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GoGrid Will Release On-Demand Blueprints to Simplify Technology Rollouts in the Cloud, Multiple Clouds, or On-Premise

New Community Site OpenOrchestration.Org Will Advance the Open Data Services Ecosystem with Solution Partners, Free Solutions Library, and Orchestration Service

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/05/14 -- GoGrid, the leader in Open Data Services (ODS), today announced it will release its 1-Button Deploy™ solutions to the public on the new OpenOrchestration.org website and sponsor a free Orchestration Service. To further its goal of helping enterprises quickly and easily evaluate and run best-of-breed open-source Big Data solutions, GoGrid will be a founding sponsor of the new website, which will provide a library of popular Big Data solutions and a repository for orchestration solutions, tools, and services.

In its first release to the community, GoGrid will publish the "blueprints" behind its four 1-Button Deploy™ orchestration solutions -- Cassandra, Hadoop, MongoDB, and Riak. Members of the Open Orchestration community will be able to modify these blueprints and use a free Orchestration Service powered by GoGrid's orchestration engine technology to test and deploy any technology solution to a single cloud, multiple clouds, and even on-premise.

In addition, Cascadeo, a provider of top-tier architectural engineering expertise, and Ansible, a provider of enterprise-ready solutions for automating apps, systems, and cloud resources, will join the Open Orchestration community to deliver additional solutions and orchestration playbooks.

"The mission of OpenOrchestration.Org is to enable a thriving community that creates, deploys, and manages automated solutions leveraging multiple tools, technologies, applications, and clouds," said GoGrid CEO John Keagy. "GoGrid is launching and sponsoring the site because orchestrated solutions are a necessary evolution of the marketplace in the face of dominance by one or two large commodity cloud services. Orchestration makes cutting-edge technologies easy to consume, such as the Big Data technologies in the Open Data Services category pioneered by GoGrid. Solutions are an essential way to deliver more value and own the complete value stack as opposed to just commoditizing the building blocks. Perhaps most important, orchestrated solutions finally deliver on the promise of cloud interoperability that is critical to the future of the non-commodity clouds."

"Cascadeo already has 14 solutions under development for the new Open Orchestration Solutions Library," said Cascadeo CEO Tony Naughtin. "Now enterprises will be able to easily orchestrate and deploy commercial solutions like SharePoint, Splunk, and Zenoss as well as solve for use cases such as multi-region VPCs, database back up and validation, and auto-scaling, in addition to vertical market solutions."

"Ansible is delighted to extend its partnership with GoGrid into the Open Orchestration community," said Ansible CEO Saïd Ziouani. "We support the community's goal of orchestrating any application on a single cloud, across multiple clouds, and even on-premise."

What virtualization did for servers, Open Orchestration will do for entire clouds by delivering complex "full-stack" solutions quickly. The GoGrid Orchestration Service available on OpenOrchestration.org will be unopinionated and can leverage any cloud, any technology, and any automation tool such as Ansible, Chef, or Puppet.

GoGrid's initial release of its 1-Button Deploy™ solution blueprints will let users customize a quick deployment of four leading Big Data technologies according to their specific needs. In turn, developers, systems integrators, and solution providers will be able to modify these blueprints to support rapid deployment in a single cloud, across multiple clouds, on-premise, or any combination thereof in minutes, rather than the weeks or months it often takes to get Big Data or other complex technologies up and running.

To learn more about how OpenOrchestration.org will benefit the technology community, visit the new site or click on this short introductory video.

About GoGrid

GoGrid enables companies to evaluate and run multiple, on-demand Big Data solutions quickly, simply, reliably, securely, and cost-effectively. As the leader in Open Data Services (ODS), GoGrid is committed to delivering purpose-built Big Data solutions and services for the management and integration of open source, commercial, and proprietary technologies across multiple platforms. With over 15,000 customers and over 600,000 VMs deployed, GoGrid has pioneered cloud infrastructure for more than a decade for companies like Condé Nast, Merkle, and Preventice. For more information, please visit www.GoGrid.com.

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