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Scale your Web Presence Globally via GoGrid Content Delivery Network (CDN)

November 10th, 2009 by - 5,152 views

Yesterday GoGrid and EdgeCast Networks jointly announced the availability of the GoGrid CDN (Content Delivery Network). With the GoGrid CDN (currently in beta), GoGrid customers can scale their web presence as well as accelerate the delivery of web content using the GoGrid CDN global infrastructure.

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What is unique about the GoGrid CDN (powered by EdgeCast Networks) is that it is a pay-as-you-go service with no contracts or usage requirements. Also, the CDN boasts 16 Points-of-Presence (PoPs) on 4 continents. There is no need to set up specific zones as your coverage is truly global. More details can be found on the GoGrid CDN page.

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Webinar

GoGrid will be conducting a webinar about the new CDN to answer any questions you may have. Details are:

DATE: December 3rd, 2009
TIME: 1:00pm to 2:00pm PST (4:00pm to 5:00pm EST)
REGISTRATION: Registration signup form

We encourage you to bring any and all questions to this informative webinar.

Press Release

GoGrid issued the following Press Release on November 9, 2009:

Cloud Provider GoGrid, and EdgeCast Networks Release Zero-Commitment, On-Demand Cloud Infrastructure with CDN Capabilities

EdgeCast’s content delivery network (CDN) pairing with GoGrid’s cloud infrastructure hosting service offers many best-of-class features for infrastructure hosting and content streaming.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – NOVEMBER 9, 2009 -  GoGrid, a leading Cloud Computing Infrastructure Hosting provider, and EdgeCast Networks, the superior, cost-effective rich media content delivery network (CDN), have announced a technology partnership which includes the release of a CDN coupled with Cloud Infrastructure Hosting. This on-demand service allows customers to scale their web presence and accelerate the delivery of web-content using a global content delivery infrastructure.

With the GoGrid CDN, powered by EdgeCast, users enjoy the qualities inherent to the Cloud, along with the advantages of a distributed global network. The new integrated service offers pay-as-you-go pricing, no contracts and no minimum usage requirements.

A CDN ensures that content is immediately available around the world, especially during periods of high demand. When used in conjunction with GoGrid cloud hosting, infrastructure can be scaled immediately to meet demand.

“EdgeCast now gives GoGrid customers a best-in-class solution for on-demand CDN services,” said John Keagy, CEO and co-founder of GoGrid. “From start-up to enterprise, all GoGrid customers can now easily expand existing architecture and deploy additional content delivery services without any huge capital expenses or long-term commitments. It is a real win-win!”

Using a utility pricing model, the GoGrid CDN ensures that customers’ content is quickly and easily distributed throughout the network consisting of 16 points of presence (POPs) on 4 continents. The GoGrid CDN features include:

  • Website acceleration – faster page load times for your website
  • Large object download service – for software, videos, games, music, podcasts and movies – the best way to provide delivery of downloads
  • On-demand video streaming – Flash and Windows
  • Live video streaming – Flash and Windows
  • Security – all of the important security features needed for online business including SSL delivery and Token-based Authentication
  • Cname support – disguise the GoGrid CDN URL with a customized URL
  • Advanced reporting – the most comprehensive reporting and analytics suite in the industry – over 60 reports to help improve and optimize website performance – view bandwidth consumption, breakdowns of downloads by media type, geography, file type and popularity
  • Real-time reporting – view usage statistics on a real-time dashboard

Additionally, with the GoGrid CDN powered by EdgeCast, customers enjoy the most flexible service offering available in the Cloud Computing marketplace with control panels, “instant-on” service, best-in-class reporting and a full service Global CDN product.

“Many of our customers experience sudden surges in demand for their content, and without the ability to scale quickly, that can be crippling,” said James Segil, president of EdgeCast Networks.  “Our relationship with GoGrid gives customers the peace of mind of knowing that, on a moment’s notice, the sky is the limit for their digital assets – whether they need processing power, edge storage, or lightning-fast delivery to any city in the world.”

GoGrid Cloud Infrastructure Hosting with CDN services are available immediately as a beta offering. Customers can learn more by visiting the GoGrid site.

About EdgeCast Networks, Inc. – http://www.edgecast.com

EdgeCast offers a superior, cost-effective global content delivery service that gives customers and partners competitive advantage in the delivery of digital media.  EdgeCast’s world-class content delivery platform provides customers the cost benefits and flexibility of controlling their own content delivery network while freeing them from capital investments and operational hassles.  To learn more, visit www.edgecast.com.

About GoGridhttp://www.gogrid.com

GoGrid is a leading Cloud Infrastructure Hosting provider that delivers true “Control in the Cloud™”. GoGrid enables sysadmins, developers, IT professionals and SaaS vendors to create, deploy, and control free f5 load balanced cloud servers and complex hosted virtual server networks with full root access and administrative server control which includes personal server images (known as MyGSIs). GoGrid server instances maintain the industry standard specifications with no requirement to learn and adapt to proprietary standards. Bringing up servers and server networks takes minutes via a unique, award winning web control panel or GoGrid’s API. GoGrid delivers portal controlled servers for Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, SQL Server, and ASP.NET, as well as multiple Linux server operating systems like RHEL and CentOS. GoGrid gives users the control of a familiar datacenter environment with the flexibility and immediate scalability of the cloud, a “cloudcenter.” To learn more, visit www.gogrid.com.

A similar release was issued by EdgeCast which is available here.

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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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