San Francisco, California – (The Hosting News) – October 15, 2008 – GoGrid Cloud server hosting provider, has indicated that Windows is its preferred Cloud operating system, in comparison to the Linux solution, having provided Windows 2003 Cloud servers since March 2008.
Windows Cloud Servers accounts for approximately two-thirds of all Cloud servers deployed by customers within the GoGrid infrastructure.
According to the company, GoGrid Windows Cloud Servers saw enthusiastic adoption since the initial launch of GoGrid in March with Windows Server 2003. In mid-August 2008, GoGrid was first to market with Windows Server 2008 in the Cloud. GoGrid parent company, ServePath (http://www.ServePath.com), is a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner and SAS70 Type II certified which includes the GoGrid products as well.
John Keagy, CEO of GoGrid remarked, ”The demand for providing Windows in the Cloud is incredible. Back in March, 2008, it was critical for us to launch a complete Cloud infrastructure in order to capitalize on that tremendous Windows demand. GoGrid is currently the only Cloud Infrastructure Provider offering a complete Windows environment in the Cloud.”
GoGrid will be exhibiting at the upcoming Microsoft Professional Developers Conference 2008 (PDC) where it will announce exciting developments and features specifically targeted towards Windows developers. The PDC is Microsoft’ss premier gathering of leading-edge developers and architects and is the event to learn about the future of the Microsoft platform, exchange ideas with fellow professionals and hear about upcoming Microsoft Server related products.
GoGrid provides Cloud Hosting solutions for Windows developers and partners with a wide variety of Windows 2003/2008 Cloud Servers. On GoGrid, Windows Servers can be instantly provisioned with options that include:
32 and 64-bit Windows Server 2008
32-bit Windows Server 2003
IIS 6.0 ‘s38; 7.0
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express, Workgroup and Standard Editions
Paul Sterling, the 2008/2009 Umbraco MVP and principal of Motus Connect was searching for a Cloud provider to support Umbraco (http://www.umbraco.org/), a Windows-only Content Management System (CMS) based on Microsoft’ss ASP.NET and notes ”We’re thrilled with the ‘you can do this now’ state of Umbraco on GoGrid. We looked at all the offerings and found that only GoGrid provides the flexibility to run the Umbraco web services on IIS/Windows and the Umbraco database on mySQL/Linux.”
Because Windows users and developers frequently leverage the rich Windows user interface, GoGrid web-based portal provides the familiar and easy-to-use environment that Windows users are accustomed to. The GoGrid Graphical User Interface (GUI) and iconography allows for point and click deployment of complex, instant and flexible network infrastructures, which includes free load balancing and multiple web and database servers, and, coming soon: Cloud Storage. Of particular interest to Microsoft partners is GoGrid’ss public Application Programming Interface (API) which developers and partners utilize to programmatically control their GoGrid infrastructure and that of their clients.
GoGrid is a leading Cloud Computing, hosted, Internet service that delivers true Control in the Cloud’s8482;. GoGrid enables system administrators, developers, IT professionals and SaaS (Software as a Service) vendors to create, deploy, and control load balanced cloud servers and complex hosted virtual server networks with full root access and administrative server control. Bringing up servers and server networks takes minutes via a unique web control panel or GoGrid’ss award winning API. GoGrid delivers portal controlled servers for Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, SQL Server, ASP.NET, multiple Linux operating systems (Red Hat Enterprise and CentOS) and supports application environments like Ruby on Rails. Free f5 hardware load balancing and other features are included to give users the control of a familiar server environment with the flexibility and immediate scalability of the cloud.
ServePath is a leading managed and dedicated hosted server provider, delivering custom solutions and managed services to businesses that need powerful Internet hosting platforms for their production environments. Thousands of companies worldwide look to ServePath for its reliability, customization, and speed. ServePath has a Keynote-rated A+ network and guarantees uptime with a 10,000% guaranteed’s8482; Service Level Agreement. The employee-owned company has been in business for six years and operates its own San Francisco data center.
To learn more about GoGrid, please visit: www.gogrid.com.
For more information about ServePath, please visit: www.servepath.com.