San Francisco, California – (The Hosting News) – April 7, 2008 – Managed server hosting provider, ServePath, has initiated the public launch of the GoGrid commercial beta application, which system administrators may initiate, with free sign up.
The offering is designed to provide rapid access to the first ever, web-based system for purchasing, deploying, managing, load-balancing and instantly expanding complex, multi-server Internet architectures.
GoGrid pricing includes a per-hour RAM-based usage billing model. GoGrid offers a new approach to rapid vertical and horizontal server scalability. By placing their server infrastructure within ServePath’s experienced and powerful managed and hosted server network, GoGrid customers gain the flexibility, economies and security that are difficult to achieve for most companies.
ServePath’s seven years of server and collocation experience delivers a robust environment for GoGrid’s innovative servers as a service product. Driven by an AJAX-based web GUI, GoGrid enables customers to quickly and easily deploy new web and database servers, add and configure load balancers and monitor Memory and Transfer charges in real-time. Built on top of a grid (server cluster) and Xen-based virtualized infrastructure, GoGrid delivers true on-demand scalability with its high-performance hosting services.
Entrepreneurial companies with potentially deep and wide audiences need load balancing and private networks for high levels of web site and application performance. Included, Free Enterprise-grade hardware-based F5 BigIP load balancing is built into the GoGrid system, allowing users to set up various load balancing schemes to most effectively manage server traffic. GoGrid Firsts GoGrid is the first server hosting provider to deliver static IP addresses, full root and administrator access, private networks for maximum security and flexibility, and web-controlled load balancing.
John Keagy, President of ServePath noted, ”Today’s rapidly growing sites need easy scalability without over-buying infrastructure. GoGrid allows you to deploy and pay for only what you need without sacrificing the ability to quickly scale.”
GoGrid offers instantly available web server images for rapid deployment including: Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 with Apache 2.2 and PHP5, Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ CentOS with MySQL 5.0 and Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Windows with IIS 6. Images for the Database include: Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 with MySQL 5.0, Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ CentOS with MySQL 5.0 and Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Windows 2003 with MS SQL 2005 Workgroup and Standard.
GoGrid was developed to provide more flexibility and cost-effective solutions for start-ups, development sites, Web 2.0, and e-commerce companies. Customers can mix and match the number of servers deployed on their GoGrid with pre-packaged data transfer plans and RAM-based utility billing. By separating the RAM and data transfer plans, GoGrid enables customers to better select a combination that meets their exact hosting needs, resulting in cost efficiencies without sacrificing future scaling capabilities. New servers can be rapidly deployed through the GUI interface. GoGrid effectively provides instantly scalable server network infrastructures. GoGrid charges no setup fees, requires no long-term contracts, and enables customers to upgrade themselves at anytime – the only requirements being a web browser, a credit card and sys admin skills sufficient to run a web site.
GoGrid’s pricing ranges from a free, pay-as-you go package with unlimited inbound traffic and no setup to the GoGrid Enterprise-level offering which boasts 30,000 Server RAM Hours and 6,000 GB of transfer. GoGrid is a metered service which allows customers to only pay for what they use.
Whether you have a large data center or are utilizing dedicated hosting, the problems are the same: most servers perform a single task, email or web server, or as a shared database-driven application. This leads to processing inefficiencies, with many dedicated servers operating at under 20-percent utilization. GoGrid helps customers Go Green. GoGrid’s servers are always working and use approximately 15% of the power (and cooling, space, manufacturing resources, etc) as an equivalent number of dedicated hardware servers.
Mr. Keagy remarked, ”The carbon footprint of GoGrid is commonly 85% less than the typical dedicated server or colocation footprint. We pioneered the hosted dedicated servers, and living in San Francisco we decided to do something about the energy consumption in our datacenter. Going green with GoGrid will take the equivalent of many cars off the roads.”
GoGrid estimates that every 7 servers deployed on GoGrid instead of a traditional dedicated hardware server is comparable to taking 1 car off the road for a year. The savings are derived from fewer machines and much better productivity from the hardware that is efficiently deployed by GoGrid.
ServePath, GoGrid’s parent company, is a managed server hosting provider, delivering custom solutions and managed services to businesses that need powerful outsourced Internet hosting solutions. Thousands of companies worldwide look to ServePath for its reliability, customization, and speed. ServePath has a Keynote-rated A+ network and guarantees uptime, backed by a 100% uptime, 10,000% guaranteed Service Level Agreement. The employee-owned company has been in business for seven years and operates its own San Francisco data center. ServePath also provides colocation services through its ColoServe division, audio and video streaming media through its UpStream Networks division and now instantly scalable user controlled server networks through its GoGrid Division.
For more information about GoGrid servers, please visit: www.gogrid.com.