(The Hosting News) – GoGrid, a leading cloud infrastructure company, today announced the introduction of CloudLink, a fast, dedicated private line that offers a more secure option for connectivity across GoGrid’s data centers. With CloudLink, customers no longer need to worry about sending critical traffic over public lines that lack security and can impact performance. Combining cost-efficient access with a true private line, CloudLink is an ideal solution for corporate environments that require disaster recovery and data replication.
“Prior to using GoGrid’s CloudLink, we could not maintain a consistent and private database replication environment. We needed a customized setup to protect our data as it traveled through the capricious Internet environment,” said Manicka Babu, vice president of Engineering at Martini Media, a leading digital media platform. “GoGrid’s CloudLink allows us to transfer gigabits of data privately across the US in a cost-effective and easily implemented way.”
Based on bandwidth rather than metered traffic, CloudLink pricing eliminates the need for IT managers to track traffic across network topologies. The service offers a simple, fixed pricing model that allows customers to purchase unmetered bandwidth and send unlimited traffic between GoGrid’s data centers at any time.
“As cloud infrastructure adoption continues to increase, so have the needs of our customers. To date, the majority of data replication and disaster recovery use cases have been addressed with public lines, that can be efficient but not necessarily optimal in terms of security and network latency,” said Jeffrey Samuels, chief marketing officer, GoGrid. “With CloudLink, GoGrid offers customers a cost effective way to ensure their data is safe and their information transfer is exceptionally fast. CloudLink, combined with GoGrid’s powerful cloud platform, and exceptional service and support, makes our disaster recovery and data replication capabilities an exceptional value for our customers.”
Unlike most other data center interconnectivity services, CloudLink enables customers to access a dedicated, private leased line rather than a public line. With public lines, customers often face challenges due to inconsistent data transfer speeds or lengthy ping times because the lines are shared among customers – all with varying bandwidth requirements. Security is also a concern for customers that leverage public lines. When data is transferred within the public realm, information and systems can be vulnerable. GoGrid’s CloudLink resolves these issues by leveraging GoGrid’s Layer 2 private network architecture that resides securely within GoGrid’s data centers and systems. CloudLink is compartmentalized for each individual customer, establishing a dedicated, protected and isolated traffic path.
CloudLink is an ideal service for disaster recovery and data replication applications. In the case of disaster recovery situations, customers can configure CloudLink to provide the necessary conduit for data synchronization. In the event one data center becomes inaccessible, the replicated data would be available at the other data center. By leveraging CloudLink, customers have a seamless mechanism to keep their data in sync across data centers.
Pricing and Availability
CloudLink from GoGrid will be available in Q4 2011. Service fees will be priced according to bandwidth ranging from 10Mbs to 1Gbs and will start at $99 per month. For more information on pricing, please visit: http://www.gogrid.com/cloud-hosting/cloudlink.php
GoGrid is the #1 pure-play Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider specializing in Public Cloud and Private Cloud Infrastructure solutions. Currently powering thousands of customers globally, GoGrid makes complex infrastructure easy by enabling businesses to revolutionize their IT environments with the Cloud. In just minutes, GoGrid customers can deploy and begin managing applications and workloads on our proven, secure and reliable public cloud platform. With GoGrid’s Public Cloud and Hosted Private Cloud offerings, sysadmins, developers, and IT professionals create, deploy, and control cloud environments and complex virtual and physical server networks with full administrative control; with GoGrid’s Hosted Private Cloud customers utilize a private, hosted and managed, single-tenant environment with zero capital expenditure. To further leverage the GoGrid cloud, the Partner Exchange provides users with an evolving ecosystem of cloud solutions from GoGrid’s partner community. GoGrid is proud to have been recognized as a “Visionary” two years in a row by Gartner and as a “Champion” by Info-Tech Research Group in 2011. For more information, please visit: http://www.GoGrid.com.