Posts Tagged ‘Cloud Management’

 

Enhancements to the GoGrid Management Console

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 by

Our GoGrid cloud services engineers are always working away making visible and behind-the-scenes improvements to the customer experience on GoGrid. Today, we rolled out some enhancements to the customer management console that we wanted to highlight. Although several of these changes won’t be immediately apparent to all customers, we’ve done a lot of work to the underpinnings and architecture powering the management console.

So that GoGrid customers are aware of these changes and updates, I’ve summarized the most notable ones within this article.

Pre-Populated IP List Dropdown

In the previous version of the management console, when you were creating a new cloud server, you needed to start typing the IP address you wanted assigned to your server for the list to begin populating.

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Now, when you create a new cloud server, all the available IP addresses in your account will be pre-populated into a dropdown. Remember: GoGrid provides a free, contiguous block of static IP addresses for your server.

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Now You Can Manage your GoGrid Cloud from your iPhone!

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 by

We are excited to announce the availability of the GoGrid iPhone application, a new way to quickly and easily control your GoGrid Cloud infrastructure on the go. Current GoGrid customers can now enjoy robust and complete control of their GoGrid environment using this new iOS application, designed to work on the iPhone and network-connected iPod Touches. The application can be downloaded from iTunes now.

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The GoGrid iPhone application leverages GoGrid’s OpenSource API for full control of the essential GoGrid functionality and mirrors the capabilities currently available within GoGrid’s award-winning web portal. Management abilities include:

  • View/Add/Delete/Restart GoGrid Cloud Servers
  • View/Add/Edit/Delete F5 Load Balancers
  • View Status of Objects and IP Addresses
  • View Server User and Passwords
  • View and Filter GoGrid Job History
  • View Current Billing Information
  • Multiple Datacenter Support
  • Multiple Account Support
  • Access additional information about GoGrid

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First, some things to know about the GoGrid iPhone application: (more…) «Now You Can Manage your GoGrid Cloud from your iPhone!»

Partner Press Release & Webinar: enStratus Extends Support for Cloud Management to GoGrid

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 by

GoGrid is pleased to announce a new Cloud Management option using enStratus as a management service for GoGrid. The following Press Release describing the new offering was issued by GoGrid Partner, enStratus. enStratus is a cloud infrastructure management platform that allows for the deployment, operation and management of enterprise-class application in public and private clouds. Its multi-cloud architecture is focused on the security and high-availability of mission-critical web applications.

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enStratus enables enterprises to run applications that operate with sensitive data all within a cloud infrastructure environment.

Webinar – June 23rd

enStratus is hosting a webinar on June 23rd titled: Cloud Security Best Practices from 11:30PM to 12:15 PM Central Time where you can learn how enStratus and GoGrid work together to ensure your security policies and procedures are met for your cloud computing infrastructure. Topics include:

  • How can I best manage my keys for the cloud?
  • Can I encrypt my data?
  • If lawyers subpoena my cloud provider, can they get access to my data?
  • Can I have users with varying levels of access to my infrastructure?
  • Is LDAP or SAML 2.0 supported?
  • What auditing is available?

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GoGrid Partners, Cloudkick, Tap In Systems & RightScale, Put To The Test Managing Various Clouds Including GoGrid

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 by

Network World this week published a comprehensive review of 3 GoGrid Partners titled “First-ever test of public cloud management wares” and how their services can be used to monitor and manage Public Cloud resources including GoGrid. In the article, Thomas Henderson and Brendan Allen put RightScale, Tap In Systems and Cloudkick through some fairly rigorous testing to show the strengths (and weaknesses) of each Cloud Management vendor.

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Source: NetworkWorld.com

The point of the article is pretty clear to me. We (and Cloud Infrastructure providers Rackspace and Amazon) have been providing Cloud Infrastructure for several years now with 100,000′s combined customers actively using our respective clouds. Obviously, depending on the provider, this process can be quick and easy or a bit more involved. But once you have your infrastructure deployed in the Cloud, how do you monitor and manage it effectively? The authors take this challenge of deploying, managing and taking down jobs hosted in the cloud and discuss their findings within the article.

Summing it all up in a quote:

blockquote_2 Our findings in this test are that RightScale impressed us most with its overall control and deep understanding of specific cloud vendors like Amazon. Tap In Systems has more breadth in terms of different clouds that can be used, it’s just not as easy to use. And we liked Cloudkick for its simplicity and ease of use.

My opinion of these three Cloud Management vendors is that each have various specialties and are better at one function than another. Also, each vendor handles integration and control of specific Public Clouds in different ways. Be sure that you conduct some due diligence when choosing one as well as when selecting a cloud for them to manage. Regardless, I do recommend that you give the article a read as it provides some pretty good insight into these three vendors and how their products works with the 3 leading cloud infrastructure providers out there. (more…) «GoGrid Partners, Cloudkick, Tap In Systems & RightScale, Put To The Test Managing Various Clouds Including GoGrid»