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3 GoGrid Executives Discuss Their Thoughts on VMWorld 2009, The Cloud & GoGrid

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009 by

Last week, VMWorld 2009 Expo took center stage in San Francisco at the Moscone Center. With 3+ days of VMWare sessions and exhibits, there was a lot of buzz about VMWare, but also about Cloud Computing in general. GoGrid was an exhibitor at the show, in the Innovators Pavilion, and we found that many of the attendees were looking not solely at VMWare but at other Cloud Computing vendors as well (like GoGrid).

Several of our executives spent time at the show, not only staffing our booth, but also attending sessions as well as talking to vendors and other companies on the expo floor.

During and after the show, I interviewed three GoGrid executives to get their impression of what they saw and heard, as well as their thoughts on what the announcements meant to them and to GoGrid. I interviewed:

  • John Keagy – CEO & Co-Founder of GoGrid
  • Mario Olivarez – VP of Products at GoGrid
  • Paul Lappas – VP of Engineering at GoGrid

Each of these video interviews are available below, as well as on GoGrid’s Facebook Fan Page and on the GoGrid YouTube channel.

John Keagy

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GoGrid is Exhibiting at VMWorld 2009

Friday, August 28th, 2009 by

VMWorld 2009 is set to kick off next week and GoGrid will be there in the New Innovators Pavilion. Conference information can be found here. We hope that you will come and visit us at our booth there. The Expo itself is open on the following days and times (and we will be at the booth during these times):

  • Monday, August 31st – 5:30pm-8:30pm
  • Tuesday, September 1st – 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Wednesday, September 2nd – 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Thursday, September 3rd – 10:00am-2:00pm

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While VMWare in the IT organization may be a good fit for many, there are obviously other alternatives for hosting a full IT infrastructure in the Cloud. GoGrid is one of the pioneers from that perspective. We not only provide Windows and Linux servers within the GoGrid Cloud, we also provide many industry standard components like hardware-based load balancing, private and public networking, dynamic mountable Cloud Storage solutions, an industry hardened and robust SLA and the ability to connect a cloud front-end with a dedicated or colocated backend server infrastructure. We like to call GoGrid a “cloudcenter” which is essentially a datacenter in the cloud. You can read up on the cloudcenter idea here and here.

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At the show, we will be giving out high-value promotional codes good for trying out GoGrid’s Cloud Infrastructure for free. Of course, we will also have lots of SWAG (Stuff We All Get) to give away!

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