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GoGrid & GigaSpaces Join Forces

Companies Create an Enterprise-grade PaaS Offering for Java and .NET

GigaSpaces and GoGrid have been strategic partners for quite a while. This week, we jointly announced a new technology partnership aimed at offering Java and .NET as a PaaS solution. To further explain our combined solution, there is a webinar slotted for October 14th where Guy Nirpaz (EVP of R&D at GigaSpaces) and Paul Lancaster (Business Development Manager at GoGrid). The webinar will specifically address integration between GigaSpaces XAP and GoGrid.

Webinar Date: October 14, 2009
Time: 9:00AM PDT
Registration: Online

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The following press release was sent out today which goes into some detail about this new exciting offering:

GoGrid & GigaSpaces Join Forces to Create an Enterprise-grade PaaS Offering for Java and .NET

Enterprises benefit from the economics of the public cloud using an application-rich, scalable, SLA-backed Platform-as-a-Service as if it were local

San Francisco – October 8, 2009 – GoGrid, the Cloud Infrastructure Hosting service from ServePath Dedicated Hosting, and GigaSpaces Technologies, developer of the industry-leading, cloud-enabled eXtreme Application Platform (XAP), announce a strategic technology partnership that provides the most robust Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering for Java and .NET available. The combination of GoGrid’s secured, hardened, scalable, and customizable environment with XAP’s power, interoperability, and elasticity provides a first-of-its-kind, enterprise-grade public cloud offering customers can rely on to deliver all of their mission-critical applications.

The partners’ proven strengths create a reliable, high-speed and scalable infrastructure in the cloud for the most demanding requirements. Currently, GoGrid is leveraging its 10+ years of experience in enterprise-level data center hosting, applying its understanding of uptime, security, and service level agreements to the public cloud offering. Meanwhile, GigaSpaces ensures that its Fortune 500 production customers enjoy enterprise-grade extreme transaction processing for high-throughput, low-latency applications based on Java, .NET, C and C++. GoGrid also provides customers with the ability to create and store customer images (MyGSIs), a key differentiator for enterprise customers over other public cloud offerings as well as Hybrid Hosting solutions that privately connect cloud front-ends with dedicated back-end infrastructures.

GoGrid’s standard, fully customizable Windows and Linux cloud servers leverage GigaSpaces’ support of Windows/.Net, Java, Linux, VMWare and Xen. This provides smooth operation regardless of application language or environment by the use of XAP’s middleware services such as data grid, messaging and parallel processing (map/reduce), which are designed to enable scaling of services on-demand.

“Our partnership with GigaSpaces allows us to create a public cloud using Java and .Net-compatible high-speed application processing that works synergistically with our existing infrastructure,” says John Keagy, Founder and CEO of ServePath, the parent company of GoGrid. “GoGrid customers will now be able to seamlessly leverage the GoGrid public cloud for on-demand capacity scaling by using GigaSpaces’ SLA-based management capabilities.”

XAP’s architecture enables organizations to flexibly move between their data centers and the cloud or use both simultaneously, offering a clear migration path from a hosted or on-premise environment to the public cloud. Therefore, ServePath customers will be able to leverage the GoGrid public cloud for processing overflow, reducing over provisioning and costs. In addition, ServePath customers can keep their proprietary data on the server farm while leveraging the GoGrid public cloud to scale the web tier components of any application.

“Adding the GoGrid/ServePath infrastructure to our supported environments increases our customers’ flexibility to manage their data processing,” says Zeev Bikowsky, GigaSpaces CEO. “GoGrid’s enterprise-grade cloud capabilities provide a great opportunity for further IT efficiency and cost savings for XAP’s .Net customers, providing an exceptionally flexible run-time environment on the cloud.”

For a preview of the GoGrid-XAP offering and for more details, visit the GigaSpaces partner page on the GoGrid site and plan to attend our webinar about the joint offering on October 14, 2009 9 a.m. PT.

About GoGrid
GoGrid is a leading Cloud Infrastructure Hosting provider 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, now including personal service images (known as MyGSIs). GoGrid server instances maintain the industry standard specifications with no requirement to learn and adapt to proprietary 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 2008, Windows Server 2003, SQL Server, and ASP.NET. GoGrid also hosts multiple open-source server operating systems including several Linux operating systems (Red Hat Enterprise and CentOS. 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 LinuxWorld Expo’s 2008 Best of Show award. For more information, please visit http://www.GoGrid.com, our blog at http://blog.gogrid.com, or our wiki at http://wiki.gogrid.com.

About GigaSpaces
GigaSpaces Technologies is a leading provider of a new generation of application platforms for Java and .Net environments that offer an alternative to traditional application servers. Its flagship product, XAP 7.0, is an enterprise-grade application server for deploying and scaling distributed applications under any requirement.

GigaSpaces customers depending on our reliability and millisecond latency include many of the Fortune 100 companies, the world’s top investment banks, financial exchanges, telecommunications carriers, Web-commerce companies, online gaming companies, and Internet media organizations. GigaSpaces was founded in 2000 and has offices in the United States, Europe and Asia.
For more information, please visit http://www.gigaspaces.com, our blog at http://blog.gigaspaces.com or our public relations team:

K2 Strategic Innovations
Amy Kenigsberg
[email protected]
+972 9 794 1681 (GMT +2)
U.S. +1 913 440 4072 (ET +7)

This release is also available online.

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Michael Sheehan is the Technology Evangelist for Cloud Computing Infrastructure provider GoGrid and ServePath and is an avid technology pundit. GoGrid is the cloud hosting division of ServePath Dedicated Hosting, a company with extensive expertise and experience in web hosting infrastructure. Follow him on Twitter.

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