Archive for February, 2010

 

Video: Highlights of GoGrid’s February 2010 Product Release

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010 by

As you probably know by now, GoGrid released a series of new enhancements to our Cloud Computing Infrastructure Hosting service. You can read more about what was included in this latest release in this blog post. Some of the highlighted new features and improvements include:

  • GoGrid Dedicated Servers
  • List View of GoGrid Objects
  • Edit f5 Load Balancers
  • New Login Page
  • Self-Service Support Links

We also sent out a newsletter highlighting some of the changes in the January/February 2010 timeframe.

As with previous releases, I wanted to spend some time with our VP of Products, Mario Olivarez, and discuss some of these items and what they mean to GoGrid customers. (YouTube direct link.)

This video is also available on the GoGrid Facebook page as well as our GoGrid YouTube Channel.

As always, if you have any questions about any of the items you heard in this video or about GoGrid in general, please leave a comment on this post or ask us on Twitter (@GoGrid). Stay tuned for more updates and videos.

GoGrid & Gear6 Partner to Provide Commercial Memcached Service within GoGrid Cloud

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 by

Gear6, the leading provider of commercial Memcached solutions, and GoGrid today announced the availability of Gear6 Cloud Cache, an on-demand service offering designed to speed up, scale out and ensure uptime of web services and applications built within servers deployed within the GoGrid cloud. Memcached is a popular, open source distributed memory system used to scale dynamic content for busy web sites. As dynamic content gets pushed to cloud applications, Memcached provides an ideal mechanism for accelerating performance.

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By choosing the Gear6 GoGrid Partner Server Image (GSI), GoGrid users will receive a 100% Memcached compatible server that delivers dramatically better memory efficiency. GoGrid users who deploy a Gear6 optimized server within GoGrid benefit from:

  • A more efficient cache
  • Cache depth amplification
  • An easy to use web GUI & REST interface
  • Commercial support
  • …and more

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Using Gear6′s Memcached server images on GoGrid means that those servers will have optimized memory management which translates to a much higher speed of cached data and up to a 50% increase in DRAM efficiency without any noticeable performance degradation. There are currently a couple of Gear6 images available within GoGrid, including: (more…) «GoGrid & Gear6 Partner to Provide Commercial Memcached Service within GoGrid Cloud»

Partner MuleSoft Enables Enterprise Tomcat (Cloudcat) within the GoGrid Cloud

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 by

Today, MuleSoft, who specializes in enterprise-class software, and GoGrid announced the availability of the industry’s first commercially-supported cloud-based Apache Tomcat offering known as Cloudcat as a GoGrid Partner Server Image (GSI). The Partner GSI by MuleSoft contains their product Cloudcat which allows developers and QA personnel to build and test web applications easily in the cloud using a pre-installed & configured Apache Tomcat application server. Having Cloudcat contained within a Partner GSI is important to GoGrid users because it eliminates the need of having to do a manual Tomcat download, installation or configuration. Apache Tomcat is the world’s most widely used application server, with over 1 million downloads per month and over 70% penetration in the enterprise datacenter.

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More information about MuleSoft and Cloudcat can be found within the GoGrid Exchange on the MuleSoft Partner Page. There are currently two MuleSoft/Cloudcat images available on GoGrid:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 (32-bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 (64-bit)

These images have a monthly (recurring) cost of $29/server (in addition to standard GoGrid RAM and Bandwidth charges).

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GoGrid Maintenance Notification: Feb 9, 2010 from 19:00-23:00 PST

Friday, February 5th, 2010 by

We are polishing up some great enhancements to GoGrid and the results of our efforts will be live shortly. To that end, please be notified that we are performing Scheduled Maintenance in order to roll out new functionality and features which does require some downtime of the GoGrid Portal. This information has already been delivered to existing GoGrid customers via email and is also available on the GoGrid Status Blog.

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Scheduled Maintenance Details

Infrastructure Update:
Tuesday, February 9th, 19:00 – 23:00 PST
(Wednesday, February 10th, 03:00 – 07:00 GMT)

Customer Impact:

The GoGrid “my.GoGrid.com” customer portal and API will be unavailable for up to 4 hours while we upgrade our infrastructure. There will be no impact to existing GoGrid VMs, load balancers or cloud storage during this time.

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