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10 Things to Consider When Purchasing Cloud Computing Infrastructure

Monday, February 28th, 2011 by

So you’re looking at purchasing cloud infrastructure for your business? That’s great! While we believe cloud infrastructure is a viable solution for everybody, each company needs to find an implementation and provider that best meets their specific need. We call it crafting your “Cloud Fingerprint“. Every cloud infrastructure solution is unique to the business looking for a solution. If you choose a provider that tries to convince you that their solution is the only way to go, you might want to consider looking around for another vendor. Your cloud provider should really be your cloud partner. And, they should work with you in crafting your unique cloud solution, not try to jam a round peg into a square hole.

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Before breaking out the checkbook there are several things to consider internally and questions you should ask your potential cloud provider to make sure you are getting the best solution for your business.

Internal Question for your Company

Cloud infrastructure comes in many different shapes and sizes. Having a clear understanding of how your organization will be using this infrastructure will help narrow down which providers will have solutions that fit your need. Here are some questions to ask yourself before approaching vendors:

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GoGrid Continues Expansion with New West Coast Data Center (Press Release)

Monday, February 28th, 2011 by

As part of our continuing global expansion, today GoGrid announced a new partnership with Digital Realty Trust (DRT) and their 365 Main property in San Francisco.

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The Press Release is available online as well as below:

GoGrid Continues Expansion with New West Coast Data Center

Accelerated Customer Demand fuels new facility at Digital Realty Trust’s 365 Main Street Facility in Downtown San Francisco

San Francisco, CA – February 28, 2011 – GoGrid, a leading cloud infrastructure provider, today announced its third data center expansion in six months with the extension of its platform into Digital Realty Trust’s 365 Main Street property. GoGrid is occupying a significant amount of data center space in 365 Main Street, which is adjacent to GoGrid’s headquarters. The new facility allows GoGrid to meet increasing demand for GoGrid infrastructure cloud solutions and also serves as a vehicle to offer new Cloud Computing services and management tools. The agreement between GoGrid and DRT includes the building of a new, direct and private fiber conduit linking GoGrid’s infrastructure in the two adjacent buildings.

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