KML_FLASHEMBED_PROCESS_SCRIPT_CALLS

Archive for the ‘API’ Category

 

Video Presentation: GoGrid API – “Writing Code for Many Clouds” – Cloud Connect Event 2010

Friday, March 19th, 2010 by

This week, GoGrid was not only an exhibitor and Silver Sponsor of the Cloud Connect Event 2010 in Santa Clara, CA, but also our Lead Senior Software Engineer, Justin Kitagawa, was part of a panel titled “Writing Code for Many Clouds“.

cloud_connect-4c

The panel was moderated by Shlomo Swidler (Founder, Orchestratus) and the members included:

  • Shashi Mysore, Product Specialist, Eucalyptus Systems
  • Adrian Cole, Founder, jClouds
  • George Reese, CTO, enStratus
  • Michael Mayo, Rackspace
  • Mitch Garnaat, President, CloudRight
  • Justin Kitagawa, Lead Senior Software Engineer, GoGrid
  • Sam Ramji, Vice President of Strategy, Sonoa Systems

Each panel member was allowed a few minutes to discuss how their service can be controlled programmatically via an API or other method. This is an important discussion point because many companies and developers are looking to build applications that span clouds. However prior to doing this, these developers must fully understand how a cloud is architected and can be utilized. Obviously, when building a cloud as a vendor, there are challenges and hurdles that must be overcome in the process. Each of the panelists discussed their design decisions and then answered questions presented to them by the moderator as well as by audience members.

As an attendee of this panel, I thought it important to present GoGrid’s thoughts on our own API and how we came to make the decisions behind its development. Below is a video of Justin’s presentation which covers: (more…) «Video Presentation: GoGrid API – “Writing Code for Many Clouds” – Cloud Connect Event 2010»

Screencast: Walk-through of New GoGrid Features Released in February 2010

Monday, February 22nd, 2010 by

A couple of weeks ago we released a new version of GoGrid which included a variety of exciting enhancements and features. Most notable are:

  • GoGrid Dedicated Servers
  • List View of GoGrid Objects
  • Edit F5 Load Balancers via the API
  • New Login Page
  • Self Service Support Links

More details about these features can be found on the following GoGrid blog post. For a quick overview of the new features in the form of a screencast, please watch the video below. I quickly cover many of the items listed above including:

  • Walking through the new login page
  • Deploying a GoGrid Dedicated Server
  • Overview of the new GoGrid List View
  • Dedicated Servers showing in the Jobs Tab
  • Showing of Self-Service Links in the portal
  • Editing Load Balancers using the GoGrid API

(more…) «Screencast: Walk-through of New GoGrid Features Released in February 2010»

GoGrid Cloud Computing Achievements of 2009

Thursday, December 31st, 2009 by

calendar_gogridSometimes it is important to reflect back on activities and achievements of the past year in order to focus on the road ahead. 2009 was a year full of “firsts” and exciting announcements for GoGrid and I thought that I would quickly summarize and highlight a some blog posts of interest.

I have personally enjoyed documenting our achievements, analyzing trends, reviewing opportunities, showcasing new clients and partners as well as musing about Cloud Computing in general. Much of the writing on the GoGrid blog during 2009 was my own, however, the people who have helped provide me inspiration are countless, ranging from those within GoGrid to others creating the cloud community at large.

The journey through 2009 has definitely been an exciting one. Looking back on 2009 should make all users, creators and consumers of the cloud very proud. We have done a tremendous amount in 2009! So without further ado, below are a few selected posts of interest from the GoGrid blog for each month during 2009.

January 2009

February 2009 (more…) «GoGrid Cloud Computing Achievements of 2009»

Understanding GoGrid and Cloud Standards

Sunday, March 29th, 2009 by

It’s important to us to clarify GoGrid’s position with regard to cloud computing standards and the Open Cloud Manifesto (OCM). There has been a fair bit of controversy in the ‘blogosphere’ recently over the OCM, which is to be released on Monday.

In particular, myself and Steve Gillmor (of TechCrunch IT fame among others), had a somewhat heated, but friendly exchange over his scathing assessment of the situation. Steve invited me to a “News Gang” podcast of the Gillmor Gang on Friday, which was posted here. During that live podcast he asked us to clarify GoGrid’s position.

This post is really about making sure everyone is on the same page and understands how GoGrid views the OCM and cloud computing standards in general.

Background
It’s unnecessary to recap everything in detail. I think James Urquhart handled this fairly succinctly. Geva Perry also has a nice summary including a link to the draft document. In a nut:

  1. Some folks tried to lay down some guiding principles for “open” cloud computing in the Open Cloud Manifesto
  2. Some folks reacted badly feeling that the process wasn’t actually “open”
  3. Bruhaha ensued

Who cares?

(more…) «Understanding GoGrid and Cloud Standards»