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Press Release: GoGrid Continues Expansion with New East Coast Data Center

June 30th, 2010 by - 3,352 views

Following the announcement yesterday of the launch of GoGrid 3.0, today we officially announced the opening and availability of a new GoGrid datacenter presence on the East Coast in Ashburn, VA. We have partnered with Equinix (Nasdaq: EQIX), a premier provider of global data center services. GoGrid users now the the ability to provision infrastructure in both the West Coast and East Coast. This was a frequent request from our customers so we are excited to now have this ability within GoGrid.

More information about the new datacenter can be found here.

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Below is the Press Release that we sent out about the new datacenter:

GoGrid Continues Expansion with New East Coast Data Center

GoGrid Deploys Into Equinix to Meet Customer Demands

San Francisco, CA – June 30, 2010 – GoGrid, a leading Cloud Infrastructure and Hybrid Hosting Provider, announced today the opening of a new GoGrid data center in Ashburn, Virginia. GoGrid has chosen Equinix, Inc (Nasdaq: EQIX), a leading provider of global data center services as its data center partner as it continues to expand operations.

“We’re pleased to announce that GoGrid cloud computing services are now available from within our Ashburn, Virginia campus,” said Vince DiMemmo, general manager of Cloud and IT Services at Equinix. “Infrastructure on-demand is something our customers expect to be able to buy as they architect and deploy their Web and IT applications with us, and we’re pleased to add GoGrid as a cloud computing partner supplier.”

The new GoGrid facility is a comprehensive end-to-end hosting environment solution, complete with state-of-the-art environmental controls, power and security systems, and access to more than 165 network suppliers. Multiple interconnection options enable GoGrid cloud computing services to be readily accessible by its customers.

“The decision to expand GoGrid was a direct response to our customers and the market,” said GoGrid CEO & Co-Founder, John Keagy. “We are successfully executing our expansion strategy and securing an East Coast presence is critical for us to scale and capture a significant piece of the fast growing cloud market. We are very excited to be partnering with a leader like Equinix and deployed within their customer-rich Ashburn campus to help fuel the continued growth of GoGrid.”

GoGrid customers who deploy GoGrid Cloud (virtual) servers in multiple data centers receive a single invoice allowing for simplified financial insight into multiple infrastructure locations. Usage by data center will appear as line-item details. Also, the GoGrid API has been updated to allow for programmatic control of objects and appliances in multiple data centers.

For more information about the new GoGrid 3.0 features and East Coast Datacenter, please visit: http://www.gogrid.com/software-update/.

About Equinix
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) provides global data center services that ensure the vitality of the information-driven world. Global enterprises, content and financial companies, and more than 575 network service providers rely upon Equinix’s insight and expertise to protect and connect their most valued information assets. Equinix operates 87 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) and partner data centers across 35 metro areas in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
Important information about Equinix is routinely posted on the investor relations page of its Web site located at http://www.equinix.com/investors. We encourage you to check Equinix’s website regularly for the most up-to-date information.

About GoGrid
GoGrid makes complex infrastructure easy. GoGrid’s Cloud and Hybrid infrastructure hosting enables sysadmins, developers, and IT professionals to create, deploy, and control free f5 load balanced cloud infrastructures and complex hosted virtual server networks with full root access/administrative server control. GoGrid physical and virtual server instances maintain industry standard specifications with no requirement to learn proprietary standards. Deploying GoGrid infrastructure using a Standard or Partner Server Image takes minutes via a web control panel or GoGrid’s API. GoGrid gives users the control of a familiar datacenter environment with the flexibility and immediate scalability of the cloud.

For more information:
Product site: http://www.GoGrid.com

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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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