November 20, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 20 – GoGrid, a leading cloud infrastructure company, today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner Inc. in the Challengers quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service”(IaaS) report published October 18, 2012.
“It’s second nature for GoGrid to challenge the concept of traditional hosting,” said Jeffrey Samuels, GoGrid’s CMO. “Over the last decade, our innovative approach has allowed companies to use automation to provision and manage complex infrastructure. Manual, one-size-fits-all solutions just don’t work in today’s business environment. Instead, our services let each customer tailor a solution that’s as unique as its business. We believe being positioned in the Challengers Quadrant affirms how our model is transforming the industry’s understanding of the cloud.”
According to the report, “Cloud compute infrastructure as a service (a virtual data center of compute, storage and network resources delivered as a service) is a still-maturing, rapidly evolving market. Each service provider has a unique offering, and the sourcing of these services must be done with care. …Only cloud compute IaaS is evaluated in this Magic Quadrant; it does not cover cloud storage providers, platform as a service (PaaS) providers, software as a service (SaaS) providers, cloud services brokerages or any other type of cloud service provider, nor should it be considered to be an evaluation of the broad, generalized cloud computing strategies of the vendors.”
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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 as a “Champion” by Info-Tech Research Group in 2011 and 2012.
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