The growth of cloud computing continues to boost demand for data center space in key markets. San Francisco-based cloud provider GoGrid said today that it will open a new data center in a colocation facility in Ashburn, Virginia operated by Equinix.
GoGrid is part of ServePath, the San Francisco colocation and dedicated server specialist that traces its roots to 1994. The company operates its own data center in San Francisco, but the addition of an East Coast facility provides additional options for customers seeking out-of-region failover and disaster recovery capabilities.
"The decision to expand GoGrid was a direct response to our customers and the market," said GoGrid CEO & Co-Founder, John Keagy. "We are successfully executing our expansion strategy and securing an East Coast presence is critical for us to scale and capture a significant piece of the fast growing cloud market. We are very excited to be partnering with a leader like Equinix and deployed within their customer-rich Ashburn campus to help fuel the continued growth of GoGrid."
Equinix operates five data centers on its campus in Ashburn, where massive volumes of digital traffic flow between the nearly 200 networks that meet inside these buildings. The campus is a strategic focal point for Equinix, which has built a prosperous business helping companies avert Internet traffic jams.
"We’re pleased to announce that GoGrid cloud computing services are now available from within our Ashburn, Virginia campus," said Vince DiMemmo, general manager of Cloud and IT Services at Equinix. "Infrastructure on-demand is something our customers expect to be able to buy as they architect and deploy their Web and IT applications with us, and we’re pleased to add GoGrid as a cloud computing partner supplier."
The new GoGrid facility features state-of-the-art infrastructure and access to more than 165 network suppliers. Multiple interconnection options enable GoGrid cloud computing services to be readily accessible by its customers. GoGrid customers who deploy GoGrid Cloud (virtual) servers in multiple data centers receive a single invoice allowing for simplified financial insight into multiple infrastructure locations. Usage by data center will appear as line-item details. Also, the GoGrid API has been updated to allow for programmatic control of objects and appliances in multiple data centers.