Archive for May, 2010

 

Want to Understand how F5 Load Balancers Work on GoGrid? Read this Article from F5!

Friday, May 7th, 2010 by

Since the launch of GoGrid over 2 years ago, we have provided free F5 load balancing as part of our Cloud Infrastructure offering. Being able to provide load-balanced solutions in the cloud is critical to having a scalable environment and without F5′s load balancers, our service offering would be very different.

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But understanding the nitty-gritty details of how the F5′s work within GoGrid is not something that most people understand. For the most part, customers are concerned that it simply works and works well, which it does. Yesterday, Lori MacVittie, the Technical Marketing Manager at F5, posted a technical article that does a great job explaining how the magic behind the scenes works with the F5 load balancers and GoGrid.

The article is available on F5′s DevCentral as well as below:

Cloud Load Balancing Fu for Developers Helps Avoid Scaling Gotchas

If you don’t know how scaling services work in a cloud environment you may not like the results

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“An Outsourced Way to Move to the Cloud (Almost) Free” – GoGrid & Appistry Solution

Thursday, May 6th, 2010 by

An interesting article was posted to the Outsourcing Journal that is relevant to anyone considering using the Cloud as a viable infrastructure strategy. There are plenty of important topics & points in this article, especially as many companies begin moving full infrastructure to the Cloud. Using cloud infrastructure hosting provided by GoGrid and the CloudIQ platform by GoGrid partner, Appistry, companies can move their applications into the cloud for free[1].

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The Appistry CloudIQ platform consists of 3 offerings:

  1. CloudIQ Manager helps enterprises manage their applications within a cloud environment.
  2. CloudIQ Engine helps companies cloud-enable their applications, providing scalability and reliability.
  3. CloudIQ Storage allows organizations to harness inexpensive commodity storage

The Appistry CloudIQ platform is currently available on GoGrid as two Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers which have been recently updated as well:

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  1. standard GoGrid hosting costs still apply – For the next 90 days, GoGrid is offering a US$100 credit to Outsourcing Journal readers who reference this promotional code: GGAPPO []

Newsletter: GoGrid Customer Update – May 2010 – New CPU Allocations, GoGrid Expansion & More!

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 by

So the cat is sort of out of the bag with the release of the May 2010 GoGrid Newsletter. We definitely have some exciting news to share with GoGrid customers and those looking to move their infrastructure into the GoGrid Cloud. If you are currently a GoGrid customer receiving our newsletter, you should have received the following:

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For those of you who do not receive the Newsletter and are interested in the latest and greatest news coming from us at GoGrid, what follows is the contents of the May 2010 GoGrid Newsletter:

Hello,

Spring is upon us and the change of the season presents us with new beginnings. In this edition of the newsletter, we’ll discuss information and opportunities that can help your business with new growth.

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GoGrid Named “Best Cloud Computing Provider” for May 2010 by HostReview.com

Monday, May 3rd, 2010 by

GoGrid was selected by HostReview’s editorial staff to be one of the Top 10 Hosts in the Best Cloud Computing Provider categories for May 2010.

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This award is based on a variety of items including:

  • Overall Product Offering
  • Value
  • Customer Service
  • Users’ Reviews

More information about HostReview’s Top 10 list can be found on their site.

GoGrid would like to congratulate the following other companies who were included in this list as well: Rackspace Cloud, Storm on Demand, NaviSite, Hosting.com, SoftLayer Technologies, 3Tera, BlueHost, VPS.NET and DediPower.

GoGrid previously was awarded the following from HostReview:

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