(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – GoGrid, a leading cloud infrastructure provider, today announced plans to open a new data center facility in Europe in the summer of 2011. The expansion represents a significant step in the company’s global expansion strategy to accommodate growing demand for cloud computing outside of the U.S. GoGrid’s regional presence will provide IT professionals, developers and organizations with fully integrated, on-demand infrastructure services available across the globe.
GoGrid has uniquely architected its cloud technology for seamless deployment around the globe with unlimited scalability. GoGrid leverages a common architecture footprint that ensures functionality and performance consistency in any region or data center. When launched in Europe, GoGrid will deliver a feature-complete solution via a single management portal. Customers can create, manage and deploy robust cloud solutions in any of GoGrid’s various data centers all within GoGrid’s web-based portal or programmatically via an Application Programming Interface (API).
“As we continue aggressively pursuing our global expansion efforts as a result of our tremendous growth in 2010, we remain committed to providing the easiest and most robust cloud infrastructure services to our customers around the world,” said John Keagy, founder and chief executive officer of GoGrid. “GoGrid’s cloud operating stack was designed and built from the ground up for this expansion. Unlike some other leading cloud providers that require multiple log-ins for each location, we deliver a seamless experience for managing global infrastructure through a single ‘pane of glass’”.
In a recent global study conducted by Gartner Research*, key findings indicate that “adoption of cloud computing is underway in all European regions surveyed and will accelerate during the next 18 months.” By establishing a presence in Europe, GoGrid will provide regional customers with one of the industry’s most reliable cloud infrastructure services backed by the most comprehensive 100% guaranteed service level agreement of cloud infrastructure providers. In addition to its upcoming European location, GoGrid also maintains existing data centers in San Francisco, Calif., and Ashburn, VA and also plans to expand to Asia in Q4 of 2011.
*Gartner, December 15, 2010: “Survey Analysis: European Adoption of Cloud Computing, Patterns and Preferences”