GoGrid Hosted Private Cloud Now Available Through Platform Equinix

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – GoGrid, a leading cloud infrastructure company, today announced the availability of GoGrid’s Hosted Private Cloud service in the Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers. GoGrid’s Hosted Private Cloud solution enables Equinix customers to deploy the capabilities of scalable compute power, virtual server images, load-balanced infrastructure, private networking and elastic storage in a completely dedicated and secure environment – all with no hardware procurement or resource sharing.

An enterprise-grade solution, GoGrid’s Hosted Private Cloud service is built for service providers, financial institutions and businesses that require a private cloud environment. GoGrid’s Hosted Private Cloud service delivers on the true value of cloud computing by converting capital expenditures to operating expenses, ensuring that infrastructure components can be deployed in a self-service, pay-as-you-go model, and ultimately providing scalable programmatic Infrastructure-as-a-Service. Most importantly, GoGrid’s solution is a hosted and managed environment running on dedicated hardware for each enterprise which means companies do not have costly and time-consuming hardware environments to set up and maintain.

“The demand for Hosted Private Clouds continue to increase as enterprises recognize the Cloud’s ability to help them provision elastic computing resources, easily scale physical and virtual environments as well as other complex networking topologies that cannot be duplicated with traditional IT infrastructure,” said Jeffrey Samuels, chief marketing officer, GoGrid. “With state-of-the art data centers, global footprint and broad business ecosystems, Equinix provides a powerful platform for deploying cloud solutions. The availability of GoGrid’s Hosted Private Cloud will enable our mutual customers to take full advantage of a hosted private cloud environment all within an Equinix data center environment of their choice.”

Through Platform Equinix, a global delivery platform of 95 network neutral data centers in 37 key markets, GoGrid can now directly connect to a large marketplace of enterprise customers and strategic partners. Customers are now able to better focus on delivering services to their customers while GoGrid maintains a seamless high quality customer experience by reducing application latency, enhancing network reliability, and scaling infrastructure as needed. Customers can leverage GoGrid’s easy-to-use interface to self-manage their cloud computing resources on-demand and in complete alignment with their business requirements.

“Our customers utilize leading infrastructure technologies and looking to leverage unique solutions using public and private clouds,” said Vince DiMemmo, general manager, Global Cloud and IT Services, at Equinix. “GoGrid’s Hosted Private Cloud service delivers on the true value of cloud computing and provides businesses with a dedicated cloud infrastructure option in a self-service, pay-as-you-go cloud model.”

GoGrid and Equinix will host an educational webinar on May 25, 2011 at 11:00 AM PDT addressing current industry trends and how companies are using hosted private clouds to adapt to expedite go-to-market strategies and to seize market opportunities. Register http://go.gogrid.com/equinix