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GoGrid Emerges As Cloud's Big Data Specialist

GoGrid founder John Keagy says company's IaaS architecture, designed for big data, provides higher performance than other clouds.

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TechYogJosh
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6/12/2014 | 4:17:30 AM
Great vision, what about financial viability?
Impressing with vision and technology is not something new in the industry. Challenge is how GoGrid is performing in terms of financial stability. You need money to run the business. I hope they do not require funding to sustain. Otherwise GoGrid will rarely get much funding to sustain. Money talks.
Charlie Babcock
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6/11/2014 | 5:20:01 PM
GoGrid, infrastructure, not software as a service
It sounded a little confusing as Keagy and McKelvey explained it, but GoGrid is not going to become a software as a service supplier of big data management and analytics. It will provide a startup, get acqwainted system with its "one-button" approach, giving newcomers or developers a quick system to work and test. But it expects firms to bring their own systems to its high IOPS infrastructure and run production systems there.
Lorna Garey
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6/11/2014 | 12:21:14 PM
Talk about stickiness
Brilliant business model, not least because of first-mover advantage. Once a company has a year or two of big data stored with GoGrid, switching to any competitor that might arise will be as painful as getting a root canal while being forced to watch Miley Cyrus videos.
Stratustician
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6/11/2014 | 11:20:22 AM
Re: important point
I absolutely agree.  Since Big Data, especially in the healthcare space, will deal with large amounts of sensitive data, the design of a private cloud vs the usual multi-tenant cloud will be a huge win for GoGrid.  This design not only shows strong performance potential, but the security will no doubt also be a key advantage for GoGrid customers, regardless if they are using Big Data or not.
Laurianne
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6/11/2014 | 10:11:48 AM
important point
"At GoGrid, the public cloud looks more like a customized private cloud. There'll be no multitenant servers. A big data customer will provision an Intel Ivy Bridge-based server, or group of servers, and be its only user." This is a big deal to the healthcare crowd.
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