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GoGrid Expands Open Data Services Ecosystem With New Partnerships to Offer Simple and Rapid Deployment of Big Data Technologies

Collaboration With Couchbase, Clustrix, DataStax, and MongoDB Gives Customers Easy Access to More Best-of-Breed Solutions

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/05/14 -- GoGrid, the leader in Open Data Services (ODS), today announced new partnerships with key Big Data technology providers -- Clustrix and Couchbase -- to provide companies with the fastest and easiest way to evaluate and run their applications in the only cloud purpose-built for Big Data. The new partnerships continue to expand the ODS ecosystem GoGrid has built with its initial partnerships with Basho, DataStax, Hortonworks, and MongoDB. With these new partnerships, customers now have a frictionless path, featuring a 1-Button Deploy™ orchestration process that simplifies evaluation and deployment of the best Big Data technologies. In addition to the new partnerships, GoGrid is announcing agreements to produce a 1-Button Deploy™ of DataStax Enterprise Edition and of MongoDB production replica sets.

"We're excited to see the Open Data Services movement continue to gain momentum as more partners make their solutions easily available on the best infrastructure for Big Data," said GoGrid CEO John Keagy. "Our initial 1-Button Deploy™ solutions have been a fantastic success for GoGrid and our partners, making best-of-breed Big Data technologies available without the time and expense usually associated with manually deploying these solutions across customers' infrastructure."

While the platform-as-a-service (PaaS) approach locks users into single-vendor commodity clouds, GoGrid's ODS platform supports all leading Big Data technologies. With its 1-Button Deploy™ automated orchestration, GoGrid offers the speed and scalability of PaaS but avoids the downsides of vendor lock-in and the slow development cycles of proprietary technology. Instead of requiring weeks or months for research, configuration, and deployment, 1-Button Deploy™ gets enterprises up and running with a complete solution -- including a development or production Big Data cluster plus the required infrastructure -- in a matter of minutes. This approach gives companies the freedom to discover which technology -- or combination of technologies -- best suits their needs.

The new partnerships enable GoGrid to offer automatic deployment for another five innovative Big Data technologies: 1-Button Deploy™ of ClustrixDB, 1-Button Deploy™ of Couchbase, 1-Button Deploy™ of DataStax Enterprise Edition, and 1-Button Deploy™ of MongoDB production replica sets. The ease of GoGrid's 1-Button Deploy™ technology continues to play a key role in driving the adoption of partner technologies, especially for the growing number of customers that rely on multiple Big Data solutions.

What Partners are Saying

"In today's world of fast-paced cloud computing, companies have an almost insatiable appetite for speed and scalability," said Tony Barbagallo, VP of marketing at Clustrix. "Working with GoGrid helps us exceed customers' needs in both those areas because our solutions are purpose-built to support today's dynamic workloads."

"GoGrid's 1-Button Deploy for Couchbase is already in use by businesses like Martini Media, who have opted to leverage on-demand Big Data infrastructure," said Doug Laird, Couchbase CMO. "We are thrilled to formally announce this partnership so more companies can benefit from quickly deploying Couchbase Server's unmatched NoSQL performance on GoGrid's cloud designed for Big Data."

"We're excited that GoGrid is offering rapid deployment for MongoDB with its 1-Button Deploy™ technology," said Matt Asay, VP of business development and marketing at MongoDB. "The tool deploys MongoDB replica sets, which provide high availability, automatic failover, and zero-downtime upgrades, and this partnership will let more customers support the increasing demands of continuously available read/write operations for Big Data."

About GoGrid

GoGrid enables companies to evaluate and run multiple, on-demand Big Data solutions quickly, simply, reliably, securely, and cost-effectively. As the leader in Open Data Services (ODS), GoGrid is committed to delivering purpose-built Big Data solutions and services for the management and integration of open source, commercial, and proprietary technologies across multiple platforms. With over 15,000 customers and over 600,000 VMs deployed, GoGrid has pioneered cloud infrastructure for more than a decade for companies like Condé Nast, Merkle, and Preventice. For more information, please visit www.GoGrid.com.

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