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Michael Sheehan's GoGrid Blog The Cloud just got another potential injection of PR from Apple as well with their announcement of MobileMe. Apple has brought a new technology term, the 'Cloud' - previously reserved for developers, IT managers and the like - to the main-stream public. We all know that the term 'Cloud Computing' is relatively new to the Technology buzz. But just how new is it? I spent some time analyzing search trends of different computing keywords to try to put everything in perspective. Google trends is a nice too that gives insight into broad search patterns. We all know that the term “Cloud Computing” is relatively new to the Technology buzz. But just how new is it? For starters, I ran a quick comparison of “Cloud Computing,” “Grid Computing” and “Utility Computing”. The term Grid Computing has been around for a while (even before Google Trends... (more)

Understanding "Clouded" Terms of Cloud Computing

Michael Sheehan's "GoGrid" Blog There seems to be a lot of debate around different types of Computing Terms being used to describe server and hosting solutions. In fact, in the past, the blogosphere seemed to throw around terms like Grid, Cloud, Utility, Distributed and Cluster computing almost interchangeably. But, as of this revision, one term is rising to the top: Cloud Computing. (See recent trend analysis here.) The definitions vary from source to source, author to author. While I cannot (and will not) attempt to articulate the end-all definition, I can write about how I v... (more)

Newsletter: GoGrid Customer Update – October 2009

The GoGrid newsletter went out today. Unfortunately, if you are not already a GoGrid customer, you didn’t receive it…until now! There are a lot of exciting items covered here (a few of which you already know if you subscribe to this blog’s RSS feed including the Edit, Delete and Restore function of MyGSIs). If you aren’t already a GoGrid user, I recommend that you sign up (and here is a quick hint, if you want a $100 GoGrid credit on new account, contact a GoGrid Sales Rep and they can consult with you on your best options for the Cloud). Below is the entire GoGrid Newsletter (... (more)

f5 Networks and GoGrid Share Their News

I had the pleasure of not only attending the Cloud Computing Expo in Santa Clara, CA this week, staffing the booth and generally enjoying talking to a wide range of developers, technologists, vendors, partners and others, but I also was able to do a couple of interviews with Peter Silva, Technical Marketing Manager of f5 Networks. If you don’t already know, free f5 load balancing has been built in to GoGrid since its launch in March 2008. Below are pair of interviews that appear here as well as on the f5 DevCentral site. We hope you enjoy them! First is the one with Peter as “int... (more)

GoGrid Content Delivery Network Slides

Early Bird Savings at Cloud Expo A few weeks ago, we did a webinar about GoGrid’s new Content Delivery Network which is now available for all GoGrid users. Some of the important features that the GoGrid CDN includes are: Website Acceleration—faster page load times for your website Large Object Download Service—for software, videos, games, music, podcasts and movies—the best way to provide delivery of downloads On-Demand Video Streaming—Flash and Windows Live Video Streaming—Flash and Windows Security—all of the important security features needed for online business including SSL... (more)