Posts Tagged ‘LinuxWorld’


From the Archives: GoGrid’s Vision of Cloud Computing circa 2007

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 by

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 (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.”

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Linux Journal Interviews GoGrid at LinuxWorld 2008

Thursday, August 28th, 2008 by

At LinuxWorld 2008, Linux Journal’s Associate Editor, Shawn Powers, interviewed Mario Olivarez, the GoGrid Director of Product Management about Cloud Computing and how GoGrid is taking the technology and Cloud Computing movement to the next level. Obviously the LinuxWorld 2008 judges couldn’t agree with us more as they awarded GoGrid the high recognition of Best of Show. Below you can watch the Linux Journal interview in its entirety.

We will definitely have more interviews with various GoGrid champions in the future as well as some other exciting videos floating out there “in the wild.” Stay tuned!

GoGrid Wins LinuxWorld 2008 Best of Show Award

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008 by

ServePath’s Cloud Computing service, GoGrid was nominated this year for the LinuxWorld Expo 2008 Product Excellence Award of Best Virtualization Solution. Unfortunately, we did not win the award even though we were a finalist in the category. 

We did, however win the LinuxWorld 2008 BEST OF SHOW which is an incredible honor for us! Last year, at LinuxWorld 2007, ServePath won Best Grid Solution Product Excellence award. Winning the Best of Show this year was the icing on the cake for us.


GoGrid Wins LinuxWorld 2008 Best of Show

GoGrid Wins LinuxWorld 2008 Best of Show

All of the award winners can be seen in the official press release on the winners of the Expo. Congratulations to all who were nominated as well as won.

Justin Kitagawa, Paul Lappas & Jeff Carr

Justin Kitagawa, Paul Lappas & Jeff Carr

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GoGrid a Finalist for LinuxWorld 2008 Product Excellence Award

Monday, July 28th, 2008 by

LinuxWorld_logo Today, IDG World Expo announced the finalists for the 2008 LinuxWorld Product Excellence Awards. These awards will be presented at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo next week in San Francisco. The LinuxWorld Product Excellence Awards recognizes product and services innovations. GoGrid is a Finalist for Best Virtualization Solution. (I would think that next year’s Awards would include a Best Cloud Computing Solution, but alas, this year’s did not. We probably would have won that one hands down!)

ServePath, the parent company of GoGrid, won the 2007 LinuxWorld Product Excellence award for Best Grid Computing Solution, and given the tremendous press and public uptake of GoGrid, is well on the way toward winning other awards in the future.

A full list of companies and product nominated for the various 2008 LinuxWorld Product Excellence awards can be found here.

GoGrid is an exhibitor at 2008 LinuxWorld and can be found at Booth #900 which is located directly inside one of the entrances of the Expo. The Conference runs from August 4th through August 7th 2008 (Exhibit Hall is open August 5th-7th from 10am to 5pm) in Moscone Center North.

If you would like a complimentary Exhibit Hall Pass, please contact me with your mailing information.