Businesses need more than just cloud computing to solve their scalability problems
San Francisco, CA (Vocus) March 11, 2009
GoGrid, the Cloud Computing division of ServePath, LLC today released new whitepaper, titled "Scaling Your Internet Business," designed to aid in the understanding of best practices for scaling Internet application architectures. The whitepaper is available on the GoGrid and ServePath sites.
Scalability is critical to the success of many organizations currently involved in doing business on the Web or who are providing information that may suddenly become heavily demanded. While there are many strategies that IT organizations can undertake, the way they are designed and implemented can make or break these businesses.
The GoGrid whitepaper covers the following topics:
- How Web Applications scale
- Cloud Computing & Scalability
- Choosing a Scaling Strategy
- GoGrid Scalability Options
Cloud Computing provides on-demand IT resources for many of the typical scaling points that web applications require, including servers, storage, bandwidth and networking. Growing your business within the Cloud means adding capacity as-needed allowing application environments to scale with demand, in real-time.
"Businesses need more than just cloud computing to solve their scalability problems," says Randy Bias, GoGrid's Vice President of Technology Strategy and the whitepaper author. "Web operators and developers want to use the best tool for the job and, right now, cloud computing is one tool in their arsenal. GoGrid has pioneered the concept of cloudcenters, datacenters-in-the-cloud, which provide the full range of scalability tools needed for a growing business including cloud servers, managed dedicated database servers, private VLANs, VPNs, and even co-location for those who need their own hardware. This whitepaper describes how a growing business can use vertical and horizontal scaling techniques to the most advantage to save money and never miss a prospect, customer, reader or interaction."
GoGrid provides a variety of scalability options, many of which are outlined within this whitepaper. Importantly, businesses will find that not all solutions fit their needs. To that end, GoGrid offers many options in and outside of the Cloud, including Cloud Connect which enables dynamic, cloud-enabled web and application servers within the GoGrid cloudcenter to connect via a dedicated private network connection to high-performance and robust physical back-end servers which may host complex databases or files requiring compliance audits.
Companies interested in learning about Web Application Scalability, Cloud Infrastructure, hybrid hosting and scaling solutions available from GoGrid or ServePath are encouraged to download this whitepaper from either the GoGrid site or ServePath site.
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, ASP.NET, multiple Linux operating systems (Red Hat Enterprise and CentOS) and supports application environments like Ruby on Rails. Free f5 hardware load balancing, Cloud Storage 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.