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Meetup: A NOSQL Evening in Palo Alto, CA – October 26, 2010

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 by

Have you ever wondered what this “new” term “NOSQL” means? Is it something that you need to seriously look at when you are crafting your cloud environment? Is it a viable alternative to MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle, PostreSQL or other database applications? Do you even know how to get started with it?

If any of the questions above left you scratching your head AND you are in the Silicon Valley on October 26th, you might want to head over to the following meetup “A NOSQL Evening in Palo Alto“.

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Many industry experts are saying that NOSQL will be or is the database of choice for Cloud Computing because of its scalability and ability to handle data-intensive applications better. Many popular websites that are high-traffic or deliver lots of rich media are adopting and re-architecting their infrastructures to take advantage of NOSQL.

From the Event Page:

Tim Anglade (founder, A NOSQL Summer), hosts a 2-hour discussion and Q&A with representatives from some of the most prominent NOSQL vendors and projects. The topics will look back on the origins of the movement and its growing pains, discuss the current technological & business states, as well as look ahead to the opportunities for improvement and expansion.

So if you ever wanted to hear the lessons learned by an emerging tech industry, or wanted to have an inside look into the non-relational revolution, come join us for a unique evening at beautiful Dinah’s Garden Hotel, in Palo Alto, California.

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Webinar: Cloud Hosting 101 – October 14, 2010

Monday, October 11th, 2010 by

If you are reading this blog post, you probably have heard the term “Cloud Computing“. But in the off chance that you haven’t, or perhaps you know of a colleague or co-worker that needs to get brought up to speed on the power of the cloud or what it can do for your company, I wanted to be sure that you knew about an upcoming webinar that we at GoGrid will be hosting called “Cloud Hosting 101“.

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To be clear, this is NOT a webinar for those people who are well versed in the technical benefits of the cloud, nor how you can build N-tiered complex infrastructure with just a few mouse clicks. It is more about:

  • getting a primer on the benefits of cloud computing for your business,
  • how customers are using the GoGrid cloud to achieve success and,
  • to learn how to get started with a cloud presence on GoGrid.

Date: Thursday, October 14, 2010
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Pacific Time)
Registration: http://go.gogrid.com/webinars/20101014
Presenters: Michael Sheehan (GoGrid Technology Evangelist) & Maria Gallegos (GoGrid Product Marketing Manager)

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Partner Press Release: InfiniteGraph Launches Free Program for Technology Startups, through GoGrid Cloud Hosting

Thursday, September 9th, 2010 by

GoGrid partner, InfiniteGraph, today announced an exciting program targeted towards startups called the “InfiniteGraph Startup Program” which provides its technology, hosted on GoGrid, at no cost to qualified startups beyond the cost of GoGrid’s standard cloud computing infrastructure usage rates.

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To qualify for the program, startups need to have annual revenues below $1 million U.S. and is targeted towards privately held companies who are planning to build and promote software and/or services. Currently there are 2 images within the GoGrid Partner Exchange that are available for the GoGrid community to use, specifically: Linux 32 and 64-bit RHEL.

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The following Press Release was delivered yesterday about this new offering:

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GoGrid Webinar: Load Balancing in the GoGrid Cloud (Utilizing F5 BIG IP)

Friday, August 27th, 2010 by

On Wednesday, we held a webinar titled: “Load Balancing in the GoGrid Cloud – Utilizing F5 BIG IP to Manage Traffic Spikes & Uptime“. As with previous webinars, we wanted to make this GoGrid webinar public to other users in case you were not able to attend.

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The agenda of the webinar was as follows:

  • Overview of GoGrid and F5 Networks
  • Load balancing with GoGrid and F5 BIG IP
    • Benefits of load balancing overview
    • Use cases
    • Best practices
  • Question and Answer Session

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GoGrid Participating in the Deltacloud “One API for Many Clouds” Initiative

Thursday, August 26th, 2010 by

GoGrid has long been supporter of open standards and the open source movement. We recently promoted how many open source solution providers are leveraging GoGrid as a platform to disseminate their open source solutions and technology in the cloud. Long before that at the beginning of 2009, we made our public API available to the public under a Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike License. This meant that under this licensing, developers could “share, distribute, display and perform the work” as well as “make derivative works” based on our API.

Now we are taking it one step further because we realize in order for Cloud Computing to be adopted across the business IT landscape, there needs to be more standards put in place as well as a commonality across the board when it comes to Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). The Deltacloud initiative is grabbing this issue by the horns by working to combine interoperability with an open sourced API. And, they are the only major cloud framework that isn’t leveraging a single company’s proprietary code, API or intellectual property.

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Deltacloud, an Apache Software Foundation incubator project that provides an open set of application programming interfaces (APIs) to enable computing interoperability across private and public clouds, recently announced support for GoGrid and we are pleased to participate in this important initiative. There are quite a few advantages of this effort, specifically:

  • The API can be offered by a cloud provider or individual user running their own server
  • Multiple client libraries can be written in a variety of computer languages (many are already available)
  • The core API logic resides on the API server, allowing consistent behavior across all client libraries
  • New cloud providers can be added to the API without needing to change the clients

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