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GoGrid and ServePath Unveil “Cloud Connect” for Enabling Hybrid Dedicated and Cloud Hosted Server Network Infrastructures

GoGrid and ServePath Unveil "Cloud Connect" for Enabling Hybrid Dedicated and Cloud Hosted Server Network Infrastructures











GoGrid & ServePath's Cloud Connect


San Francisco, CA (Vocus) November 19, 2008

Today ServePath, the leading Silicon Valley Managed Hosting Provider, and GoGrid, the largest Windows Server 2003/2008 and Linux Cloud Computing Infrastructure provider, released "Cloud Connect" which enables high-speed, private network connectivity between ServePath high-end dedicated servers and GoGrid Windows or Linux Cloud servers. Also, known as "cross connects," the new "Cloud Connect" service allows for customers to retain high-end and robust dedicated servers and all managed services, while receiving elasticity, ease and scalability benefits of GoGrid Cloud Web and Application servers.

Cloud Connect bridges the gap between traditional hosting and cloud hosting. It is the hybrid solution that delivers best practices and benefits of both cloud and dedicated hosted architectures from a single vendor. There is a modest security setup fee and no monthly fee charged for "Cloud Connect." All that is required is a ServePath Managed Hosting account and a GoGrid Cloud Server account.

Cloud Connect uses secure gigabit private networks to connect elastic cloud servers with custom-built dedicated servers to create hosted server networks that scale to meet seasonal or other spikes of internet traffic while providing the high I/O and CPU performance that large, fast database servers require. The gigabit private networks, the cloud and the dedicated servers are all located in the same data center with hard-wired connections between them ensuring high performance and a complete turnkey service.

"We view Cloud Connect as a Best-of-Class solution for customers looking to capitalize on tried-and-true dedicated environments in harmony with dynamic and elastic web environments of Cloud Computing," said John Keagy, CEO of ServePath and GoGrid. "Cloud Connect represents a fundamental change to how dedicated and cloud environments can be managed and used together seamlessly."

Some infrastructure examples of Cloud Connect network configurations include:

    Hybrid Load Balanced Server Network – hybrid infrastructure lets you combine cloud and dedicated servers to build a hosted load-balanced server network allowing you to harness the elasticity and low CapEx of cloud computing while getting the hardware control you need from dedicated hardware.
    Development and staging environment – build a development and staging environment in the cloud and conveniently connect to your dedicated server production environment.
    Sandbox – build a sandbox development area in the cloud to test websites, website operations, and untested code in an isolated manner.
    Spikes/surge – deploy servers in minutes to handle seasonal or sudden spikes of internet traffic and pay only for what you use. Avoid long-term contracts for the servers required to handle short-term internet traffic fluctuations.
    Database-intensive applications – deploy large databases with lots of bandwidth, processing power and persistent storage needs with very flexible front-end web servers that interact very efficiently with the database.

High-end dedicated servers hosted at ServePath can be fortified with a variety of managed services, including:

    Unified Security & Backup
    ProActive Monitoring
    Managed Server Security & Hardware Firewalls
    Managed Data Backup & Storage Area Network (SAN)
Customers interested in building hosted, hybrid infrastructure using Cloud Connect are encouraged to contact a GoGrid or ServePath Sales Representative at 1-877-946-4743 or visit http://www.gogrid.com/how-it-works/cloud-connect.php.

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

GoGrid is the leading 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. GoGrid recently won the coveted 2008 LinuxWorld Expo's Best of Show in Product Excellence 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 need 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 seven years and operates its own San Francisco data center and is SAS70 Type II certified.

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