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GoGrid Continues Expansion with New West Coast Data Center (Press Release)

Monday, February 28th, 2011 by

As part of our continuing global expansion, today GoGrid announced a new partnership with Digital Realty Trust (DRT) and their 365 Main property in San Francisco.

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The Press Release is available online as well as below:

GoGrid Continues Expansion with New West Coast Data Center

Accelerated Customer Demand fuels new facility at Digital Realty Trust’s 365 Main Street Facility in Downtown San Francisco

San Francisco, CA – February 28, 2011 – GoGrid, a leading cloud infrastructure provider, today announced its third data center expansion in six months with the extension of its platform into Digital Realty Trust’s 365 Main Street property. GoGrid is occupying a significant amount of data center space in 365 Main Street, which is adjacent to GoGrid’s headquarters. The new facility allows GoGrid to meet increasing demand for GoGrid infrastructure cloud solutions and also serves as a vehicle to offer new Cloud Computing services and management tools. The agreement between GoGrid and DRT includes the building of a new, direct and private fiber conduit linking GoGrid’s infrastructure in the two adjacent buildings.

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GoGrid Continues Global Expansion With New European Data Center (Press Release)

Friday, February 4th, 2011 by

GoGrid continues to push forward with our plan to expand world-wide. This week, we announced plans to open a data center within Europe, thus providing our Cloud Infrastructure services closer to corporations and enterprises who require a presence in Europe.

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The Press Release is available online as well as below:

GoGrid Continues Global Expansion With New European Data Center

Leading Cloud Provider to Deliver Integrated Cloud Infrastructure Services Globally

San Francisco, Calif., February 3, 2011 – GoGrid, a leading cloud infrastructure provider, today announced plans to open a new data center facility in Europe in the summer of 2011. The expansion represents a significant step in the company’s global expansion strategy to accommodate growing demand for cloud computing outside of the U.S.  GoGrid’s regional presence will provide IT professionals, developers and organizations with fully integrated, on-demand infrastructure services available across the globe.

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GoGrid Updates for December 2010 – Dedicated Servers (East Coast), Server Image Sharing, and More!

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010 by

Our software “elves” have been hard at work preparing the latest and greatest feature and service updates to the GoGrid cloud. We are excited about our December 2010 release as it is packed with enhancements and new and updated features to truly make GoGrid your choice for deploying Cloud Infrastructure or setting up a Hybrid Hosting environment.

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Some of the noteworthy features and changes include:

  • GoGrid Dedicated Servers in our East Coast Data Center
  • Limited Time Promotion on East Coast Dedicated Servers and West Coast GoGrid Firewall
  • GoGrid Image Sharing
  • GoGrid Fortinet Firewall Ordering
  • Increase Windows Sandbox Server Size
  • Other Changes including Windows Patch Updates

Read on for more details on each of the items above.

GoGrid Dedicated Servers on East Coast

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Looking Beyond Traditional Data Centers and into The Cloud

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008 by

forbes_home_logo Kenneth Brill, executive director of the Uptime Institute, wrote an eye-opening commentary on Forbes.com titled: “Servers: Why Thrifty Isn’t Nifty” yesterday. What really grabbed me was his introductory sentence: “We are currently in the biggest data center construction boom in history.” He postulates that this is partially due to Moore’s Law which states that the number of transistors on a chip could double every 24 months which has translated into a boom in IT and consequently an increase in global productivity.

Strangely missing from his article, however, is the mention of Cloud Computing, but more on that later.

Granted, his commentary is truly targeted towards the larger corporation or enterprise that are looking to build or use large data centers and understanding the financial and environmental impact of such. He summarizes the dramatic growth in a paragraph in a manner that is almost scary to read:

“The number of servers in the U.S. has grown from 5 million in 2000, to 10 million in 2005, to a projected 15 million in 2010. More servers eat up more electricity and energy costs go up. To avoid future energy shortages caused by increasing IT demands, 10 more power plants need to be built to the tune of $2 billion to $6 billion each and their cost is ultimately going to get passed on to IT through increased utility bills.”

Power is a concern for everyone, especially those who run large data centers. ServePath, the parent company of GoGrid, operates a 20,000 square foot facility in San Francisco, where real estate alone is expensive. Many large corporations (such as Google) whose livelihood is server hosting are building tremendous data centers near rivers in order to capitalize on more environmentally-friendly hydro-electric power.

But not everyone has the luxury or financial wherewithal to be able to do this type of massive construction. So there must be another solution. Many have chosen traditional hosting to accomplish this, but, as Brill points out, the CapEx for simply hosting a dedicated server is large (and growing). Brill estimates that a $2500 Servers (what he calls a “low-end server”) hosted in an optimal cost location in the U.S. will actually cost between $8,300 and $15,400, depending on the Tier level of the hosting facility.

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