GoGrid Deploys Cloud Services

(Ping! Zine) – Today GoGrid, a leading cloud infrastructure hosting provider, announced they will be deploying cloud services based on the powerful new Intel® Xeon® Processor 5600 series, formerly codenamed “Westmere”.

“GoGrid cloud services have always provided superior CPU performance, which means faster response times and improved productivity for our customers,” said John Keagy, GoGrid CEO. “With the latest Intel Xeon processor technology, we will be able to deliver an even better experience to our customers at a lower cost.”

Last year, Intel and GoGrid formally began collaborating to optimize platform selection, performance and energy efficiency to meet the emerging needs of their customers. “With the Intel Xeon Processor 5600 series, we get far more performance with significantly less power usage,” said Paul Lappas, GoGrid VP engineering.

The Intel Xeon 5600 processor series will enable a dramatic power savings resulting in about a 50% reduction in energy consumption as compared to previous configuration. In addition, the higher performance of Xeon 5600 processors within the GoGrid node infrastructure allows supporting more customers and thus a 30% reduction in the cost-of-goods of server hardware.

“I applaud GoGrid’s rapid deployment of this technology, and believe customers will value the enhanced user experience and the energy savings that the Intel Xeon processor 5600 series enables,” said Jason Waxman, General Manager of High Density Servers at Intel.

New GoGrid nodes running with the new Intel Xeon Processor 5600 series will be implemented in the third quarter of 2010 and will be available to GoGrid customers shortly thereafter.