Posts Tagged ‘Windows Server’

 

Windows Server 2012 Now Available in the GoGrid Cloud

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 by

When we launched our Cloud Infrastructure back in April 2008, one of our core requirements was to not only provide Linux distributions, but also Windows Servers in the cloud. We offered Windows Server 2003 immediately and a few months later added Windows Server 2008 to the mix.

Last month, we added Windows Server 2012 64-bit to round out our robust Windows Server line in the GoGrid cloud.

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We continue to provide Windows Servers in the cloud license-free meaning that you do not pay an additional surcharge on top of your cloud infrastructure costs. The only exceptions to this are for Windows Servers that have Microsoft SQL Server included.

It’s important to note that there is no longer an 8-core limitation on cloud servers. We now provide the same core allocations as we do with our Linux cloud servers, specifically:

  • XX-Large Cloud Servers with 16 GB RAM now come with 16-cores
  • XXX-Large Cloud Servers with 24 GB RAM now come with 24-cores

The number of cores is directly tied to the size of the server: (more…) «Windows Server 2012 Now Available in the GoGrid Cloud»

How To Tighten Up Windows Security

Thursday, October 25th, 2012 by

In the previous Security article from GoGrid, we outlined 5 Steps to enhance your security on Microsoft Windows. This article walks you through some of these steps.

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Step 1: Patch your system

The following steps apply to Microsoft Windows 2008 OS and Microsoft applications:

  1. Select the Start button
  2. Type “windows update” in the search area and press the Enter button.
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  3. You should see the following screen:
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  4. Select the Check for Updates option, which will connect to Microsoft to determine if your system requires security updates.
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  5. Install security updates by pressing the Install updates button.
    Note: You may need to reboot your system immediately after you’ve applied the security updates.
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Step 2: Rename the administrator account

The following steps apply to Microsoft Windows 2008: (more…) «How To Tighten Up Windows Security»

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.

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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.

(more…) «GoGrid Cloud Survey Report – Operating Systems in the Cloud (Part 6)»

Details on the Recent Upgrades to GoGrid: East Coast Load Balancers, New Dedicated Server Images & 16 GB RAM Images

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 by

Right on the heels of the GoGrid 3.0 release, we needed to be sure that we didn’t slow our momentum down. To that end, this week we have released some new features to GoGrid which are important to highlight.

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We have 3 exciting features, specifically:

  • East Coast Load Balancers
  • New GoGrid Dedicated Server Images
  • 16 GB RAM on GoGrid Cloud Servers

East Coast Load Balancers

As we work towards obtaining full feature parity within a few months in our East Coast Datacenter launch, one of the first items that we enabled was that of Load Balancing. Just like in the West Coast Datacenter, Load Balancing on the East Coast remains FREE. With the rollout of Load Balancers in the East Coast, all GoGrid users now have the ability to deploy 6 total Load Balancers for free, 3 in each Datacenter.

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(more…) «Details on the Recent Upgrades to GoGrid: East Coast Load Balancers, New Dedicated Server Images & 16 GB RAM Images»

Webinar: AppZero & GoGrid – “Moving Windows Server Apps to the Cloud in 3 Easy Steps”

Friday, May 22nd, 2009 by

GoGrid and AppZero will be conducting a webinar titled “Moving Windows Server Apps to the Cloud in 3 Easy Steps” on May 28, 2009 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT. To register for the webinar, please go here.

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Wondering if you should attend? If you answer “YES” to any of the following questions, you probably should:

  • Are you are interested in learning about the cost-effective flexibility of Cloud Computing?
  • Do you develop Windows Server Applications?
  • Are you hosting with other Cloud Computing providers?
  • Do you want to migrate your Windows Applications from a different cloud or data center?
  • Are you an Enterprise customer looking to test your application in the cloud?
  • Are you afraid of having to re-engineer all of your Applications because you have been told you must move to the cloud?
  • Do you want to learn 3 easy steps to move Windows server applications to the cloud?
  • Are you afraid of vendor lock-in?

Come and hear Greg O’Connor (CEO of AppZero) and Paul Lancaster (Business Development Manager of GoGrid) speak about how our two companies are working together to take the headaches and heartaches out of Windows Server Application hosting and migration. To register for the webinar, please go here.

(more…) «Webinar: AppZero & GoGrid – “Moving Windows Server Apps to the Cloud in 3 Easy Steps”»