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GigaOM/Structure 2010 Interviews GoGrid CEO, John Keagy

Friday, July 2nd, 2010 by

GoGrid was a sponsor and exhibitor at the recent Structure 2010, a Cloud Computing industry event that took place on June 23 & 24 in San Francisco.

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The event topics covered a wide range of Cloud subjects, with many industry leaders discussing their views on the subject matter at hand. Topic titles included:

  • Dealing with the Data Tsunami: The Big Data Panel
  • Cloudonomics: The Value of the Cloud
  • Guru Panel: Web Infrastructure for Real Time and Critical
  • Hitting Reset: Reinventing Core Internet Technologies
  • Analytics and Management Layers
  • What Comes After the Blade? Architectures for the Cloud
  • Fatter and Faster: Reducing Latency and Increasing Capacity on Broadband

There were several panel sessions as well.

GoGrid’s CEO & Co-Founder, John Keagy, was interviewed by GigaOM Pro’s Derrick Harris. John answered the following questions:

  • “GoGrid is a cloud provider, can you explain the GoGrid service?”
  • “Cloud computing is a hot topic right now, how is GoGrid’s business?”
  • “One of the keys to GoGrid’s success is your strong Partner program. Can you talk a a little bit about your Partner program and why it is important for Cloud providers to have one?”
  • “Do you find that a lot of your Partners bring a lot of business to GoGrid?”
  • “Another unique thing about GoGrid is your background in managed hosting and dedicated servers. Can you talk about how that enables GoGrid to offer a hybrid cloud option?”

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DMR Magazine Interview with GoGrid CEO, John Keagy

Friday, May 14th, 2010 by

John Keagy, CEO and Co-Founder of GoGrid, spent some time with Detecon’s Thorsten Claus in March 2010 and the interview was recently published in DMR, The Magazine for Management and Technology. In the interview titled “Future of Cloud (IX) – Interview with John Keagy, CEO and Co-Founder of GoGrid and ServePath“, John discusses why he believes that Telcoms will get marginalized if they only concentrate on network buildout as well as what potential partnerships and services could look like.

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The full article and interview are available on the Detecon-DMR site as well as below:

GoGrid is one of the most innovative “full service” Cloud providers for over 2000 business customers in more than 100 countries worldwide. Clients include small to medium technology companies, large enterprises, International, Federal, State and local government agencies, and web hosting resellers. Together with GoGrid’s parent company ServePath, GoGrid is able to offer dedicated hosting, public clouds, and a highly flexible hybrid solution, plus a wide variety of managed services that are usually fairly complex and costly to provide, such as disaster recovery, content delivery networks, or load balancing, paired with a “10,000%” Service Level Agreement (SLA) – six minute service outage means ten hours of service credits. Recently GoGrid made its proprietary cloud computing operating system dubbed ‘SkySys’ publicly available to transform existing datacenters into Clouds, allowing multi tenancy including billing, real-time reporting, and support.

DMR: How do you position GoGrid in the market?

John Keagy: From the telecom provider perspective we are next to Amazon the largest Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider with a feature-complete offering. What I mean by that is that we are offering both Linux and Windows servers in the Cloud with integrated cloud storage, integrated load balancing, hourly billing, and we’re doing it for nearly 10,000 customers.

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Video: Highlights of GoGrid’s February 2010 Product Release

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010 by

As you probably know by now, GoGrid released a series of new enhancements to our Cloud Computing Infrastructure Hosting service. You can read more about what was included in this latest release in this blog post. Some of the highlighted new features and improvements include:

  • GoGrid Dedicated Servers
  • List View of GoGrid Objects
  • Edit f5 Load Balancers
  • New Login Page
  • Self-Service Support Links

We also sent out a newsletter highlighting some of the changes in the January/February 2010 timeframe.

As with previous releases, I wanted to spend some time with our VP of Products, Mario Olivarez, and discuss some of these items and what they mean to GoGrid customers. (YouTube direct link.)

This video is also available on the GoGrid Facebook page as well as our GoGrid YouTube Channel.

As always, if you have any questions about any of the items you heard in this video or about GoGrid in general, please leave a comment on this post or ask us on Twitter (@GoGrid). Stay tuned for more updates and videos.

Interviews at Sys-Con Cloud Computing Expo ’09: f5 Networks and GoGrid

Thursday, November 5th, 2009 by

I had the pleasure of not only attending the Cloud Computing Expo in Santa Clara, CA this week, staffing the booth and generally enjoying talking to a wide range of developers, technologists, vendors, partners and others, but I also was able to do a couple of interviews with Peter Silva, Technical Marketing Manager of f5 Networks. If you don’t already know, free f5 load balancing has been built in to GoGrid since its launch in March 2008.

Below are pair of interviews that appear here as well as on the f5 DevCentral site. We hope you enjoy them!

First is the one with Peter as “interviewer” (also available at f5 DevCentral):

Then the one where I interview Peter about the Expo:

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3 GoGrid Executives Discuss Their Thoughts on VMWorld 2009, The Cloud & GoGrid

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009 by

Last week, VMWorld 2009 Expo took center stage in San Francisco at the Moscone Center. With 3+ days of VMWare sessions and exhibits, there was a lot of buzz about VMWare, but also about Cloud Computing in general. GoGrid was an exhibitor at the show, in the Innovators Pavilion, and we found that many of the attendees were looking not solely at VMWare but at other Cloud Computing vendors as well (like GoGrid).

Several of our executives spent time at the show, not only staffing our booth, but also attending sessions as well as talking to vendors and other companies on the expo floor.

During and after the show, I interviewed three GoGrid executives to get their impression of what they saw and heard, as well as their thoughts on what the announcements meant to them and to GoGrid. I interviewed:

  • John Keagy – CEO & Co-Founder of GoGrid
  • Mario Olivarez – VP of Products at GoGrid
  • Paul Lappas – VP of Engineering at GoGrid

Each of these video interviews are available below, as well as on GoGrid’s Facebook Fan Page and on the GoGrid YouTube channel.

John Keagy

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