At GoGrid, we’ve been living and breathing cloud computing since well before we launched our Public Cloud in April 2008. The idea of combining automation, virtualization, utility-based billing, scalability, and ease of use was always at the core of our Public Cloud offering. This was the vision of CEO and Founder, John Keagy, many years before we actually released our Public Cloud to the masses. We had different product names for the evolution of what we now call “the GoGrid cloud,” including UtilityServe and Grid Series.
The essence of UtilityServe was captured back in 2006 by VMblog.com (Virtualization Technology News and Information):
“UtilityServe is the first hosting service to enable customers to use a browser to easily build, deploy, manage and scale Web applications on demand, and pay only for the computing resources they need. By eliminating the traditional IT resource and cost barriers associated with owning and maintaining hardware infrastructure, UtilityServe enables customers to focus on providing applications and growing their businesses.”
As Keagy stated in the article:
“The dedicated server industry provided order-of-magnitude improvements in server computing, but utility computing is the Holy Grail,” said Keagy. “Grid computing has been a great theory, and we’re wonderfully excited to finally make it a reality with UtilityServe.”