Archive for October, 2011

 

GoGrid’s Network Performance Beats IaaS Competition – CloudSleuth Report

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011 by

For the past 12 months, CloudSleuth, a service provided by Compuware, has been pulling in millions of network performance data points in order to compile a report that compares the network performance of leading cloud providers. A sample of the report results is shown below and more details can be found on the CloudSleuth’s blog post. We commend Compuware for taking a leadership role in providing these necessary benchmarks and reports of the cloud space as this type of 3rd party, independent analysis is extremely useful and helpful to those shopping for the right cloud to support their business.

At GoGrid, our technology stack is not simply around infrastructure devices like servers, firewalls, storage and load balancers. We also view Operating System choice, horizontal & vertical scalability, CPU and I/O performance, our partner ecosystem, our image management and deployment systems, and yes, network management, availability and performance as well. By doing just a bit of research, you will see that cloud providers vary greatly in what they can or cannot offer and how well they do it.

It is significant to note that this performance study ranks all types of cloud service providers juxtaposed together — PaaS, IaaS and even VMware shops. We call this out because there are definite distinctions between types of cloud (see Cloud Pyramid below). As we use this important data to better educate our customers and prospects, there was an interesting fact that bubbled up – if you segment and categorize the results, GoGrid’s network led the IaaS category.

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(Note: categorization of PaaS/IaaS added by GoGrid)

Compuware mapped out its benchmarking strategy to measure the differences in network performance of these leading clouds. The Compuware team pulled statistics from 25 providers from different presences around the globe (as part of the Gomez Performance Network). The results are interesting, to say the least, especially since the analysis clearly indicates that GoGrid’s US EAST data center was the best performing within main IaaS providers (e.g., Amazon, Rackspace and others).

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Remember to Always Innovate – Steve Jobs, You Will Be Missed

Thursday, October 6th, 2011 by

The passing of Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs, has saddened people around the world. Many of us at GoGrid have integrated Steve’s visions and technology into our personal and business lives. We feel the impact of his thought-leadership and his desire to make change and do it in a big way.

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Steve Jobs had the uncanny ability to see into the future, to form a market need out of thin air, and drive his magical visions to reality. He transformed the world by making technology easy and fun to use. But even that was just the beginning of his brilliance and energy to enrich our lives and change technology as we know it.

As a leader, he inspired. As a person, he captivated.

And as a visionary, he will be missed.