GigaSpaces and GoGrid Launch Enterprise-Grade Cloud Computing Solution
10/6/2008

Joint Offering Enables Java, .Net and C++ Applications to Scale On-Demand

San Francisco, CA - October 6, 2008 - GigaSpaces Technologies and GoGrid announced today the availability of the GigaSpaces eXtreme Application Platform (XAP), the leading scale-out application server for the cloud, on GoGrid's enterprise-grade cloud computing service for Windows and Linux.  The two companies' joint offering enables enterprises to migrate existing and new Java, J2EE, .Net and C++ applications to a cloud computing infrastructure with an hourly pay-per-use pricing model.

Increasingly, enterprises are looking to reduce costs and shorten time-to-market by running their applications on public cloud computing services, such as GoGrid.  However, traditional application platforms and middleware do not allow applications to truly take advantage of the cloud, as they are built for static environments.  GigaSpaces XAP addresses these challenges by allowing Java, .Net and C++ applications to grow and shrink on-demand with complete reliability and high performance.

"By building their applications with GigaSpaces and running them in the GoGrid cloud, enterprises can realize what many consider the ‘holy grail' of IT," said John Keagy, chief executive officer at GoGrid.  "Executives can sleep well at night knowing that if there is a spike in demand, the GigaSpaces platform will be able to scale-out on the cloud with complete fault-tolerance.  And the beauty of it is they only pay for what they use."

"A common challenge enterprise customers face is that many of the current cloud offerings lack basic features required by large organizations.  The GoGrid cloud is particularly appealing to our enterprise customers who wish to run their applications on the cloud," said Geva Perry, general manager of the cloud computing business unit at GigaSpaces.  "GoGrid offers SLAs, advanced security features, 24x7 support and volume discounts - all of which are must-haves for large companies."

In addition to the robust Linux systems provided by GoGrid and the powerful Java capabilities offered by GigaSpaces, the joint solution is unique in its offering for running .Net applications on the cloud by combining GoGrid's Windows-based cloud with GigaSpaces' .NET API.

Leveraging GigaSpaces, enterprises can also benefit from the notion of "cloudbursting", creating a hybrid cloud model which allows applications to ‘burst' from the organization's local IT resources to GoGrid's public cloud.  This enables them to cost-effectively handle peak loads, without any code changes or expensive re-architecture of the application.

The two companies are further enhancing the joint offering to provide a seamless development, testing and deployment experience, including a single-click deployment to the cloud.

Qualified customers are eligible for a free evaluation program for both the hardware and software.  To qualify please contact gogrid@gigaspaces.com or gigaspaces@gogrid.com.

For additional information, please visit http://gigaspaces.com/gogrid.

About GoGrid
GoGrid, a division of ServePath, is the new Cloud Computing hosted, Internet service that delivers true "Control in the CloudTM." GoGrid enables system administrators, developers, IT professionals and SaaS (Software as a Service) vendors to create, deploy, and control load balanced cloud servers and complex hosted virtual server networks with full root access and administrative server control. Bringing up servers and server networks takes minutes via a unique web control panel or GoGrid's award winning API. GoGrid delivers portal controlled servers for Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, SQL Server, ASP.NET, multiple Linux operating systems (Red Hat Enterprise and CentOS) and supports application environments like Ruby on Rails. Free f5 hardware load balancing and other features are included to give users the control of a familiar server environment with the flexibility and immediate scalability of the cloud. ServePath is a managed hosting provider with extensive expertise and experience with web hosting infrastructure.

About GigaSpaces
GigaSpaces Technologies is a leading provider of a new generation of application platforms for Java and .Net environments that offer an alternative to traditional application-servers. The company's eXtreme Application Platform (XAP) allows businesses and developers to predictably scale systems under any peak demand, guarantee performance under any data processing load, and seamlessly leverage the economies-of-scale offered by virtual computing environments such as clouds and grids. XAP leverages open-source and standard development frameworks to speed new application development and simplify migration of existing systems from traditional middleware and application server technologies to new virtual computing architectures.

GigaSpaces customers include six of the world's top 10 investment banks, world-leading exchanges, market data providers, hedge funds, retail banks, leading international and US telecommunications and mobile carriers, global Web-commerce companies, five of the world's top online gaming companies, and leading Internet media organizations. GigaSpaces was founded in 2000 and has offices in the US, Europe and Asia.

For more information, please visit http://www.gigaspaces.com/ , the company's open-source community portal or the company's blog at http://www.gigaspacesblog.com/.




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