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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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Press Release: GoGrid Named Finalist in UP 2010 Cloud Computing Awards

Monday, November 8th, 2010 by

A few months ago we submitted a nomination for the UP 2010 Cloud Computing Awards, and a few weeks ago GoGrid was selected as a finalist for the “Efficiency in Technology” Award!

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The UP 2010 conference is a hybrid conference with a combination of virtual and physical elements that cover the latest trends and innovations in the world of cloud computing. There are panels and workshops as well as virtual sessions and the Awards recognition event is being held on November 15, 2010. Other nominees for the “Efficiency in Technology” Award include: Amazon Web Services, Rackspace, Salesforce, SAS and VMware. More information about the conference can be found at: http://up-con.com/.

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Below is the Press Release that GoGrid issued about the nomination:

GoGrid Named Finalist in UP 2010 Cloud Computing Awards

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GoGrid Wins “Best Channel Incentives” Award at 2010 ASCII Reseller Success Summit

Monday, June 14th, 2010 by

The ASCII Group held their ASCII Reseller Success Summit in Chicago, IL in June 2010 and GoGrid was there to spread the word about the GoGrid Reseller Program we have in place. And at the end of the Summit, GoGrid was awarded the “Best Channel Incentives” award!

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The ASCII Success Summit was attended by about 130 IT resellers that sell into the SME market and about 30 vendors. GoGrid announced our Premier channel program that provided the resellers the opportunity to get involved with an IaaS provider that really understands their reselling business. GoGrid offers a program that provides for a true partnership between the reseller and the vendor by helping evolve their business into a cloud services model versus asking them to make wholesale changes to their business strategy as most vendors do. Our lucrative discount strategy, joint marketing incentives and deal registration programs provide the business tools that resellers need in order to make this transition into IaaS business.

The main focus of the show was Cloud Services. Most resellers were highly interested in the space but, confused as to how to go about getting a piece of this growing market segment. The overall message was that up to 30% of their legacy infrastructure and software business was going to go away in place of as a service type business. Resellers wanted to know what role they had in this market and how they were going to make money by participating.

Reid Cooper, Sr. Channel Account Manager at GoGrid, represented GoGrid at the show and helped GoGrid secure the “Best Channel Incentives” award.

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GoGrid in the “Hottest Companies in San Francisco” Award List by Lead411.com

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 by

Yesterday, Lead411.com published their list of the fastest growing technology companies in San Francisco and GoGrid was chosen as a winner. Lead411 is a provider of information, news and research about U.S. companies and their executives and they track company news in order to alert customers about venture financing, new hires, hiring plans and other information.

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The list of San Francisco companies also receiving the award is impressive, including names such as:

  • AdBrite
  • BitTorrent
  • Clickability
  • Cloudmark
  • Federated Media Publishing
  • Jaspersoft
  • Mashable
  • Mashery
  • Mulesoft
  • New Relic
  • OpenTable
  • Posterous
  • Reddit
  • Seesmic
  • SlideRocket
  • SocialMedia Networks
  • Stitcher
  • Technorati
  • GigaOM
  • Twitter
  • UserVoice
  • Yammer
  • Yelp
  • …and many others

We at GoGrid appreciate the recognition:

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