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Press Release: GoGrid Placed in Visionaries “Magic Quadrant”

January 11th, 2011 by - 5,102 views

Today GoGrid announced that it has been positioned in Gartner’s Visionaries quadrant as outlined within the December 2010 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service and Web Hosting.

About the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2010, by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the “Leaders” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Access to Gartner’s Magic Quadrant Report

For a limited time, the full Gartner Magic Quadrant study will be available on the GoGrid home page. Please look for the following graphic there and click through to register to download the full report:

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Press Release

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The press release is available on the GoGrid site and the full text is available below:

GoGrid Positioned as a Visionary in 2010 Cloud Infrastructure as a Service and Web Hosting Magic Quadrant

Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

San Francisco, Calif., – January 11, 2011 – GoGrid, a leading cloud infrastructure provider, today announced it has been positioned in the “Visionaries” quadrant of the December 2010 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service and Web Hosting by Gartner Inc. (NYSE: IT), the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company. In this report, Gartner analysts, Lydia Leong and Ted Chamberlin, analyze new opportunities for cost savings and business agility from cloud infrastructure deployments.

“We believe GoGrid’s positioning within the Visionaries quadrant is recognition of our success in making cloud computing a reality for enterprises around the world,” said John Keagy, co-founder and chief executive officer at GoGrid. “GoGrid was founded as a cloud computing company.  We have built the industry’s most advanced cloud software and services that address the infrastructure requirements of companies of all sizes from small businesses to the Fortune 1000. GoGrid will continue to aggressively invest in technology innovations that provide customers with the most cost-effective, on-demand cloud service and the highest quality experience available in the industry.”
GoGrid’s services make complex infrastructure easy by enabling businesses to revolutionize their IT environments in the Cloud. With GoGrid, customers can deploy and scale virtual and physical servers (hybrid hosting), storage, networking, load balancing, and security in real-time and in multiple data centers leveraging a powerful management platform that includes a web interface, iPhone application and API. GoGrid offers a utility-based billing model that enables customers to only pay for the resources provisioned. GoGrid is backed by the industry’s strongest and most detailed SLA and includes a rich partner ecosystem of pre-configured, ready-to-go business applications.

About the Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2010, by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the “Leaders” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About GoGrid
Thousands of leading IT experts choose and rely on GoGrid’s Cloud infrastructure services. GoGrid enables sysadmins, developers, and IT professionals to create, deploy, and control cloud environments and complex virtual and physical server networks with full administrative control. GoGrid’s industry standard specifications and robust service offerings are powering thousands of businesses globally to achieve previously unrealized efficiencies. Deploying a GoGrid infrastructure solution using a Standard or Partner Server Image, free hardware F5 load balancing, Cloud Storage, private VLANs and much more takes minutes via a web interface, API, or iPhone application. GoGrid provides users the control and advanced capabilities of a data center environment with the flexibility and immediate scalability of the cloud. www.GoGrid.com

Once again, GoGrid is honored by our positioning within the Gartner report. I encourage you to give GoGrid a try for your Infrastructure as a Service solution – you will see why we are categorized as a “Visionary” by Gartner!

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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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