January 26, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 25 — GoGrid, a leading cloud infrastructure company, today announced that it has established its EMEA Headquarters, GoGrid AMS BV, and a new datacenter in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, to provide fully integrated, on-demand cloud infrastructure services around the globe.
Uniquely architected for seamless, scalable, worldwide customer infrastructure deployments, GoGrid leverages a common architectural footprint that ensures consistent functionality and performance across all regions. GoGrid's EMEA cloud infrastructure services will deliver full-featured solutions via a single management portal. Customers throughout the globe can create, manage, and deploy robust cloud or complex solutions in any of GoGrid's datacenters, including the new Amsterdam location as well as San Francisco, Calif., and Ashburn, Va.
"Ringing in 2012 with the launch of our EMEA Headquarters is a terrific way to start the new year," said Warren Heffelfinger, CEO of GoGrid. "We're particularly excited about our customer momentum, which shows that we're well-positioned to gain traction as the cloud computing market accelerates. 2011 was a banner year for GoGrid, with strong execution across the board. Our focus this year will continue to be on customer success, technology innovation, ecosystem development, and global expansion."
"International markets are currently driving more than 40 percent of GoGrid's business," said Jeffrey Samuels, GoGrid's chief marketing officer. "Because EMEA represents a significant growth opportunity, our priority has been finding the right location and building the team to successfully launch our European operations. We've extended GoGrid's world-class cloud computing technologies to address the specific customer and infrastructure needs of the broader region."
To support its EMEA expansion, GoGrid is deploying its cloud infrastructure in Equinix's International Business Exchange (IBX) datacenter in Amsterdam. With Platform Equinix, GoGrid can directly connect to enterprise customers and strategic partners in multiple business ecosystems as well as access high-performance connectivity options via Equinix's ecosystem of more than 680 network suppliers. GoGrid is also leveraging the Equinix Marketplace to promote and sell its cloud infrastructure services to the more than 4,000 ecosystem participants that are a simple cross-connect away in Equinix datacenters.
"We are delighted GoGrid has chosen Equinix to support its new European operations. Today's datacenter is a high-performance business exchange where companies connect and do business with their ecosystem of customers, suppliers, and partners," said Vince DiMemmo, general manager, global cloud and IT services at Equinix. "With Platform Equinix, cloud services companies like GoGrid gain a powerful foundation to deploy cloud solutions with the speed, performance, and security that customers demand. At the same time, the Equinix Marketplace opens up new business opportunities so that cloud providers can truly turn their data centers into revenue centers."
EMEA customers interested in pre-ordering GoGrid's services should contact GoGrid's new European Headquarters at emea-sales(at)gogrid(dot)com. More information about GoGrid's new EMEA cloud infrastructure services is available at http://go.gogrid.com/amsterdam_launch/.
GoGrid at Cloud Expo Europe
To celebrate the official opening of its EMEA Headquarters, GoGrid is participating in Cloud Expo Europe for the first time. Two GoGrid customers will be featured in sessions at the Cloud and Virtualization Infrastructure and Platforms Theatre: Condé Nast Digital Germany and Martini Media. GoGrid cloud experts are available at booth 1013 for private consultations and will host hourly mini-sessions on cloud computing basics, hybrid cloud, and hosted private cloud solutions.
GoGrid is the #1 pure-play Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider specializing in Public Cloud and Private Cloud Infrastructure solutions. Currently powering thousands of customers globally, GoGrid makes complex infrastructure easy by enabling businesses to revolutionize their IT environments with the cloud. In just minutes, GoGrid customers can deploy and begin managing applications and workloads on our proven, secure and reliable public cloud platform. With GoGrid's Public Cloud and Hosted Private Cloud offerings, sysadmins, developers, and IT professionals create, deploy, and control cloud environments and complex virtual and physical server networks with full administrative control; with GoGrid's Hosted Private Cloud customers utilize a private, hosted and managed, single-tenant environment with zero capital expenditure. To further leverage the GoGrid cloud, the Partner Exchange provides users with an evolving ecosystem of cloud solutions from GoGrid's partner community. GoGrid is proud to have been recognized as a "Visionary" two years in a row by Gartner and as a "Champion" by Info-Tech Research Group in 2011. For more information, visit http://www.GoGrid.com.
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