Archive for January, 2010


Boxed Ice’s “Server Density” Service Allows you to Monitor GoGrid Servers Real-time

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 by

There are plenty of services out there that let you monitor your infrastructure and servers performance and uptime. In fact, you would be foolish not to have at least a couple monitoring your site’s URL so that you can be notified when issues do occur. However, there are fewer services that actually let you monitor AND troubleshoot at a much more granular level. Over the past few weeks, I have been testing out once such service called Server Density.


Whether you have 1 server or multiple, Server Density has your monitoring covered with both free and paid for pricing plans (details here). The folks over at Boxed Ice, the makers of Server Density set me up with the premium version of their service so that I could test it out on my personal blog which is running on GoGrid. Before I go into my analysis of the service, here are some of the highlights (pretty much all of which I have tested):

GoGrid Customers Can Now Use New Relic’s RPM to Monitor, Troubleshoot & Tune Java/Ruby Web Applications

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 by

Today, New Relic announced that their RPM product supports GoGrid Cloud Hosting Infrastructure and is available for a limited time with preferential pricing. RPM is an on-demand tool that companies can use to optimize, monitor and troubleshoot their Java, Ruby and JRuby applications within a variety of environments, which now includes the GoGrid cloud.


With New Relic’s RPM running on GoGrid, users can monitor many aspects of a Ruby, Java or JRuby application, detect performance problems and eventually drill down to uncover root causes of any performance issues. RPM also cleanly integrates with other development tools.

There are several RPM Service Plans available for GoGrid customers to choose from including:

  • RPM Lite
  • RPM Bronze
  • RPM Silver
  • RPM Gold
  • RPM Enterprise

The graphic below clearly depicts the differences between each tier:

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GoGrid Exchange: CohesiveFT VPN-Cubed Available on GoGrid Cloud

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010 by

Another GoGrid partner, CohesiveFT, has made 2 Partner GSIs available for GoGrid customers to use. VPN-Cubed is a overlay network which provides control of addressing, protocols, topology and encrypted communications for devices within the public cloud, specifically GoGrid. By utilizing a GoGrid VPN-Cubed server image, enterprise customers are ensured a greater control over their computing infrastructure and security therein.

Their offering, called VPN-Cubed, comes in two free versions currently on GoGrid (with a paid version coming soon):

  • VPN-Cubed for GoGrid SSL Free Edition – Users launch one or two VPN-Cubed Manager GSI(s) and “plug” up to 10 server instances into the resulting encrypted network inside of GoGrid. Users can specify subnet address each connected instance and all communication between the connected devices and the Manager is encrypted.
  • VPN-Cubed for GoGrid IPsec Free Edition – Users launch a single VPN-Cubed Manger/IPsec Gateway GSI and “plug” up to 5 server instances into the resulting encrypted network inside of GoGrid. In addition to subnet control and communication encryption inside of GoGrid, users can connect the overlay network to their existing in-house infrastructure via a secure IPsec Tunnel. There is support for a wide range of IPsec extranet devices.

These Partner Images are now available within GoGrid:


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Introducing the GoGrid Exchange – Solutions from our Partners & Developer Community

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010 by

Today GoGrid officially launched a new micro-site called the GoGrid Exchange where users can view information about various Partner GSIs (GoGrid Server Images) available in the GoGrid cloud. Partner GSIs were developed to provide our partners with a means to share with or sell their custom MyGSIs (GoGrid Server Images) to interested users. These Partner GSIs come complete with pre-installed and pre-configured software or application stacks, specialized in a variety of expertise including:

  • Internet Security
  • Backup
  • Monitoring
  • Web Applications
  • Compliance
  • Application Scaling
  • and MORE!

As more partners come on board at GoGrid, more specialized images will be added to the Partner GSI repository. Many are live now!

The GoGrid Exchange

The GoGrid Exchange was created to provide a community center where users could read about and rate the various Partner GSIs available on GoGrid. By using a PartnerGSI, you can dramatically reduce your time to market launching new software or service offerings or ensuring that your offering is robust and resilient.


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Press Release: Distributed Data Management Solution, Objectivity/DB, Now Available on GoGrid

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010 by

The following press release went out today surrounding the new technology partnership between GoGrid and Objectivity, Inc. Objectivity provides flexible, scalable high performance, distributed persistent object and database management solutions. Objectivity/DB, which now runs on GoGrid, is termed the “cloud-ready database” in that it is a fully distributed and federated database platform with benefits including:

  • Distributed Architecture
  • Single Logical View
  • Real-time performance
  • Automatic data replication
  • Handling Data Complexity
  • Virtualization
  • Security
  • Low Maintenance

More information on Objectivity/DB is available here.


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

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