Cloud infrastructure company GoGrid has deployed a new solution for establishing a dedicated network connection from any corporate data center or co-location environment to GoGrid’s public cloud located at Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers in Amsterdam and Washington, DC.
The GoGrid Cloud Bridge solution would offer a high-availability service that provides redundancy options, but doesn’t require a VPN or firewall. Cloud Bridge allows customers to leverage the equipment they have already purchased or leased while taking advantage of the cloud’s inherent scalability, cost savings, and resiliency. GoGrid has also joined the Equinix Ethernet Exchange and will offer the new Cloud Bridge solution in its US West and US East Coast data centers.
From 100 Mbps to 10 Gbps
Cloud Bridge would be ideal for companies that are just migrating to the cloud or companies that want to offload specific workloads such as Big Data to a cloud infrastructure. With Cloud Bridge, companies might also support cloud ‘bursting’ from their on-premises locations. The optional dual-port redundancy option delivers a disaster and recovery service with a 100 percent uptime guarantee backed by GoGrid’s SLA.
“GoGrid is creating a painless on-ramp to its public cloud by offering Cloud Bridge from our IBX data centers and via the Equinix Ethernet Exchange,” said Chris Sharp, general manager, cloud and content, for Equinix. “Each IBX data center delivers standards compliance and comprehensive physical security to safeguard customer data. In addition, the rich business ecosystems inside our data centers provide opportunities for companies like GoGrid to connect with customers and partners to rapidly deploy a scalable, global footprint.”
GoGrid’s Cloud Bridge is currently available. Pricing is based on the desired port speed from 100 Mbps to 10 Gbps; there is no charge for data transfer and no long-term commitment is required.