Cloud Computing Provider, GoGrid, Now Offers Windows Server 2008 in the Cloud

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GoGrid brings latest technology to Cloud Computing with the introduction of Windows Server 2008 as an available operating system for its Cloud Computing hosted service. GoGrid customers may now deploy, test and run the new Windows Server 2008 operating system on demand, and can deploy and scale a full cloud server or server network in less than 5 minutes.

We're excited that with Windows Server 2008 offered on GoGrid, customers will be able to run our most powerful enterprise server software in the Cloud and take advantage of the increased security, reliability and ease of management that Windows Server 2008 can bring.

San Francisco, CA, August 19th 2008 -- GoGrid (http://www.GoGrid.com ), the leading service provider of Windows and Linux cloud-based server hosting, announced today the immediate availability of 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows Server 2008 within its Cloud Computing infrastructure. Parent company ServePath is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, and launched Windows Server 2008 dedicated hosting in February of this year.

With this release, GoGrid becomes one of the first Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) providers to offer Windows Server 2008 "in the cloud." The new Windows Server 2008 operating system from Microsoft sets new benchmarks for server stability, manageability, and security; therefore, interest from Windows Server customers wanting to try it out has been high. GoGrid customers can now deploy Windows Server 2008 servers in just a few minutes for as little as 19 cents an hour, with no commitment.

GoGrid is the Cloud Computing service that enables system administrators to quickly and easily create, deploy, load-balance and manage Windows and Linux cloud servers within minutes. GoGrid offers true "Control in the Cloud™" with its unique web-based, Graphical User Interface (GUI) which allows for "point and click" deployment of complex and flexible network infrastructures, which include load balancing and multiple web and database servers, all set up with icons through the GUI.

Initial Windows Server 2008 offerings on GoGrid include both 32-bit and 64-bit preconfigured templates. GoGrid users select the desired operating system and then choose preconfigured templates in order to minimize time to deploy. Pre-configurations include:

  •     Windows Server 2008 Standard with Internet Information Services 7.0 (IIS 7)
  •     Windows Server 2008 Standard with IIS 7 and SQL Server 2005 Express Edition
  •     Windows Server 2008 Standard with IIS 7, SQL Server 2005 Express Edition and ASP.NET

Windows Server 2008 Standard includes Terminal Services Gateway, Remote Desktop Client for Terminal Services, Application Server, Active Directory Domain Services, DHCP Server, DNS Server, and SMTP. To learn more about Windows Server 2008, please visit http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/default.aspx

"The ability to deploy and manage critical infrastructure systems in the Cloud is becoming increasingly important to customers," said Jason Hermitage, director of Windows Server marketing at Microsoft Corp. "We're excited that with Windows Server 2008 offered on GoGrid, customers will be able to run our most powerful enterprise server software in the Cloud and take advantage of the increased security, reliability and ease of management that Windows Server 2008 can bring."

GoGrid continues to offer Cloud servers for Windows Server 2003 as well as various Linux distributions and will continue to expand GoGrid's "Control in the Cloud™" offerings in the future.

About GoGrid
GoGrid is the new Cloud Computing hosted, Internet service that delivers true "Control in the Cloud™." 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'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 and other features are included to give users the control of a familiar server environment with the flexibility and immediate scalability of the cloud.

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