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Press Release: GoGrid Names Mark Worsey Chief Information Officer

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 by

GoGrid continues to build out our Executive Team with the announcement that Mark Worsey has joined GoGrid as Chief Information Officer.

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The following Press Release was distributed today:

GoGrid Names Mark Worsey Chief Information Officer
Infrastructure and Internet Veteran Joins Cloud Hosting leader

San Francisco, CA – July 21, 2010 – GoGrid, a leading Cloud Infrastructure and Hybrid Hosting Provider, today announced that it has appointed Mark Worsey as Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President of Technology. Worsey brings to the GoGrid team expansive industry expertise ranging from technology platform development to world-wide network operations. Worsey will be responsible for all technological and architectural advancements as well as managing the operating strategies for GoGrid’s products and services.

blockquote_2 We’re proud to have Mark’s leadership driving GoGrid’s innovative engineering, technology and operations departments,” said GoGrid CEO & Co-Founder, John Keagy. “We will look to Mark’s technological vision and expertise to enable GoGrid to continue to surpass the expectations of our thousands of customers every day.”

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Press Release: GoGrid Names Jeffrey Samuels Chief Marketing Officer

Thursday, May 20th, 2010 by

GoGrid is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeffrey Samuels as GoGrid’s new Chief Marketing Officer.

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The following press release was distributed today:

GoGrid Names Jeffrey Samuels Chief Marketing Officer
Internet Infrastructure Executive to Drive Cloud Hosting Market Adoption

San Francisco, CA – May 20, 2010 – GoGrid, a leading Cloud Infrastructure and Hybrid Hosting Provider, today announced that it has named Jeffrey Samuels as Chief Marketing Officer. Samuels brings a proven executive track record in marketing, sales and product management to GoGrid’s leadership team. In this role, Samuels will be responsible for managing and expanding GoGrid’s cloud hosting businesses and driving market adoption at a global level.

blockquote_2 Jeff’s impressive energy, vision, and track record make him a great addition to GoGrid,” said GoGrid CEO & Co-Founder, John Keagy. “His experience is uniquely anchored in scaling cloud-based business-to-business product lines. As GoGrid continues to innovate and increase market share in the cloud infrastructure market, Jeff’s leadership will be vital.”

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GoGrid Officially Out of Beta!

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 by

It’s been a great 1.5 years since we originally launched the GoGrid cloud back in March of 2008. We had several market firsts during that time including:

  • Award-winning Graphical User Interface via any standard, modern web browser
  • Windows Server 2003 in the Cloud
  • Windows Server 2008 in the Cloud
  • API under a Creative Commons Share Alike license to help drive standards in the Cloud
  • $100 credits during the beta period
  • Hybrid Cloud/Dedicated Server Networks via Cloud Connect
  • Microsoft SQL Server Express, Workgroup & Standard as GoGrid images

Out of Beta

During our beta period, we had several thousand customers instantiate a variety of infrastructures within the GoGrid cloud, ranging from simple 1 server implementations to complex hybrid multi-server, load-balance network infrastructures. We also have customers ranging from startups/bootstrappers to SMBs to Education to Government to Enterprise. It is truly astounding to see they different types of complex infrastructures or business solutions that people are coming up with using the GoGrid cloud.

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GG2_cloud_cdSo today, we officially announced that the core GoGrid infrastructure is out of beta. As a side note, we have always fully honored our Service Level Agreement (SLA) despite the fact that it explicitly says that it does not apply to anything under the “beta” tag. We believed it to be important to our customers to provide as much professional support and peace of mind as possible. We understand that not everybody is used to diving in head first into not only a IT technology shift (of cloud computing) but also putting faith in new products (like GoGrid or EC2 or any other cloud providers). However, the market has validated what we are doing as thought-leaders in cloud computing and we have been receiving great analyst coverage (Gartner Cool Vendor and “Visionary” Magic Quadrant placement).

Our “What’s New” page on the GoGrid site outlines a few of the key features and enhancements that were part of the catalyst for removing the beta label including: (more…) «GoGrid Officially Out of Beta!»

Analysis of Recent Cloud Announcements (Rackspace & Amazon)

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008 by

There have been a flurry of announcements in the Cloud Computing space in the past two days, most notably coming from Rackspace and Amazon. I have been trying to digest these quickly and wanted to post a recap and my analysis of this news. It’s pretty obvious to those of us within the Cloud Computing space that this is not a trend, but actually a logic progression of technology and services. The benefits of the Cloud are clear: pay for what you use, use only what you need, internet infrastructure provisioned using a web browser or API. But once again as the space becomes cluttered with new providers or features, the confusion starts bubbling up.

Rackspace Announcements

mosso_rackspace_logos So let’s take a look at what Rackspace announced on Oct 22nd. Billed as expansion of their “Cloud Hosting Portfolio”, Rackspace’s Cloud announcement provides some insight into their vision and roadmap. I listened to their “Cloud Event” which seemed to get a lot of hype, however, nothing truly jumped out at me as being earth shattering. A phrase comes to mind after all of the dust settled from the event “innovation through acquisition.” Don’t get me wrong, Rackspace’s achievements within the hosting business are definitely impressive and the company did manage to pull off one of the only IPO’s of 2008 within the Technology Sector. But this event seemed to be more of a requirement stemming from stockholders and their Board to “show something noteworthy.” They did do a great job at getting everyone’s attention though.

From the Cloud Event, I wrote down some points that they mentioned:

  • They broke down the Cloud into only 2 segments: Cloud Hosting & Cloud Applications
  • Their Cloud Hosting Division now consists of 3 products: Cloud Sites, Cloud Files & Cloud Servers
    • Cloud Sites – this is the current Mosso offering, rebranded. I view this to fall under the Cloud Platform part of my Cloud Pyramid. You are free to do what you want within it, but with some limitations (predefined application frameworks, no SSH or RDC access currently, no API access, month-to-month billing). This is a good option for people who want slightly more than what Google App Engine offers Python users for free.
    • Cloud Files – one can view this as a CDN meets an online storage solution (e.g., an Enterprise DropBox). For this solution, Rackspace acquired JungleDisk (which interestingly uses Amazon’s S3 service for their cloud storage solution – this is expected to change to CloudFS, Rackspace’s own product, at a later date). I think of this offering as falling within the Cloud Extender’s portion of the Cloud Pyramid, detailed within this presentation.
    • Cloud Servers – with the acquisition of Slicehost, an innovator within the Xen virtualization, low-cost VPS hosting arena, Rackspace adds to their product line “cloud servers.” Similar features here compared to EC2 and GoGrid with some feature omissions and I view this to be Rackspace’s Cloud Infrastructure entrance.

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