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GoGrid Captures “Gold” (Champion) Second Year in a Row in Info-Tech Vendor Cloud IaaS Landscape Report

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012 by

Team GoGrid, for a second consecutive year, stands on the top of the podium after again being recognized as a “Champion” by Info-Tech Research Group. In the recently released Info-Tech report, “Vendor Landscape: Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service” —full version available here for download—GoGrid was listed among an elite set of cloud infrastructure providers that also includes Amazon, AT&T, HP, iland, Rackspace, and Terremark.

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Over several months, the analysts and researchers at Info-Tech evaluated numerous cloud infrastructure providers via surveys, pricing scenarios, reference clients, briefings, and product demos, and then scored each vendor in eight categories: Features, Usability, Affordability, Architecture, Viability, Strategy, Reach, and Channel. The first four categories were grouped as “Product Evaluation Criteria” and the second set of four as “Vendor Evaluation Criteria.” Each category was weighted slightly differently, as you can see below:

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After calculating scores based on the above 8 categories, each provider’s evaluated solution was then plotted on a 2×2 matrix broken into 4 “Zones” (as outlined in the “Methodology” section of the report):

  1. Champions: Both the product and the vendor receive scores that are above the average score for the evaluated group.
  2. Innovators: The product receives a score that is above the average score for the evaluated group, but the vendor receives a score that is below the average score for the evaluated group.
  3. Market Pillars: The product receives a score that is below the average score for the evaluated group, but the vendor receives a score that is above the average score for the evaluated group.
  4. Emerging Players: Both the product and the vendor receive scores that are below the average score for the evaluated group.

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Industry Recognition: 2012 OnDemand 100 Top Private Company & CRN Coolest Cloud Infrastructure Vendor

Friday, March 23rd, 2012 by

It’s always difficult to be self-congratulatory, but when two distinct organizations post articles putting GoGrid in the limelight, I feel that they have to be mentioned. The two sites, CRN and OnDemand, both posted articles that we, as a company, are proud of. If you are a current customer of GoGrid, you should be proud as well, as it is a recognition of your selection process in making GoGrid your cloud partner.

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The first to appear was on CRN, a website providing news, analysis and perspectives for VARs and technology integrators. In his article, author Andrew Hickey, lists out “The 20 Coolest Cloud Infrastructure Vendors” of which GoGrid is one of the 20.

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As Hickey describes:

If you want to be in the cloud business, these are some of the cloud infrastructure companies that will help you get there. These are the providers that will host your customers’ business applications and provision them on-demand as Software-as-a-Service. They will store customers’ data in the cloud and secure it there as well. Whether customers want to use a private cloud, a public cloud or a hybrid mixture of both, these companies can help make it happen. And they can even help your customers exchange their expensive legacy hardware for a simple monthly payment plan.

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Spotify Music Apps Hack Weekend – Sponsored by GoGrid

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 by

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To celebrate the release of their API, Spotify sponsored a Hack-a-thon at SPiN Ping Pong Club in New York City from Friday February 24 until Sunday February 26. Spotify was joined by big brands like Doritos, CW, McDonald’s, Showtime, State Farm and Mountain Dew. Technology companies sponsoring the event included Facebook, Twilio, FourSquare, The Echo Nest and of course, GoGrid. GoGrid provided all the cloud servers for the event to support the developers as they created brand new apps using the Spotify API in conjunction with other API like Facebook’s Open Graph. GoGrid’s manager of cloud ecosystem, Paul Lancaster and I were on-hand to meet with developers and provide support for the event.

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50 CentOS x64 cloud servers were provisioned to the hackers by GoGrid to build their applications free of charge with root level access for maximum flexibility. Hundreds of hackers showed up to build the next great apps and were treated to live performances by Blood Orange and MNDR. While hack-a-thons tend to have attrition over time, hackers stayed throughout the night and most for the entire weekend.

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There were roughly 30 projects worked on during the weekend which ranged from an app called Museik (UI shown above) that extracts content from the internet related to the release date of a song on Spotify to a project called Orbidal by the students of the VCU Brandcenter that gathers the collective feelings of your Facebook feed and creates a playlist based on that mood on Spotify.

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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

Press Release: GoGrid to Deliver Cloud Hosting Solutions Through New Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace

Monday, November 22nd, 2010 by

GoGrid‘s Channel, Partner and Reseller Programs have already received notable recognition and today we released news of our participation in the new Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace (http://www.ingrammicrocloud.com).

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The following Press Release was released today and is available online here and here as well:

GoGrid to deliver Cloud Hosting Solutions through new Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace

Infrastructure-as-a-Service Leader to Enable Ingram Micro Channel Partners with Pioneering Cloud Computing Capabilities

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