Archive for September, 2011

 

How To Set Up Private IP Segregation with CloudPassage in the GoGrid Cloud

Thursday, September 29th, 2011 by

CloudPassage is a key security partner that has images available on the GoGrid Partner Exchange. The CloudPassage images on GoGrid come pre-installed with their Halo daemon. This is available on CentOS, Debian, Red Hat, and Ubuntu on both 32-bit and 64-bit flavors. Alternately, you can launch a GoGrid base image and install the Halo daemon on your own. This tutorial assumes that you have a basic understanding of Linux and SSH as well as basic firewall strategies. It also assumes that you know how to configure private IPs so that will not be covered here.

New & Updated CentOS, Debian, RHEL and Windows Base Cloud Server Images Released on GoGrid

Thursday, September 15th, 2011 by

Yesterday we release several new and updated base GoGrid cloud server images as part of our regular Operating System refreshes.

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Below is a quick lists of the New, Updated and End of Life-d base images.

New Major Versions

  • CentOS 6
  • What’s new in CentOS 6 (RHEL technical details): http://www.redhat.com/rhel/server/details/
  • This version of CentOS is not subject to the “time drift” issue
  • These machines now run in PV (paravirtualization) mode
  • Debian 6
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    How to Configure Zeus’ New Load Balancer in the GoGrid Cloud

    Wednesday, September 14th, 2011 by

    Zeus is a new GoGrid partner that provides a software load balancing product as a partner image called “Zeus Load Balancer 200Mbps”. There are three immediate features that come to mind when thinking about how to leverage Zeus within GoGrid: Load Balancing, Failover and Clustering. Note that this first image is a preview with certain feature set. It contains the majority of Zeus features but is capped at two clustered servers and 200 Mbits of bandwidth. Additional images are expected to be released by the end of the year.

    This tutorial assumes that you have basic understanding of Linux and SSH as well as basic load balancing and failover strategies.

    Cross Data Center Load Balancing / Failover

    One of the main uses cases for Zeus is to load balance servers in the same data center. However, a more interesting use case is to quickly and easily load balance web servers within one data center and support failover to another data center. The process is straight forward. First, deploy the Zeus partner image as a VM with 1G RAM in the US-West-1. This example assumes that you already have web servers running on both the US-West-1 and US-East-1 data centers.

    Once the Zeus image has been deployed, SSH into the server using the root login. Your logins can be found in the GoGrid web portal by clicking on the server icon, then Tools > Passwords.

    We recommend changing your automatically created, default password as soon as you login.

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    “We are the Champions” – GoGrid Spotlighted in Info-Tech Research Group’s Cloud IaaS Report

    Wednesday, September 7th, 2011 by

    At GoGrid, we pride ourselves on being the world’s largest pure-play Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider. We work tirelessly to innovate the top cloud infrastructure technology available, provide the best support solutions and offer the most comprehensive Service Level Agreement (SLA) in the industry. And when an independent research group recognizes our hard work, it’s extremely validating and a little hard not to share. ;-)

    This past July, Info-Tech Research Group released an extensive report entitled “Vendor Landscape: Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)”. This report is designed to help companies understand the offerings of cloud infrastructure providers so they can select a partner with solutions that best meet their needs. Each cloud IaaS vendor was scored based on their product offering and company strengths. GoGrid was one of 3 companies placed in the highest quadrant, “Champion”, and had the highest “Value Index” of every company profiled.

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    GoGrid topped the charts because our services had the highest value and, as Info-Tech put it, was the biggest “bang for the buck” (e.g. features, usability, stability, etc.).

    The research and findings of the Info-Tech Research Group are available for download. The report highlights the purpose and methodology behind Info-Tech’s research, complete industry results and detailed analysis of GoGrid as a cloud infrastructure provider.

    Learn why GoGrid was positioned as “Champion.” Please Download the Info-Tech Cloud IaaS Research Report

    Poll: IN the Cloud or On the Cloud, That Is The Question (Or is it?)

    Thursday, September 1st, 2011 by

    I’m splitting hairs here but for some reason, every time that I hear someone say “It’s ON the Cloud“, I cringe and want to immediately correct them. But I hear that phrase everywhere, on the radio, on podcasts to even occasionally in the hallways of GoGrid. I’m not quite sure why it bothers me, technically it is somewhat correct, but it just simply doesn’t make sense. So, I’m hoping to change it – standardize it – with this blog post, but that will require you, the reader, to correct people and educate them.

    INvsONthecloud-out

    Definitions

    Let’s start with the basics, some definitions:

    in |in| preposition

    1 expressing the situation of something that is or appears to be enclosed or surrounded by something else: living in Deep River | dressed in their Sunday best| soak it in warm soapy water | she saw it in the rearview mirror.

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