Grid Dynamics and Gogrid Help Enterprises Adopt the Cloud with Cloud4QA™

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New strategic partnership between Grid Dynamics and GoGrid aids companies looking to overcome testing and development hurdles.

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The Cloud4AQ™ solution offering gives the developers the ultimate luxury – practically unlimited hardware resources dedicated to them, available in any configuration for any period of time, at a price point that even the most budget-constrained organizations can afford. This is a game-changer for the software development industry

Grid Dynamics, a leading expert in scalability of mission-critical systems, has announced the launch of Cloud4QA™ services offering, in collaboration with its cloud infrastructure partner, GoGrid. Cloud4QA™ includes Grid Dynamics’ proprietary methodology and a set of tools designed to help enterprise customers quickly adopt public cloud computing infrastructure for application testing and development.

Application testing is a recurring activity on every software development project. Test hardware is expensive to buy, configure and maintain, so most development projects use less hardware and test less frequently. Even when companies invest in testing labs, the precious resources end up being either over- or under-subscribed most of the time. In addition, frequent set-up and re-configuration of these environments between the test runs become significant cost factors and process bottlenecks. The result is a backlog accumulation of testing jobs with increased time-to-market, as well as sub-optimal software quality, hindered by the lack of adequate test hardware.

Offering benefits such as on-demand resource provisioning, reduction in cost of ownership and location independence, public clouds are the perfect solution for these common problems.

“The Cloud4AQ™ solution offering gives the developers the ultimate luxury – practically unlimited hardware resources dedicated to them, available in any configuration for any period of time, at a price point that even the most budget-constrained organizations can afford. This is a game-changer for the software development industry” said Victoria Livschitz, CEO and Founder of Grid Dynamics.

The company has also announced that its cloud infrastructure partner, GoGrid, will complement the Cloud4QA™ solution with its hosted cloud offering.

"Customers who are looking to move their test and development environment into the cloud will greatly benefit from Grid Dynamics' expertise combined with GoGrid's market-leading cloud offerings and hosting infrastructure” said John Keagy, CEO and Co-Founder of GoGrid.

Grid Dynamics Cloud4QA™ Resource Kit, which includes customer case studies, demo of relevant tools, industry whitepapers and an in-depth methodology description, is available free of charge at http://www.cloud4qa.com.

About Grid Dynamics:
Grid Dynamics is the global leader in scaling mission-critical systems. We help customers architect, design and deliver business systems that handle peak loads, scale on demand and always stay up. Using the latest advances in grid and cloud computing, our customers turn monolithic applications into scalable services and static, underutilized server clusters into virtualized compute clouds. The results: better performance, higher availability, faster time-to-market and lower operational costs.

For more information, please visit the Grid Dynamics website or contact Christine Dinh-Tan, PR Manager.

About GoGrid:
GoGrid is the leading Cloud Computing, hosted, Internet provider that delivers true "Control in the Cloud™" in the form of cloudcenters. 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. GoGrid server instances maintain the industry standard specifications with no requirement to learn and adapt to propriety standards. Bringing up servers and server networks takes minutes via a unique web control panel or GoGrid’s award winning API. GoGrid delivers portal controlled servers for Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, SQL Server, and ASP.NET. GoGrid hosts multiple open-source server operating systems including several 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 datacenter environment with the flexibility and immediate scalability of the cloud, a "cloudcenter." GoGrid won the coveted 2008 LinuxWorld Expo’s Best of Show award.

For more information, please visit the Go Grid website or contact Michael Sheehan, Technology Evangelist.

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