Posts Tagged ‘MyGSI’

 

Image “End of Life” Notification for 2 Specific CentOS & RHEL GoGrid Images

Friday, January 22nd, 2010 by

In an effort to be as proactive as possible, GoGrid has officially notified select customers of the removal (End of Life – EoL) of two specific GoGrid images. The users that were notified are ones that are actively using the images. On 2/9/10, GoGrid will be removing the following images from the GoGrid image repository:

  • CentOS – CentOS 5.1 (64-bit) w/ Apache 2.2
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux – RHEL 5.1 (64-bit) w/ Apache 2.2

I’m sure that some of you will have questions about this. In anticipation of this, I have compiled some quick Q&A’s:

Question: What does the removal of these images mean?

Answer: Simply that after the removal date, they will no longer appear within the GoGrid Image Selection widget.

Question: I have server(s) deployed that use these images? Will they continue to function?

Answer: Yes, there is no change to how your server(s) will function if they are using one of these EoL-ed images. Just be sure that you keep everything current within those servers.

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Newsletter: GoGrid Customer Update – October 2009

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 by

The GoGrid newsletter went out today. Unfortunately, if you are not already a GoGrid customer, you didn’t receive it…until now! There are a lot of exciting items covered here (a few of which you already know if you subscribe to this blog’s RSS feed including the Edit, Delete and Restore function of MyGSIs). If you aren’t already a GoGrid user, I recommend that you sign up (and here is a quick hint, if you want a $100 GoGrid credit on new account, contact a GoGrid Sales Rep and they can consult with you on your best options for the Cloud).

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Below is the entire GoGrid Newsletter (October 2009):

Hello Michael,

In this edition of the GoGrid newsletter I cover recent feature releases, planned features for the next release, and the end-of-life (EoL) of Server Images with preinstalled applications.  Here are the specific topics:

  1. MyGSI Enhancements: Edit, Delete, and Restore
  2. Revamped Billing Summary Widget
  3. Cloud Storage: Data Import via Postal Service
  4. Sneak Preview: Planned features for the next two releases slated for early and mid November: (more…) «Newsletter: GoGrid Customer Update – October 2009»

Video: Edit, Delete & Restore GoGrid’s MyGSIs & Billing Widget Explained

Friday, September 11th, 2009 by

Yesterday we announced new GoGrid functionality which allows you to edit, delete and restore personal server images known as MyGSIs. Since a picture is typically worth a 1,000 words, I compiled a quick screencast that walks you through this new functionality as well as through the changes we made to the Billing Widget.

If you have any questions about this functionality or other things “GoGrid”, please leave a comment on this post. As always, I’m reachable via Twitter (@hightechdad) and email (Michael AT GoGrid DOT com).

Also, be sure to follow us on Twitter (@GoGrid) as well as become a fan of GoGrid on Facebook.

GoGrid Updates MyGSI Features: Edit, Delete & Restore & Other Changes

Thursday, September 10th, 2009 by

Yesterday an update to GoGrid was released with the following enhancements:

  • Edit, Delete & Restore MyGSI Images
  • Updated Billing Widget
  • Updated GoGrid API

On August 11, 2009, we announced the availability of GoGrid 2.0 which included the new personal server images (MyGSI) functionality. Details on that important release are found here. Using MyGSI to manage your server repository or inventory is a great way to not only speed up your workflow in terms of deploying copies of servers quickly and easily, but also save money in the process (by storing your personal server images in GoGrid Cloud Storage for just a few dollars a month).

Edit, Delete & Restore MyGSI Images

As our customers were demanding this feature (MyGSIs), we got it out to market as quickly as possible. This new release now provides you with the ability to Edit, Delete and Restore MyGSIs that are located within the Server Images tab.

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Hopefully many of you are already enjoying the MyGSI feature. Here are a few things you should know about the newly pushed functionality. Within the Server Images tab, you should now see a new icon to the far right hand side of the server images that looks like a trash can:

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GoGrid Officially Out of Beta!

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 by

It’s been a great 1.5 years since we originally launched the GoGrid cloud back in March of 2008. We had several market firsts during that time including:

  • Award-winning Graphical User Interface via any standard, modern web browser
  • Windows Server 2003 in the Cloud
  • Windows Server 2008 in the Cloud
  • API under a Creative Commons Share Alike license to help drive standards in the Cloud
  • $100 credits during the beta period
  • Hybrid Cloud/Dedicated Server Networks via Cloud Connect
  • Microsoft SQL Server Express, Workgroup & Standard as GoGrid images

Out of Beta

During our beta period, we had several thousand customers instantiate a variety of infrastructures within the GoGrid cloud, ranging from simple 1 server implementations to complex hybrid multi-server, load-balance network infrastructures. We also have customers ranging from startups/bootstrappers to SMBs to Education to Government to Enterprise. It is truly astounding to see they different types of complex infrastructures or business solutions that people are coming up with using the GoGrid cloud.

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GG2_cloud_cdSo today, we officially announced that the core GoGrid infrastructure is out of beta. As a side note, we have always fully honored our Service Level Agreement (SLA) despite the fact that it explicitly says that it does not apply to anything under the “beta” tag. We believed it to be important to our customers to provide as much professional support and peace of mind as possible. We understand that not everybody is used to diving in head first into not only a IT technology shift (of cloud computing) but also putting faith in new products (like GoGrid or EC2 or any other cloud providers). However, the market has validated what we are doing as thought-leaders in cloud computing and we have been receiving great analyst coverage (Gartner Cool Vendor and “Visionary” Magic Quadrant placement).

Our “What’s New” page on the GoGrid site outlines a few of the key features and enhancements that were part of the catalyst for removing the beta label including: (more…) «GoGrid Officially Out of Beta!»