GoGrid to Deliver Cloud Hosting Solutions Through New Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace

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Infrastructure-as-a-Service Leader to Enable Ingram Micro Channel Partners with Pioneering Cloud Computing Capabilities

San Francisco, CA (Vocus) November 22, 2010 -- San Francisco, CA – GoGrid, a leading cloud infrastructure provider, today announced a strategic marketing alliance with Ingram Micro, the world's largest technology distributor. GoGrid is among the first cloud service providers to be featured within the Ingram Micro Cloud, a new reseller enablement platform and online Cloud Marketplace (http://www.ingrammicrocloud.com) from Ingram Micro. GoGrid is committed to providing best-of-breed cloud infrastructure solutions, resources and enablement tools to Ingram Micro's extensive and growing network of IT Value Added Resellers (VARs) and Managed Service Providers (MSPs).

"GoGrid is focused on delivering innovative infrastructure solutions in the cloud and doing it second-to-none," said Jack Duffy, Senior EVP of Sales and Business Development at GoGrid. "We are committed to investing in our partners in this early stage of adoption and we truly value the role and importance that Ingram Micro and their channel ecosystem bring to the market. We are confident that working together, GoGrid and Ingram Micro will further drive cloud adoption and enhance partner profitability."

GoGrid's award-winning reseller programs will support Ingram Micro VARs and MSPs through two significant industry transitions:

1.    Fulfilling the strong demand to migrate customers' on-premise IT environments to the cloud and create financial and technological efficiencies
2.    Helping resellers adapt their business models and support mechanism to ensure scale and sustained profitability

"Ingram Micro has proven itself to be the leader in cloud offerings and the new partnership with GoGrid is further confirmation of the distributor's commitment to identifying leading cloud vendors that understand and thrive around the channel partner community," said Patrick Ciccarelli, President & CEO of Varsity Technologies and Ingram Micro reseller. "GoGrid's cloud technology and service to the channel will enable Ingram Micro’s partners to find new opportunities with existing and new customers."

GoGrid is providing channel partners essential resources and educational information through the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace. For many channel partners, this site is both the initial introduction to cloud solutions and an ongoing destination for cloud computing research. The Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace provides Ingram Micro's VARs and MSPs throughout the U.S. and Canada access to an aggregated group of cloud-based computing and communications services providers.

"The GoGrid Partner Program is well designed for cloud-centric MSPs who want to provide Infrastructure-as-a-Service, leverage free cloud demonstration accounts in a 'try before you buy' sales model, and meet their own profitability goals," said Ed Becker, President of BeckITSystems. "The GoGrid Partner Program definitely helps MSPs who want to grow their business and who are willing to contribute to success through mutual participation in demand generation activities with GoGrid."

GoGrid's participation in the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace exposes customers to best-of-breed technology, infrastructure and cloud solutions. With over 10 years delivering solutions within the infrastructure space as well leveraging historical insights from over 10,000 customers worldwide, GoGrid has created a winning formula for channel success.

"GoGrid has a great focus on the channel," said Eric Adkins, President of Adkins Technologies. "And from a purely technical perspective, as rated by an independent 3rd party, GoGrid performs faster than other leading cloud infrastructure and platform players. In short, GoGrid's support is better, their pricing is better, their hardware is better, their ease of use is better, their channel program is better, and my business is better for it."

For more information about becoming a GoGrid Partner or Reseller, please visit: http://www.gogrid.com/partners/

About GoGrid
Thousands of leading IT experts choose and rely on GoGrid’s Cloud infrastructure services. GoGrid enables sysadmins, developers, and IT professionals to create, deploy, and control cloud environments and complex virtual and physical server networks with full administrative control. GoGrid’s industry standard specifications and robust service offerings are powering thousands of businesses globally to achieve previously unrealized efficiencies. Deploying a GoGrid infrastructure solution using a Standard or Partner Server Image, free hardware F5 load balancing, Cloud Storage, private VLANs and much more takes minutes via a web interface, API, or iPhone application. GoGrid provides users the control and advanced capabilities of a data center environment with the flexibility and immediate scalability of the cloud. http://www.GoGrid.com.

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