GoGrid Enables Highly-Scalable Web Applications Using Zeus Technology
San Francisco, CA June 02, 2009–GoGrid, the Cloud Computing division of ServePath Dedicated Hosting, today announced a strategic partnership with Zeus Technology, the only software-based application traffic management company. The partnership will enable GoGrid to offer Zeus' ZXTM VA (Virtual Appliance) software as an integral part of its on-demand service offering to its customers, who are deploying their web infrastructure within a Cloud environment.
Without the worry of significant upfront hardware costs, Cloud Computing offers vast savings in bandwidth costs, provides total flexibility as well as energy efficiency and economies of scale. GoGrid's customers can purchase Zeus' secure, layer-7 load balancing and application acceleration solution on a flexible, pay-as-you-go licensing fee calculated on monthly usage. This will give them access to dedicated traffic management features, not available from hardware based competitors.
With the ability to handle massive volumes of web traffic and ensure consistent availability and uptime, ZXTM VA is much more than a load balancing solution. Additional features include bandwidth management, traffic shaping, traffic prioritization, content compression and service level monitoring, coupled with TrafficScriptTM, an intuitive traffic routing language. This will result in huge performance improvements for GoGrid's customers.
Travis Reed, General Manager, Americas, Zeus Technology, explains: "As organizations review and upgrade their IT infrastructure and their business requirements change, we are seeing a shift to the Cloud. In doing so, customers are able to rapidly scale their IT infrastructure, also taking advantage of greater operational efficiency, better quality of service and commercial flexibility.
"The combination of the great Cloud Computing infrastructure provided by GoGrid and the power of Zeus' software solutions, enables existing and prospective GoGrid customers to have dedicated, enterprise-class traffic management solutions in GoGrid's Cloud."
John Keagy, CEO, GoGrid, said: "It was a logical choice to partner with Zeus. Offering a pure software solution as a virtual appliance makes it ideally suited to a Cloud environment. Zeus fits our model of delivering scalable web hosting perfectly. By integrating Zeus' unique SPLA program into our Cloud infrastructure, we can now offer a dedicated, instantly scalable and cost-effective traffic management solution to all our customers, on-demand and in a more agile manner. Our customers will find the ability to avoid the initial investment in proprietary hardware, while improving efficiency, managing traffic growth and enabling applications to scale and burst as they need to, to be hugely advantageous for them."
Whilst GoGrid offers free load balancing via a physical f5 hardware appliance, Zeus' ZXTM Virtual Appliance software allows you to further manage and control scalable web applications with robust traffic management features not available in the standard GoGrid out-of-the-box solution. Creating a full-featured "cloudcenter" using GoGrid with Windows and Linux cloud servers, load balancing and Cloud Storage has never been easier. Plus, you can now take your cloudcenter to the next management level with the addition of Zeus' ZXTM VA software.
About Zeus Technology–http://www.zeus.com
Zeus software enables our customers to create, manage and deliver exceptional online services in Physical, Virtual and Cloud environments. Implementing a Zeus solution allows organizations to visualize and manipulate the flow of traffic to their web-enabled applications, thus ensuring a consistently robust web infrastructure. Coupled with the ability to deploy new online services very quickly, Zeus helps provide the competitive advantage businesses need, by making their online services faster, more reliable, more secure and easier to manage. Zeus software can be deployed on industry standard hardware, virtual machines and any Cloud platform, making it the right strategic choice for today and tomorrow. Zeus holds strategic partnerships with world-class companies such as Dell, HP, IBM, Intel, Oracle, Sun, Qualcomm and VMware. Zeus powers over one million website infrastructures across the world including, BT, Comic Relief, Domino's Pizza, Gilt Groupe, ITV, PLAY.COM, STA Travel and Virgin Media. Zeus is in a unique position to assist any business looking to enhance their mission-critical Internet service infrastructure.
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