June 12, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 12 — GoGrid, a leading cloud infrastructure company, today announced it has teamed with Cloudera, the leading provider of Apache Hadoop-based data management software and services, as a member of its Cloudera Connect Partner Program. The program, designed to propagate the innovative use of Apache Hadoop for a range of business applications, represents the industry's most comprehensive ecosystem of technology solutions vendors, value added resellers (VARs), and managed service providers (MSPs) offering Hadoop-based solutions and services.
"We're pleased to welcome GoGrid into the Cloudera Connect network of valued service and solution providers for Apache Hadoop," said Ed Albanese, head of business development for Cloudera. "As a premier infrastructure-as-a-service provider, GoGrid focuses on delivering outstanding usability and giving customers a choice of deployment options. This unique value set makes the company an ideal partner for any business wanting to run Hadoop-based Big Data applications on a high-performance infrastructure. We're excited to be working with GoGrid and look forward to the benefits our mutual customers will gain from this partnership."
GoGrid joins the world's largest ecosystem of vendors and service providers driving innovation and adoption of solutions leveraging the Apache Hadoop platform. Cloudera Connect Members receive unprecedented access to Cloudera's expansive toolset of Hadoop training, knowledgebase and marketing resources.
"GoGrid delivers high-performance hardware that's a strong fit for customers looking for a production-grade Big Data environment," said Rupert Tagnipes, senior product manager at GoGrid. "We're excited to work with Cloudera to bring their experience and excellence in developing Hadoop solutions to GoGrid's proven hybrid cloud infrastructure."
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GoGrid is the #1 pure-play Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider specializing in Public Cloud and Private Cloud Infrastructure solutions. Currently powering thousands of customers globally, GoGrid makes complex infrastructure easy by enabling businesses to revolutionize their IT environments with the cloud. In just minutes, GoGrid customers can deploy and begin managing existing or new applications and workloads on our proven, secure and reliable hosted public cloud platform. With GoGrid's Public Cloud and Private Cloud offerings, sysadmins, developers, and IT professionals create, deploy, and control cloud environments and complex virtual and physical server networks with full administrative control; with GoGrid's Private Cloud customers utilize a private, hosted and managed, single-tenant environment with zero capital expenditure. To further leverage the GoGrid cloud, the Partner Exchange provides users with an evolving ecosystem of cloud solutions from GoGrid's partner community. GoGrid is proud to have been recognized as a "Visionary" two years in a row by Gartner and as a "Champion" by Info-Tech Research Group in 2011. For more information, visit http://www.GoGrid.com.
Cloudera, the leader in Apache Hadoop-based software and services, enables data driven enterprises to easily derive business value from all their structured and unstructured data. Cloudera's Distribution Including Apache Hadoop (CDH), available to download for free from www.cloudera.com/downloads, is the most comprehensive, tested, stable and widely deployed distribution of Hadoop in commercial and non-commercial environments. For the fastest path to reliably use this completely open source technology in production for Big Data analytics and answering previously un-addressable big questions, organizations can subscribe to Cloudera Enterprise, comprised of Cloudera Support and a portfolio of software including Cloudera Management Suite. Cloudera also offers consulting services, training and certification on Apache technologies. As the top contributor to the Apache open source community and with tens of thousands of nodes under management across customers in financial services, government, telecommunications, media, web, advertising, retail, energy, bioinformatics, pharma/healthcare, university research, oil and gas and gaming, Cloudera's depth of experience and commitment to sharing expertise are unrivaled. www.cloudera.com.
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