GoGrid: Multiple 1-Button Deploy Solutions to Harness the Power of Big Data

John Keagy, CEO
n order to keep up with the competition, it’s essential that businesses maintain their own identity so that they may truthfully differentiate the quality of their products and services. However, transitioning into a higher level of business is something that becomes a challenge. GoGrid tackles this obstacle on the technology side, enabling deployment of third party solutions that may be otherwise inaccessible to other vendors. These Big Data solutions support fast-growing verticals such as e-commerce, health care and digital media/advertising networks. With easy access to these technologies, businesses can get back to focusing on what will truly differentiate them in their market.

So what makes GoGrid stand out? For starters, GoGrid’s leaders are true innovators. GoGrid CEO John Keagy is a serial entrepreneur who has been the founder and CEO of recurring revenue internet infrastructure companies since 1994, pioneering internet infrastructure as well as dial-up access, web hosting, colocation, dedicated servers and managed hosting. He envisioned a company that could offer programmable infrastructure on demand and currently, GoGrid is the go-to partner for companies that want to evaluate and adopt these technologies with the least friction possible. They offer a wide selection of servicesbased on partnerships with Big Data technology leaders such as Basho, DataStax, Hortonworks, MongoDB, and others.


Customers can access a broad range of services that are intricately networked, secured, firewalled and orchestrated on demand without being locked into GoGrid

GoGrid enables companies to evaluate and run multiple, on-demand Big Data solutions quickly, simply, reliably, securely, and cost-effectively. The firm is committed to delivering purpose-built Big Data solutions and services for the management and integration of open source, commercial, and proprietary technologies across a single cloud, multiple clouds, on-premise, or any combination in between. GoGrid calls this concept Open Data Services (ODS).With their unique orchestration engine, GoGrid is able to deliver what they call ‘1-Button Deploys™’ of partner solutions. This accomplishment has resulted in several case studies, including one that involves a popular Hadoop distribution from Hortonworks. GoGrid was able to facilitate the installation of Hadoop services and technologies at the touch of a button, which was hugely beneficial for endusers who were interested in using the distribution. And being able to deploy a cluster of HBase Hadoop servers within 10 minutes can end up saving months of development time. This same kind of simplicity has been applied to some of GoGrid’s other solutions as well, allowing customers to access a broad range of services that are intricately networked, secured, firewalled and orchestrated on demand without being locked into GoGrid.

While Keagy recognized what we’d later come to know as cloud services as early as 2004, his vision was always to provide customers with programmable infrastructure on demand. With multiple technology partners, he has created a service that allows businesses to not only achieve distinction, but to customize the services that comprise their site’s infrastructure and architecture.This has made GoGrid a pioneer in the Big Data technologies space. GoGrid is one example of a company that has reached newlevels of success by providing thoughtful solutions built on the concept of Open Data Services. They’ve prioritized customer satisfaction and with the help of decades of experience, brought ease of use to where it’s least likely to be found. GoGrid’s innovation in offering these programmable infrastructures at the touch of a button paves the way for a brighter future in technology as a whole.

Company
GoGrid

Headquarters
San Francisco, CA

Management
John Keagy, CEO

Description
Delivers purpose-built Big Data solutions for the management and integration of open source, commercial, and proprietary technologies.