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GoGrid Officially Out of Beta!

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 by

It’s been a great 1.5 years since we originally launched the GoGrid cloud back in March of 2008. We had several market firsts during that time including:

  • Award-winning Graphical User Interface via any standard, modern web browser
  • Windows Server 2003 in the Cloud
  • Windows Server 2008 in the Cloud
  • API under a Creative Commons Share Alike license to help drive standards in the Cloud
  • $100 credits during the beta period
  • Hybrid Cloud/Dedicated Server Networks via Cloud Connect
  • Microsoft SQL Server Express, Workgroup & Standard as GoGrid images

Out of Beta

During our beta period, we had several thousand customers instantiate a variety of infrastructures within the GoGrid cloud, ranging from simple 1 server implementations to complex hybrid multi-server, load-balance network infrastructures. We also have customers ranging from startups/bootstrappers to SMBs to Education to Government to Enterprise. It is truly astounding to see they different types of complex infrastructures or business solutions that people are coming up with using the GoGrid cloud.

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GG2_cloud_cdSo today, we officially announced that the core GoGrid infrastructure is out of beta. As a side note, we have always fully honored our Service Level Agreement (SLA) despite the fact that it explicitly says that it does not apply to anything under the “beta” tag. We believed it to be important to our customers to provide as much professional support and peace of mind as possible. We understand that not everybody is used to diving in head first into not only a IT technology shift (of cloud computing) but also putting faith in new products (like GoGrid or EC2 or any other cloud providers). However, the market has validated what we are doing as thought-leaders in cloud computing and we have been receiving great analyst coverage (Gartner Cool Vendor and “Visionary” Magic Quadrant placement).

Our “What’s New” page on the GoGrid site outlines a few of the key features and enhancements that were part of the catalyst for removing the beta label including: (more…) «GoGrid Officially Out of Beta!»

Press Release: GoGrid and Stratonomic to Enable Disaster Recovery in the Cloud

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009 by

Do you lose sleep at night thinking about if your web infrastructure is up and running? Do you sleep with your cell phone next to your bed, just waiting for that call saying “the website is down”? Today, GoGrid announced a strategic partnership with Stratonomic, the leader in cloud reliability solutions. Running a Disaster Recovery (DR) solution in the GoGrid cloud will give you the peace of mind (and a good night’s sleep) knowing that your site can fully fail-over to a secondary location in the GoGrid cloud.

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To learn about how to create a Disaster Recovery solution within the GoGrid cloud using Stratonomic, please visit: http://www.gogrid.com/signUp/disaster-recovery/.

There is also a GoGrid and Stratonomic Webinar scheduled for August 25, 2009 at 2:00 pm ET. Please register for the webinar here.

The following press release was delivered today:

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GoGrid at CloudWorld ’09 & John Keagy, CEO, Speaking

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 by

CloudWorld Expo 2009 kicks off this week in San Francisco, and GoGrid is an exhibitor. Come visit us at booth #525 and see first hand our exciting new release of GoGrid 2.0 (which you can read about here). This show was previously known as LinuxWorld. Last year, we (GoGrid) won Best of Show and the year before that, our parent company, ServePath, won the Best Grid Solution Product Excellence Award.

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We will be giving out high-value credits ($100 and up) for GoGrid at the booth so you are encouraged to drop by and meet with us. Do note that the Exhibit Hall is only open between the following hours:

Wednesday August 12, 2009
12:00 PM 1:15 PM
4:30 PM 6:30 PM

Thursday August 13, 2009
12:00 PM 1:15 PM
4:00 PM 6:00 PM

However, we will be at the booth during the various speaking times so if you do not want to hear a speaker, stick around after the Expo Hall “closes” for more personal time with us.

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Introducing GoGrid Version 2.0

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 by

Drum roll please! We are excited to announce the availability of GoGrid version 2.0, released today to all users. This is an important release from a product standpoint as it positions GoGrid firmly as the easiest to use hosting provider within the Cloud Computing Infrastructure marketplace.

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What is new with GoGrid in the 2.0 release?

  • MyGSI – GoGrid Server Images
  • Improved Server Deployment Times
  • IP Addresses in Passwords Tab

The 10,000 Foot View

Before I get into the 100 foot view, it is probably important to talk about what MyGSIs mean to you from a higher level.

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