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GoGrid's "Any Cloud" Orchestration Engine Service Enables Telcos to Rise Above the Commodity Layer

Carriers Can Now Deliver Complex, On-Demand Solutions, Multi-Cloud Support and Data Sovereignty Compliance

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/21/14 -- GoGrid, the leader in Open Data Services (ODS), today announced its "any cloud" Orchestration Engine Service for delivering complex applications across multiple public or private clouds as well as on-premise data centers. GoGrid's pioneering service enables customers and ISVs to create solutions at the click of a button and then automate deployments across any cloud or in-house environment. Telcos and other cloud partners will appreciate how 1-Button Deploy™ solutions dramatically simplify moving applications from trial to pilot and then to full-scale production, which can simplify their sales process and drive complete life-cycle relationships. The Orchestration Engine Service also enables partners to sell and deliver services for new use cases such as test and development as well as disaster recovery.

GoGrid's 1-Button Deploy™ technology leverages the orchestration service to solve key business problems like how to make cutting-edge technologies easy to consume and speed adoption. For example, 1-Button Deploy™ can orchestrate deployment of multi-server Big Data clusters across GoGrid's virtual servers in a matter of minutes rather than days or weeks, saving companies money and engineering resources while shortening time-to-market.

"Most companies assume orchestration is just about infrastructure," said Heavy Reading analyst Caroline Chappell. "GoGrid has taken the concept of orchestration a step further by encompassing the entire stack -- from infrastructure all the way through applications -- with an 'inter-cloud' approach. This approach enables telcos and other companies to sell-through cloud-based application solutions, enhanced with their service wrap and potentially leveraging their private networks and data centers, in a seamless and consistent way."

Designed from the start to work seamlessly across any cloud in any location, GoGrid's orchestration service can orchestrate anything with an API. Developers and solution providers can easily deliver 1-Button Deploy™ solutions for a broad range of applications that take advantage of true cloud interoperability. Cascadeo is already using GoGrid's orchestration service to develop solutions that enable deployment of everything from Microsoft SharePoint to massively scalable, highly available business intelligence (BI) applications. And FoundationDB is using GoGrid's orchestration to develop 1-Button Deploy™ Drupal and SugarCRM solutions

"We're the first cloud operator to enable the delivery of complex application solutions like Big Data environments for Hadoop and Cassandra on-demand, but we've done so using an 'un-opinionated' Orchestration Engine Service that allows these solutions to be deployed onto any cloud," said John Keagy, GoGrid's CEO. "That means telcos could work with our ISV partners to make their solutions and technologies available on regional clouds to support specific data sovereignty requirements as well as on GoGrid's high-performance Big Data cloud." For more information about GoGrid's Orchestration Engine Service, please visit our website.

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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