Cloud Hosting Provider, GoGrid, Energizes the Windows Cloud Marketplace with Breadth and Depth of Products and Services

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GoGrid continues to be a pioneering force in Cloud Computing Infrastructure and Hosting segments with a variety of initiatives, making it a clear choice for Windows Server 2008, 2003, SQL Server and .NET developers.

GoGrid, the Cloud Computing division of ServePath, LLC delivers a solid implementation of programs, services and features optimized for Microsoft architecture and hosting in the Cloud to the Microsoft developer and system administrator communities. Initiatives ranging from Windows Server images to .NET Software Development Kits (SDKs), among others, make GoGrid a Windows Server 2003 & 2008 Cloud of choice.

At the Microsoft developer conference, Mix09, attendees as well as Microsoft and .NET developers elsewhere are encouraged to review GoGrid's recently updated and growing features and services including:

  • A new GoGrid .NET Software Development Kit (SDK)
  • Windows Server 2008, 2003 and SQL Cloud Servers
  • Exclusive Mix09 Hosting Silver Sponsor
  • Microsoft Web Platform Installer in GoGrid
  • GoGrid API Powershell Snap-in
  • BizSpark Hosting Provider
  • Microsoft Gold Certified Partner

Details of each of these services or features can be found below.

GoGrid .NET SDK
GoGrid's API which can fully control all aspects of a customer's cloudcenter was released under a Creative Commons ShareAlike license at the beginning of 2009. Tools and libraries have been subsequently released, utilizing this standard which can be found at the GoGrid wiki.

Most recently, a .NET SDK for GoGrid's cloudcenter API was released to the Open Source community at CodePlex. Information on the SDK can be obtained at: http://ggapisdk.codeplex.com/. The SDK can be downloaded from the "Source Code" section.

Windows Server 2003 & 2008 Images
GoGrid is a leading Cloud Infrastructure provider of Windows Server 2003 and 2008 servers in the Cloud. Several of these Windows images are designed to make the deployment of .NET, IIS7, Microsoft SQL Server extremely easy and fast. Furthermore, GoGrid delivers Open Source applications and platforms within a Windows environment with the inclusion of PHP, mySQL and Fast CGI in the GoGrid server images. Current Windows offerings include:

Windows Server 2008

  • 32 & 64-bit images
  • IIS 7
  • ASP.NET
  • Fast CGI
  • SQL Server 2008: Express, Workgroup & Standard editions
  • SQL Server 2005: Express edition
  • PHP5
  • mySQL 5

Windows Server 2003

  • 32 & 64-bit images
  • IIS 6
  • ASP.NET
  • SQL Server 2008: Workgroup & Standard editions
  • SQL Server 2005: Express, Standard & Workgroup editions

Mix09 Exclusive Silver Hosting Partner
The Mix09 conference is now in its fourth year, bringing together designers, strategists, architects and developers who are tasked with creating innovative web sites. Included within all Mix09 attendee bags is a $200 offer for free GoGrid Cloud hosting.

John Keagy, CEO and Co-Founder of GoGrid, will be speaking about GoGrid and Cloud Computing at Mix09 in a session titled 'Cloud Computing: What's in it for Me?'.

Microsoft Web Platform Installer in GoGrid
Microsoft's recently released Web Platform Installer is the powerful package that allows web developers and sysadmins to deploy tools, servers and technologies quickly and easily in server environment. GoGrid will soon include the Web Platform Installer in a low CapEx cloud-hosted Microsoft Server 2008 image, with additional images coming soon.

GoGrid API Powershell Snap-in
The GoGrid cloudcenter can now be controlled using a 3rd party PowerShell Snap-in. PowerShell is an extensible command-line shell and scripting language that is now fully included in Windows Server 2008. Developer Mitch Denny has created a Snap-in that utilizes the open-sourced GoGrid API to manage the GoGrid infrastructure within a Windows environment. Details can be found at the GoGrid wiki.

BizSpark Hosting Provider
GoGrid's parent company, ServePath, is proud to be a Microsoft BizSpark™ hosting partner. BizSpark is the global platform created by Microsoft to provide access to full-featured Microsoft development tools and production licenses with no upfront costs and minimal requirements. With ServePath and the Microsoft BizSpark program, start-ups enjoy financial benefits and hosting solutions tailored to the needs of growing companies. Interested companies should contact ServePath.

Microsoft Gold Certified Partner
GoGrid's parent company, ServePath, is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner with competencies in Advanced Infrastructure and Networking Infrastructure solutions. All GoGrid and ServePath customers enjoy the benefits of working with a Microsoft technology provider and leader within the hosting infrastructure space.

GoGrid continues its commitment to the Microsoft technology and service platforms within the dedicated and cloud hosting marketplaces.

About GoGrid (http://www.gogrid.com ):
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.

About ServePath (http://www.servepath.com ):
ServePath, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, is the leading managed and dedicated hosted server provider, delivering custom solutions and managed services to businesses that require 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™ Service Level Agreement. The employee-owned company has been in business for nine years and operates its own San Francisco data center and is SAS70 Type II certified. ServePath uniquely delivers server infrastructures optimized for complex databases with cloud front-ends and application servers with Cloud Connect.

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