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Cloud security misconceptions impeding progress

Thursday, November 8th, 2012 by

Although the cloud is a major disruption to the IT landscape, it is not the first and it won’t be the last in this regard. With that being said, companies neglecting the cloud are likely falling behind rivals that have already adopted the technology, as the cloud promises to reduce IT expenses and enhance operations – both of which are critical in today’s unpredictable economy.

Even though these benefits are well known throughout the private sector, cloud computing adoption rates are not as high as they should be. Although there are several reasons for this, some have more of an impact than others.

Cloud security misconceptions impeding progress

Chris Weitz, a director at Deloitte Consulting, recently spoke with TechTarget and said that data security and privacy in the cloud are the leading inhibitors. This is largely because the cloud enables companies to extend their customer base, potentially reaching into previously untapped markets. At the same time, however, decision-makers are forced to deal with varying compliance regulations and privacy laws that can impede an organization’s progress.

“One huge problem, of course, is that data is not physically stored in any one computer in a cloud computing environment, it’s spread across thousands of them, so there’s no one physical place to check,” Weitz said. “It’s all done by software, and software by definition is not directly observable, so you need other software to observe that software.”

Keeping cloud environments protected
Just because security is a common concern in the cloud doesn’t mean decision-makers cannot take things into their own hands and protect the virtual environments. By learning about the technology and speaking with service providers, IT executives can guarantee their cloud services are safe enough to manage mission-critical information and applications.

According to a separate report by American Banker, executives need to speak with vendors and create a robust service-level agreement that guarantees multiple layers of security. In doing so, small and large businesses alike can leverage a cloud infrastructure with greater confidence and not worry about inadvertently exposing confidential information.

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GoGrid Says Hello to Europe with New HQ Opening & Presence at Cloud Expo Europe 2012

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 by

It’s exciting times at GoGrid this week as we announce another milestone in our company’s history—the opening of our European Headquarters. GoGrid AMS BV is located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and will provide our customers with fully integrated, on-demand, global cloud infrastructure services through any of GoGrid’s data centers, including our new Amsterdam location as well as San Francisco, CA, and Ashburn, VA.

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Why now? Why Amsterdam?

The appetite for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is rapidly growing worldwide. With Gartner predicting that the IaaS market will soon account for a quarter of the overall hosting department, the opportunity seemed ripe to take the next step in our continued global expansion. Amsterdam was the perfect choice when looking to set up our HQ thanks to its central geographic location, which makes it attractive to businesses operating or looking to operate within the EU, as well as its rich infrastructure, its reputation as a high-tech center, and its talented workforce.

Interested in learning more?

If you’re attending Cloud Expo Europetomorrow and/or Thursday, be sure to pop by the GoGrid booth (1013) where you can chat with me and other key members of the team: Craig DeMartini, head of sales, VP of Operations Bobby Brown, and Senior Product Manager Rupert Tagnipes. We can tell you more about the opening and the benefits that this expansion brings.

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GoGrid Enables Software Licensing in the Cloud with New Image Rights Management Technology

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 by

Some pretty big things are happening at GoGrid. Today we announced the release of our Image Rights Management (IRM) service for GoGrid Partners, a very powerful technology that assists with the software and licensing management in the cloud, specifically within the GoGrid Exchange. As many of you may know, GoGrid Exchange is a catalogue of software server images and solutions from Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) that are available on-demand for those who use GoGrid cloud infrastructure. IRM adds several benefits for ISVs and, in turn, customers.

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To better explain IRM technology and why it is so important, I sat down with Raja Srinivasan, VP of Cloud Computing at Zeus Technologies, and our very own Paul Lancaster, Manager of Cloud Ecosystems at GoGrid. They discuss how IRM is the solution to licensing software in the cloud and what the GoGrid Exchange means for partners and customers.

Raja and Paul highlight many of the benefits of the GoGrid Exchange as well as focus on our new IRM technology. They break them down into two main areas.

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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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NTT America Enables GoGrid to Meet Customer Growth Demands (Press Release)

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011 by

As part of its global expansion roadmap, GoGrid today announced that NTT America will be providing increased capacity and bandwidth to GoGrid customer to meet increased customer demand. NTT is among several GoGrid bandwidth providers including: Above Net and Level 3. The NTT relationship will help bolster capacity for various overseas markets including Asia and Australia.

The full Press Release is below:

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NTT America Enables GoGrid to Meet Customer Growth Demands via NTT Communications Tier-1 Global IP Network

NTT Com network facilitates growth for GoGrid’s Cloud Computing product suite

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