GoGrid is all about offering 'Control in the Cloud.' The addition of the API further proves that we are living up to this by being the first Cloud Computing vendor to offer this full control via a choice of a web control panel or an API.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 17, 2008
GoGrid was first to market with a unique web-based Graphical User Interface (GUI), Windows and Linux cloud servers, free f5 hardware load balancing, and free 24x7 support, among other breakthrough features. Today, GoGrid announces another first: the only Cloud Computing provider that offers all of this plus the availability of a public API, essentially giving users true "Control in the Cloud."
GoGrid's Application Programming Interface (API) allows GoGrid users to programmatically control their GoGrid environments. While the existing GUI enables users to easily and quickly create complex network infrastructures, the addition of the GoGrid API provides the ability to:
- Skin their own GoGrid portals
- Retrieve real-time billing and usage information
- Script and chain various GoGrid commands for automation
- Instantly query GoGrid environments to retrieve variables about all objects
- Hook GoGrid functions into other computing environments or management tools
The GoGrid API is for Developers, System Administrators, SMBs, Start-ups, Web 2.0 companies and Resellers, providing them the freedom to control the GoGrid Cloud Infrastructure via the clearly documented public API. The GoGrid API uses a REST-like Query interface where queries are sent via HTTP GET or POST requests to the API server. API keys are easily generated and managed within the GoGrid portal, can have role-based access controls (RBAC) applied to them and are unlimited. The current API output formats are JSON, XML and CSV.
All commands delivered via the API are immediately reflected within the GoGrid web interface. Users can, for example, build API scripts that "get" available unused IP addresses, "add" servers with the unassigned IPs, and "power" the servers up. Additional commands will be added to the API as they become available.
GoGrid's easy-to-use graphical interface and now the GoGrid API deliver functionality and strong programmatic control, satisfying the technology requirements of novices to tech-savvy system administrators and developers alike. Users looking for an alternative to Amazon's EC2 now have a logical option for cloud computing; GoGrid provides similar functionality plus several unique aspects to cloud computing including on-demand pricing and instant scalability.
John Keagy, CEO and co-founder of GoGrid, states, "GoGrid is all about offering 'Control in the Cloud.' The addition of the API further proves that we are living up to this by being the first Cloud Computing vendor to offer this full control via a choice of a web control panel or an API."
GoGrid is a new Cloud Computing hosted, internet service that delivers true "Control in the Cloud." GoGrid enables system administrators, developers and IT professionals to create, deploy, and control load balance cloud servers and complex server networks with full root access and administrative server control in minutes via a unique web control panel or API. GoGrid delivers portal controlled servers for Windows, 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 give users the control of a familiar server environment with the flexibility and scalability of the cloud.
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