to, to be hugely advantageous for them.”

Whilst GoGrid offers free load balancing via a physical f5 hardware appliance, Zeus’ ZXTM Virtual Appliance software allows you to further manage and control scalable web applications with robust traffic management features not available in the standard GoGrid out-of-the-box solution. Creating a full-featured “cloudcenter” using GoGrid with Windows and Linux cloud servers, load balancing and Cloud Storage has never been easier. Plus, you can now take your cloudcenter to the next management level with the addition of Zeus’ ZXTM VA software.

About GoGridhttp://www.gogrid.com

GoGrid is the leading Cloud Computing, hosted, Internet provider 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. GoGrid server instances maintain the industry standard specifications with no requirement to learn and adapt to propriety standards. 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, and ASP.NET. GoGrid hosts multiple open-source server operating systems including several Linux operating systems (Red Hat Enterprise and CentOS) and supports application environments like Ruby on Rails. Free 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, a “cloudcenter.” GoGrid won the coveted 2008 LinuxWorld Expo’s Best of Show award.

About ServePathhttp://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 require 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 nine years and operates its own San Francisco data center and is SAS70 Type II certified. ServePath uniquely delivers server infrastructures optimized for complex databases with cloud front-ends and application servers with Cloud Connect.

About Zeus Technologyhttp://www.zeus.com

Zeus software enables our customers to create, manage and deliver exceptional online services in Physical, Virtual and Cloud environments. Implementing a Zeus solution allows organizations to visualize and manipulate the flow of traffic to their web-enabled applications, thus ensuring a consistently robust web infrastructure. Coupled with the ability to deploy new online services very quickly, Zeus helps provide the competitive advantage businesses need, by making their online services faster, more reliable, more secure and easier to manage. Zeus software can be deployed on industry standard hardware, virtual machines and any Cloud platform, making it the right strategic choice for today and tomorrow. Zeus holds strategic partnerships with world-class companies such as Dell, HP, IBM, Intel, Oracle, Sun, Qualcomm and VMware. Zeus powers over one million website infrastructures across the world including, BT, Comic Relief, Domino’s Pizza, Gilt Groupe, ITV, PLAY.COM, STA Travel and Virgin Media. Zeus is in a unique position to assist any business looking to enhance their mission-critical Internet service infrastructure.

For more information regarding the GoGrid/Zeus offering, please visit the Zeus Partner page within the GoGrid Partner section of the website.

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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.

4 Responses to “Press Release: Cloud Computing Provider GoGrid Enables Highly Scalable Web Applications Using Zeus Technology”

  1. Very interesting. If this fixes some of the problems at GoGrid you might get me back as a customer.
    When is this all supposed to go live?

  2. Wagner Silva says:

    I hope in the future all this improvements will be standart at GoGrid.

  3. Yes, it's will be great to have to be standard

  4. RoseMathew80 says:

    Interesting blog on Cloud Computing and its technologies. Thanks for sharing it here. By the way I have planned to participate in the Cloud Computing Conference which is the 2nd annual upcoming event named Cloudslam 2010 conference. I hope that would be a good chance to know and gather more information on Cloud Computing and its technologies. I got the details about the conference through http://cloudslam10.com.

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