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New & Updated CentOS, Debian, RHEL and Windows Base Cloud Server Images Released on GoGrid

Thursday, September 15th, 2011 by

Yesterday we release several new and updated base GoGrid cloud server images as part of our regular Operating System refreshes.

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Below is a quick lists of the New, Updated and End of Life-d base images.

New Major Versions

  • CentOS 6
  • What’s new in CentOS 6 (RHEL technical details): http://www.redhat.com/rhel/server/details/
  • This version of CentOS is not subject to the “time drift” issue
  • These machines now run in PV (paravirtualization) mode
  • Debian 6
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    GoGrid Cloud Survey Report – Operating Systems in the Cloud (Part 6)

    Monday, August 1st, 2011 by

    When most people hear the phrase “operating system in the cloud” they usually think of a really cool client-side, Web-based desktop like EyeOS or CloudMe or even Chromium OS. Perhaps that is the future of client operating systems, but when cloud infrastructure providers talk about operating systems, they are making reference to which OS your cloud infrastructure will run on. And, it’s not always limited to just one in many cases.

    OS_choices

    At GoGrid, we provide a variety of operating systems including:

    • Windows Server
    • Ubuntu
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
    • Debian
    • CentOS

    Operating systems in the cloud are very important because they are what your applications and infrastructure are built upon. Whether you’re using the cloud to deploy test & development environments, act as your data center or run your company’s business critical applications, the operating system plays a vital role in cloud infrastructure.

    Most IT professionals are pretty passionate about what operating system they prefer. For instance, search for “Windows vs. Linux” on Google – over 109 million results have some sort of opinion on the topic. But, since actions speak louder than words, we wanted to determine which operating system was used more by the IT industry.

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    GoGrid Update: Save Server Image Enhancements (MyGSI), New Usage Report, Billing Improvements, Ubuntu & Debian Support

    Friday, March 11th, 2011 by

    Part of a new Engineering and Product initiative at GoGrid is the fact that we will be providing more frequent updates to our Cloud Infrastructure Services. These updates may take the form of new or updated features, bug fixes, or back-end enhancements. Our goal is to provide these updates and feature releases on a monthly basis (more information on our new agile software engineering process will be coming) so that we can answer customer requests and needs on an extremely timely basis as well as introduce revolutionary services to the Cloud Infrastructure marketplace.

    Today (March 11, 2011), we released our March 2011 update (code name “Long Beach”). The major features and updates are listed below:

    • Enhancement to the MyGSI Feature
    • Usage Report
    • Billing Improvements
    • Ubuntu 10.04 Cloud Server Support
    • Debian 5.0 Cloud Server Support

    Please read on for details on each of the items listed above.

    MyGSI Updates

    About a year ago, we introduced a new feature called MyGSIs – customized GoGrid Server Images – and how easy it was to create and save a Server Image. Server images are helpful for horizontal scaling, re-imaging of servers, disaster recovery, or setting up failover environments. Until this update, we had a pretty straight forward 3-step process: 1) create a Sandbox Image, 2) configure your server, prep it, and run scripts, and 3) save the server to cloud storage.

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    New Version of GoGrid Released: Server Image Selection, RAM, API and Architecture Changes

    Thursday, July 2nd, 2009 by

    Last night we release a new version of GoGrid that has a few notable changes, specifically:

    • Server Image Selection Widget
    • Smart selection of RAM allocations (and 8 GB RAM options in web GUI)
    • Updates to GoGrid API
    • Enhancements to underlying Architecture

    Server Image Selection Widget

    The biggest visual change in this release is to how Windows and Linux Database, Web and Applications server images are selected within the GoGrid web interface. This is essentially the framework that will be used for the upcoming MyGSI feature. Since we continue to add new images to the GoGrid image repository, and we will be enabling your own personal server images to be stored within GoGrid, we realized that the current selection process of Application & Database servers doesn’t scale very well.

    Our software engineering team has come up with an elegant image selection widget that will allow you to quickly drill-down to the image type you wish. Instead of trying to articulate what the new selector looks like, here are some screenshots of what to expect.

    After you click on the Add Web/Application Server Icon, you are presented with a list of all available images:

    GoGrid_select_server1

    You can see that the list shows the Name, Operating System (OS), Architecture type (32/64-bit), Type of server (Web/DB), Price (e.g., MS SQL, for example, shows a charge – see below) and the Date the image was Updated.

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    New Windows Server 2003 & 2008 Images Added to GoGrid

    Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 by

    Yesterday we released some new Windows Operating System images to the GoGrid Image repository. What is notable here is that GoGrid has extended our Windows Server breadth in the Cloud and we are the first to market with the ability to instantiate Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 cloud servers with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express, Standard and Workgroup editions. Also added is support for FastCGI.

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    The following Windows Server images were added:

    Windows Server 2008